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Toplines - 2010 Missouri Senate - December 15, 2009

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Missouri State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted December 15, 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
10% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

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

16% Strongly approve
47% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
13% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

Roy Blunt (R)

44%

Robin Carnahan (D)

46%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

6%

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 MO Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Blunt

18%

32%

24%

19%

7%

Carnahan

28%

23%

21%

22%

6%

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
15% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

47% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* 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?

63% Increase the deficit

15% Reduce the deficit
15% No impact on the deficit

8% Not sure

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

63% Very likely
18% Somewhat likely
11% Not very likely
3% Not at all likely
5% Not sure

8* Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option that people could choose instead of a private health insurance plan?

39% Favor
41% Oppose
20% Not sure

9* Suppose that the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers. Workers would then be covered by the government option. Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option if it encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers?


24% Favor
61% Oppose
15% Not sure

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

15% Excellent
23% Good
28% Fair
32% Poor
1% Not sure

11* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

55% Favor
27% Oppose
18% Not sure

12* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

51% Favor
40% Oppose
9% Not sure

13* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

34% Favor
38% Oppose
27% Not sure

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