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Toplines - 2010 Missouri Senate - September 21, 2009

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Missouri State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 21, 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?

30% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
44% 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 she’s been doing?

17% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race

Roy Blunt (R)

46%

Robin Carnahan (D)

46%

Some other candidate

2%

Not sure

5%

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%

39%

18%

15%

10%

Carnahan

23%

29%

20%

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?

24% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

48% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* If the health care reform plan passes, will the quality of health care get better, worse, or stay about the same?

27% Better
51% Worse
14% Staying the same
8% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, will the cost of health care go up, go down, or stay about the same?

57% Cost of health care will go up

15% Cost will go down

18% Stay the same

10% Not sure

8* 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?

72% Increase the deficit

6% Reduce the deficit
18% No impact on the deficit

5% Not sure

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

64% Very likely
15% Somewhat likely
14% Not very likely
3% Not at all likely
3% Not sure

10* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

55% Federal government will do too much

32% Federal government will not do enough

12% Not sure

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

0% Excellent
9% Good
43% Fair
47% Poor
1% Not sure

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

32% Better
44% Worse
19% Staying the same
5% Not sure

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