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Toplines - Maryland Senate - August 17, 2010

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Prior Survey

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Maryland Survey of 750 Likely Voters

Conducted August 17, 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?

      

       41% Strongly approve

       15% Somewhat approve

         7% Somewhat disapprove

       38% Strongly disapprove

         0% Not sure

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

      

       27% Strongly approve

       27% Somewhat approve

       19% Somewhat disapprove

       26% Strongly disapprove

         2% Not sure

 

3* 2010 Maryland Senate Race

 

 

Eric Wargotz (R)

Barbara Mikulski (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 17, 2010

39%

55%

3%

3%

July 8, 2010

33%

58%

2%

7%

 

 

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 MD Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Mikulski

42%

16%

14%

24%

5%

Wargotz

10%

27%

14%

9%

40%

 

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

Mikulski

6%

7%

15%

33%

33%

6%

Wargotz

13%

33%

12%

2%

6%

34%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Mikulski

55%

33%

12%

Wargotz

28%

20%

52%

 

7* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

 

       49% Yes

       42% No

        9% Not sure 

 

8* Are you more likely or less likely to vote for an independent candidate in this election than in past elections?

 

       18% More likely

       50% Less likely

       26% About the same

         6% Not sure

 

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


  1% Excellent
  7% Good
37% Fair
55% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

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

       31% Better
       41% Worse
       23% About the same
         4% Not Sure

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