Questions - 2012 Missouri Senate - April 17, 2012
Missouri Survey of
500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 17, 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* In thinking about the 2012 election for U.S. Senate, suppose you had a choice between Republican Todd Akin and Democrat Claire McCaskill. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Todd Akin or Democrat Claire McCaskill?
2* Suppose the Republicans nominate Sarah Steelman. If the 2012 Election for U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican Sarah Steelman or Democrat Claire McCaskill?
3* Suppose the Republicans nominate John Brunner. If the 2012 election for U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Republican John Brunner or Democrat Claire McCaskill?
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.
5* How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama's health care law and the U.S. Supreme Court?
6* Would you like to see the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the health care law or uphold its legality?
7* Which do you think the U.S. Supreme Court is more likely to do – overturn the health care law or uphold its legality?
8* The health care law requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?
9* Does the federal government have the constitutional authority to force everyone to buy health insurance?
10* 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?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence