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California State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 24, 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?

36% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
36% Strongly disapprove
  2% 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
22% Somewhat approve
31% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove

  5% Not sure

 

3* 2010 California Governor’s Race

 

 

Meg Whitman (R)

Jerry Brown (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 24, 2010

48%

40%

6%

6%

August 3, 2010

41%

43%

6%

10%

July 12, 2010

47%

46%

4%

3%

June 9, 2010

44%

45%

4%

7%

May 24, 2010

41%

45%

8%

7%

April 19, 2010

38%

44%

9%

9%

March 15, 2010

40%

40%

6%

14%

February 15, 2010

43%

43%

6%

8%

 

2010 California Governor’s Race with Leaners

 

 

Meg Whitman (R)

Jerry Brown (D)

Some other candidate

Not Sure

 

August 24, 2010

51%

43%

2%

4%

 

 

 

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

19%

30%

19%

25%

7%

Brown

25%

21%

13%

38%

4%

 

5* Do you Favor or Oppose the federal law that requires everyone to buy or obtain health insurance?

    32% Strongly Favor

    18% Somewhat Favor

12% Somewhat Oppose

35% Strongly Oppose

  3% Not Sure

 

6* Do you favor or oppose your state suing the federal government to prevent the requirement that everyone must buy or obtain health insurance?

    44% Favor

37% Oppose

    19% Not Sure

 

7* How do you rate the economy?

      0% Excellent

  2% Good

30% Fair

67% Poor

  1% Not Sure

 

8* Do you think the economy is getting better or worse?

21% Better

51% Worse

23% About the Same

  5% Not Sure

 

9* Do you think the U.S. is in a recession?

76% Yes

11% No

12% Not Sure

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence