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Toplines - 2010 Nevada Senate - March 31, 2010

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Nevada State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 31, 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?

33% Strongly approve
9% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
49% 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
35% Somewhat approve
20% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 Nevada Senate Race

Dec 9, 2010

Jan 11, 2010

Feb 2, 2010

Mar 3, 2010

Mar 31, 2010

Sue Lowden (R)

49%

48%

45%

51%

54%

Harry Reid (D)

43%

36%

39%

38%

39%

Some other candidate

6%

8%

8%

7%

4%

Not sure

3%

7%

8%

3%

2%

Dec 9, 2010

Jan 11,2010

Feb 2, 2010

Mar 3, 2010

Mar 31, 2010

Danny Tarkanian (R)

49%

50%

47%

50%

49%

Harry Reid (D)

43%

36%

39%

37%

42%

Some other candidate

6%

5%

8%

9%

6%

Not sure

2%

9%

6%

4%

2%

Dec 9, 2010

Jan 11, 2010

Feb 2, 2010

Mar 3, 2010

Mar 31, 2010

Sharron Angle (R)

47%

44%

44%

46%

51%

Harry Reid (D)

43%

40%

40%

38%

40%

Some other candidate

7%

10%

7%

11%

6%

Not sure

3%

7%

8%

5%

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

23%

14%

9%

53%

1%

Lowden

19%

35%

17%

16%

13%

Tarkanian

22%

33%

23%

11%

11%

Angle

8%

40%

20%

13%

18%

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

34% Yes
47% No
18% Not sure

6* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

22% Better if most incumbents were reelected
62% Better if most incumbents were defeated
16% Not sure

7* When you think about the major issues facing the country, whose views are closest to your own – those of the average Tea Party member or those of the average member of Congress?

49% Those of the average Tea Party member
35% Those of the average member of Congress
16% Not sure

8*Who has a better understanding of the problems America faces today – the average Tea Party member or the average member of Congress?

50% Average Tea Party member
34% Average member of Congress
16% Not sure

9* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Obama’s policies will resort to violence?

21% Very concerned
25% Somewhat concerned
22% Not very concerned
30% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

10* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

37% Stronger
41% Weaker
15% About the same
7% Not sure

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