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Toplines - Missouri Senate - August 10, 2010

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Missouri State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 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?

    29% Strongly approve
    14% Somewhat approve
       8% Somewhat disapprove
    48% Strongly disapprove
      2% 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?

17% Strongly approve
39% Somewhat approve
27% Somewhat disapprove
12% Strongly disapprove
  5% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race



 

Roy Blunt (R)

Robin Carnahan (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 10, 2010

50%

43%

3%

4%

July 27, 2010

49%

43%

4%

4%

July 13, 2010

47%

45%

2%

6%

June 28, 2010

48%

43%

3%

6%

June 2, 2010

45%

44%

4%

6%

May 3, 2010

50%

42%

4%

4%

Mar 9, 2010

47%

41%

4%

8%

Feb 10, 2010

49%

42%

3%

6%

Jan 19, 2010

49%

43%

3%

5%

Dec 15, 2009

44%

46%

4%

6%

Sep 21, 2009

46%

46%

2%

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

20%

34%

18%

23%

5%

Carnahan

24%

21%

18%

32%

5%

 

5* Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

    59% The tax cuts should be extended

    31% The tax cuts should end this year

    10% Not sure

 

6* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon. If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

    29% Help

    50% Hurt

    13% No impact

      9% Not sure

 

 

   7*  Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?

 

49% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

39% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

12% 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?

 

   24% Strongly favor
14% Somewhat favor
10% Somewhat oppose

   51% Strongly oppose

     1% 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?

 

    52% Favor
    35% Oppose
    13% Not sure

 

10* Are most members of Congress willing to sell their vote for either cash or a campaign contribution?

54% Yes
19% No
26% Not sure

11* How likely is it that your own representative in Congress has sold their vote for either cash or a campaign contribution?

31% Very likely
28% Somewhat likely
21% Not very likely
  7% Not at all likely
14% Not sure

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

 2% Excellent

 1% Good
31% Fair
64% Poor

  2% Not sure

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

25% Better

52% Worse
17% Staying the same
  5% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

70% Yes
16% No
13% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence