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Toplines - California Presidential Election - October 9, 2008

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California Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 9, 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?

6% Excellent

17% Good

13% Fair

63% 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?

9% Excellent

26% Good

32% Fair

33% Poor

0% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

40%

Obama

56%

Some Other Candidate

1%

Not sure

3%

4* Favorable Ratings

McCain

Obama

Biden

Palin

Very favorable

26%

41%

31%

27%

Somewhat favorable

20%

17%

23%

12%

Somewhat unfavorable

20%

10%

20%

12%

Very unfavorable

34%

29%

20%

47%

Not sure

1%

3%

6%

1%

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?

19% National Security Issues

46% Economic Issues

9% Domestic Issues

10% Cultural Issues

12% Fiscal Issues

3% Not sure

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

38% McCain
56% Obama
6% 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?

41% McCain
54% Obama
5% Not sure

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

56% Creating economic growth
32% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
12% Not sure

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

68% Creating economic growth
8% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
24% Not sure

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

27% Creating economic growth
64% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
9% Not sure

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

1% Excellent
3% Good

26% Fair

69% Poor

2% Not sure

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

1% Better
87% Worse
3% Staying the same

9% Not sure

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

69% Yes
23% No
8% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence