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Toplines - New Jersey Politics - August 31, 2010

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New Jersey State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 31, 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
21% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
40% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

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

32% Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
18% Somewhat disapprove
25% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* How would you rate the job Frank Lautenberg has been doing as Senator… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

      11% Strongly approve

      37% Somewhat approve

      21% Somewhat disapprove

      26% Strongly disapprove

        6% Not sure

 

4* How would you rate the job Robert Menendez has been doing as Senator… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

      11% Strongly approve

      34% Somewhat approve

      22% Somewhat disapprove

      27% Strongly disapprove

        7% Not sure

 

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

        1% Excellent

        4% Good

       34% Fair

       58% Poor

         2% Not sure

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

       21% Better

       50% Worse

       23% Staying the same

         5% Not sure

7* Is the United States currently in a recession?

       69% Yes

       16% No

       15% Not sure

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

 

       50% Yes

       44% No
         6% Not sure

 

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

 

      29% More likely

      42% Less likely

      23% About the same

        6% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence