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Toplines - Election 2010 Louisiana Senate Race - October 5, 2009

Daily Snapshot

Louisiana

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted October 5, 2009

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?

34% Strongly approve

7% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

51% 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?

28% Strongly approve

37% Somewhat approve

17% Somewhat disapprove

17% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2010 Louisiana Senate Race

David Vitter (R)

46%

Charlie Melancon (D)

36%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

Jay Dardenne (R)

46%

Charlie Melancon (D)

33%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

15%

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

17%

39%

16%

18%

9%

Melancon

16%

27%

22%

17%

19%

Dardenne

12%

38%

18%

9%

24%

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?

23% Strongly favor

13% Somewhat favor

8% Somewhat oppose

53% Strongly oppose

3% Not sure

6* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

24% Better

60% Worse

10% Stay the same

6% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

58% Cost of health care will go up

18% Cost will go down

14% Stay the same

11% Not sure

8* Is the health care reform legislation being considered by Congress likely to increase the deficit, reduce the deficit, or have no impact on the deficit?

67% Increase the deficit

9% Reduce the deficit
15% No impact on the deficit

9% Not sure

9*To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

65% Very likely
18% Somewhat likely
9% Not very likely
2% Not at all likely
6% Not sure

10* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

55% Federal government will do too much

31% Federal government will not do enough

13% Not sure

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

Excellent

0% Excellent

6% Good
43% Fair
49% Poor
1% Not sure

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

25% Better
47% Worse
22% Staying the same
6% Not sure

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