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Toplines - 2010 Nevada Senate - February 3, 2010

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Nevada State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 2, 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?

27% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
45% 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?

9% Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 Nevada Senate Race

Sue Lowden (R)

45%

Harry Reid (D)

39%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

8%

Danny Tarkanian (R)

47%

Harry Reid (D)

39%

Some other candidate

8%

Not sure

6%

Sharon Angle (R)

44%

Harry Reid (D)

40%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

8%

Brian Krolicki (R)

44%

Harry Reid (D)

41%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

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 NV Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Reid

16%

28%

9%

46%

1%

Lowden

12%

36%

16%

11%

25%

Tarkanian

16%

34%

22%

13%

14%

Angle

8%

29%

18%

12%

34%

Krolicki

14%

26%

21%

12%

26%

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

10% Excellent

32% Good

38% Fair

17% Poor

3% Not sure

6* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

26% Better

45% Worse

28% About the same

2% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

46% Yes
38% No
15% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

59% Favor
28% Oppose
14% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

57% Cutting taxes

14% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

9% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

50% United States and its allies

26% Terrorists

19% Neither

5% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

36% Yes
49% No
16% Not sure

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