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Toplines - Wisconsin Senate - January 26, 2010

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Wisconsin Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 26, 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?

26% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
46% 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?

11% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Wisconsin Senate Race

Tommy Thompson (R)


Russ Feingold (D)


Some other candidate


Not sure


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













5* How likely is it that Congress will be able to agree this year on a smaller and bipartisan health care plan?

5% Very likely

26% Somewhat likely

42% Not very likely

20% Not at all likely

7% Not sure

6* How likely is it that there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year?

22% Very likely
46% Somewhat likely
19% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
8% Not sure

7* How do you rate the way that the government responded to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

9% Excellent
23% Good
26% Fair
37% Poor
5% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose the use of full-body scanners at airports in the United States?

71% Favor
15% Oppose
14% Not sure

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

59% Cutting taxes

15% Increasing government spending

18% Neither

7% Not sure

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

44% Yes

37% No

19% Not sure

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

0% Excellent

3% Good

43% Fair

53% Poor

0% Not sure

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

28% Better

41% Worse

24% Staying the same
7% Not sure

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