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Toplines - 2010 Wisconsin Senate - March 16, 2010

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Wisconsin State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 16, 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?

29% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
1% 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
34% Somewhat approve
15% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Wisconsin Senate Race

February 17, 2010

March 16, 2010

Tommy Thompson (R)

48%

47%

Russ Feingold (D)

43%

45%

Some other candidate

6%

3%

Not sure

4%

4%

February 17, 2010

March 16, 2010

Dave Westlake (R)

37%

35%

Russ Feingold (D)

47%

51%

Some other candidate

6%

5%

Not sure

10%

10%

February 17, 2010

March 16, 2010

Terrence Wall (R)

39%

40%

Russ Feingold (D)

47%

49%

Some other candidate

6%

3%

Not sure

7%

9%

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

Thompson

21%

38%

22%

17%

2%

Feingold

34%

17%

16%

31%

2%

Wall

5%

34%

19%

9%

33%

Westlake

4%

30%

21%

5%

40%

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?

25% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
46% Strongly oppose
2% 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
24% Good
15% Fair
48% Poor
1% 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?

31% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

57% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

12% Not sure

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

47% Federal government
44% Private insurance companies
10% Not sure

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

39% Yes
33% No
28% 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?

22% Better if most incumbents were reelected
57% Better if most incumbents were defeated
21% Not sure

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

42% Favorable
35% Unfavorable
22% Not sure

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

15% Yes
64% No
20% Not sure

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

41% Stronger

31% Weaker

19% About the same

8% Not sure

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

31% Yes
55% No
14% Not sure

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