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Wyoming Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 18, 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?

19% Strongly approve
13% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
58% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

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

42% Strongly approve
40% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
  5% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Wyoming Governor’s Race

 

 

                                                       
 

 

 
 

Matt Mead (R)

 
 

Leslie Petersen   (D)

 
 

Some other   candidate

 
 

Not sure

 
 

August   18, 2010

 
 

58%

 
 

24%

 
 

6%

 
 

11%

 
 

June   22, 2010

 
 

49%

 
 

22%

 
 

13%

 
 

16%

 
 

March   25, 2010

 
 

44%

 
 

25%

 
 

8%

 
 

24%

 

 

 

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 U.S.   Senate in WY

 
 

Very   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Unfavorable

 
 

Very   Unfavorable

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

Petersen

 
 

11%

 
 

30%

 
 

22%

 
 

6%

 
 

31%

 
 

Mead

 
 

27%

 
 

42%

 
 

18%

 
 

4%

 
 

9%

 

 

                                                     
 

Candidate’s   Ideology

 
 

Very   Conservative

 
 

Somewhat   Conservative

 
 

Moderate

 
 

Somewhat   Liberal

 
 

Very   Liberal

 
 

Not   Sure

 
 

Petersen

 
 

2%

 
 

11%

 
 

35%

 
 

22%

 
 

5%

 
 

25%

 
 

Mead

 
 

18%

 
 

46%

 
 

21%

 
 

2%

 
 

2%

 
 

10%

 

 

                                   
 

Candidate’s   Political Views

 
 

Mainstream

 
 

Extreme

 
 

Not   Sure

 
 

Petersen

 
 

40%

 
 

24%

 
 

36%

 
 

Mead

 
 

69%

 
 

14%

 
 

16%

 

 

5* 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?

 

    17% Strongly favor

    16% Somewhat favor

    11% Somewhat oppose

    53% Strongly oppose

      2% Not sure

 

6* 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?

 

       59% Favor

       33% Oppose

         9% Not sure

 

7* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon.  Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

       67% Tax cuts should be extended

       26% Tax cuts should end this year

         7% Not sure

8* 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?

 

       26% Help

       56% Hurt

       12% No impact

       6% Not sure

 

    9* 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?

 

50% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

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

14% Not sure

 

10* How would you rate your personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

11% Excellent
38% Good
33% Fair
16% Poor
  2% Not sure

11* Are your personal finances getting better or worse?

20% Better
41% Worse
39% Staying the same
  1% Not sure

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