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Toplines - Mississippi Presidential Election - September 30, 2008

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Mississippi Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 30, 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?

16% Excellent

20% Good

19% Fair

43% Poor

2% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

52%

Obama

44%

Some Other Candidate

1%

Not sure

3%

3* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Biden

Palin

Very favorable

37%

37%

26%

40%

Somewhat favorable

11%

25%

15%

24%

Somewhat unfavorable

15%

16%

17%

15%

Very unfavorable

36%

19%

35%

18%

Not sure

2%

3%

8%

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?

23% National Security Issues

48% Economic Issues

10% Domestic Issues

5% Cultural Issues

7% Fiscal Issues

8% Not sure

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

54% McCain
43% Obama
3% Not sure

6* 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?

57% McCain
36% Obama
7% Not sure

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

62% Creating economic growth
30% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
8% Not sure

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

67% Creating economic growth
11% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
21% Not sure

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

25% Creating economic growth
60% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
15% Not sure

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

1% Excellent
8% Good

36% Fair

54% Poor

1% Not sure

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

6% Better
83% Worse
8% Staying the same

2% Not sure

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

53% Yes
42% No
5% Not sure

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