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Toplines - California Senate - September 6, 2010

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California State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 6, 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?

       36% Strongly approve
       19% Somewhat approve
         6% Somewhat disapprove
       37% 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?

  8% Strongly approve
24% Somewhat approve
31% Somewhat disapprove
35% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 California Senate Race

 

Carly Fiorina (R)

Barbara Boxer (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

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%

 

 

With Leaners

Carly Fiorina (R)

Barbara Boxer (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 6, 2010

48%

47%

2%

3%

August 24, 2010

44%

49%

3%

4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

20%

28%

9%

41%

2%

Fiorina

17%

38%

12%

25%

7%

 

 

5* Suppose Congress wants to increase its own pay. Should any proposed pay raise for Members of Congress be submitted to a vote of the American people before it can become law?

 

       73% Yes

        17% No

       10% Not sure

 

6* Suppose Congress wants to change Social Security. Should any proposed change be submitted to a vote of the American people before it can become law?

 

      66% Yes

        22% No

       12% Not sure

 

 

7* Suppose Congress wants to raise taxes. Should any proposed tax increase be submitted to a vote of the American people before it can become law?

 

       56% Yes

        33% No

       11% Not sure

 

8* Should Congress cut its own pay until the federal budget is balanced?

 

      68% Yes

        20% No

       13% Not sure

 

9* Are most federal workers overpaid?

 

      46% Yes

        28% No

       26% Not sure

 

10* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?


 0% Excellent
 4% Good
33% Fair
62% Poor
 0% Not sure


11* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

23% Better
       40% Worse
       27% Staying the same
         9% Not sure


12* Looking ahead over the next year, is the value of your home likely to go up, go down, or remain about the same? (Only answered by those voters who own a home)

    19% Up
    25% Down
    50% About the same
      6% Not sure


13* What about over the next five years? Is the value of your home likely to go up, go down, or remain about the same?

       49% Up
         9% Down
       34% About the same
         8% Not sure

 

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

 

       52% Yes
       41% No
         7% Not sure

 

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