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Toplines - 2010 Kentucky Senate - September 30, 2009

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Kentucky Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 30, 2009
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?

29% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
41% 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?

17% Strongly approve
42% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
16% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure


3* 2010 Kentucky Senate Race

Trey Grayson (R)

44%

Daniel Mongiardo (D)

37%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

14%

Rand Paul (R)

43%

Daniel Mongiardo (D)

38%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

13%

Trey Grayson (R)

40%

Jack Conway (D)

40%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

17%

Rand Paul (R)

38%

Jack Conway (D)

42%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

15%

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%

40%

17%

3%

27%

Mongiardo

17%

24%

25%

18%

16%

Paul

16%

35%

14%

9%

26%

Conway

17%

32%

16%

11%

24%

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?

25% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

45% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

6* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

24% Better
53% Worse
15% Staying the same
9% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

56% Cost of health care will go up

17% Cost will go down

18% Stay the same

10% Not sure

8* Is the health care reform legislation being considered by Congress likely to increase the deficit, reduce the deficit, or have no impact on the deficit?

69% Increase the deficit

5% Reduce the deficit
19% No impact on the deficit

7% Not sure

9*To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

62% Very likely
20% Somewhat likely
10% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
4% Not sure

10* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

52% Federal government will do too much

32% Federal government will not do enough

16% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

1% Excellent
4% Good
49% Fair
45% Poor
1% Not sure

12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

36% Better
37% Worse
21% Staying the same
6% Not sure

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