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Toplines - Ohio Senate - August 2, 2010

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Ohio Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 2, 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?

      

       29% Strongly approve

       17% Somewhat approve

       11% Somewhat disapprove

       42% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

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

      

       17% Strongly approve

       26% Somewhat approve

       25% Somewhat disapprove

       29% Strongly disapprove

         3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Ohio Senate Race

 

 

                                                                                                                             
 

 

 
 

Rob Portman (R)

 
 

Lee Fisher (D)

 
 

Some Other Candidate

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

August   2, 2010

 
 

44%

 
 

40%

 
 

5%

 
 

11%

 
 

July 19,   2010

 
 

45%

 
 

39%

 
 

5%

 
 

11%

 
 

June 29,   2010

 
 

43%

 
 

39%

 
 

4%

 
 

13%

 
 

June 3,   2010

 
 

43%

 
 

43%

 
 

4%

 
 

10%

 
 

May 5,   2010

 
 

42%

 
 

43%

 
 

4%

 
 

11%

 
 

March   30, 2010

 
 

43%

 
 

38%

 
 

4%

 
 

14%

 
 

March 4,   2010

 
 

44%

 
 

39%

 
 

5%

 
 

12%

 
 

February   5-6, 2010

 
 

43%

 
 

39%

 
 

5%

 
 

13%

 

 

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 OH Senate Race

 
 

Very   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Unfavorable

 
 

Very   Unfavorable

 
 

Not sure

 
 

Portman

 
 

16%

 
 

30%

 
 

18%

 
 

9%

 
 

27%

 
 

Fisher

 
 

13%

 
 

27%

 
 

26%

 
 

15%

 
 

19%

 

 

5* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

                                                     
 

Candidate   Ideology

 
 

Very Conservative

 
 

Somewhat   Conservative

 
 

Moderate

 
 

Somewhat   Liberal

 
 

Very Liberal

 
 

Not sure

 
 

Portman

 
 

17%

 
 

37%

 
 

14%

 
 

4%

 
 

4%

 
 

24%

 
 

Fisher

 
 

4%

 
 

10%

 
 

26%

 
 

25%

 
 

12%

 
 

23%

 

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

                                   
 

Candidate   Views

 
 

Mainstream

 
 

Extreme

 
 

Not sure

 
 

Portman

 
 

40%

 
 

20%

 
 

40%

 
 

Fisher

 
 

37%

 
 

27%

 
 

35%

 

 

7* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?


  9% Excellent
27% Good

38% Fair

20% Poor

  6% Not sure

 

8*  Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

 

20% Better

44% Worse

33% About the same

  3% Not sure

 

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