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Toplines - 2010 California Senate - May 12, 2010

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California State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 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?

42% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
6% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

2* 2010 California Senate Race

May 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

March 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Carly Fiorina (R)

38%

38%

40%

42%

Barbara Boxer (D)

45%

42%

46%

46%

Some other candidate

4%

7%

4%

7%

Not sure

12%

13%

10%

5%

May 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

March 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Chuck DeVore (R)

40%

39%

40%

42%

Barbara Boxer (D)

46%

42%

46%

47%

Some other candidate

4%

8%

4%

6%

Not sure

11%

12%

9%

5%

May 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

March 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Tom Campbell (R)

41%

41%

41%

41%

Barbara Boxer (D)

42%

43%

43%

45%

Some other candidate

5%

6%

6%

4%

Not sure

12%

10%

10%

10%

3* 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

25%

22%

15%

34%

4%

DeVore

6%

29%

21%

12%

32%

Fiorina

13%

25%

18%

21%

23%

Campbell

12%

27%

23%

12%

26%

4* 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?

34% Strongly favor
9% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
39% Strongly oppose
9% Not sure

5* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the Party of NO. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

69% Republicans

9%Democrats

22% Not sure

6* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

24% Good

48% Bad

28% Not sure

7* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage?

49% Yes

42% No

9% Not sure

8* As a nation, is America overtaxed?

59% Yes

29% No

12% Not sure

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