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Questions - Wisconsin Senate - August 15, 2012

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Wisconsin Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 15, 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 election were held today, would you vote for Republican Tommy Thompson or Democrat Tammy Baldwin?

 

Date

Tommy Thompson

Tammy Baldwin

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 15, 2012

54%

43%

1%

3%

July 25, 2012

41%

48%

5%

6%

June 12, 2012

52%

36%

6%

6%

May 9, 2012

50%

38%

5%

7%

March 27, 2012

48%

44%

4%

4%

February 27, 2012

50%

36%

4%

10%

October 26, 2011

49%

42%

4%

6%

 

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

Tommy Thompson

23%

36%

20%

17%

4%

Tammy Baldwin

22%

21%

16%

33%

8%

 

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

  1% Excellent

14% Good
41% Fair
45% Poor

  1% Not sure

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

30% Better
42% Worse

26% Staying the same

  2% Not sure

 

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

25% Very favorable
41% Somewhat favorable
22% Somewhat unfavorable
  7% Very unfavorable
  5% Not sure

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

48% President Obama’s health care law
42% Paul Ryan’s proposal
10% Not sure

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

           

            43% Strongly approve

            14% Somewhat approve

            10% Somewhat disapprove

            33% Strongly disapprove

              1% Not sure

 

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