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Toplines - Oregon Senate - February 16, 2010

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Oregon Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 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?

30% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Ted Kulongoski has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

7% Strongly approve
33% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Oregon Senate Race

Jim Huffman (R)

35%

Ron Wyden (D)

49%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

9%

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 OR Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Huffman

6%

27%

16%

8%

43%

Wyden

30%

25%

18%

18%

9%

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

9% Excellent

34% Good

37% Fair

17% Poor

3% Not sure

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

17% Better

46% Worse

35% About the same

3% Not sure

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

57% Yes
30% No
13% Not sure

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

45% Favor
39% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

57% Cutting taxes

17% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

6% Not sure

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

48% United States and its allies

19% Terrorists

26% Neither

7% Not Sure

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

40% Yes
39% No
20% Not sure

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