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Toplines - 2010 Kentucky Senate - August 17, 2010

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Kentucky Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 17, 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?

   

20% Strongly approve

    16% Somewhat approve

    10% Somewhat disapprove

    53% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

2* 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?

   

14% Strongly approve

    39% Somewhat approve

    27% Somewhat disapprove

    18% Strongly disapprove

      2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Kentucky Senate Race

 

Rand Paul (R)

Jack Conway (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

Aug 17, 2010

49%

40%

4%

7%

July 20, 2010

49%

41%

4%

6%

Jun 28, 2010

49%

42%

3%

6%

Jun 1, 2010

49%

41%

4%

6%

May 19, 2010

59%

34%

4%

3%

Apr 28, 2010

47%

38%

4%

10%

Mar 31, 2010

50%

36%

3%

11%

Mar 2, 2010

49%

34%

4%

13%

Feb 2, 2010

47%

39%

3%

11%

Jan 6, 2010

46%

38%

4%

12%

 

 

 

 

With Leaners

Rand Paul (R)

Jack Conway (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 17, 2010

51%

41%

3%

5%

 

 

 

 

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 KY Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Paul

26%

32%

17%

19%

6%

Conway

19%

28%

25%

18%

11%

5* In political terms is Rand Paul very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

      43% Very conservative
      32% Somewhat conservative
      11% Moderate

      4% Somewhat liberal
      3% Very liberal
       8% Not sure

 6* In political terms is Jack Conway very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

      5% Very conservative
      11% Somewhat conservative
      32% Moderate

      31% Somewhat liberal
      12% Very liberal
      10% Not sure

 7* Would it be more accurate to describe Rand Paul’s views as mainstream or extreme?

       47% Mainstream
      34% Extreme
      19% Not sure

 8* Would it be more accurate to describe Jack Conway’s views as mainstream or extreme?

      43% Mainstream
      33% Extreme
      35% Not sure

9* 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?

 

   18% Strongly favor

   16% Somewhat favor

   14% Somewhat oppose

   49% Strongly oppose

     4% Not sure

 

10* 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?

 

    52% Favor

    33% Oppose

    15% Not sure

 

 

11* 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?

 

    62% Tax cuts should be extended

    24% Tax cuts should end this year

     14% Not sure

12* 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?

 

      28% Help

     48% Hurt

    12% No impact

    12% Not sure

 

   13* 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

41% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

  9% Not sure

 

14* Generally speaking, how would you rate your personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?


  7% Excellent
30% Good
43% Fair
18% Poor
  2% Not sure

 

14* Are your personal finances getting better or worse?

    15% Better
    52% Worse
    30% About the same
      3% Not sure

 

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