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Connecticut State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted August 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?

32% Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jodi Rell has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job she’s been doing?

18% Strongly approve
47% Somewhat approve
22% Somewhat disapprove
13% Strongly disapprove
  0% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Connecticut Senate Race

 

 

                                                                                                                                           
 

 

 
 

Linda McMahon (R)

 
 

Richard Blumenthal   (D)

 
 

Some Other Candidate

 
 

Not Sure

 
 

August   11, 2010

 
 

40%

 
 

47%

 
 

5%

 
 

7%

 
 

July   15, 2010

 
 

40%

 
 

53%

 
 

3%

 
 

4%

 
 

June   1, 2010

 
 

33%

 
 

56%

 
 

4%

 
 

7%

 
 

May   18, 2010

 
 

45%

 
 

48%

 
 

4%

 
 

3%

 
 

May   4, 2010

 
 

39%

 
 

52%

 
 

6%

 
 

4%

 
 

April   7, 2010

 
 

35%

 
 

55%

 
 

3%

 
 

6%

 
 

March   2, 2010

 
 

31%

 
 

60%

 
 

3%

 
 

7%

 
 

February   1, 2010

 
 

36%

 
 

56%

 
 

3%

 
 

4%

 
 

January   6, 2010

 
 

34%

 
 

58%

 
 

3%

 
 

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 CT Senate Race

 
 

Very   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Favorable

 
 

Somewhat   Unfavorable

 
 

Very   Unfavorable

 
 

Not   sure

 
 

Blumenthal

 
 

39%

 
 

20%

 
 

18%

 
 

21%

 
 

2%

 
 

McMahon

 
 

18%

 
 

34%

 
 

17%

 
 

28%

 
 

3%

 

 

 

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.

 

First... Richard Blumenthal     

 

  8% Very conservative

10% Somewhat conservative

      21% Moderate

      29% Somewhat liberal

      18% Very liberal

      15% Not sure

 

6* Next… Linda McMahon      

 

27% Very conservative

32% Somewhat conservative

      17% Moderate

        6% Somewhat liberal

        4% Very liberal

      15% Not sure

 

7* Would it be more accurate to describe Richard Blumenthal’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

      55% Mainstream
      29% Extreme
      16% Not sure

 

8* Would it be more accurate to describe Linda McMahon‘s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

52% Mainstream
      36% Extreme
      12% Not sure

 

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


         6% Excellent

       31% Good

       39% Fair

       22% Poor

       2% Not sure

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

 

       22% Better

       52% Worse

       24% About the same

       2% Not sure

 

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