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Toplines - Wisconsin Senate - August 24, 2010

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Wisconsin State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 24, 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
  5% Somewhat disapprove
46% 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?

17% Strongly approve
26% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Wisconsin Senate Race

 

 

Ron Johnson (R)

Russ Feingold (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 24, 2010

47%

46%

1%

5%

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 24, 2010

40%

47%

6%

7%

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 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

31%

22%

12%

32%

3%

Westlake

7%

31%

21%

12%

29%

Johnson

25%

28%

17%

19%

11%

 

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?

 

10% National Security Issues

50% Economic Issues

12% Domestic Issues

  7% Cultural Issues

17% Fiscal Issues

  5% Not sure

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

35% Yes
63% No
  2% 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?

22% Explain legislation and issues
71% Hear the view of their constituents
  7% Not sure

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

27% Yes
59% No
14% Not sure

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

41% Very angry
27% Somewhat angry
19% Not very angry
11% Not at all angry
  3% 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?

50% Agree
34% Disagree
16% Not sure

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

34% Yes
40% No
26% Not sure

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

43% Yes
39% No
18% 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?

 

17% Better
44% Worse
38% About the same
  2% Not sure

 

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