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Toplines - Rhode Island Governor - August 17, 2010

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Rhode Island State 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?

 

35% Strongly approve
21% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

2* How would you rate the job Don Carcieri 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
36% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
26% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Rhode Island Governor Race

 

 

Victor Moffitt (R)

Frank Caprio (D)

Lincoln Chafee (I)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 17, 2010

17%

40%

33%

2%

7%

July 21, 2010

18%

33%

36%

4%

9%

May 27, 2010

22%

35%

33%

x

10%



 

John Robitaille (R)

Frank Caprio (D)

Lincoln Chafee (I)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 17, 2010

20%

38%

32%

2%

8%

July 21, 2010

23%

30%

37%

2%

8%

May 27, 2010

25%

32%

35%

x

9%

April 21, 2010

21%

33%

33%

x

13%

March 25, 2010

22%

28%

39%

x

11%

February 25, 2010

19%

27%

37%

x

17%

 

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 RI Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Robitaille

7%

29%

19%

9%

36%

Caprio

26%

40%

14%

6%

13%

Chafee

24%

30%

14%

26%

7%

Moffitt

6%

26%

20%

13%

36%

5* 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.

 

First… John Robitaille            14% Very conservative

                         35% Somewhat conservative

                         15% Moderate

                          2% Somewhat liberal

                          6% Very liberal

                         29% Not sure

 

 

6* Frank Caprio                7% Very conservative

                         19% Somewhat conservative

                         31% Moderate

                         20% Somewhat liberal

                          9% Very liberal

                         14% Not sure

 

 

7* Lincoln Chafee                5% Very conservative

                         13% Somewhat conservative

                         35% Moderate

                         21% Somewhat liberal

                         18% Very liberal

                          9% Not sure

 

8* Victor Moffitt              14% Very conservative

                         25% Somewhat conservative

                         14% Moderate

                          5% Somewhat liberal

                          9% Very liberal

                         33% Not sure

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Robitaille

36%

20%

45%

Caprio

64%

13%

22%

Chafee

47%

36%

18%

Moffitt

34%

22%

44%

 

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


       12% Excellent
       28% Good

       37% Fair

       17% Poor

         5% Not sure

 

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

 

       17% Better

       44% Worse

       37% About the same

         2% Not sure

      

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