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Toplines - Kansas Senate - August 4, 2010

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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 Senate Race

 

                                                       
 

 

 
 

Jerry   Moran (R)

 
 

Lisa   Johnston (D)

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

Not sure

 
 

August   4, 2010

 
 

61%

 
 

28%

 
 

5%

 
 

6%

 
 

June   30, 2010

 
 

59%

 
 

23%

 
 

8%

 
 

9%

 
 

May   11, 2010

 
 

61%

 
 

25%

 
 

5%

 
 

10%

 

 

 

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

 
 

19%

 
 

44%

 
 

26%

 
 

5%

 
 

6%

 
 

Johnston

 
 

12%

 
 

32%

 
 

21%

 
 

9%

 
 

25%

 

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