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Toplines - Indiana Senate - August 4,5 and 7, 2010

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Indiana Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 4,5 and 7, 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
    20% 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?

26% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove

17% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Indiana Senate Race

 

 

 

August 4-5, 7, 2010

July 7-8, 2010

June 2-3. 2010

May 5-6. 2010

April 13-14, 2010

March 17-18, 2010

February 16-17, 2010

Dan Coats (R)

50%

51%

47%

51%

54%

49%

46%

Brad Ellsworth (D)

29%

30%

33%

36%

33%

34%

32%

Some other candidate

7%

6%

7%

6%

5%

6%

7%

Not sure

14%

12%

14%

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

15%

42%

19%

10%

13%

Ellsworth

9%

30%

26%

13%

23%


5* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Coats

23%

44%

14%

4%

4%

10%

Ellsworth

4%

16%

27%

20%

15%

17%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Coats

51%

24%

25%

Ellsworth

34%

31%

35%

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?


70% Favor

21% Oppose

10% Not sure

 

8* Which is the better approach to dealing with illegal immigration—allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws or relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws?

    66% Allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws
     28% Relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws   

      6% Not sure

 

9* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon. Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

   

    64% Tax cuts should be extended

    27% Tax cuts should end this year

  9% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

       1% Excellent

      4% Good
     36% Fair
     60% Poor

      0% Not sure

11* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

     28% Better

     49% Worse
     20% Staying the same
     4% Not sure

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

  5% Excellent
26% Good

50% Fair

17% Poor

  1% Not sure

 

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

 

14% Better

48% Worse

37% About the same

  1% Not sure


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