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Toplines - Kentucky Senate - September 7, 2010

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Kentucky Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 7, 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

       14% Somewhat approve

       11% Somewhat disapprove

       53% 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?

      

15% Strongly approve

       36% Somewhat approve

       32% Somewhat disapprove

       15% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Kentucky Senate Race

 

Rand Paul (R)

Jack Conway (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

Sep 7, 2010

54%

39%

2%

4%

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%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 7, 2010 do not include leaners.

 

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

23%

33%

18%

21%

4%

Conway

18%

27%

32%

16%

8%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

       11% National Security Issues

       48% Economic Issues

       13% Domestic Issues

         9% Cultural Issues

       13% Fiscal Issues

         6% Not sure

6* Have you ever attended a town hall meeting or some other event featuring your congressman or senator?

    34% Yes
62% No
  4% Not sure

7* When members of Congress hold town hall meetings, is it more important for congressmen to explain legislation and issues to people or is it more important for the congressmen to hear the views of their constituents?

    18% Explain legislation and issues
74% Hear the view of their constituents
  8% Not sure

8* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

    20% Yes
65% No
15% Not sure

9* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

       47% Very angry
       27% Somewhat angry
       18% Not very angry
         7% Not at all angry
         1% Not sure

10* Would you agree or disagree with the following statement - Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today?

       61% Agree
       27% Disagree
       11% Not sure

11* Is your representative in Congress the best possible person for the job?

       27% Yes
       45% No
       27% Not sure

12* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

       37% Yes
       38% No
       25% Not sure

 

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

       83% Yes
       15% No
         3% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

       11% Better
       51% Worse
       37% About the same
         1% Not sure

 

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