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Toplines - 2010 Nevada Senate - December 9, 2009

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Nevada State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted December 9, 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?

29% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
44% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jim Gibbons has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job she’s been doing?

7% Strongly approve
28% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
4% Not sure

3* 2010 Nevada Senate Race

Sue Lowden (R)

49%

Harry Reid (D)

43%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

3%

Danny Tarkanian (R)

49%

Harry Reid (D)

43%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

2%

Sharon Angle (R)

47%

Harry Reid (D)

43%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

3%

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 NV Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Reid

21%

19%

8%

49%

3%

Lowden

10%

36%

17%

15%

21%

Tarkanian

19%

30%

15%

15%

20%

Angle

8%

32%

18%

19%

23%

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?

23% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor

5% Somewhat oppose

49% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* 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?

66% Increase the deficit

10% Reduce the deficit

17% Have no impact on the deficit

8% Not sure

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

59% Very likely

16% Somewhat likely

15% Not very likely

7% Not at all likely

4% Not sure


8* Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option that people could choose instead of a private health insurance plan?

43% Favor
43% Oppose
15% Not sure

9* Suppose that the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers. Workers would then be covered by the government option. Would you favor or oppose the creation of a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option if it encouraged companies to drop private health insurance coverage for their workers


21% Favor
63% Oppose
16% Not sure

10* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

10% Excellent
25% Good
28% Fair
36% Poor
1% Not sure

11* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

57% Favor
28% Oppose
15% Not sure

12* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

44% Favor
47% Oppose
9% Not sure

13* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

34% Favor
44% Oppose
22% Not sure

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