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Questions - Election 2014: West Virginia Senate - May 14-15, 2014

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West Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted May 14-15, 2014
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?

           

15% Strongly approve

16% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

57% Strongly disapprove

  2% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Earl Ray Tomblin has been doing as governor…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

           

2% Strongly approve

41% Somewhat approve

27% Somewhat disapprove

15% Strongly disapprove

  5% Not sure

 

3* In thinking about the 2014 election for U.S. Senate, suppose you had a choice between Republican Shelley Moore Capito or Democrat Natalie Tennant.  If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Shelley Moore Capito or Democrat Natalie Tennant?

 

48% Capito
39% Tennant
  5% Some other candidate
9% Not sure

 

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. If you’ve never heard of that person, just let me know.

 

 

Shelley Moore Capito

Natalie Tennant

Jay Rockefeller

Joe Manchin

Very favorable

31%

23%

30%

30%

Somewhat favorable

32%

29%

26%

32%

Somewhat unfavorable

14%

19%

18%

18%

Very unfavorable

13%

13%

22%

17%

Never heard of him/her

5%

11%

2%

1%

Not sure

5%

5%

3%

2%

 

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

  2% Excellent
10% Good
34% Fair

53% Poor
  1% Not sure

6* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

  6% Excellent
24% Good
43% Fair

26% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the new health care law?

 

11% Very favorable
17% Somewhat favorable
15% Somewhat unfavorable
52% Very unfavorable
  4% Not sure

 

 

8* Will new government regulations on the coal industry help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy? 

 

10% Help

66% Hurt
11% No impact
13% Not sure

 

9* Does the Obama Administration want to outlaw the coal industry?

 

53% Yes
29% No

17% Not sure

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