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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary - May 6, 2010

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 408 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

Conducted May 6, 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

32% Somewhat approve

6% Somewhat disapprove

14% Strongly disapprove

0% 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?

23% Strongly approve

38% Somewhat approve

22% 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?

May 6, 2010

Apr 12, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Feb 8, 2010

Jan 18, 2010

Arlen Specter

42%

44%

48%

51%

53%

Joe Sestak

47%

42%

37%

36%

32%

Some other candidate

3%

4%

5%

4%

4%

Not sure

8%

10%

9%

9%

11%

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

22%

24%

Somewhat Favorable

45%

39%

Somewhat Unfavorable

15%

18%

Very Unfavorable

16%

4%

Not Sure

2%

14%

5* Has Arlen Specter’s campaign been generally positive, generally negative, or somewhere between?

22% Positive
35% Negative
39% Somewhere in between
4% Not sure


6* Has Joe Sestak’s campaign been generally positive, generally negative, or somewhere in between?

39% Positive
11% Negative
44% Somewhere in between
6% Not sure

7* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

24% Strongly favor
8% Somewhat favor
15% Somewhat oppose
47% Strongly oppose

7% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

46% Favor
45% Oppose
10% Not sure

9* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

49% Yes
30% No
21% Not sure

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