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Toplines - 2010 Louisiana Senate - February 10, 2010

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Louisiana State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 10, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 2010 Lousiana Senate Race

January 14, 2010

February 10, 2010

David Vitter (R)

53%

57%

Charlie Melancon (D)

35%

33%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

Not sure

8%

7%

2* 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

29%

38%

15%

11%

8%

Melancon

11%

28%

25%

20%

15%

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

10% Excellent

29% Good

38% Fair

17% Poor

6% Not sure

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

18% Better

42% Worse

35% About the same

5% Not sure

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

57% Yes
22% No
21% Not sure

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

55% Favor
26% Oppose
19% Not sure

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

66% Cutting taxes

13% Increasing government spending

16% Neither

5% Not sure

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

43% United States and its allies

28% Terrorists

20% Neither

9% Not Sure

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

38% Yes
43% No
19% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

76% The American people

11% America’s political leaders

13% Not sure, press 3

11* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

71% Yes

13% No

16% Not sure

12* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

67% Yes

13% No

20% Not sure, press 3

13* 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
11% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
53% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

14* 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?

36% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
11% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

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