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Toplines - 2010 California Senate - April 12, 2010

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California State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 12, 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?

37% Strongly approve
20% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

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

9% Strongly approve
26% Somewhat approve
36% Somewhat disapprove
27% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 California Senate Race

April 12, 2010

March 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Carly Fiorina (R)

38%

40%

42%

Barbara Boxer (D)

42%

46%

46%

Some other candidate

7%

4%

7%

Not sure

13%

10%

5%

April 12, 2010

March 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Chuck DeVore (R)

39%

40%

42%

Barbara Boxer (D)

42%

46%

47%

Some other candidate

8%

4%

6%

Not sure

12%

9%

5%

April 12, 2010

March 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Tom Campbell (R)

41%

41%

41%

Barbara Boxer (D)

43%

43%

45%

Some other candidate

6%

6%

4%

Not sure

10%

10%

10%

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 CA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Boxer

22%

29%

8%

36%

7%

DeVore

5%

34%

17%

9%

35%

Fiorina

9%

27%

19%

15%

29%

Campbell

13%

28%

19%

12%

29%

5* Will the health care plan passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama be good for the country or bad for the country?

50% Good
41% Bad
1% No impact
9% Not sure

6* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

44% Strongly favor
7% Somewhat favor
7% Somewhat oppose
37% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

7* The health care plan passed by Congress would require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Do you Strongly Favor, Somewhat Favor, Somewhat Oppose, or Strongly Oppose a federal law that requires every American to buy or obtain health insurance?

34% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor
13% Somewhat oppose
31% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

8*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

38% Favor
45% Oppose

17% Not sure

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