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Toplines - Iowa Governor - August 5, 2010

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Iowa Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 5, 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?

      

       29% Strongly approve

       19% Somewhat approve

         8% Somewhat disapprove

       44% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

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

      

       14% Strongly approve

       23% Somewhat approve

       23% Somewhat disapprove

       38% Strongly disapprove

         2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Iowa Governor’s Race

 

                                                                               
 

 

 
 

August 5, 2010

 
 

June 14, 2010

 
 

April 29, 2010

 
 

March 17, 2010

 
 

February 18, 2010

 
 

Terry   Branstad (R)

 
 

52%

 
 

57%

 
 

53%

 
 

52%

 
 

53%

 
 

Chet   Culver (D)

 
 

36%

 
 

31%

 
 

38%

 
 

36%

 
 

37%

 
 

Some   other candidate

 
 

8%

 
 

6%

 
 

6%

 
 

6%

 
 

6%

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

4%

 
 

6%

 
 

3%

 
 

6%

 
 

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 IA Governor’s Race

 
 

Very   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Unfavorable

 
 

Very   Unfavorable

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

Culver

 
 

13%

 
 

25%

 
 

20%

 
 

40%

 
 

2%

 
 

Branstad

 
 

28%

 
 

28%

 
 

20%

 
 

20%

 
 

4%

 

 

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

 
 

Culver

 
 

4%

 
 

7%

 
 

26%

 
 

37%

 
 

20%

 
 

7%

 
 

Branstad

 
 

28%

 
 

44%

 
 

15%

 
 

3%

 
 

2%

 
 

7%

 

 

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

 

                                   
 

Candidate   Views

 
 

Mainstream

 
 

Extreme

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

Culver

 
 

39%

 
 

47%

 
 

13%

 
 

Branstad

 
 

57%

 
 

31%

 
 

12%

 

 

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


12% Excellent
39% Good

33% Fair

11% Poor

  6% Not sure

 

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

 

27% Better

40% Worse

29% About the same

  3% Not sure

 

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