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Toplines - 2010 Indiana Senate - March 17-18, 2010

Indiana State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 17-18, 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?

23% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
47% 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?

35% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove

13% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Indiana Senate Race

February 16-17, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

Dan Coats (R)

46%

49%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

32%

34%

Some other candidate

7%

6%

Not sure

15%

12%

February 16-17, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

John Hostettler (R)

46%

50%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

27%

32%

Some other candidate

7%

4%

Not sure

19%

15%

February 16-17, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

Marlin Stutzman (R)

40%

41%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

30%

34%

Some other candidate

9%

6%

Not sure

21%

18%

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

15%

38%

19%

11%

17%

Hostettler

13%

38%

16%

10%

24%

Ellsworth

15%

28%

19%

14%

25%

Stutzman

6%

31%

16%

8%

39%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

21% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
54% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

12% Excellent
18% Good
12% Fair
57% Poor
1% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

24% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

62% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

14% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

55% Federal government
35% Private insurance companies
10% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

34% Yes
39% No
27% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

15% Better if most incumbents were reelected
66% Better if most incumbents were defeated
19% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

50% Favorable
29% Unfavorable
21% Not sure

12* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

20% Yes
57% No
23% Not sure

13* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

33% Stronger

39% Weaker

18% About the same
10% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

33% Yes
48% No
19% Not sure

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