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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Senate - March 15, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted March 15, 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?

32% Strongly approve

16% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

40% 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?

14% Strongly approve

33% Somewhat approve

25% Somewhat disapprove

27% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Feb 8, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Pat Toomey (R)

47%

49%

Arlen Specter (D)

38%

40%

Some other candidate

5%

5%

Not sure

10%

7%

Feb 8, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Pat Toomey (R)

47%

42%

Joe Sestak (D)

38%

37%

Some other candidate

5%

7%

Not sure

10%

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

14%

28%

20%

34%

5%

Pat Toomey

17%

36%

22%

11%

15%

Joe Sestak

10%

30%

27%

11%

22%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

26% Strongly favor
15% Somewhat favor
14% Somewhat oppose
44% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

14% Excellent
22% Good
15% Fair
48% Poor
1% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

30% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

56% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

13% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

46% Federal government
42% Private insurance companies
13% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

34% Yes
36% No
30% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

16% Better if most incumbents were reelected
63% Better if most incumbents were defeated
20% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

42% Favorable
33% Unfavorable
25% Not sure

12* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

16% Yes
63% No
21% Not sure

13* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

39% Stronger

35% Weaker

19% About the same

8% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

32% Yes
48% No
20% Not sure

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