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Toplines - 2010 Ohio Senate Race - January 12, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 12, 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?

29% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
13% 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?

15% Strongly approve
28% Somewhat approve
28% Somewhat disapprove
26% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

Rob Portman (R)

44%

Lee Fisher (D)

37%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

14%

Rob Portman (R)

43%

Jennifer Brunner (D)

40%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

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

16%

33%

18%

7%

26%

Fisher

14%

27%

25%

14%

20%

Brunner

16%

21%

22%

17%

23%

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?

18% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor

7% Somewhat oppose

49% Strongly oppose
5% Not sure

6* What is the biggest problem with health care - the lack of universal coverage, the cost, the inconvenience of scheduling or the quality of care?

20% The lack of universal coverage

52% The cost

3% The inconvenience of scheduling

14% The quality of care

12% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose a single payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone?

32% Favor

54% Oppose

14% Not sure

8* If the health care reform plan passes, should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire plan?

47% Yes

36% No
17% Not sure

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

9% Excellent
31% Good
26% Fair
32% Poor
2% Not sure

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

33% The United States and its allies

29% The terrorists

29% Neither

8% Not sure

11* Over the next six months will the situation in Afghanistan get better or worse?

19% Better

42% Worse

28% Stay about the same

11% Not sure

12* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

44% Legal system worries too much about protecting individual rights
17% Legal system worries too much about protecting national security
25% Balance is about right
14% Not sure

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