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Toplines - Arizona Presidential Election - September 29, 2008

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Arizona Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 29, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How do you rate the way that George W. Bush is performing his role as President? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

16% Excellent

22% Good

19% Fair

40% Poor

3% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

59%

Obama

38%

Some Other Candidate

1%

Not sure

2%

3* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Very favorable

26%

38%

Somewhat favorable

18%

27%

Somewhat unfavorable

22%

17%

Very unfavorable

31%

16%

Not sure

3%

2%

4* In terms of how you will vote for President, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

25% National Security Issues

43% Economic Issues

11% Domestic Issues

7% Cultural Issues

9% Fiscal Issues

5% Not sure

5* Which candidate’s economic plan will help Arizona most….Barack Obama’s or John McCain’s?

30% Barack Obama

53% John McCain

9% Neither one has a good plan

3% Either one is better than what we have now

4% Not sure

6* The Obama campaign is paying for Governor Janet Napolitano to campaign for him on weekends. Should the governor stay focused on Arizona or should she be able to do what she wants on her own time?

42% She should stay focused on Arizona

53% She should be able to do what she wants on her own time

5% Not sure

7*Overall, who do you trust more on economic issues and managing the economy—John McCain or Barack Obama?

55% McCain
34% Obama
11% Not sure

6* Fine… who do you trust more on national security issues such as the War in Iraq and the War on Terrorism— John McCain or Barack Obama?

65% McCain
33% Obama
2% Not sure

7*What is more important, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

63% Creating economic growth
28% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
9% Not sure

8* Which is more important to John McCain, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

72% Creating economic growth
8% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
20% Not sure

9* Which is more important to Barack Obama, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

20% Creating economic growth
64% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
16% Not sure

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

0% Excellent
10% Good

34% Fair

54% Poor

2% Not sure

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

5% Better
85% Worse
8% Staying the same

2% Not sure

12* Do you own at least $5,000 worth of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments?

67% Yes
27% No
6% Not sure

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