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Toplines - 2010 Iowa Senate - August 5, 2010

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Iowa Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 5, 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?

      

       29% Strongly approve

       19% Somewhat approve

         8% Somewhat disapprove

       44% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

 

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

      

       14% Strongly approve

       23% Somewhat approve

       23% Somewhat disapprove

       38% Strongly disapprove

         2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Iowa Senate Race

 

 

August 5, 2010

June 14,2010

April 29, 2010

March 17, 2010

February 18, 2010

Charles Grassley (R)

55%

54%

53%

55%

53%

Roxanne Conlin (D)

35%

37%

40%

36%

36%

Some other candidate

5%

2%

3%

4%

5%

Not sure

6%

8%

4%

5%

6%

 

 

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 IA Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Grassley

26%

37%

23%

12%

3%

Conlin

18%

25%

21%

23%

13%

 

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.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Grassley

36%

45%

11%

1%

2%

5%

Conlin

3%

9%

24%

27%

23%

15%

 

6* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Grassley

56%

29%

15%

Conlin

34%

42%

24%

 

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


12% Excellent
39% Good

33% Fair

11% Poor

  6% Not sure

 

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

 

27% Better

40% Worse

29% About the same

  3% Not sure

 

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