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Toplines - Indiana Senate - September 14-15, 2010

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Indiana Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 14-15, 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?

    21% Strongly approve
    17% Somewhat approve
    11% Somewhat disapprove
    50% 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?

40% Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove

10% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Indiana Senate Race

 

Date

Dan Coats (R)

Brad Ellsworth (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 14-15, 2010

50%

34%

8%

9%

August 4-5, 7, 2010

50%

29%

7%

14%

July 7-8, 2010

51%

30%

6%

12%

June 2-3, 2010

47%

33%

7%

14%

May 5-6, 2010

51%

36%

6%

8%

April 13-14, 2010

54%

33%

5%

9%

March 17, 2010

49%

34%

6%

12%

February 16-17, 2010

46%

32%

7%

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

18%

38%

22%

13%

10%

Ellsworth

10%

28%

28%

16%

18%



 

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

      9% National Security Issues

    46% Economic Issues

    15% Domestic Issues

     3% Cultural Issues

    19% Fiscal Issues

     8% Not sure

6* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

   14% Yes
75% No
11% Not sure

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

     47% Very angry
     27% Somewhat angry
     15% Not very angry
       8% Not at all angry
       3% Not sure

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

     53% Strongly favor
     10% Somewhat favor
     10% Somewhat oppose
     22% Strongly oppose
       6% Not sure

 

 

9* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

     52% Good
     21% Bad
     16% No impact

     11% Not sure

 

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

 

    1% Excellent
     3% Good
    35% Fair
    59% Poor
      1% Not sure

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

     22% better
     50% worse
     24% staying the same
       4% Not sure

12* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

   72% Yes
13% No
14% Not sure

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

     83% Yes
     12% No
       5% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

     15% Better
     40% Worse
     42% About the same
       3% Not sure


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