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Toplines - 2010 Missouri Senate - February 10, 2010

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Missouri State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 10, 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?

25% Strongly approve
15% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
49% 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?

15% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
29% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race

Roy Blunt (R)

49%

Robin Carnahan (D)

42%

Some other candidate

3%

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

12%

42%

23%

17%

6%

Carnahan

20%

29%

20%

25%

6%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

8% Excellent

26% Good

42% Fair

21% Poor

2% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

14% Better

49% Worse

34% About the same

3% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

53% Yes
30% No
17% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

53% Favor
29% Oppose
18% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

56% Cutting taxes

17% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

7% Not sure

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

42% United States and its allies

28% Terrorists

24% Neither

6% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

33% Yes
46% No
21% Not sure

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