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Toplines - West Virginia Senate - August 29, 2010

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West Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 29, 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?

17% Strongly approve
12% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
58% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

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

      

       36% Strongly approve

       34% Somewhat approve

       18% Somewhat disapprove

       11% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Special Senate Election Race

 

 

John Raese (R)

Joe Manchin (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 29, 2010

42%

48%

4%

7%

July 23, 2010

35%

51%

5%

9%

 

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 WV Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Raese

23%

37%

15%

16%

9%

Manchin

37%

36%

16%

10%

1%

 

 

5* In political terms, do you consider Joe Manchin to be very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

13% Very conservative
27% Somewhat conservative

36% Moderate

17% Somewhat liberal

  3% Very liberal

  4% Not sure

 

 

6* In political terms, do you consider John Raese to be very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

31% Very conservative
34% Somewhat conservative

16% Moderate

  4% Somewhat liberal

  4% Very liberal

11% Not sure

 

7* Would it be more accurate to describe Joe Manchin’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

65% Mainstream
17% Extreme

18% Not sure

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe John Raese’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

46% Mainstream
32% Extreme

22% Not sure

 

9* 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?

 

    15% Strongly favor

    14% Somewhat favor

    15% Somewhat oppose

    54% Strongly oppose

      2% Not sure

 

10* 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?

 

       55% Favor

       29% Oppose

       17% Not sure

 

11* 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?

 

       66% Tax cuts should be extended

       26% Tax cuts should end this year

  8% Not sure

 

 

 

 

 

12* 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?

 

        23% Help

       55% Hurt

       12% No impact

         9% Not sure

 

    13* 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?

 

51% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

40% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

10% Not sure

 

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

         0% Excellent

         4% Good

       30% Fair

       65% Poor

         1% Not sure

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

       16% Better

       64% Worse

       15% Staying the same

         5% Not sure

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