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Toplines - 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Election - October 13, 2009

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Pennsylvania Survey of 1,000 Likely 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?

32% Strongly approve

19% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

38% Strongly disapprove

1% 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?

9% Strongly approve

28% Somewhat approve

24% Somewhat disapprove

37% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Pat Toomey (R)

45%

Arlen Specter (D)

40%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

9%

4* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Pat Toomey (R)

37%

Joe Sestak (D)

38%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

19%

5* 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 PA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Arlen Specter

17%

29%

15%

37%

2%

Pat Toomey

14%

38%

18%

9%

21%

Joe Sestak

10%

27%

23%

11%

30%

6* 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?

43% Favor
43% Oppose
14% Not sure

7*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?

23% Favor
63% Oppose
14% Not sure

8* Should table games be added to slots casinos in Pennsylvania?

53% Yes
29% No

17% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence