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Toplines - 2010 Indiana Senate - February 16-17, 2010

Indiana State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 16-17, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

19% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Mitch Daniels has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

36% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
15% Somewhat disapprove

12% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Indiana Senate Race

Dan Coats (R)

48%

Baron Hill (D)

32%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

14%

John Hostettler (R)

49%

Baron Hill (D)

31%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

15%

Marlin Stutzman (R)

41%

Baron Hill (D)

33%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

19%

Dan Coats (R)

46%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

32%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

15%

John Hostettler (R)

46%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

27%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

19%

Marlin Stutzman (R)

40%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

30%

Some other candidate

9%

Not sure

21%

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

Candidate for IN Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Coats

16%

38%

18%

9%

19%

Hill

8%

31%

18%

17%

26%

Stutzman

8%

27%

19%

6%

40%

Hostettler

13%

35%

16%

6%

31%

Ellsworth

10%

25%

21%

8%

36%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

7% Excellent

32% Good

39% Fair

17% Poor

4% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

18% Better

43% Worse

35% About the same

5% Not sure

7* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

50% United States and its allies

17% Terrorists

23% Neither

10% Not Sure

8* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

40% Yes
40% No
20% Not sure

9* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

42% Very angry
28% Somewhat angry
16% Not very angry
7% Not at all angry
7% Not sure

10* Would you agree or disagree with the following statement? Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today?

63% Agree
23% Disagree
14% Not sure

11* Should states have the right to opt out of federal government programs that they don’t agree with?

52% Yes
21% No
27% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

73% The American people

11% America’s political leaders

16% Not sure

13* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

72% Yes

14% No

14% Not sure

14* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

71% Yes

11% No

18% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence