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Toplines - 2010 Washington Senate - April 6, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 6, 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?

36% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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

22% Strongly approve
22% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
36% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Dino Rossi (R)

46%

49%

48%

Patty Murray (D)

48%

46%

46%

Some other candidate

3%

3%

1%

Not sure

4%

2%

5%

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Don Benton (R)

40%

37%

38%

Patty Murray (D)

48%

48%

50%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

3%

Not sure

8%

12%

9%

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Clint Didier (R)

37%

30%

34%

Patty Murray (D)

47%

49%

49%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

4%

Not sure

11%

15%

13%

4/6/2010

3/9/2010

1/11/2010

Chris Widener (R)

37%

32%

33%

Patty Murray (D)

46%

47%

48%

Some other candidate

5%

5%

5%

Not sure

12%

16%

14%

4/6/2010

Paul Akers (R)

37%

Patty Murray (D)

45%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

13%

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 WA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Rossi

31%

21%

20%

24%

4%

Benton

5%

29%

15%

10%

40%

Murray

37%

16%

12%

31%

4%

Didier

6%

20%

17%

12%

45%

Widener

5%

23%

17%

7%

47%

Akers

8%

21%

17%

10%

44%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

45% Good
45% Bad
1% No impact
8% Not sure

6* 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
9% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by 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?

31% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
40% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

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

45% Favor
46% Oppose
9% Not sure

9* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own President Barack Obama or the average tea party member?

46% President Barack Obama
43% Average Tea Party member
11% Not sure

10* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

32% Very concerned
22% Somewhat concerned
20% Not very concerned
24% Not at all concerned

2% Not sure

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

0% Excellent
11% Good
38% Fair
49% Poor
1% Not sure

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

40% Better
34% Worse
21% Staying the same
5% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

58% Yes
23% No
19% Not sure

14* President Obama has proposed allowing more offshore drilling in some areas. However, drilling will not be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states. Should offshore oil drilling be permitted off the coasts of California and the New England states?

42% Yes
37% No
21% Not sure

15* Should individual states have the right to ban drilling off their own coastlines?

48% Yes
33% No
19% Not sure

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