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Toplines - Alaska Governor - August 31, 2010

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Alaska Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 31, 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?

      

       31% Strongly approve

       15% Somewhat approve

         7% Somewhat disapprove

       47% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Sean Parnell 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

       42% Somewhat approve

       26% Somewhat disapprove

       14% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Alaska Governor’s Race

 

 

Sean Parnell (R)

Ethan Berkowitz (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 31, 2010

53%

43%

2%

2%

July 15, 2010

53%

34%

7%

6%

May 6, 2010

58%

30%

3%

8%

 

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 AK Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Parnell

23%

36%

25%

13%

3%

Berkowitz

24%

25%

16%

26%

8%

 

5* I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not Sure

Parnell

28%

44%

16%

3%

2%

6%

Berkowitz

2%

8%

25%

31%

23%

11%

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s name] views as mainstream or extreme?

Candidate

Mainstream

Extreme

Not Sure

Parnell

60%

28%

12%

Berkowitz

45%

35%

19%

 

7* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
      

       19% Excellent

       37% Good    

       30% Fair     

       11% Poor     

         3% Not sure

 

8* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

      

       33% Better

       34% Worse   
        30% About the same
         2% Not sure

 

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