Conducted October 18, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 election for United States Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Rand Paul or Democrat Jack Conway? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
47% Rand Paul
42% Jack Conway
4% Some other candidate
7% Not sure
2* 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.
3* 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?
4* 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?
5* Should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire national health care plan?
6* Would it be more accurate to describe Rand Paul’s views as mainstream or extreme?
7* Would it be more accurate to describe Jack Conway’s views as mainstream or extreme?
8* Is there more negative political advertising this election year than in previous years, less negative political advertising, or is the level of negative advertising about the same?
9* Is it possible for a candidate to win an election without criticizing his opponent?
10* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
11* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
12* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
13* 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?
14* How would you rate the job Steve Beshear has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence