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Toplines - 2010 Wisconsin Senate - April 20, 2010

Wisconsin State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 20, 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
17% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
40% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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

12% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* 2010 Wisconsin Senate Race

April 20, 2010

March 16, 2010

February 17, 2010

Terrence Wall (R)

43%

40%

39%

Russ Feingold (D)

49%

49%

47%

Some other candidate

3%

3%

6%

Not sure

5%

9%

7%

April 20, 2010

March 16, 2010

February 17, 2010

Dave Westlake (R)

38%

35%

37%

Russ Feingold (D)

49%

51%

47%

Some other candidate

4%

5%

6%

Not sure

9%

10%

10%

April 20, 2010

Richard Leinenkugel (R)

37%

Russ Feingold (D)

48%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

8%

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 WI Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Feingold

28%

23%

16%

32%

1%

Wall

8%

27%

23%

10%

31%

Westlake

4%

26%

23%

11%

36%

Leinenkugel

9%

25%

25%

12%

29%

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?

40% Good
49% Bad
2% No impact
9% 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
11% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
34% Strongly oppose
4% 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?

23% Strongly favor
23% Somewhat favor
17% Somewhat oppose
36% Strongly oppose
1% 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?

44% President Barack Obama
49% The average Tea Party member
7% Not sure

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

21% Very concerned
27% Somewhat concerned
23% Not very concerned
27% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

13* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

72% Yes
14% No
13% 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?

53% Yes
26% No
21% Not sure

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

40% Yes
39% No
21% Not sure

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