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Toplines - 2010 Missouri Senate - March 9, 2010

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Missouri State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 9, 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?

26% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
45% 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?

18% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
28% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race

Sep 21, 2009

Dec 15, 2009

Jan 19, 2010

Feb 10, 2010

Mar 9, 2010

Roy Blunt (R)

46%

44%

49%

49%

47%

Robin Carnahan (D)

46%

46%

43%

42%

41%

Some other candidate

2%

4%

3%

3%

4%

Not sure

5%

6%

5%

6%

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 MO Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Blunt

14%

42%

24%

13%

7%

Carnahan

22%

25%

25%

23%

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?

21% Strongly favor
16% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
51% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

13% Excellent
20% Good
14% Fair
53% Poor
1% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

26% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

60% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

14% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

49% Federal government
43% Private insurance companies
7% Not sure

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

38% Yes
30% No
31% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

18% Better if most incumbents were reelected
58% Better if most incumbents were defeated
23% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

43% Favorable
30% Unfavorable
27% Not sure

12* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

17% Yes
55% No
29% Not sure

13* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

38% Stronger

38% Weaker

16% About the same

8% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

38% Yes
46% No
16% Not sure

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