I am going to read a list of names. Do you recognize the name ___________? (If yes) Do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of ___________?

  Recognize favorable Recognize unfavorable Recognize neutral Don’t recognize
Barack Obama 35% 51% 14%
SENATE
Roy Blunt 45% 35% 19% 1%
Robin Carnahan 34% 48% 16% 2%
STATE AUDITOR
Thomas Schweich 19% 3% 22% 56%
Susan Montee 18% 6% 31% 45%

 

If the 2010 general election for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for:

Roy Blunt, Republican 49%
Robin Carnahan, Democrat 40%
Jerry Beck, Constitution Party 2%
Jonathan Dine, Libertarian 1%
Undecided 8%

 

  Carnahan Blunt Other Undecided
State 40% 49% 3% 8%
St. Louis metro 48% 40% 3% 9%
Kansas City metro 42% 46% 3% 9%
Northern Missouri 35% 54% 5% 6%
Central Missouri 27% 63% 4% 6%
Southeast Missouri 33% 57% 1% 7%
Southwest Missouri 27% 64% 2% 7%

 

SEX Carnahan Blunt Other Undecided
Men 35% 55% 2% 6%
Women 44% 44% 4% 8%

 

AGE Carnahan Blunt Other Undecided
18-34 44% 43% 3% 10%
35-49 39% 51% 3% 7%
50-64 36% 51% 3% 10%
65+ 45% 48% 2% 6%

 

RACE Carnahan Blunt Other Undecided
Whites 35% 54% 3% 8%
Blacks 89% 4% 7%

 

PARTY AFFILIATION Carnahan Blunt Other Undecided
Democrats 90% 4% 2% 4%
Republicans 3% 86% 1% 10%
Independents 33% 51% 6% 10%

 

Proposition A

Proposition A on the November ballot asks: "Shall Missouri law be amended to:

Repeal the authority of certain cities to use earnings taxes to fund their budgets;

• Require voters in cities that currently have an earnings tax to approve continuation of such tax at the next general municipal election and at an election held every 5 years thereafter;

• require any current earnings tax that is not approved by the voters to be phased out over a period of 10 years;

• prohibit any city from adding a new earnings tax to fund their budget?"

If the election were held today, would you vote: "YES" in favor of this measure, or "NO" against this measure?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Yes 59% 65% 54% 43% 66% 66%
No 25% 25% 25% 36% 20% 21%
Undecided 16% 10% 21% 21% 14% 13%

 

Proposition B

Proposition B on the Nov. 2 ballot asks: "Shall Missouri law be amended to:

• Require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise and adequate rest between breeding cycles;

• Prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets;

• and create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” for any violations?"

If the election were held today, would you vote: "YES" in favor of this measure, or "NO" against this measure?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Yes 69% 62% 76% 79% 63% 65%
No 23% 31% 15% 13% 27% 28%
Undecided 8% 7% 9% 8% 10% 7%

 

Issues

What do you feel is the single, most-important issue facing the country today?

Economy/jobs 64%
Government spending/taxes 15%
Healthcare 9%
Social issues/family values (abortion/gay rights) 3%
Wars in Afghanistan/Iraq 2%
Immigration 1%
Environment/oil spill
Other 4%
Not sure 2%

 

How they rate

Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's job performance as president?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Approve 34% 32% 36% 81% 1% 25%
Disapprove 60% 63% 57% 15% 93% 67%
Not sure 6% 5% 7% 4% 6% 8%

 

Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's handling of the economy?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Approve 29% 24% 33% 67% 2% 21%
Disapprove 60% 64% 57% 19% 90% 66%
Not sure 11% 12% 10% 12% 8% 13%

 

Do you approve or disapprove of Congress' job performance?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Approve 9% 6% 12% 19% 4% 5%
Disapprove 79% 85% 74% 60% 90% 84%
Not sure 12% 9% 14% 21% 6% 11%

 

Would you say that things in the country are on the right track or would you say they are on the wrong track?

  State Men Women Dems Reps Inds
Right track 22% 18% 25% 50% 4% 15%
Wrong track 68% 76% 61% 31% 93% 77%
Not sure 10% 6% 14% 19% 3% 8%

 

Would you say that you generally support the agenda of the Tea Party movement, or not?

  State Dems Reps Inds
Yes 46% 8% 71% 54%
No 37% 73% 12% 31%
Not sure 17% 19% 17% 15%

 

About the poll

The poll was conducted for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4) by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., of Washington from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20. A total of 625 registered Missouri voters were interviewed statewide by telephone.

All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election.

The margin for error is 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if the entire population were sampled.

The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a regional or gender grouping.