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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary - December 8, 2009

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 442 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

Conducted December 8, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Suppose the Democratic Primary for the 2010 United States Senate were held today. Would you vote for Arlen Specter or Joe Sestak?

48% Specter

35% Sestak

3% Some other candidate

14% Not sure

2* 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.

Specter

Sestak

Very Favorable

26%

16%

Somewhat Favorable

40%

32%

Somewhat Unfavorable

13%

19%

Very Unfavorable

12%

3%

Not Sure

8%

29%

3* 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?

37% Strongly support
31% Somewhat support
13% Somewhat oppose
16% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

4* Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option that people could choose instead of a private health insurance plan?

62% Favor
18% Oppose
21% Not sure

5*Suppose that the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers. Workers would then be covered by the government option. Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option if it encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers?

34% Favor
48% Oppose
18% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence