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Toplines - Oregon Governor - August 22, 2010

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Oregon Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 22, 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?

31% Strongly approve
22% Somewhat approve
  5% Somewhat disapprove
42% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Ted Kulongoski 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
29% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Oregon Governor’s Race

 

Initial Preference

Chris Dudley (R)

John Kitzhaber (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 22, 2010

45%

44%

3%

8%

July 26, 2010

47%

44%

5%

4%

June 17, 2010

47%

45%

4%

4%

May 24, 2010

45%

44%

4%

6%

April 29, 2010

41%

41%

6%

13%

February 17, 2010

36%

42%

7%

15%



With Leaners

Chris Dudley (R)

John Kitzhaber (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 22, 2010

49%

45%

1%

5%

 

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 OR Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Dudley

23%

36%

21%

9%

10%

Kitzhaber

24%

26%

20%

24%

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

Dudley

16%

52%

14%

1%

3%

15%

Kitzhaber

2%

5%

26%

33%

23%

10%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Dudley

51%

23%

26%

Kitzhaber

49%

34%

16%

 

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


  9% Excellent
34% Good

35% Fair

21% Poor

  2% Not sure

 

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

 

12% Better

54% Worse

32% About the same

  2% Not sure

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