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Maryland Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted August 17, 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?

   

    41% Strongly approve

    15% Somewhat approve

      7% Somewhat disapprove

    38% Strongly disapprove

      0% Not sure

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

   

    27% Strongly approve

    27% Somewhat approve

    19% Somewhat disapprove

    26% Strongly disapprove

      2% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Maryland Governor’s Race

 

 

Bob Ehrlich (R)

Martin O’Malley (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 17, 2010

44%

45%

3%

8%

July 8, 2010

47%

46%

2%

5%

June 8, 2010

45%

45%

5%

5%

April 20, 2010

44%

47%

2%

7%

February 23, 2010

43%

49%

2%

5%

 

 

 

With Leaners

Bob Ehrlich (R)

Martin O’Malley (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 17, 2010

47%

47%

2%

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

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Martin O’Malley

25%

30%

21%

21%

3%

Bob Ehrlich

24%

32%

18%

20%

6%

 

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

Martin O’Malley

4%

9%

25%

33%

22%

8%

Bob Ehrlich

27%

49%

13%

2%

2%

8%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Martin O’Malley

55%

27%

18%

Bob Ehrlich

51%

30%

19%

 

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

 

     49% Yes

     42% No

      9% Not sure 

 

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

 

     18% More likely

     50% Less likely

     26% About the same

       6% Not sure

 

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


  1% Excellent
  7% Good
37% Fair
55% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

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

    31% Better
    41% Worse
    23% About the same
      4% Not Sure

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