Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #14406

Geography Surveyed: California
Data Collected: 09/19/2008 - 09/21/2008
Release Date:
Sponsors: KABC-TV Los Angeles, KFSN-TV Fresno, KGTV-TV San Diego, KPIX-TV San Francisco

1
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.7%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?

27% Approve
71% Disapprove
2% Not Sure

2
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing as Governor?

42% Approve
54% Disapprove
4% Not Sure

3
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Dianne Feinstein is doing as United States Senator?

50% Approve
42% Disapprove
8% Not Sure

4
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barbara Boxer is doing as United States Senator?

48% Approve
44% Disapprove
8% Not Sure

5
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

Is the national economy currently in a recession? Is the economy headed for a recession? Or is the economy thriving?

61% In a Recession
26% Headed For One
7% Thriving
5% Not Sure

6
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.7%

Are the fundamentals of the economy strong?

21% Yes
72% No
7% Not Sure

7
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

How concerned are you that the bank where you keep your money will fail? Very concerned? Somewhat concerned? Not very concerned? Or not at all concerned?

25% Very
30% Somewhat
29% Not Very
16% Not At All
0% Not Sure

8
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

Should the federal government allow big institutions to fail? Or should the government spend taxpayer dollars to keep institutions afloat?

42% Allow Institutions To Fail
32% Spend Taxpayer Money To Keep Afloat
26% Not Sure

9
  Asked of 600 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

Do you have a mortgage on your home?

53% Yes
46% No
1% Not Sure

10
  Asked of 320 with mortgages
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 5.1%

Are you making your mortgage payments ... ahead of schedule? On schedule? Or behind schedule?

22% Ahead Of Schedule
70% On Schedule
8% Behind Schedule
0% Not Sure

11
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

On a scale of 1 to 10, how favorably do you feel towards John McCain... where 1 means you feel very UN-favorably towards him, and 10 means you feel very favorably towards him.

4.3
Average
 
42% 1
7% 2
5% 3
3% 4
7% 5
2% 6
7% 7
6% 8
7% 9
13% 10

12
  Asked of 320 with mortgages
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 5.6%

If you were unable to make your mortgage payments, should the united states government use taxpayer dollars to come to the rescue? Or should the government allow you to lose your home?

34% Government Should Rescue
48% Allow You To Lose Home
18% Not Sure

13
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

On a scale of 1 to 10, how favorably do you feel towards Barack Obama... where 1 means you feel very UN-favorably towards him, and 10 means you feel very favorably towards him.

5.9
Average
 
26% 1
4% 2
4% 3
4% 4
6% 5
3% 6
5% 7
10% 8
14% 9
24% 10

14
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling the economy? John McCain? Or Barack Obama?

38% McCain
53% Obama
9% Not Sure

15
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling the situation in Iraq?

42% McCain
49% Obama
9% Not Sure

16
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling terrorism?

46% McCain
45% Obama
9% Not Sure

17
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.3%

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling health care?

31% McCain
61% Obama
9% Not Sure

18
  Asked of 524 registered voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling immigration?

39% McCain
48% Obama
14% Not Sure

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