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Toplines - Nevada Senate - August 16, 2010

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Nevada State Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted August 16, 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?

24% Strongly approve
21% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
48% Strongly disapprove
  1% 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 he’s been doing?

  

  9% Strongly approve
27% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Nevada Senate Race

 

 

Sharron Angle (R)

Harry Reid (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

Aug 16, 2010

47%

47%

5%

2%

July 27, 2010

43%

45%

7%

4%

July 12, 2010

46%

43%

6%

5%

June 22, 2010

48%

41%

8%

2%

June 9, 2010

50%

39%

5%

6%

April 27, 2010

48%

40%

7%

4%

Mar 31, 2010

51%

40%

6%

3%

Mar 3, 2010

46%

38%

11%

5%

Feb 2, 2010

44%

40%

7%

8%

 

With Leaners

Sharron Angle (R)

Harry Reid (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 16, 2010

50%

48%

1%

1%

 

 

 

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

26%

18%

11%

44%

1%

Angle

17%

26%

17%

39%

2%

5* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon.  Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

   59% Tax cuts should be extended

   32% Tax cuts should end this year

10% Not sure

6* 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?

 

    27% Help

    48% Hurt

   17% No impact

     8% 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?

 

46% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

47% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

  7% 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?

 

  25% Strongly favor

  18% Somewhat favor

  11% Somewhat oppose

  44% 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?

 

   45% Favor

   42% Oppose

   13% Not sure

 

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

 

   62% Yes

   16% No

   23% Not sure

 

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

 

 

   41% Very likely
   24% Somewhat likely

   16% Not very likely

     7% Not at all likely

   11% Not sure

 

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


  1% Excellent
  5% Good
27% Fair
66% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

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

   26% Better
   53% Worse
   18% About the same
     3% Not sure

 

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?


   80% Yes
   10% No

   10% Not sure

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