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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary - March 15, 2010

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 481 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

Conducted March 15, 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?

45% Strongly approve

26% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

18% 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?

27% Strongly approve

40% Somewhat approve

17% Somewhat disapprove

16% 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?

Oct 13, 2009

Dec 8, 2009

Jan 18, 2010

Feb 8, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Arlen Specter

46%

48%

53%

51%

48%

Joe Sestak

42%

35%

32%

36%

37%

Some other candidate

2%

3%

4%

4%

5%

Not sure

10%

14%

11%

9%

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.

Specter

Sestak

Very Favorable

29%

18%

Somewhat Favorable

36%

39%

Somewhat Unfavorable

17%

15%

Very Unfavorable

14%

7%

Not Sure

4%

21%

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?

42% Strongly favor
22% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
24% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

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