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Toplines - 2010 Louisiana Senate - March 10, 2010

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

1* 2010 Lousiana Senate Race

January 14, 2010

February 10, 2010

March 10, 2010

David Vitter (R)

53%

57%

57%

Charlie Melancon (D)

35%

33%

34%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

3%

Not sure

8%

7%

6%

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

21%

42%

17%

15%

5%

Melancon

14%

29%

27%

17%

12%

3* 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?

22% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
55% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

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

16% Excellent
14% Good
11% Fair
58% Poor
1% Not sure

5* 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?

26% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

63% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

11% Not sure

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

57% Federal government
36% Private insurance companies
8% Not sure

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

42% Yes
30% No
29% Not sure

8* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

10% Better if most incumbents were reelected
68% Better if most incumbents were defeated
22% Not sure

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

48% Favorable
25% Unfavorable
26% Not sure

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

23% Yes
51% No
26% Not sure

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

32% Stronger

43% Weaker

19% About the same

7% Not sure

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

42% Yes
43% No
15% Not sure

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?

29% Strongly approve
8% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
52% 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?

30% Strongly approve
38% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
15% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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