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Toplines - Ohio Senate I - September 13, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 13, 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

       12% Somewhat approve

         8% Somewhat disapprove

       46% 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?

       14% Strongly approve

       27% Somewhat approve

       21% Somewhat disapprove

       36% Strongly disapprove

         3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

 

 

Rob Portman (R)

Lee Fisher (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 13, 2010

49%

41%

2%

8%

August 30, 2010

44%

39%

7%

11%

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%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 13, 2010 do not include leaners.

 

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

23%

29%

18%

9%

20%

Fisher

17%

27%

22%

16%

18%

 

5*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?

49% Strongly favor
11% Somewhat favor
  8% Somewhat oppose
29% Strongly oppose
  3% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

51% Good
27% Bad
13% No impact

  9% Not sure

 

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

 

63% Cutting taxes
17% Increasing government spending
20% Not sure

 

8*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

48%

41%

11%

Health Care

42%

42%

16%

 

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