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Toplines - 2010 Oklahoma Senate - February 24, 2010

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Oklahoma State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 24, 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?

23% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
49% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

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

25% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
9% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Oklahoma Senate Race

Tom Coburn (R)


Brad Henry (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 OK Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure













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

10% Excellent

36% Good

33% Fair

16% Poor

5% Not sure

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

21% Better

48% Worse

29% About the same

2% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

51% Yes
32% No
17% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

50% Favor
32% Oppose
18% Not sure

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

61% Cutting taxes

15% Increasing government spending

18% Neither

5% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

57% United States and its allies

15% Terrorists

21% Neither

7% Not Sure

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

40% Yes
40% No
20% Not sure

12* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?

79% The American people

9% America’s political leaders

12% Not sure

13* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?

78% Yes

12% No

10% Not sure

14* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?

77% Yes

9% No

13% Not sure

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