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Toplines - 2010 Election: Iowa Senate - February 18, 2010

Election 2010: Iowa Senate

Survey of 500 Likely Voters in Iowa
Conducted February 22, 2010

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?

24% Strongly approve

21% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

43% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

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

14% Strongly approve

27% Somewhat approve

20% Somewhat disapprove

37% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Iowa Senate Race

Charles Grassley (R)

55%

Bob Krause (D)

33%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

8%

Charles Grassley (R)

53%

Roxanne Conlin (D)

36%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

6%

Charles Grassley (R)

56%

Tom Fiegen (D)

28%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

11%

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 the IA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Grassley

26%

42%

16%

13%

2%

Krause

1%

26%

21%

10%

42%

Conlin

12%

23%

18%

27%

21%

Fiegen

2%

20%

21%

13%

44%

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

9% Excellent

34% Good

38% Fair

15% Poor

3% Not sure

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

16% Better

46% Worse

36% About the same

2% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

49% Yes
31% No
20% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

44% Favor
38% Oppose
19% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

57% Cutting taxes

12% Increasing government spending

23% Neither

8% Not sure

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

53% United States and its allies

17% Terrorists

20% Neither

10% Not Sure

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

36% Yes
38% No
27% Not sure

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