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Toplines - West Virginia Senate - September 19, 2010

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West Virginia Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 19, 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?

18% Strongly approve
16% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
52% 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

       33% Somewhat approve

       18% Somewhat disapprove

       12% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Special Senate Election Race

 

 

John Raese (R)

Joe Manchin (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 19, 2010

43%

50%

1%

5%

September 8, 2010

45%

50%

2%

3%

August 29, 2010

42%

48%

4%

7%

July 23, 2010

35%

51%

5%

9%

 

Note: Surveys conducted prior to September 8 show results without leaners.

 

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

20%

33%

19%

22%

7%

Manchin

38%

33%

18%

9%

2%

 

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

 55% Strongly favor
  9% Somewhat favor
 10% Somewhat oppose
 21% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

 52% Good
 21% Bad
 16% No impact

 11% Not sure

 

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

66% Favor

20% Oppose
14% Not sure

 

8* Would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

77% Favor
13% Oppose
10% Not sure

9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?

45% Favor
36% Oppose
20% Not sure

10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

47% Help

23% Hurt

20% No impact

10% Not sure

 

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

 

70% Cutting taxes
12% Increasing government spending
19% Not sure

 

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

49%

34%

17%

Government Ethics & Corruption

40%

27%

33%

Health Care

45%

32%

23%

 

 

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