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Toplines - 2010 Vermont Senate - March 18, 2010

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Vermont

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted March 18, 2010

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?

36% Strongly approve

24% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

29% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jim Douglas has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

30% Strongly approve

34% Somewhat approve

21% Somewhat disapprove

15% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2010 Vermont Senate Race

Republican candidate

33%

Pat Leahy (D)

58%

Some other candidate

2%

Not sure

7%

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 VT Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Leahy

46%

20%

12%

20%

2%

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?

33% Strongly favor
22% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
35% Strongly oppose
1% Not sure

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

17% Excellent
30% Good
16% Fair
36% Poor
0% Not sure

7*The health care plan before Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

28% Strongly favor
29% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
31% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

8* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. If that law passes, some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. If the health care reform plan passes, would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

35% Favor

56% Oppose

10% Not sure

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

39% Federal government
51% Private insurance companies
11% Not sure

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

51% Yes
35% No
14% Not sure

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

24% Better if most incumbents were reelected
52% Better if most incumbents were defeated
24% Not sure

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

32% Favorable
39% Unfavorable
29% Not sure

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

12% Yes
64% No
24% Not sure

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

43% Stronger

27% Weaker

20% About the same
10% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence