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Toplines - 2010 Kansas Senate - May 11, 2010

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Kansas State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 11, 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?

21% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
7% Somewhat disapprove
55% 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?

16% Strongly approve
36% Somewhat approve
29% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
5% Not sure

3* 2010 Kansas Senate Race

Jerry Moran (R)

60%

David Haley (D)

25%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

11%

Jerry Moran (R)

61%

Lisa Johnston (D)

25%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

10%

Jerry Moran (R)

59%

Charles Schollenberger (D)

25%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

11%

Todd Tiahrt (R)

58%

David Haley (D)

27%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

11%

Todd Tiahrt (R)

57%

Lisa Johnston (D)

29%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

11%

Todd Tiahrt (R)

55%

Charles Schollenberger (D)

30%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

12%

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

32%

37%

14%

6%

11%

Tiahrt

32%

30%

10%

16%

12%

Johnston

8%

23%

24%

15%

30%

Haley

7%

21%

23%

14%

35%

Schollenberger

6%

24%

23%

15%

32%

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?

55% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
23% Strongly oppose

4% Not sure

6* How important is it for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this year?

25% Very important

22% Somewhat important

20% Not very important

31% Not at all important

2% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose a major energy bill aimed at reducing global warming?

35% Favor
45% Oppose
20% Not sure

8* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

71% Republicans
9% Democrats

20% Not sure

9* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

41% Good
31% Bad
28% Not sure

10* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

67% Yes

19% No
14% Not sure

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