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Toplines - Louisiana Senate - August 30, 2010

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Louisiana Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 30, 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?

       30% Strongly Approve

  8% Somewhat approve

         4% Somewhat disapprove

       59% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Bobby Jindal has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

      

47% Strongly approve

       29% Somewhat approve

       14% Somewhat disapprove

       10% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Louisiana Senate Race

 

Date

David Vitter (R)

Charlie Melancon (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 30, 2010

54%

33%

5%

7%

June 24, 2010

53%

35%

3%

9%

April 7, 2010

52%

36%

4%

8%

March 10, 2010

57%

34%

3%

6%

February 10, 2010

57%

33%

3%

7%

January 14, 2010

53%

35%

4%

8%

 

 

 

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 LA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

David Vitter (R)

25%

31%

20%

17%

7%

Charlie Melancon (D)

14%

26%

21%

30%

9%

 

5* Now I’m going to read you a short list of names.  In political terms please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

Candidate for the LA Senate Race

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not Sure

David Vitter (R)

31%

39%

14%

3%

6%

7%

Charlie Melancon (D)

7%

11%

27%

24%

22%

9%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe David Vitter’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

       53% Mainstream

       20% Extreme

       27% Not Sure

 

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

 

       34% Mainstream

       40% Extreme

       26% Not Sure

 

8* 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?

 

25% Strongly approve

       11% Somewhat approve

       11% Somewhat disapprove

       48% Strongly disapprove

         5% Not sure

 

9* 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?

      

58% Favor

       25% Oppose

       17% Not sure

 

10* Last year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

 

23% Helped

       41% Hurt

       27% No Impact

         9% Not sure

 

11* Did the new government spending in the stimulus package create new jobs?

 

20% yes

       62% no

       19% Not sure

 

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

 

 5% Excellent

        6% Good

       36% Fair

       52% Poor

        1% Not sure

 

 

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

      

       21% Better

       62% Worse

       13% About the Same

  3% Not Sure

 

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

 

       67% Yes

       14% No

       19% Not Sure

 

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