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Questions - 2012 Nebraska Senate - May 16, 2012

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Nebraska Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted May 16, 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* Suppose the Republicans nominate Deb Fischer.  If the 2012 Election for U.S. Senate were held today would you vote for Republican Deb Fischer or Democrat Bob Kerrey?


Deb Fischer
Bob Kerrey
Some other candidate


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.


Bob Kerrery
Deb Fischer

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

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

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* Should all voters be required to prove their identity before being allowed to vote?

11* Do laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters?

12* How confident are you that final election results accurately reflect the votes that were cast for each candidate?

13* How would you rate the job Dave Heineman 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