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Toplines - West Virginia Special Senate Election - July 22, 2010

Prior Survey
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West Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 22, 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
15% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
55% 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?

      

       38% Strongly approve

       33% Somewhat approve

       20% Somewhat disapprove

         8% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Special Senate Election Race

 

 

John Raese (R)

Joe Manchin (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

7/23/2010

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

14%

35%

22%

10%

19%

Manchin

38%

36%

18%

6%

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?

 

52% Strongly favor

12% Somewhat favor

10% Somewhat oppose

20% Strongly oppose

  5% Not sure

 

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

 

65% Favor

20% Oppose
15% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court? Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

23% Agree
64% Disagree
13% Not sure

 

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

 

  9% Very conservative
24% Somewhat conservative

43% Moderate

17% Somewhat liberal

  3% Very liberal

  4% Not sure

 

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

 

20% Very conservative
31% Somewhat conservative

24% Moderate

  6% Somewhat liberal

  3% Very liberal

16% Not sure

 

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

 

65% Mainstream
15% Extreme

20% Not sure

 

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

 

40% Mainstream
29% Extreme

31% Not sure

 

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

         1% Excellent

         5% Good

       29% Fair

       64% Poor

         1% Not sure

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

       18% Better

       63% Worse

       17% Staying the same

         2% Not sure

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