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Toplines - 2010 Kentucky Senate Race - January 6, 2010

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Kentucky Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 6, 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
19% Somewhat approve
13% 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?

14% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
31% Somewhat disapprove
13% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure


3* 2010 Kentucky Senate Race

Trey Grayson (R)

44%

Daniel Mongiardo (D)

37%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

11%

Rand Paul (R)

49%

Daniel Mongiardo (D)

35%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

13%

Trey Grayson (R)

45%

Jack Conway (D)

35%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

12%

Rand Paul (R)

46%

Jack Conway (D)

38%

Some other candidate

4%

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 KY Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Grayson

13%

44%

17%

4%

22%

Mongiardo

17%

27%

29%

15%

13%

Paul

17%

40%

18%

7%

19%

Conway

16%

30%

23%

13%

18%

5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

16% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

50% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* What is the biggest problem with health care - the lack of universal coverage, the cost, the inconvenience of scheduling or the quality of care?

18% The lack of universal coverage

54% The cost

3% The inconvenience of scheduling

16% The quality of care

8% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose a single payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone?

28% Favor

61% Oppose

11% Not sure

8* If the health care reform plan passes, should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire plan?

52% Yes

34% No
14% Not sure

9* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

9% Excellent
23% Good
34% Fair
31% Poor
2% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

39% The United States and its allies

31% The terrorists

25% Neither

5% Not sure

11* Over the next six months will the situation in Afghanistan get better or worse?

24% Better

39% Worse

29% Stay about the same

9% Not sure

12* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

50% Legal system worries too much about protecting individual rights
15% Legal system worries too much about protecting national security
25% Balance is about right
11% Not sure


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