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Toplines - 2010 Washington Senate - March 9, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 9, 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?

31% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
9% 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?

19% Strongly approve
21% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

1/11/2010

3/9/2010

Dino Rossi (R)

48%

49%

Patty Murray (D)

46%

46%

Some other candidate

1%

3%

Not sure

5%

2%

1/11/2010

3/9/2010

Don Benton (R)

38%

37%

Patty Murray (D)

50%

48%

Some other candidate

3%

3%

Not sure

9%

12%

1/11/2010

3/9/2010

Clint Didier (R)

34%

30%

Patty Murray (D)

49%

49%

Some other candidate

4%

6%

Not sure

13%

15%

1/11/2010

3/9/2010

Chris Widener (R)

33%

32%

Patty Murray (D)

48%

47%

Some other candidate

5%

5%

Not sure

14%

16%

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

30%

21%

24%

21%

4%

Benton

6%

20%

19%

10%

44%

Murray

32%

21%

11%

30%

5%

Didier

7%

19%

19%

7%

48%

Widener

3%

23%

18%

8%

48%

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?

23% Strongly favor
25% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
41% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

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

12% Excellent
26% Good
14% Fair
46% Poor
3% 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?

34% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

55% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

11% Not sure

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

42% Federal government
50% Private insurance companies
9% Not sure

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

37% Yes
38% No
25% 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?

27% Better if most incumbents were reelected
57% Better if most incumbents were defeated
16% Not sure

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

39% Favorable
40% Unfavorable
22% Not sure

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

15% Yes
67% No
17% Not sure

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

46% Stronger

33% Weaker

15% About the same

6% Not sure

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

33% Yes
54% No
13% Not sure

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