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Toplines - New York Special Senate - September 16, 2010

Election 2010 Balance of Power Rankings

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New York State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 16, 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
       22% Somewhat approve
         8% Somewhat disapprove
       33% Strongly disapprove
        0% 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?

         9% Strongly approve
       34% Somewhat approve
       22% Somewhat disapprove
       34% Strongly disapprove
        1% Not sure

3* 2010 New York Senate Race

 

 

Joe DioGuardi (R)

Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 16, 2010

39%

49%

4%

7%

September 1, 2010

31%

51%

5%

13%

July 29, 2010

33%

50%

4%

13%

June 16, 2010

38%

49%

2%

12%

May 12, 2010

28%

51%

7%

13%

 

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

24%

27%

18%

20%

11%

DioGuardi

8%

33%

19%

10%

30%

 

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?


36% Strongly favor

14% Somewhat favor
  7% Somewhat oppose

38% Strongly oppose
  5% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

37% Good
36% Bad
16% No impact
11% Not sure

 

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