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Toplines - 2010 Illinois Senate - March 8, 2010

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Illinois Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 8, 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?

33% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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

10% Strongly approve
33% Somewhat approve
28% Somewhat disapprove
27% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Illinois Senate Race

Feb 3, 2010

Mar 8, 2010

Mark Kirk (R)



Alexi Giannoulias (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 IL Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure













5* In terms of how you will vote how important is Alexi Giannoulias’s involvement in the Broadway Bank?

30% Very important
26% Somewhat important
24% Not very important
8% Not at all important
11% Not sure

6* 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?

35% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
37% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

7* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

18% Excellent
20% Good
17% Fair
44% Poor
1% Not sure

8* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

39% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

52% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

9% Not sure

9* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

41% Federal government
49% Private insurance companies
9% Not sure

10* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

39% Yes
32% No
29% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

27% Better if most incumbents were reelected
58% Better if most incumbents were defeated
16% Not sure

12* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

37% Favorable
40% Unfavorable
23% Not sure

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

13% Yes
68% No
19% Not sure

14* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

46% Stronger

32% Weaker

16% About the same

6% Not sure

15* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

26% Yes
56% No
18% Not sure

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