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Toplines - California Senate Election 2010 - July 22, 2009

Daily Snapshot

California Survey of 500 Likely Voters

July 22, 2009

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?

42% Strongly approve

15% Somewhat approve

8% Somewhat disapprove

35% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

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

5% Strongly approve

33% Somewhat approve

27% Somewhat disapprove

33% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* 2010 Senate Race

Fiorina

41%

Boxer

45%

Other

7%

Not sure

7%

4* Favorables for 2010 Senate Candidates

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Boxer

21%

29%

11%

36%

3%

Fiorina

7%

23%

23%

12%

35%

5* Do you favor or oppose the budget deal reached by the Governor and State Legislature?

16% Favor
55% Oppose
29% Not sure

6* One proposal to reduce state spending would release 27,000 criminals from prison. Do you favor or oppose this proposal?

25% Favor
60% Oppose
15% Not sure

7*To help solve California’s fiscal problems, should the state legalize and tax marijuana?

47% Yes
42% No
11% Not sure

8* Are illegal immigrants a significant strain on California’s budget?

64% Yes
25% No
11% Not sure

9* Do the availability of government money and services draw illegal immigrants to California?

65% Yes
22% No
13% Not sure

10*Should California cut off welfare payments to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants?

47% Yes
39% No
14% Not sure


11* Suppose that the budget agreement was modified to save some of the services that were cut in the latest budget agreement. If higher taxes were needed to save those programs, would you favor or oppose a tax increase as part of the budget plan?

39% Favor
55% Oppose
6% Not sure

12* Which is a bigger problem in California —that voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes or that the politicians are unwilling to control government spending?

13% Voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes
78% Politicians are unwilling to control government spending
8% Not sure

13*Generally speaking, does the state government try to do too much, not enough or does it do about the right amount of what the public wants?

45% State government tries to do too much
31% State government does not do enough
16% State government does about the right amount
7% Not sure

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

0% Excellent
5% Good
31% Fair
64% Poor
0% Not sure

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

28% Better
45% Worse
25% Staying the Same

2% Not sure

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