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Toplines - 2010 Ohio Senate Race - March 30, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 30, 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?

32% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
44% Strongly disapprove
1% 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
32% Somewhat approve
32% Somewhat disapprove
20% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

Feb 5-6, 2010

Mar 4, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Rob Portman (R)

43%

44%

43%

Lee Fisher (D)

39%

39%

38%

Some other candidate

5%

5%

4%

Not sure

13%

12%

14%

Feb 5-6, 2010

Mar 4, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Rob Portman (R)

42%

43%

45%

Jennifer Brunner (D)

38%

37%

38%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

4%

Not sure

15%

15%

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

14%

31%

18%

8%

29%

Fisher

8%

31%

24%

14%

23%

Brunner

12%

22%

23%

18%

24%


5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

41% Good
52% Bad
1% No impact
7% Not sure

6* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

48% Strongly favor
7% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
33% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

25% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
44% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

47% Favor
43% Oppose
10% Not sure

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

23% Better if most incumbents were reelected
58% Better if most incumbents were defeated
19% Not sure

11* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own – those of the average Tea Party member or those of the average member of Congress?

48% Those of the average Tea Party member
31% Those of the average member of Congress
22% Not sure

12*Who has a better understanding of the problems America faces today – the average Tea Party member or the average member of Congress?

51% Average Tea Party member
32% Average member of Congress
18% Not sure

13* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

34% Very concerned
20% Somewhat concerned
21% Not very concerned
21% Not at all concerned
4% Not sure

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

38% Stronger
40% Weaker
15% About the same
6% Not sure

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