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Toplines - Pennsylvania Governor - August 16, 2010

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Pennsylvania State Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted August 16, 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?

      

       26% Strongly approve

       17% Somewhat approve

       11% Somewhat disapprove

       45% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Ed Rendell 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

       26% Somewhat approve

       29% Somewhat disapprove

       31% Strongly disapprove

         1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Pennsylvania Election for Governor

 

 

Tom Corbett (R)

Dan Onorato (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

Aug 16, 2010

48%

38%

5%

9%

July 28, 2010

50%

39%

3%

8%

July 14, 2010

48%

38%

5%

10%

June 29, 2010

49%

39%

4%

8%

June 2, 2010

49%

33%

5%

13%

May 19, 2010

49%

36%

4%

10%

April 15, 2010

45%

36%

8%

11%

March 16, 2010

46%

29%

7%

17%

February 10, 2010

52%

26%

5%

17%

 

With Leaners

Tom Corbett (R)

Dan Onorato (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 16, 2010

50%

39%

4%

7%

 

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.

 

 

Corbett

Onorato

Very Favorable

21%

18%

Somewhat Favorable

38%

28%

Somewhat Unfavorable

17%

22%

Very Unfavorable

  10%

13%

Not Sure

14%

19%

 

 

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


  2% Excellent
  5% Good
30% Fair
61% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

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

       22% Better
       54% Worse
       20% About the same
         4% Not sure

 

7* Is the United States currently in a recession?


       70% Yes
       15% No

       15% Not sure

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