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Toplines - Wisconsin Senate - August 10, 2010

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Wisconsin State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 10, 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?

30% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

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

14% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Wisconsin Senate Race

 

 

Ron Johnson (R)

Russ Feingold (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 10, 2010

47%

46%

2%

5%

July 27, 2010

48%

46%

2%

5%

July 13, 2010

47%

46%

2%

6%

June 21, 2010

45%

46%

3%

6%

May 25, 2010

44%

46%

3%

6%

 

 

David Westlake (R)

Russ Feingold (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 10, 2010

39%

48%

6%

8%

July 27, 2010

39%

49%

6%

6%

July 13, 2010

37%

51%

6%

6%

June 21, 2010

41%

47%

4%

7%

May 25, 2010

38%

47%

7%

8%

April 20, 2010

38%

49%

4%

9%

March 16, 2010

35%

51%

5%

10%

Feb. 17, 2010

37%

47%

6%

10%

 

 

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 WI Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Feingold

30%

20%

20%

27%

3%

Westlake

4%

31%

19%

12%

35%

Johnson

22%

29%

19%

14%

15%

 

 

  5* Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

   50% The tax cuts should be extended

   37% The tax cuts should end this year

   13% Not sure

 

6* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon. 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?

 

   30% Help

   41% Hurt

   17% No impact

   13% 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?

 

41% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

48% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

11% 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?

 

  24% Strongly favor
21% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose

  38% Strongly oppose

    5% 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?

 

   42% Favor
   38% Oppose
   20% Not sure

 

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

51% Yes
21% No
28% Not sure

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

27% Very likely
26% Somewhat likely
22% Not very likely
  8% Not at all likely
17% Not sure

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

 1% Excellent

 3% Good
37% Fair
57% Poor

 2% Not sure

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

23% Better

44% Worse
28% Staying the same
  5% Not sure

14* Is the United States currently in a recession?

67% Yes
15% No
17% Not sure

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