If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Toplines - Pennsylvania Senate - September 13, 2010

See Article

See Crosstabs

Platinum Page

Pennsylvania Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted September 13, 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

   21% Somewhat approve

   11% Somewhat disapprove

   40% 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?

  

   19% Strongly approve

   26% Somewhat approve

   21% Somewhat disapprove

   32% Strongly disapprove

     2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Initial Preference

Pat Toomey (R)

Joe Sestak (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 13, 2010

49%

41%

2%

8%

August 30, 2010

45%

39%

5%

11%

August 16, 2010

46%

37%

5%

12%

July 28, 2010

45%

39%

6%

10%

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%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 13, 2010 do not include leaners.

 

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

22%

35%

20%

13%

11%

Joe Sestak

19%

28%

26%

16%

12%

 

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?

42% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
28% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

41% Good
28% Bad
21% No impact

10% Not sure

 

7* I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

46%

38%

17%

Government Ethics & Corruption

33%

29%

38%

Health Care

47%

38%

15%

 

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