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Toplines - Washington Senate - August 31, 2010

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Washington State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 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?

    31% Strongly approve
    17% Somewhat approve
      9% Somewhat disapprove
    41% Strongly disapprove
      2% Not sure

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

  22% Strongly approve
  20% Somewhat approve
  17% Somewhat disapprove
  37% Strongly disapprove
     4% Not sure

3* 2010 Election for United States Senate

 

Dino Rossi (R)

Patty Murray (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 31, 2010

48%

46%

3%

3%

August 18, 2010

44%

48%

4%

4%

July 28, 2010

47%

49%

2%

2%

July 14, 2010

48%

45%

3%

3%

June 22, 2010

47%

47%

3%

3%

May 26, 2010

47%

48%

2%

4%

May 4, 2010

46%

48%

2%

3%

April 6, 2010

46%

48%

3%

4%

Mar 9, 2010

49%

46%

3%

2%

Jan 11, 2010

48%

46%

1%

5%

 

With Leaners

Dino Rossi (R)

Patty Murray

(D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 31, 2010

50%

47%

2%

2%

August 18, 2010

46%

50%

1%

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 WA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Rossi

26%

28%

19%

25%

2%

Murray

30%

20%

17%

32%

2%

 

 

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

    45% Economic Issues

    20% Domestic Issues

      5% Cultural Issues

    15% Fiscal Issues

      6% Not sure

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

   38% Yes
58% No
  4% 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?

   23% Explain legislation and issues
68% Hear the view of their constituents
10% Not sure

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

   27% Yes
56% No
17% Not sure

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

     38% Very angry
     21% Somewhat angry
     24% Not very angry
     12% Not at all angry
       4% 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?

     54% Agree
     34% Disagree
     13% Not sure

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

     28% Yes
     44% No
     29% Not sure

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

     40% Yes
     44% No
     17% Not sure

 

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

 

     82% Yes
     15% No
       3% 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?

 

     12% Better
     51% Worse
     35% About the same
       3% Not sure

 

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