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Toplines - Mississippi Presidential Election - August 21, 2008

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Telephone Survey of 500 Likely Voters
By Rasmussen Reports
August 21, 2008

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

23% Excellent
23% Good
18% Fair
36% 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

With Leaners

McCain

54%

56%

Obama

41%

43%

Other

2%

1%

Not Sure

3%

1%

3* Presidential Favorables

McCain

Obama

Very Favorable

33%

33%

Somewhat Favorable

30%

11%

Somewhat Unfavorable

20%

16%

Very Unfavorable

11%

38%

Not Sure

6%

3%

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?

30% National Security Issues
35% Economic Issues
12% Domestic Issues
6% Cultural Issues
6% Fiscal Issues
11% Not sure

5* Is there an urgent national need to find new sources of energy?

71% Yes
15% No
14% Not Sure

6*Is there an urgent national need to reduce the amount of energy that Americans consume?

68% Yes
22% No
10% Not Sure

7* Which is more important, finding new sources of energy or reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume?

69% Finding new sources of energy
25% Reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume
6% Not sure

8* Will most politicians break the rules to help people who give them a lot of money?

55% Yes
15% No
30% Not Sure

9* Which is the bigger problem in politics today—big campaign contributions or media bias?

28% Big campaign contributions
51% Media bias
21% Not sure

10*Do lobbyists and campaign contributors have too much influence on John McCain’s positions?

33% Yes
43% No
24% Not Sure

11* Do lobbyists and campaign contributors have too much influence on Barack Obama’s positions?

45% Yes
31% No
23% Not Sure

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