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Toplines - Nebraska Governor - September 2, 2010

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   Nebraska State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 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?

18% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
51% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

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

33% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
11% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Nebraska Governor’s Race

 

 

Dave Heineman (R)

Mike Meister (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 2, 2010

61%

28%

3%

8%

July 19, 2010

71%

18%

2%

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 NE Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Heineman

36%

37%

17%

8%

  2%

Meister

7%

29%

28%

11%

25%

 


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.

 

First….. Dave Heineman     32% Very conservative

             45% Somewhat conservative

             15% Moderate

               2% Somewhat liberal

               0% Very liberal

               6% Not sure

 

 

6* Next… Mike Meister        2% Very conservative

             12% Somewhat conservative

             29% Moderate

             26% Somewhat liberal

               7% Very liberal

             24% Not sure

 

7* Okay…Would it be more accurate to describe Dave Heineman’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

64% Mainstream
18% Extreme
18% Not sure

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe Mike Meister’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

29% Mainstream
29% Extreme
43% Not sure

 

9* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

20% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
15% Somewhat oppose

48% Strongly oppose

  5% Not sure


10* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Do you favor or oppose your state suing the federal government to prevent that requirement from remaining in the law?

54% Favor
33% Oppose
13% Not sure

11* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

24% Helped
45% Hurt
27% No impact
  4% Not sure

12* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

14% Yes
68% No
18% Not sure

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

  0% Excellent

  7% Good
36% Fair
56% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

19% Better

54% Worse
22% Staying the same
  4% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

64% Yes
18% No
18% Not sure

 

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