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Toplines - 2010 Ohio Senate Race - September 25, 2009

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 23, 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?

33% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
40% Strongly disapprove
2% 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
24% Somewhat disapprove
26% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

Rob Portman (R)

41%

Lee Fisher (D)

40%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

14%

Rob Portman (R)

40%

Jennifer Brunner (D)

38%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

18%

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

13%

32%

17%

6%

32%

Fisher

16%

26%

24%

10%

24%

Brunner

13%

24%

19%

17%

28%

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?

27% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor

7% Somewhat oppose

45% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

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

26% Better
51% Worse
16% Staying the same
7% 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?

50% Cost of health care will go up

21% Cost will go down

22% Stay the same

7% 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?

61% Increase the deficit

9% Reduce the deficit
22% 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?

57% Very likely
20% Somewhat likely
13% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
5% 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?

49% Federal government will do too much

36% Federal government will not do enough

15% Not sure

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