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Kansas State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 4, 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?

22% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
14% Somewhat disapprove
49% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

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

21% Strongly approve
37% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
  9% Not sure

3* 2010 Kansas Governor Race

 

Date

Sam Brownback (R)

Tom Holland (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 4, 2010

57%

34%

2%

6%

June 30, 2010

59%

31%

4%

5%

May 11, 2010

58%

27%

7%

8%

February 24, 2010

55%

33%

4%

8%

 

 

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 KS Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Brownback

31%

26%

18%

20%

5%

Holland

5%

31%

24%

7%

33%

5* 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?

54% Strongly favor
12% Somewhat favor
  9% Somewhat oppose
23% Strongly oppose
  3% Not sure

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

69% Favor

23% Oppose
  9% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court? Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

28% Agree
64% Disagree
  8% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

59% Agree
31% Disagree
10% Not sure

 

9* Which is the better approach to dealing with illegal immigration—allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws or relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws?

   55% Allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws
   37% Relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws
     8% Not sure

 

10* 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? 

 

  18% Help

  55% Hurt

  12% No impact

  15% Not sure

 

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

 

  60% The tax cuts should be extended

  25% The tax cuts should end this year

  16% Not sure

 

12*  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?

 

52% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

37% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

11% Not sure

 

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

 1% Excellent

 5% Good

42% Fair

51% Poor

  1% Not sure

 

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

  28% Better

  47% Worse

  19% Staying the same

    5% Not sure

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