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Toplines - 2010 California Senate - August 3, 2010

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California State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 3, 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?

     34% Strongly approve
     22% Somewhat approve
       7% Somewhat disapprove
     34% Strongly disapprove
       3% 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?

      5% Strongly approve
     24% Somewhat approve
     31% Somewhat disapprove
     38% Strongly disapprove
       1% Not sure

3* 2010 California Senate Race

 

Carly Fiorina (R)

Barbara Boxer (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 3, 2010

40%

45%

5%

10%

July 12, 2010

42%

49%

4%

5%

June 9, 2010

43%

48%

5%

5%

May 12, 2010

38%

45%

4%

12%

April 12, 2010

38%

42%

7%

13%

March 11, 2010

40%

46%

4%

10%

February 11, 2010

42%

46%

7%

5%

 

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

26%

21%

14%

32%

6%

Fiorina

11%

35%

19%

23%

12%

 

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

Boxer

6%

10%

13%

25%

36%

9%

Fiorina

31%

32%

12%

5%

2%

17%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Boxer

42%

41%

17%

Fiorina

40%

32%

28%

 

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