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Questions - Ohio Senate - August 13, 2012

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 13, 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 Josh Mandel or Democrat Sherrod Brown?

           

Date

Mandel

Brown

Other

Not Sure

August 13, 2012

44%

44%

3%

8%

July 18, 2012

42%

46%

4%

8%

May 29, 2012

42%

47%

3%

7%

April 18, 2012

41%

44%

3%

12%

Mar 26, 2012

43%

43%

3%

11%

Feb 8, 2012

40%

44%

4%

12%

 

2* 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.

 

 

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not Sure

Sherrod Brown

25%

23%

16%

27%

10%

Josh Mandel

18%

25%

21%

25%

11%

 

 

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

  1% Excellent

  9% Good

34% Fair

55% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

29% Better

48% Worse

20% Staying the same

  3% Not sure

5* When covering a political campaign, do most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage or do they try to help the candidate they want to win?

20% Offer unbiased coverage
69% Try to help the candidate they want to win
11% Not sure

6* Suppose a reporter learned some news that might politically hurt a candidate they wanted to win. Would most reporters hide that information to help the candidate?

54% Yes
29% No
17% Not sure

7* When it comes to information about the Presidential campaign, who do you trust more—news reporters or family and friends?

28% News reporters
52% Family and friends
20% Not sure

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

 

24% Strongly approve

27% Somewhat approve

15% Somewhat disapprove

26% Strongly disapprove

  7% Not Sure

 

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