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Toplines - Delaware Senate - January 25, 2010

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Delaware State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 25, 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?

26% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jack Markell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

15% Strongly approve
42% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
6% Not sure

3* 2010 Delaware Senate Race

Mike Castle (R)


Chris Coons (D)


Some other candidate


Not sure


4* 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 DE Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure













5* How likely is it that Congress will be able to agree this year on a smaller and bipartisan health care plan?

10% Very likely

23% Somewhat likely

42% Not very likely

18% Not at all likely

6% Not sure

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

33% Very likely
35% Somewhat likely
23% Not very likely
1% Not at all likely
8% Not sure

7* 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?

14% Excellent
23% Good
26% Fair
34% Poor
3% Not sure

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

72% Favor
13% Oppose
15% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

57% Cutting taxes

14% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

10% Not sure

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

42% Yes

39% No

19% Not sure

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

0% Excellent

5% Good

44% Fair

50% Poor

1% Not sure

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

31% Better

39% Worse

22% Staying the same
8% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence