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Illinois Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted October 11, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports


1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Mark Kirk, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias or Green Party Candidate LeAlan Jones? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)


43% Kirk (R)

44% Giannoulias (D)

4% Jones

7% Some other candidate

2% Not sure

2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know You have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.




3*Do President Obama’s visits to Illinois to campaign for Alexi Giannoulias make you more likely or less likely to vote for Giannoulias?


4* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?


5* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon. If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy? 


6* Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?



7*  Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?


8* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?


9* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

10* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy? 


11* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough? 


12* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence