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Questions - Pennsylvania Senate - October 21, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted October 21, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Pat Toomey or Democrat Joe Sestak? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)

 

48% Pat Toomey (R)

44% Joe Sestak (D)

  1% Some Other Candidate

  7% Not Sure

 

2* 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.

 

Pat Toomey

Joe Sestak

 

3* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Pat Toomey

Joe Sestak

 

4* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues.  For each issue please tell me which senatorial candidate you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Economy/Jobs

Health Care

Government Spending

 

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

 

6* 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?

   

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

 

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