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Toplines - 2010 Washington Senate - February 11, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 11, 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?

30% Strongly approve
21% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
40% Strongly disapprove
1% 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?

18% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

Dino Rossi (R)

48%

Patty Murray (D)

46%

Some other candidate

1%

Not sure

5%

Don Benton (R)

38%

Patty Murray (D)

50%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

9%

Clint Didier (R)

34%

Patty Murray (D)

49%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

13%

Chris Widener (R)

33%

Patty Murray (D)

48%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

14%

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

28%

26%

19%

22%

4%

Benton

5%

28%

15%

13%

40%

Murray

30%

21%

14%

31%

4%

Didier

5%

23%

15%

13%

43%

Widener

5%

24%

15%

11%

45%

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

15% Excellent

33% Good

30% Fair

18% Poor

4% Not sure

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

18% Better

45% Worse

33% About the same

3% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

50% Yes
30% No
21% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

41% Favor
44% Oppose
16% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

57% Cutting taxes

20% Increasing government spending

16% Neither

6% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

47% United States and its allies

17% Terrorists

30% Neither

6% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

37% Yes
40% No
23% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

69% The American people

15% America’s political leaders

16% Not sure, press 3

13* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

69% Yes

22% No

10% Not sure

14* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

72% Yes

10% No

17% Not sure, press 3

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