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Toplines - Florida Presidential Election - November 2, 2008

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Florida Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 26, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports for FOX News

1* Right now, how interested are you in the 2008 presidential election?

11/2

10/26

10/19

Extremely Interested

87%

86%

83%

Very Interested

9%

11%

12%

Somewhat Interested

3%

2%

4%

Not at All Interested

1%

1%

1%

Not sure

0%

0%

1%

2* If the Presidential Election were held today, would you vote for Republican John McCain, Democrat Barack Obama, Libertarian Bob Barr, Independent Ralph Nader or Green Party Candidate Cynthia Ann McKinney?

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10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

McCain

50%

47%

49%

46%

45%

47%

51%

49%

48%

Obama

49%

51%

48%

51%

52%

47%

46%

44%

48%

Barr

0%

0%

0%

1%

0%

0%

0%

2%

0%

Nader

0%

0%

1%

0%

1%

1%

0%

2%

2%

McKinney

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Not sure

1%

1%

2%

2%

2%

5%

3%

3%

2%

3* Favorable Ratings

November 2, 2008

Obama

McCain

Very Favorable

43%

38%

Somewhat Favorable

9%

22%

Somewhat Unfavorable

12%

19%

Very Unfavorable

36%

20%

Not sure

1%

1%

Obama Fav/Unfav

McCain
Fav/Unfav

11/2

52%/48%

60%/39%

10/26

55%/45%

57%/41%

10/19

53%/45%

58%/41%

10/12

55%/43%

54%/44%

10/5

54%/43%

56%/43%

9/28

52%/45%

59%/37%

9/21

50%/48%

55%/45%

9/14

52%/47%

56%/43%

9/7

55%/45%

61%/37%

4* Overall, which candidate do you trust more -- Barack Obama or John McCain?

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10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Obama

45%

48%

45%

47%

47%

47%

43%

44%

44%

McCain

53%

48%

47%

48%

47%

48%

52%

47%

50%

Not sure

3%

4%

8%

5%

6%

5%

6%

9%

6%

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?

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10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

National Security Issues

22%

22%

22%

19%

25%

19%

23%

30%

29%

Economic Issues

48%

53%

50%

56%

49%

51%

51%

42%

48%

Domestic Issues

8%

6%

10%

7%

10%

9%

6%

13%

8%

Cultural Issues

4%

5%

4%

3%

3%

5%

3%

5%

3%

Fiscal Issues

12%

8%

8%

9%

7%

12%

10%

7%

8%

Not sure

5%

5%

5%

5%

6%

5%

7%

3%

5%

6* Regardless of how you might vote, which candidate do you trust more to handle the nation’s economy and jobs….Barack Obama or John McCain?

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10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

Obama

49%

52%

47%

51%

51%

50%

47%

McCain

49%

46%

47%

46%

46%

43%

48%

Not sure

1%

2%

6%

4%

3%

7%

5%

7* Regardless of how you might vote, which candidate do you trust more to handle national security and the war on terrorism….Barack Obama or John McCain?

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10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

Obama

43%

45%

41%

46%

44%

43%

44%

McCain

55%

52%

55%

50%

51%

55%

53%

Not sure

3%

3%

4%

4%

5%

3%

3%

8* Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with Barack Obama as president?

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10/19

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Extremely comfortable

37%

37%

34%

35%

34%

31%

34%

31%

33%

Very comfortable

9%

11%

9%

10%

11%

12%

8%

9%

13%

Somewhat comfortable

9%

10%

15%

13%

11%

17%

9%

18%

11%

Not at all comfortable

44%

41%

38%

39%

41%

37%

45%

40%

43%

Not sure

1%

1%

4%

2%

3%

3%

2%

1%

9* Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John McCain as president?

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10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Extremely comfortable

33%

28%

28%

26%

27%

26%

28%

25%

28%

Very comfortable

15%

16%

12%

15%

15%

14%

15%

19%

17%

Somewhat comfortable

19%

21%

24%

20%

18%

20%

22%

19%

22%

Not at all comfortable

32%

35%

31%

36%

37%

37%

34%

36%

30%

Not sure

2%

1%

4%

3%

3%

3%

2%

2%

2%

10* Which one of the following candidate qualities will be the MOST important in deciding your vote for president this year?

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10/26

He has the right experience

27%

23%

He shares my values

22%

20%

He cares about people like me

13%

14%

He can bring about needed change

32%

38%

Not Sure

6%

5%

11* If you had to make the toughest decision of your life, who would you rather get advice from -- Barack Obama or John McCain?

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10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Obama

46%

45%

45%

46%

47%

44%

40%

44%

42%

McCain

51%

49%

48%

47%

48%

47%

52%

47%

51%

Not sure

3%

6%

7%

7%

6%

10%

8%

9%

7%

12* Every election, the television networks conduct exit polls of people as they leave their polling places on Election Day. If you were asked to participate, how likely is it you would be willing to spend 10 minutes filling out a questionnaire?

11/2

10/26

Very Likely

42%

47%

Somewhat Likely

26%

27%

Not Very Likely

20%

14%

Not at all Likely

11%

11%

Not Sure

1%

1%

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence