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Toplines - Kentucky Presidential Election - July 29, 2008

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Kentucky Presidential Election

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

July 29, 2008

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

14% Excellent

20% Good

16% Fair

50% Poor

0% Not sure

2* If the Presidential Election were held today, would you vote for Republican John McCain or Democrat Barack Obama?

Without Leaners











Not sure



3* Favorable Ratings



Very Favorable



Somewhat Favorable



Somewhat Unfavorable



Very Unfavorable



Not sure



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?

26% National Security Issues

42% Economic Issues

12% Domestic Issues

6% Cultural Issues

5% Fiscal Issues

8% Not sure

5* What is more important, reducing the price of gas and oil or protecting the environment?

63% Reducing the price of gas and oil

29% Protecting the environment
8% Not sure

6* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

54% United States and its allies

24% Terrorists

16% Neither

6% Not sure

7* Is Iraq the central front in the War on Terror?

29% Yes

52% No

19% Not sure

8* Is Afghanistan the central front in the War on Terror?

49% Yes

28% No

23% Not sure

9* Which is a greater threat to the security of the United States—Iraq or Afghanistan?

28% Iraq

52% Afghanistan

19% Not sure

10* When covering a political campaign, do most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage or do they try to help the candidate they want to win?

20% Offer unbiased coverage
72% Try to help the candidate they want to win
9% Not sure

11* Looking ahead to the campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain, will most reporters try to help Barack Obama, offer unbiased coverage, or try to help John McCain?

58% Try to help Barack Obama
21% Offer unbiased coverage
10% Try to help John McCain
11% Not sure

12* Despite current difficulties, does the United States still have the best economy in the world?

39% Yes

46% No

14% Not sure

13* When covering economic issues, do most reporters and media outlets try to make the economy seem worse than it really is, better than it really is, or do they present an accurate picture of the economy?

45% Worse than it really is

24% Better than it really is

23% They present and accurate picture

7% Not sure

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