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Toplines - 2010 Election: Louisiana Senate - April 7, 2010

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Louisiana State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 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?

31% Strongly approve
9% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
53% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Bobby Jindal 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
38% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
17% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Louisiana Senate Race

April 7, 2010

March 10, 2010

February 10, 2010

January 14, 2010

David Vitter (R)

52%

57%

57%

53%

Charlie Melancon (D)

36%

34%

33%

35%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

3%

4%

Not sure

8%

6%

7%

8%

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 LA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Vitter

23%

37%

17%

20%

4%

Melancon

13%

33%

21%

20%

13%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

35% Good
58% Bad
3% No impact
4% Not sure

6* 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?

57% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
6% Somewhat oppose
24% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

23% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
50% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

58% Favor
33% Oppose

9% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

33% President Barack Obama
54% The average Tea Party member
13% Not sure

10* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

26% Very concerned
17% Somewhat concerned
23% Not very concerned
29% Not at all concerned
6% Not sure

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

2% Excellent

9% Good

46% Fair

42% Poor
2% Not sure

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

38% Better

38% Worse

18% About the same
5% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

78% Yes
6% No
16% Not sure

14* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

68% Yes
13% No
20% Not sure

15* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

43% Yes
34% No
22% Not sure

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