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Toplines - Massachusetts Special Senate Election - January 11, 2010

Massachusetts State Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted January 11, 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?

37% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Deval Patrick has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

16% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* Election 2010: Massachusetts Senate Special Election

Brown

47%

Coakley

49%

Kennedy

3%

Not sure

2%

4* Favorable Ratings for Candidates in 2010 Senate Special Election

Brown

Coakley

Kennedy

Very Favorable

35%

32%

10%

Somewhat Favorable

24%

26%

26%

Somewhat Unfavorable

21%

19%

25%

Very Unfavorable

12%

21%

21%

Not Sure

8%

2%

18%

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?

30% Strongly favor
22% Somewhat favor

9% Somewhat oppose

37% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* Should the December attempt to blow up an airliner as it was landing in Detroit be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act or by civilian authorities as a criminal act?

65% By the military as a terrorist act
21% By civilian authorities as a criminal act
14% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose the use of full-body scanners at airports in the United States?

77% Favor
11% Oppose
12% Not sure

8* Earlier this year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

41% Helped
23% Hurt
29% No impact
7% Not sure

9* What would create more jobs—spending all of the stimulus money that has been authorized or cancelling the rest of the stimulus spending?

44% Spending all of the stimulus money that has been authorized
37% Cancelling the rest of the stimulus spending
18% Not sure

10*Generally speaking, do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

23% Help
56% Hurt
12% No impact
8% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, do increases in government spending help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

38% Help
44% Hurt
10% No impact
9% Not sure

12* Who is most likely to win the upcoming special election for senate….Scott Brown, Martha Coakley or Joe Kennedy?

33% Brown
59% Coakley
3% Kennedy
5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence