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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary - October 13, 2009

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 469 Likely Democratic Primary Voters

Conducted October 13, 2009

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?

55% Strongly approve

24% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

13% Strongly disapprove

0% 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?

46% Specter

42% Sestak

2% Some other candidate

10% 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

30%

14%

Somewhat Favorable

38%

31%

Somewhat Unfavorable

13%

17%

Very Unfavorable

17%

8%

Not Sure

1%

30%

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?

66% Favor
21% Oppose
13% 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?

37% Favor
45% Oppose
18% Not sure

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