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Toplines - 2010 Missouri Senate - January 19, 2010

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Missouri State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 19, 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?

27% Strongly approve
14% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* 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?

17% Strongly approve
44% Somewhat approve
23% Somewhat disapprove
11% Strongly disapprove
5% Not sure

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race

Roy Blunt (R)


Robin Carnahan (D)


Some other candidate


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.

Candidate for the MO Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure













5* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

20% Strongly favor
17% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

50% Strongly oppose
1% Not sure

13* How likely is it that there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year?

32% Very likely
40% Somewhat likely
16% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
7% Not sure

14* Should the December attempt to blow up an airliner as it was landing in Detroit be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act or by civilian authorities as a criminal act?

70% By the military as a terrorist act
17% By civilian authorities as a criminal act
13% Not sure

15* How do you rate the way that the government responded to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

15% Excellent
24% Good
27% Fair
32% Poor
2% Not sure

16* Do you favor or oppose the use of full-body scanners at airports in the United States?

77% Favor
12% Oppose
11% Not sure

17* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

41% Yes
38% No
21% Not sure

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

2% Excellent
5% Good
37% Fair
56% Poor
1% Not sure

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

26% Better
49% Worse
22% Staying the same
3% Not sure

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