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Toplines - Pennsylvania Senate - July 28, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted July 28, 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

    20% Somewhat approve

      9% Somewhat disapprove

    45% Strongly disapprove

      0% 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

    28% Somewhat approve

    24% Somewhat disapprove

    35% Strongly disapprove

      0% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

 

Pat Toomey (R)

Joe Sestak (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

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%

 

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

20%

37%

18%

12%

13%

Joe Sestak

19%

29%

24%

18%

10%

 

5*In political terms, do you consider Pat Toomey to be politically conservative, moderate or liberal?

 

33% Very Conservative

33% Somewhat Conservative

16% Moderate

  2% Somewhat Liberal

  3% Very Liberal

13% Not Sure

 

6*In political terms, do you consider Joe Sestak to be politically conservative, moderate or liberal?

 

  5% Very Conservative

12% Somewhat Conservative

27% Moderate

26% Somewhat Liberal

19% Very Liberal

 11% Not Sure

 

 

7* Would it be more accurate to describe Pat Toomey’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

42% Mainstream
27% Extreme
31% Not sure

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe Joe Sestak’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

37% Mainstream
39% Extreme
23% Not sure

 

 

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

  6% Excellent
28% Good
43% Fair

20% Poor

 3% Not sure

 

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

17% Better
52% Worse
28% About the same
  3% Not sure

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