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Toplines - Ohio Senate - March 4, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 4, 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
18% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
42% 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?

14% Strongly approve
29% Somewhat approve
27% Somewhat disapprove
26% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

February 5-6, 2010

March 4, 2010

Rob Portman (R)

43%

44%

Lee Fisher (D)

39%

39%

Some other candidate

5%

5%

Not sure

13%

12%

February 5-6, 2010

March 4, 2010

Rob Portman (R)

42%

43%

Jennifer Brunner (D)

38%

37%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

Not sure

15%

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

15%

30%

17%

10%

28%

Fisher

15%

26%

24%

13%

23%

Brunner

17%

22%

19%

19%

23%


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
47% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

17% Excellent
19% Good
15% Fair
48% Poor
1% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

34% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

55% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

12% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

50% Federal government
39% Private insurance companies
11% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

33% Yes
39% No
27% Not sure

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

21% Better if most incumbents were reelected
59% Better if most incumbents were defeated
20% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

40% Favorable
37% Unfavorable
23% Not sure

12* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

17% Yes
64% No
18% Not sure

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

45% Stronger

32% Weaker

14% About the same

9% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

33% Yes
48% No
19% Not sure

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