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Toplines - Connecticut Governor - September 9, 2010

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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 9, 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
  9% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

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

18% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
17% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Connecticut Governor’s Race

 

Thomas Foley (R)

Dan Malloy (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 9, 2010

39%

46%

3%

12%

August 11, 2010

33%

48%

6%

13%

June 1, 2010

35%

44%

5%

17%

May 4, 2010

35%

38%

11%

16%

April 1, 2010

44%

35%

8%

14%

 

 

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 CT Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Foley

8%

43%

27%

13%

9%

Malloy

23%

39%

21%

9%

9%

 

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

 

    11% National Security Issues

    51% Economic Issues

    13% Domestic Issues

      4% Cultural Issues

    12% Fiscal Issues

       8% Not sure

6* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

     35% Very angry
     27% Somewhat angry
     25% Not very angry
     11% Not at all angry
       2% Not sure

7* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

     0% Excellent
      4% Good
    44% Fair
    49% Poor
      2% Not sure


8* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

 

34% Better
45% Worse
17% Staying the same
  3% Not sure

9* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

   65% Yes
23% No
12% Not sure

10* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

     82% Yes
     16% No
       3% Not sure


11* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

     22% Better
     43% Worse
     35% About the same
       0% Not sure

 

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