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Toplines - Election 2010: Pennsylvania Senate - January 18, 2010

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Pennsylvania Survey of 1,000 Likely 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?

28% Strongly approve

18% Somewhat approve

14% Somewhat disapprove

39% 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?

14% Strongly approve

29% Somewhat approve

27% Somewhat disapprove

29% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Pat Toomey (R)

49%

Arlen Specter (D)

40%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

8%

4* 2010 Pennsylvania Senate Race

Pat Toomey (R)

43%

Joe Sestak (D)

35%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

16%

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

16%

27%

21%

33%

3%

Pat Toomey

12%

45%

17%

10%

16%

Joe Sestak

8%

29%

26%

11%

27%

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?

22% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose
47% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

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


29% Very likely
38% Somewhat likely
20% Not very likely
3% Not at all likely
10% Not sure


5* Should the December attempt to blow up an airliner as it was landing in Detroit be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act or by civilian authorities as a criminal act?

68% By the military as a terrorist act
20% By civilian authorities as a criminal act
12% Not sure

6* 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?

8% Excellent
26% Good
29% Fair
33% Poor
3% Not sure

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

74% Favor
11% Oppose
14% Not sure

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

43% Yes
35% No
22% Not sure

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

0% Excellent
5% Good
42% Fair
51% Poor
1% Not sure

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

31% Better
42% Worse
21% Staying the same
6% Not sure

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