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Toplines - 2010 Kansas Senate - February 24, 2010

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Kansas 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?

25% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
45% Strongly disapprove
0% 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 she’s been doing?

17% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
9% Strongly disapprove
7% Not sure

3* 2010 Kansas Senate Race

Jerry Moran (R)

51%

Democratic Candidate

26%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

19%

Todd Tiahrt (R)

50%

Democratic Candidate

29%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

15%

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 Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Moran

15%

42%

13%

4%

27%

Tiahrt

22%

31%

12%

15%

19%

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

9% Excellent

30% Good

42% Fair

16% Poor

3% Not sure

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

19% Better

44% Worse

34% About the same

3% Not sure

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

46% Yes
35% No
19% Not sure

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

48% Favor
31% Oppose
21% Not sure

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

56% Cutting taxes

12% Increasing government spending

25% Neither

6% Not sure

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

49% United States and its allies

17% Terrorists

27% Neither

7% Not Sure

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

39% Yes
36% No
25% 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?

73% The American people

11% America’s political leaders

15% 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?

77% Yes

14% No

9% Not sure

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

70% Yes

10% No

20% Not sure

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