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Toplines - 2010 Ohio Senate Race - December 7, 2009

Daily Snapshot

Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted December 7, 2009
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
15% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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

11% Strongly approve
37% Somewhat approve
26% Somewhat disapprove
24% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

Rob Portman (R)

38%

Lee Fisher (D)

36%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

18%

Rob Portman (R)

40%

Jennifer Brunner (D)

33%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

20%

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 OH Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Portman

10%

38%

16%

5%

31%

Fisher

10%

26%

24%

11%

28%

Brunner

14%

20%

19%

17%

29%

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?

28% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

43% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

6* 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?

64% Increase the deficit

10% Reduce the deficit
14% No impact on the deficit

12% 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?

61% Very likely
16% Somewhat likely
12% Not very likely
2% Not at all likely
10% Not sure

10* Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option that people could choose instead of a private health insurance plan?

40% Favor
38% Oppose
21% Not sure

11* Suppose that the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers. Workers would then be covered by the government option. Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option if it encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers?


26% Favor
58% Oppose
16% Not sure

12* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

11% Excellent
25% Good
30% Fair
32% Poor
2% Not sure

13* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

48% Favor
30% Oppose
21% Not sure

14* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

53% Favor
37% Oppose
10% Not sure

15* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

38% Favor
33% Oppose
29% Not sure

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