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Toplines - Florida Governor - August 2, 2010

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Florida Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted August 2, 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

       18% Somewhat approve

         6% Somewhat disapprove

       44% Strongly disapprove

       0% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Charlie Crist has been doing as Governor… do you strongly

approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

      

       18% Strongly approve

       41% Somewhat approve

       22% Somewhat disapprove

       16% Strongly disapprove

         2% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Florida Governor

 

      

                                                                               
 

 

 
 

Bill   McCollum (R)

 
 

Alex   Sink (D)

 
 

Bud Chiles (I)

 
 

Some   Other Candidate

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

August   2, 2010

 
 

27%

 
 

31%

 
 

20%

 
 

8%

 
 

13%

 
 

June 7,   2010

 
 

40%

 
 

38%

 
 

x

 
 

8%

 
 

13%

 
 

May 16,   2010

 
 

43%

 
 

35%

 
 

x

 
 

11%

 
 

11%

 
 

April   15, 2010

 
 

45%

 
 

38%

 
 

x

 
 

7%

 
 

10%

 

 

 

                                                               
 

 

 
 

Rick   Scott (R)

 
 

Alex   Sink (D)

 
 

Bud Chiles (I)

 
 

Some   Other Candidate

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

August   2, 2010

 
 

35%

 
 

31%

 
 

16%

 
 

6%

 
 

12%

 
 

June 7,   2010

 
 

45%

 
 

40%

 
 

x

 
 

3%

 
 

12%

 
 

May 16,   2010

 
 

41%

 
 

40%

 
 

x

 
 

7%

 
 

12%

 

 

 

4* Favorable Ratings for Candidates in 2010 Florida Governor’s Race

      

                                                                               
 

 

 
 

Very   favorable

 
 

Somewhat   favorable

 
 

Somewhat   unfavorable

 
 

Very   unfavorable

 
 

Not sure

 
 

Bill   McCollum

 
 

6%

 
 

29%

 
 

31%

 
 

23%

 
 

11%

 
 

Alex   Sink

 
 

14%

 
 

35%

 
 

20%

 
 

9%

 
 

23%

 
 

Rick   Scott

 
 

16%

 
 

22%

 
 

17%

 
 

31%

 
 

14%

 
 

Bud Chiles

 
 

8%

 
 

29%

 
 

22%

 
 

10%

 
 

32%

 

 

 

 

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

 

42% Strongly favor

  7% Somewhat favor

  9% Somewhat oppose

36% Strongly oppose

  7% Not sure

 

6* The health care plan passed by Congress requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

 

32% Strongly favor

13% Somewhat favor

14% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose

  3% Not sure

 

 

7* Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Do you favor or oppose your state suing the federal government to prevent that requirement from remaining in the law?

 

40% Favor

41% Oppose

19% Not sure

 

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.

 

First…..Alex Sink      

 

       4% Very conservative

      12% Somewhat conservative

      36% Moderate

      17% Somewhat liberal

        8% Very liberal

      23% Not sure

 

6* Bill McCollum       

 

       22% Very conservative

      31% Somewhat conservative

      20% Moderate

        9% Somewhat liberal

        4% Very liberal

      14% Not sure

 

7* Bud Chiles  

 

       3% Very conservative

      14% Somewhat conservative

      31% Moderate

      11% Somewhat liberal

        6% Very liberal

      35% Not sure

 

8* Rick Scott  

 

       35% Very conservative

      24% Somewhat conservative

      12% Moderate

        5% Somewhat liberal

        4% Very liberal

      20% Not sure

 

9* Okay…Would it be more accurate to describe Alex Sink’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

       39% Mainstream
       22% Extreme
       39% Not sure

 

10* Would it be more accurate to describe Bill McCollum’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

       38% Mainstream
       39% Extreme
       24% Not sure

 

11* Would it be more accurate to describe Bud Chiles views as mainstream or extreme?

 

       29% Mainstream
       22% Extreme
       50% Not sure

 

12* Would it be more accurate to describe Rick Scott’s views as mainstream or extreme?

      

       34% Mainstream
       40% Extreme
       26% Not sure

 

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