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Toplines - 2010 California Governor - April 19, 2010

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California State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 19, 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?

37% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
7% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Arnold Schwarzenegger has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

4% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
36% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 California Governor Race

April 19, 2010

March 15, 2010

February 15, 2010

Meg Whitman (R)

38%

40%

43%

Jerry Brown (D)

44%

40%

43%

Some other candidate

9%

6%

6%

Not sure

9%

14%

8%

April 19, 2010

March 15, 2010

February 15, 2010

Steve Poizner (R)

32%

27%

34%

Jerry Brown (D)

50%

42%

46%

Some other candidate

10%

13%

7%

Not sure

8%

18%

13%

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 CA Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Whitman

10%

37%

24%

19%

11%

Brown

21%

30%

19%

23%

5%

Poizner

8%

30%

28%

18%

15%

5*Do you favor or oppose a three-way debate involving Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner?

71% Favor
15% Oppose
13% Not sure

6* Do you favor or oppose eliminating California’s tax on capital gains?

41% Favor
33% Oppose
26% Not sure

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