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Toplines - Missouri Senate - August 23, 2010

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Missouri State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 23, 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?

    23% Strongly approve
    18% Somewhat approve
       9% 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
38% Somewhat approve
30% Somewhat disapprove
13% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race



 

Roy Blunt (R)

Robin Carnahan (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 23, 2010

51%

40%

5%

4%

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%

 



With Leaners

Roy Blunt (R)

Robin Carnahan (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 23, 2010

54%

41%

3%

2%

 

 

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

21%

36%

14%

23%

6%

Carnahan

27%

15%

16%

37%

4%

 

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5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

      9% National Security Issues

    48% Economic Issues

    13% Domestic Issues

      7% Cultural Issues

    14% Fiscal Issues

    10% Not sure

6* Have you ever attended a town hall meeting or some other event featuring your congressman or senator?

   31% Yes
66% No
  3% Not sure

7* When members of Congress hold town hall meetings, is it more important for congressmen to explain legislation and issues to people or is it more important for the congressmen to hear the views of their constituents?

   21% Explain legislation and issues
71% Hear the view of their constituents
  9% Not sure

8* Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think?

   18% Yes
71% No
12% Not sure

9* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

     48% Very angry
     24% Somewhat angry
     18% Not very angry
       7% Not at all angry
       3% Not sure

10* Would you agree or disagree with the following statement - Neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today?

     58% Agree
     26% Disagree
     16% Not sure

11* Is your representative in Congress the best possible person for the job?

     19% Yes
     41% No
     40% Not sure

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

     30% Yes    
     44% No
     26% Not sure

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

     81% Yes
     15% No
       5% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

       9% Better
     54% Worse
     36% About the same
       1% Not sure

 

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