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Questions - 2012 Missouri Senate - August 22, 2012

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Missouri Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 22, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

 

*Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidates, so while half will hear the Republican first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.

 

1* If the 2012 election for U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Todd Akin or Democrat Claire McCaskill?

 

Date

Todd Akin

Claire McCaskill

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 22, 2012

38%

48%

9%

5%

July 30, 2012

47%

44%

4%

5%

June 7, 2012

50%

42%

2%

7%

April 17, 2012

48%

43%

2%

7%

March 14-15, 2012

50%

43%

4%

4%

 

2* 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.

 

 

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not Sure

Claire McCaskill

19%

29%

12%

36%

4%

Todd Akin

11%

24%

16%

47%

2%

 

3* How closely have you followed news stories concerning Todd Akin’s comments about rape?

 

64% Very closely
29% Somewhat closely
  5% Not very closely
  1% Not at all
  1% Not sure

 

4* Should Akin withdraw from the campaign and have the Republicans select another candidate to run against Senator Claire McCaskill?

 

41% Yes
42% No
17% Not sure

           

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

  1% Excellent

  9% Good

38% Fair

51% Poor

  1% Not sure

 

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

29% Better

45% Worse

21% About the same

  5% Not sure


7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Medicare?

21% Very favorable
39% Somewhat favorable
25% Somewhat unfavorable
10% Very unfavorable
  5% Not sure

8* When it comes to the future of Medicare, which scares you more…President Obama’s health care law or Paul Ryan’s proposal?

47% President Obama’s health care law
43% Paul’s Ryan’s proposal
10% Not sure

9* How would you rate the job Jay Nixon has been doing as governor…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

           

19% Strongly approve

42% Somewhat approve

25% Somewhat disapprove

  9% Strongly disapprove

  6% Not sure

 

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