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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary - April 12, 2010

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 435 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

Conducted April 12, 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?

48% Strongly approve

24% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

17% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

2* 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?

19% Strongly approve

41% Somewhat approve

22% Somewhat disapprove

17% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* Suppose the Democratic Primary for the 2010 United States Senate were held today. Would you vote for Arlen Specter or Joe Sestak?

Apr 12, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Feb 8, 2010

Jan 18, 2010

Dec 8, 2009

Arlen Specter

44%

48%

51%

53%

48%

Joe Sestak

42%

37%

36%

32%

35%

Some other candidate

4%

5%

4%

4%

3%

Not sure

10%

9%

9%

11%

14%

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.

Specter

Sestak

Very Favorable

25%

17%

Somewhat Favorable

40%

40%

Somewhat Unfavorable

17%

22%

Very Unfavorable

15%

4%

Not Sure

3%

17%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

60% Good
29% Bad
2% No impact
9% Not sure

6* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

66% President Barack Obama
20% The average Tea Party member
14% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence