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Toplines - California Presidential Election - October 25, 2008

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California Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 25, 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?

11% Excellent

12% Good

13% Fair

62% Poor

1% Not sure

2* How do you rate the way that Arnold Schwarzenegger is performing his role as President? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

6% Excellent

26% Good

38% Fair

30% Poor

0% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

34%

Obama

61%

Some Other Candidate

3%

Not sure

2%

4* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Very favorable

52%

19%

Somewhat favorable

15%

25%

Somewhat unfavorable

8%

24%

Very unfavorable

22%

30%

Not sure

2%

2%

5* 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?

17% National Security Issues

45% Economic Issues

20% Domestic Issues

7% Cultural Issues

5% Fiscal Issues

6% Not sure

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

34% McCain
59% Obama
7% Not sure

7* 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?

42% McCain
56% Obama
2% Not sure

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