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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Election - February 8, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted February 8, 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?

28% Strongly approve

16% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

43% Strongly disapprove

2% 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?

14% Strongly approve

30% Somewhat approve

22% Somewhat disapprove

32% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Pat Toomey (R)

47%

Arlen Specter (D)

38%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

10%

Pat Toomey (R)

43%

Joe Sestak (D)

35%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

15%

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 PA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Arlen Specter

18%

23%

16%

38%

5%

Pat Toomey

14%

43%

18%

10%

16%

Joe Sestak

7%

26%

29%

13%

25%

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

6% Excellent

31% Good

40% Fair

20% Poor

3% Not sure

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

14% Better

54% Worse

29% About the same

2% Not sure

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

55% Yes
28% No
17% Not sure

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

53% Favor
30% Oppose
16% Not sure

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

61% Cutting taxes

12% Increasing government spending

19% Neither

7% Not sure

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

39% United States and its allies

30% Terrorists

23% Neither

7% Not Sure

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

39% Yes
41% No
20% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence