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Toplines - Maryland Governor - September 15, 2010

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Maryland Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted September 15, 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?

 

  42% Strongly approve

  14% Somewhat approve

    6% Somewhat disapprove

  36% Strongly disapprove

    1% 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?

 

  25% Strongly approve

  26% Somewhat approve

  16% Somewhat disapprove

  30% Strongly disapprove

    3% Not sure

 

3* Election 2010: Maryland Governor’s Race

 

 

Bob Ehrlich (R)

Martin O’Malley (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 15, 2010

47%

50%

1%

3%

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%

 

*NOTE: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 15 do not include leaners.

 

 

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

26%

28%

19%

24%

3%

Bob Ehrlich

25%

33%

18%

20%

4%

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

   14% National Security Issues

  45% Economic Issues

  15% Domestic Issues

   4% Cultural Issues

  16% Fiscal Issues

   6% Not sure

6* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government?

   39% Very angry
   21% Somewhat angry
   21% Not very angry
   18% Not at all angry
     2% Not sure

7* 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?

   40% Strongly favor
   10% Somewhat favor
     8% Somewhat oppose
   37% Strongly oppose
     6% Not sure

 

8* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

   43% Good
   34% Bad
   13% No impact

   10% Not sure

 

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

 

   1% Excellent
     7% Good
   40% Fair
   50% Poor
     2% Not sure

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

  

  31% better
   44% worse
   21% staying the same
     4% Not sure

11* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

  73% Yes
16% No
10% Not sure

12* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

   79% Yes
   17% No
     4% Not sure


13* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

   23% Better
   35% Worse
   41% About the same
     1% Not sure

 

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