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Toplines - 2010 Alabama Senate - August 19, 2010

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Alabama Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 19, 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?

30% Strongly approve
  7% Somewhat approve
  6% Somewhat disapprove
55% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

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

26% Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
20% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Alabama Senate Race

 

Richard Shelby (R)

William Barnes (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 19, 2010

60%

28%

2%

10%

July 22, 2010

59%

29%

6%

6%

June 3, 2010

58%

31%

3%

7%

May 25, 2010

58%

31%

3%

8%

March 29, 2010

59%

32%

3%

6%

 

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 AL Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Shelby

32%

36%

14%

10%

8%

Barnes

11%

23%

21%

10%

36%

 

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

Shelby

41%

40%

7%

3%

2%

8%

Barnes

3%

20%

23%

14%

9%

31%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Shelby

55%

23%

23%

Barnes

24%

30%

46%

 

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


  9% Excellent
37% Good

36% Fair

15% Poor

  3% Not sure

 

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

 

20% Better

47% Worse

30% About the same

  3% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence