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Toplines - Pennsylvania Senate - July 14, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted July 14, 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?

      

       25% Strongly approve

       20% Somewhat approve

       12% Somewhat disapprove

       42% 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?

      

       16% Strongly approve

       26% Somewhat approve

       25% Somewhat disapprove

       32% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

 

Pat Toomey (R)

Joe Sestak (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

July 14, 2010

45%

38%

6%

12%

June 29, 2010

45%

39%

6%

11%

June 2, 2010

45%

38%

5%

12%

May 19, 2010

42%

46%

3%

9%

May 6, 2010

42%

40%

10%

9%

Apr 12, 2010

47%

36%

5%

12%

Mar 15, 2010

42%

37%

7%

15%

Feb 8, 2010

47%

38%

5%

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

Pat Toomey

19%

37%

19%

10%

15%

Joe Sestak

19%

31%

21%

14%

15%

 

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?

 

46% Strongly favor

15% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

24% Strongly oppose

  5% Not sure

 

6* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

31% Agree
56% Disagree
12% Not sure

 

7* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 2% Excellent

6% Good
43% Fair
49% Poor

  0% Not sure

8* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

26% Better

46% Worse
26% Staying the same
  3% Not sure

9* Is the United States currently in a recession?

64% Yes
19% No
18% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence