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Toplines - Arkansas Senate - August 18, 2010

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Arkansas Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 18, 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?

21% Strongly approve
10% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
56% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

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

31% Strongly approve
41% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
  8% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Arkansas Senate Race

 

John Boozman (R)

Blanche Lincoln (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

August 18, 2010

65%

27%

4%

3%

July 20, 2010

60%

35%

2%

3%

June 15, 2010

61%

32%

4%

3%

May 19, 2010

66%

28%

2%

4%

April 26, 2010

57%

29%

9%

5%

March 30, 2010

51%

36%

6%

7%

March 1, 2010

48%

39%

6%

7%

February 1, 2010

54%

35%

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.

 

Candidate for the AR Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Lincoln

17%

17%

25%

38%

3%

Boozman

22%

45%

15%

11%

7%

 

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

Lincoln

6%

16%

19%

41%

14%

4%

Boozman

30%

44%

15%

2%

2%

7%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Lincoln

37%

46%

17%

Boozman

55%

23%

22%

 

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


  9% Excellent
35% Good

40% Fair

13% Poor

  3% Not sure

 

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

 

17% Better

54% Worse

28% About the same

  1% Not sure

 

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