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Toplines - 2010 Kentucky Senate Race - February 2, 2010

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Kentucky Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 2, 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?

28% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
0% 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?

10% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
29% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure


3* 2010 Kentucky Senate Race

January 6, 2010

February 2, 2010

Trey Grayson (R)

44%

49%

Daniel Mongiardo (D)

37%

35%

Some other candidate

8%

5%

Not sure

11%

11%

January 6, 2010

February 2, 2010

Rand Paul (R)

49%

48%

Daniel Mongiardo (D)

35%

37%

Some other candidate

3%

3%

Not sure

13%

12%

January 6, 2010

February 2, 2010

Trey Grayson (R)

45%

44%

Jack Conway (D)

35%

40%

Some other candidate

7%

3%

Not sure

12%

12%

January 6, 2010

February 2, 2010

Rand Paul (R)

46%

47%

Jack Conway (D)

38%

39%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

Not sure

12%

11%

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

Grayson

13%

48%

13%

5%

21%

Mongiardo

14%

31%

27%

16%

13%

Paul

21%

33%

17%

9%

20%

Conway

11%

36%

24%

8%

21%

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

9% Excellent

28% Good

41% Fair

18% Poor

3% Not sure

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

20% Better

42% Worse

35% About the same

4% Not sure

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

51% Yes
34% No
16% Not sure

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

51% Favor
32% Oppose
17% Not sure

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

60% Cutting taxes

18% Increasing government spending

16% Neither

5% 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

21% Terrorists

21% Neither

8% Not Sure

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

40% Yes
43% No
17% 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

16% America’s political leaders

11% 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?

71% Yes

18% No

11% Not sure

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

73% Yes

13% No

14% Not sure

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