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Toplines - 2010 Election: California Senate Election - February 11, 2010

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California State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 11, 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?

39% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
7% Somewhat disapprove
34% 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?

4% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
32% Somewhat disapprove
40% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 California Senate Race

Carly Fiorina (R)

42%

Barbara Boxer (D)

46%

Some other candidate

7%

Not sure

5%

Chuck DeVore (R)

42%

Barbara Boxer (D)

47%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

5%

Tom Campbell (R)

41%

Barbara Boxer (D)

45%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

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

26%

25%

13%

33%

3%

DeVore

6%

26%

27%

9%

33%

Fiorina

11%

26%

25%

15%

24%

Campbell

14%

30%

18%

15%

23%

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

9% Excellent

31% Good

34% Fair

23% Poor

3% Not sure

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

16% Better

49% Worse

34% About the same

1% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

45% Yes
34% No
21% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

42% Favor
39% Oppose
18% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

49% Cutting taxes

19% Increasing government spending

26% Neither

6% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

42% United States and its allies

21% Terrorists

30% Neither

8% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

37% Yes
39% No
23% Not sure

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