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Toplines - Ohio Senate - August 16, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 16, 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?

  

   25% Strongly approve

   20% Somewhat approve

     9% Somewhat disapprove

   45% Strongly disapprove

     1% Not sure

 

2* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

 

Initial Preference

Rob Portman (R)

Lee Fisher (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 16, 2010

45%

37%

5%

13%

August 2, 2010

44%

40%

5%

11%

July 19, 2010

45%

39%

5%

11%

June 29, 2010

43%

39%

4%

13%

June 3, 2010

43%

43%

4%

10%

May 5, 2010

42%

43%

4%

11%

March 30, 2010

43%

38%

4%

14%

March 4, 2010

44%

39%

5%

12%

February 5-6, 2010

43%

39%

5%

13%

 

 

With Leaners

Rob Portman (R)

Lee Fisher (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 16, 2010

48%

39%

3%

10%

 

Certain of Your Vote

Certain

Not Certain

No Initial Preference

August 16, 2010

51%

31%

18%

 

3* 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

17%

34%

16%

7%

26%

Fisher

17%

24%

22%

12%

25%

    

 

   33% Very likely
   29% Somewhat likely

   19% Not very likely

     5% Not at all likely

   14% Not sure

 

4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?


  1% Excellent
  5% Good
33% Fair
61% Poor
  0% Not sure

 

5* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

   23% Better
   55% Worse
   20% About the same
     3% Not sure

 

6* Is the United States currently in a recession?


   76% Yes
   14% No

   10% Not sure

 

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence