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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary - January 18, 2010

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 421 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

Conducted January 18, 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?

49% Strongly approve

28% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

12% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Ed Rendell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been

doing?

22% Strongly approve

39% Somewhat approve

25% Somewhat disapprove

13% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

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

53% Specter

32% Sestak

4% Some other candidate

11% Not sure

3* 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

27%

16%

Somewhat Favorable

40%

38%

Somewhat Unfavorable

18%

18%

Very Unfavorable

13%

6%

Not Sure

2%

23%

4* 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?

38% Strongly favor
30% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
19% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

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