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CA: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 2/11)

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Rasmussen
2/11/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

California

2010 Senate
46% Boxer (D), 42% Fiorina (R) (chart)
47% Boxer (D), 42% DeVore (R) (chart)
45% Boxer (D), 41% Campbell (R)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barbara Boxer: 51 / 46 (chart)
Chuck DeVore: 32 / 36
Carly Fiorina: 37 / 40
Tom Campbell: 44 / 33

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 58 / 41 (chart)

 

Comments
Jason:

Boxer will win this race easily! These polls seem closer than what the true outcome will probably be! The President's approval is very high out there on the West Coast. Currently he has been surging on the National level too!

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Farleftandproud:

Fiorina is a big mouth bitch. Sorry, but she is exactly a reflection of the very hypocrisy, populist Republicans have used against people like Corzine, who are all part of the greedy corporate system of large corporations, not reflecting main street. I doubt she will even get the nomination. I think the anti-immigration candidate will beat her, and will begin to sound like Tom Tancredo with his literacy tests for illegal aliens.

If the Democrats are divided between people like Evan Bayh/Blanche Lincoln/Stupak vs Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer and Alan Grayson, the GOP is clearly not united with their tea party wars with each other. The GOP Thinks they can elect moderates in NH and IL, while the other parts of the country wouldn't even think Reagan was concervative enough by today's GOP standards.

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Stillow:

This is my pick for the upset of the year. CA is in deep deep trouble...its much worse off than the media actually reports. It is very near to total financial collapse and its going to get worse.

This state IMO is o nthe cusp of leaving its fiscally liberal ways and return to fiscal sanity....and that means we will see a surge in fiscally conservative candiddates winning in that state to repair the damage of what 20 years of total liberal contro lhas done to the state.

Boxer will lose this race in this years second biggest upset next to MA.

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Field Marshal:

"Fiorina is a big mouth bitch."

She will fit in nicely for Boxers' seat since ma'am Boxer is the queen of that title.

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Mark Blumenthal:

Farleft & Field Marshall:

Intelligent and civil? Really?

Strikes me as :"hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable." Should we delete your comments, as per our policy, or does anyone want to walk back the sexist name calling?

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moheroy:

With Boxer over 50% approval at this stage, I really can't see how she can lose this, barring some collosal, and completely unpredictable, screw up.

Fiorina will not wear well, and the only real hope the Republicans have is if they go with Tom Campbell, but he will turn off a big part of what passes for the Republican base in Cali.

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Stillow:

Above 50 in favorability is NOT the same as approval. Most candidates have higher fav's than they do approval. Obama is a good example of that where he enjoy much higher favorables than he does approval. W was the same way for a long time.

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Bigmike:

Farleft & Field Marshall

It really is none of my business, but I think Mark B is extending you a courtesy you might not want to ignore. In case you haven't read it, the policy says that if you step over the boundaries of civil comments, not only do they delete your comments but they can ban you from the site.

I kind of like having you guys around, but it's your call.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

stillow,
it amazes me that you can say things about California. They have a republican governor for the past couple years. I think 6-7 at least. Boxer really has nothing to do with the state run government. The terminator does. i know you are going to say that he isn't really a republican. On social issues, i would agree with you but not on ficasl issues. They were most affected by the real estate bubble and the tax revenue has decreased significantly over the past 2-3 years. However, Arnold did what any Republican would do and cut spending. 8 billion so more people would be out of work

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Field Marshal:

Mike B,

Sorry, i simply copied the sentence that Farleft wrote and responded to that in a jovial way. Won't happen again.

Big Mike,

Mind you're own business.

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Farleftandproud:

Boxer is someone who has guts and has not been acting like the Republicans the way that many Democrats do. I like her better than Feinstein because Feinstein has not distanced herself from the use of torture, and she once supported a constitutional ban on flag burning. CA having a unpopular Republican governor, isn't going to help things very much. I know that no Republican is going to win state office in CA because the GOP has not connected with Latinos and other minorities. Also there are enough progressives in the big cities to carry the day for Boxer.

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Farleftandproud:

The reason I say Fiorina and meg whitman have big mouths is they think because they can run corporations, they can run a state. I mean tying COrzine to his corporate involvement cost him the election. That is beside the point; neither one of them has the experience to take on the complexity of the issues in CA.

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Stillow:

CHRIS MERKEY:

Arnold is a liberal republican, fiscally and socially. Its not about democrat and republican in CA, its liberal and conservative. And liberals have domianted the state for nearly two decades now. The liberal thinking has a created a huge unsustainable entitlement state which is now on the verge of collapse. Like I said, its far worse than there than the media is reporting.

The state may very well collapse financially. A lot of conservatives have left the state taking there money and taxes with them. CA liberalism is totally out of control....they have had no control over there spending for years and its catching up to them. I would say that within the next 3 - 6 years unless the state does a total 180 and returns to fiscal sanity they will collapse.

They already have oen of the highest tax burdens and highest rate of spending and looks what its gotten them.....on the brink of collapse. Many of there state officials are now on record saying that even if good times return again, the states financial structure would still run major deficits....becaus ethe state has simply run up to many obligations due to its entitlements.

The sttate needs to do what Christie is doing in NJ....that guys speech the otehr today to his state was dead on......

Nanny states don't work, they cannot survive.

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Field Marshal:

Stillow,

Did you see that Oregon recently passed, through voter initiative, a tax hike on the richest residents? Th top tax rate is now 12%. Unbelievable. Phillip Knight already said he was thinking of leaving the state.

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Farleftandproud:

I am sorry for using any uncivil language earlier.

The term "nanny states" sounds right out of Hannity's encyclopedia. I think that a lot of people hate government aid or support until they are out on a limb and need it for something. Whether it be someone losing their job and need medicaid, financial aid or scholarships for their kids, and loans for small businesses.

What America doesn't get that others do is we are afraid to raise taxes on the wealthiest 5-10 percent. Most of America is only a Nanny state catering to corporations. Michael Moore's movie is dead on, that American style neo-capitalism has brainwashed the masses into not wanting to defy the establishment. Bush tax cuts were great for the rich, but those taxes also coaxed a whole generation of young men and women into a war we shouldn't have fought. I would like to sometimes not pay my taxes either, when I find out that it goes to warfare, but that would be unethical of me.

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Farleftandproud:

Praise to the voters of ORegon. That is the voters speaking! Finally a ballot inititive that benefits progressives. It rarely does.

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Field Marshal:

Can't wait until all the small businesses are leaving the state and even some of the big ones (see Nike). Then the libs will blame corporate greed or whatever when it was really government greed.

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Farleftandproud:

I think the tradition back in the NIxon/Reagan years, the GOP was stronger on foreign relations, but currently I think Obama will take a lot of credit for the capturing and assasinations of Al'Quada and Hamaas. I am more impressed with Obama on foreign affairs but disappointed on Domestic policy for being weak on healthcare and not being more effective on reminding our leaders of the reasons we need health reform, rather than all the logistics of it that have gotten blown out of proporation and debated by people and distorted.

Democrats running for re-election can hit their opponents on no experience on foreign policy. Boxer and Feingold would score high because they questioned Iraq from the beginning.

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Farleftandproud:

Oregon small businesses won't hurt as badly as others because they have no sales tax. In the case of some states, big government does kill small businesses, but NH and Oregon they thrive.

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Stillow:

FM - Ya I saw what oregon did....so stupid. Another term for rich is small business owner. The left just keeps punishing job creators i nthis country....states like NY and CA are losing untold amount os ftax revenue from people leaving the state.

At some point there has to be a come to Jesus moment for the liberals...and they will have to realize that tax and spend does not work. You cannot create this entitlement society and expect it to work.

I really give it just a few years before the state of CA collapses....its spending is totally out of control. And they will probably be stupid enough to vote in yet another liberal governor.

Raising taxes only hurts a state. It just drives more and more people out of the state.

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Xenobion:

I think we need to make a point about how California thrived under liberal rule especially during the 90's. Revisionist history is so you Stillow. You're willing to forget any successful liberally run state and ignore any destitute conservative state. Those two mouths of yours can only flap for so long till you start arguing with yourself.

You look at the states with the highest GDP per capita, GDP, ect. ect. and they're mostly liberal states.

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