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Toplines - New York Senate - July 29, 2010

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New York State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 29, 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
  8% Somewhat disapprove
34% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

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

12% Strongly approve
31% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 New York Senate Race

 

 

July 29, 2010

June 16, 2010

May 12, 2010

Joe DioGuardi (R)

33%

38%

28%

Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

50%

49%

51%

Some other candidate

4%

2%

7%

Not sure

13%

12%

13%

 

 

July 29, 2010

June 16, 2010

May 12, 2010

Bruce Blakeman (R)

34%

38%

31%

Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

48%

50%

51%

Some other candidate

4%

2%

8%

Not sure

14%

10%

10%

 

 

July 29, 2010

June 16, 2010

May 12, 2010

David Malpass (R)

31%

34%

27%

Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

51%

49%

46%

Some other candidate

6%

3%

10%

Not sure

13%

13%

16%

 

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 NY Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Gillibrand

23%

28%

15%

21%

12%

Blakeman

5%

27%

16%

8%

43%

Malpass

4%

26%

17%

8%

45%

DioGuardi

4%

32%

15%

6%

42%

 

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

Gillibrand

4%

16%

28%

24%

16%

13%

Blakeman

13%

24%

12%

4%

9%

38%

Malpass

10%

27%

12%

3%

10%

38%

DioGuardi

10%

33%

13%

4%

9%

32%

 

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

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Gillibrand

49%

28%

23%

Blakeman

23%

23%

54%

Malpass

16%

27%

57%

DioGuardi

25%

21%

54%

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