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Idaho Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 31, 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?

    18% Strongly approve
    11% Somewhat approve
    10% Somewhat disapprove
    61% Strongly disapprove
      0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job C.L. "Butch" Otter has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

15% Strongly approve
42% Somewhat approve

23% Somewhat disapprove
18% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Idaho Governor’s Race

 

 

 

C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)

Keith Allred (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 31, 2010

52%

36%

7%

5%

July 15, 2010

53%

36%

4%

7%

May 11, 2010

54%

32%

5%

9%

March 23, 2010

60%

28%

3%

9%

 

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 ID Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Otter

19%

35%

23%

17%

7%

Allred

10%

32%

19%

12%

27%

 

5* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know what ideology the candidate has.

 

Candidate

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not Sure

Otter

33%

39%

12%

4%

5%

8%

Allred

2%

13%

36%

15%

8%

25%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Otter

58%

25%

18%

Allred

32%

25%

43%

 

8* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

      9% Excellent

35% Good

33% Fair

21% Poor

  2% Not Sure

 

9* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

 

    13% Better

    59% Worse

    27% About the Same

      1% Not Sure

 

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