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Toplines - California Governor - August 3, 2010

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California State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 3, 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?

34% Strongly approve
22% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  3% 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?

  5% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
31% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove

  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 California Governor’s Race

 

                                                                                                               
 

 

 
 

Meg   Whitman (R)

 
 

Jerry   Brown (D)

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

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%

 

 

 

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

 
 

18%

 
 

29%

 
 

18%

 
 

28%

 
 

7%

 
 

Brown

 
 

24%

 
 

23%

 
 

13%

 
 

37%

 
 

3%

 

 

5* Okay now 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   Ideology

 
 

Very   Conservative

 
 

Somewhat   Conservative

 
 

Moderate

 
 

Somewhat   Liberal

 
 

Very   Liberal

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

Whitman

 
 

23%

 
 

36%

 
 

21%

 
 

6%

 
 

3%

 
 

11%

 
 

Brown

 
 

6%

 
 

4%

 
 

18%

 
 

29%

 
 

31%

 
 

11%

 

 

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

 

                                   
 

Candidate   Views

 
 

Mainstream

 
 

Extreme

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

Whitman

 
 

44%

 
 

33%

 
 

23%

 
 

Brown

 
 

42%

 
 

39%

 
 

19%

 

 

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