Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #10471
 
Of those who saw Talent-McCaskill on Meet The Press, More Say McCaskill Won: A vast majority of Missourians interviewed today by SurveyUSA did not watch the "debate" between Republican Jim Talent and Democrat Claire McCaskill on Meet the Press. 2600 adults were interviewed, 519 watched. Of those who did watch, 47% say McCaskill won, 37% say Talent won, and 15% say there was no clear winner, according to polling done exclusively for KCTV-TV in Kansas City and KSDK-TV in St. Louis. Interviews with all Missouri adults are significant +/- 1.6 percent. Results of interviews with those who watched Meet the Press are significant +/- 4.4 percent. Meet the Press does not air at the same time in all parts of Missouri. Interviews were conducted statewide after the TV show had aired in all Missouri markets.
 
1Did you watch the debate on Meet the Press today between the candidates for United States Senator from Missouri?
2600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 1.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalOzarkKansas CCentral St. Loui
Yes20%24%16%14%19%27%19%25%****16%24%23%18%24%23%23%16%17%21%
No79%75%83%85%80%72%80%74%****83%75%76%81%75%76%76%82%83%78%
Not Sure1%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%****1%1%1%1%1%2%1%2%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%31%39%30%85%10%2%3%31%37%24%29%39%19%20%24%11%45%
 
2Who do you think won the debate? Jim Talent? Claire McCaskill? Or was there no clear winner?
519 Who Watched DebateAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalOzarkKansas CCentral St. Loui
Talent37%40%33%41%40%31%38%23%****74%16%37%68%31%13%45%41%32%32%
McCaskill47%46%48%47%45%48%45%63%****16%72%38%22%55%64%39%49%47%50%
No Clear Winner15%13%18%8%15%20%16%15%****9%10%24%10%14%20%17%10%20%16%
Not Sure1%1%1%3%0%0%1%0%****0%2%0%0%0%3%0%1%0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Debate100%58%42%22%38%41%83%13%2%2%24%44%28%26%47%21%23%19%10%49%
 
3Did the debate give you a more favorable opinion of Jim Talent? A less favorable opinion? Or did it not change your opinion of him either way?
519 Who Watched DebateAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalOzarkKansas CCentral St. Loui
More Favorable28%32%21%36%29%22%28%22%****52%13%30%51%24%9%32%35%28%23%
Less Favorable44%44%45%46%45%42%45%45%****20%62%36%19%52%59%40%45%52%44%
Did Not Change Opinion28%24%33%17%26%35%26%33%****28%24%34%30%24%32%27%20%19%33%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%****0%1%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Debate100%58%42%22%38%41%83%13%2%2%24%44%28%26%47%21%23%19%10%49%
 
4Did the debate give you a more favorable opinion of Claire McCaskill? A less favorable opinion? Or did it not change your opinion of her either way?
519 Who Watched DebateAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalOzarkKansas CCentral St. Loui
More Favorable44%44%44%44%43%45%42%54%****17%65%38%24%53%54%35%46%41%48%
Less Favorable32%35%28%40%35%26%34%19%****64%14%30%53%27%16%42%34%34%27%
Did Not Change Opinion24%21%28%17%21%29%24%26%****18%21%32%23%21%30%24%20%24%25%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%****0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched Debate100%58%42%22%38%41%83%13%2%2%24%44%28%26%47%21%23%19%10%49%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.