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Toplines - Ohio Senate - February 5-6, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 5-6, 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
20% Somewhat approve
10% 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?

13% Strongly approve
33% Somewhat approve
28% Somewhat disapprove
25% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

Rob Portman (R)

43%

Lee Fisher (D)

39%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

Rob Portman (R)

42%

Jennifer Brunner (D)

38%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

15%

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%

19%

5%

32%

Fisher

11%

27%

26%

13%

23%

Brunner

18%

25%

18%

14%

25%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

7% Excellent

33% Good

37% Fair

19% Poor

5% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

16% Better

48% Worse

33% About the same

2% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

45% Yes
36% No
19% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

51% Favor
32% Oppose
17% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

54% Cutting taxes

17% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

9% Not sure

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

50% United States and its allies

19% Terrorists

24% Neither

7% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

43% Yes
39% No
18% Not sure

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