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Toplines - Maryland Senate - September 15, 2010

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Maryland Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted September 15, 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?


   42% Strongly approve

   14% Somewhat approve

     6% Somewhat disapprove

   36% Strongly disapprove

     1% Not sure

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


   25% Strongly approve

   26% Somewhat approve

   16% Somewhat disapprove

   30% Strongly disapprove

     3% Not sure


3* 2010 Maryland Senate Race



Eric Wargotz (R)

Barbara Mikulski (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 15, 2010





August 17, 2010





July 8, 2010







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 MD Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure














5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

    14% National Security Issues

   45% Economic Issues

   15% Domestic Issues

    4% Cultural Issues

   16% Fiscal Issues

    6% Not sure

6* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

  22% Yes
63% No
15% Not sure

7* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

    39% Very angry
    21% Somewhat angry
    21% Not very angry
    18% Not at all angry
      2% Not sure

8* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

    40% Strongly favor
    10% Somewhat favor
      8% Somewhat oppose
    37% Strongly oppose
      6% Not sure


9* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?


    43% Good
    34% Bad
    13% No impact

    10% Not sure


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


   1% Excellent
    7% Good
   40% Fair
   50% Poor
     2% Not sure

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

    31% better
    44% worse
    21% staying the same
      4% Not sure

12* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

  73% Yes
16% No
10% Not sure

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


    79% Yes
    17% No
      4% Not sure

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


    23% Better
    35% Worse
    41% About the same
      1% Not sure

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