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Toplines - California Senate - September 20, 2010

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California State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 20, 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
       18% Somewhat approve
         7% 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?

  5% Strongly approve
26% Somewhat approve
32% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  4% Not sure

3* 2010 California Senate Race

 

Carly Fiorina (R)

Barbara Boxer (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 20, 2010

43%

47%

4%

6%

September 6, 2010

47%

42%

4%

8%

August 24, 2010

43%

44%

5%

8%

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%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 20, 2010 do not include leaners.

 

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

24%

24%

13%

36%

3%

Fiorina

17%

30%

20%

24%

9%

 

 

5*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?

38% Strongly favor
  9% Somewhat favor
  8% Somewhat oppose
41% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

39% Good
33% Bad
18% No impact

10% Not sure

 

7*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

 

Issue

Republicans

Democrats

Not sure

Economy

42%

45%

13%

Government Ethics & Corruption

37%

36%

27%

Health Care

37%

46%

17%

 

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