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Toplines - 2010 Election: Iowa Senate - March 17, 2010

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Election 2010: Iowa Senate

Survey of 500 Likely Voters in Iowa
Conducted March 17, 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?

26% Strongly approve

24% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

39% 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?

11% Strongly approve

30% Somewhat approve

24% Somewhat disapprove

33% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Iowa Senate Race

February 18, 2010

March 17, 2010

Charles Grassley (R)

55%

57%

Bob Krause (D)

33%

31%

Some other candidate

5%

4%

Not sure

8%

8%

February 18, 2010

March 17, 2010

Charles Grassley (R)

53%

55%

Roxanne Conlin (D)

36%

36%

Some other candidate

5%

4%

Not sure

6%

5%

February 18, 2010

March 17, 2010

Charles Grassley (R)

56%

57%

Tom Fiegen (D)

28%

28%

Some other candidate

6%

7%

Not sure

11%

9%

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

24%

42%

18%

13%

2%

Krause

3%

30%

21%

4%

42%

Conlin

15%

24%

17%

22%

22%

Fiegen

5%

18%

22%

9%

46%

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?

25% Strongly favor
20% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
43% Strongly oppose
1% Not sure

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

13% Excellent
25% Good
17% Fair
46% Poor
0% 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?

28% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

57% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

15% Not sure

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

45% Federal government
44% Private insurance companies
10% Not sure

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

37% Yes
36% 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?

16% Better if most incumbents were reelected
66% Better if most incumbents were defeated
18% Not sure

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

38% Favorable
37% Unfavorable
25% Not sure

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

14% Yes
68% No
18% Not sure

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

47% Stronger

28% Weaker

16% About the same

8% Not sure

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

41% Yes
40% No
19% Not sure

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