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Toplines - 2010 Indiana Senate - May 5-6, 2010

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Indiana State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 5-6, 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
20% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
44% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

25% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove

20% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Indiana Senate Race

May 5-6. 2010

April 13-14, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

February 16-17, 2010

Dan Coats (R)

51%

54%

49%

46%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

36%

33%

34%

32%

Some other candidate

6%

5%

6%

7%

Not sure

8%

9%

12%

15%

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

13%

44%

18%

9%

15%

Ellsworth

9%

34%

22%

13%

24%

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into affect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

48% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
12% Somewhat oppose
26% Strongly oppose

2% Not sure


6* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

65% Agree
22% Disagree
13% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

61% Favor
29% Oppose
10% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

24% Very concerned
28% Somewhat concerned
31% Not very concerned

16% Not at all concerned
1% Not sure

9* How important is it for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this year?

30% Very important

23% Somewhat important

20% Not very important

24% Not at all important

3% Not sure

10* Do you favor or oppose a major energy bill aimed at reducing global warming?

38% Favor
41% Oppose
22% Not sure

11* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

69% Republicans
8% Democrats

23% Not sure

12* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

33% Good
31% Bad
36% Not sure

13* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage?

53% Yes
40% No
7% Not sure

14* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

65% Yes
25% No
10% Not sure

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