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Toplines - Maine Governor - August 12, 2010

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Maine State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 12, 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?

  

   30% Strongly approve

   24% Somewhat approve

     8% Somewhat disapprove

   38% Strongly disapprove

     0% Not sure

 

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

  

   13% Strongly approve

   32% Somewhat approve

   22% Somewhat disapprove

   32% Strongly disapprove

     1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Maine Governor’s Race

 

 

Paul LePage (R)

Libby Mitchell (D)

Eliot Cutler (I)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 12, 2010

38%

30%

16%

4%

11%

July 14, 2010

39%

31%

15%

3%

12%

June 10, 2010

43%

36%

7%

x

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 ME Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

LePage

23%

32%

18%

17%

11%

Mitchell

22%

28%

23%

20%

7%

Cutler

9%

34%

  23%

12%

22%

 

 

5* In political terms is Paul LePage very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

   34% Very conservative
   37% Somewhat conservative
   16% Moderate

     1% Somewhat liberal

     2% Very liberal

   10% Not sure

 

6* In political terms is Libby Mitchell very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

     2% Very conservative
   10% Somewhat conservative
   27% Moderate

   27% Somewhat liberal

   24% Very liberal

     9% Not sure

 

 

7* In political terms is Eliot Cutler very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

     4% Very conservative
   20% Somewhat conservative
   39% Moderate

   13% Somewhat liberal

     7% Very liberal

   17% Not sure

 

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe Paul LePage’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

   47% Mainstream
   34% Extreme
   19% Not sure

 

9* Would it be more accurate to describe Libby Mitchell’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

   51% Mainstream
   33% Extreme
   16% Not sure

 

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

 

   39% Mainstream
   29% Extreme
   33% Not sure

 

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

      7% Excellent

   34% Good

   40% Fair

   17% Poor

     2% Not sure

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

    21% Better

   50% Worse

   29% About the same

     1% Not sure

13* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

 

    72% Yes

    22% No

     6% Not sure 

 

14* Are you more likely or less likely to vote for an independent candidate in this election than in past elections?

 

    33% More likely

    40% Less likely

    21% About the same

      6% Not sure

 

 

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