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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Election - May 6, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 1,000 Likely 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?

26% Strongly approve

24% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

39% 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?

13% Strongly approve

27% Somewhat approve

25% Somewhat disapprove

33% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

May 6, 2010

Apr 12, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Feb 8, 2010

Pat Toomey (R)

50%

50%

49%

47%

Arlen Specter (D)

38%

40%

40%

38%

Some other candidate

7%

4%

5%

5%

Not sure

6%

6%

7%

10%

May 6, 2010

Apr 12, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Feb 8, 2010

Pat Toomey (R)

42%

47%

42%

47%

Joe Sestak (D)

40%

36%

37%

38%

Some other candidate

10%

5%

7%

5%

Not sure

9%

12%

15%

10%

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

12%

29%

20%

37%

2%

Pat Toomey

16%

35%

19%

17%

14%

Joe Sestak

15%

35%

25%

12%

13%

5* 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?

44% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
14% Somewhat oppose
28% Strongly oppose

5% Not sure

6* 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?

58% Favor
32% Oppose
10% Not sure

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