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Toplines - Nebraska Presidential Election - September 30, 2008

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Nebraska 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?

14% Excellent

25% Good

17% Fair

44% Poor

1% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

56%

Obama

37%

Some Other Candidate

3%

Not sure

4%

3* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Biden

Palin

Very favorable

25%

29%

19%

36%

Somewhat favorable

20%

39%

26%

23%

Somewhat unfavorable

21%

16%

21%

11%

Very unfavorable

33%

16%

29%

28%

Not sure

1%

1%

5%

2%

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?

22% National Security Issues

45% Economic Issues

8% Domestic Issues

8% Cultural Issues

10% Fiscal Issues

7% Not sure

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

55% McCain
36% Obama
9% 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?

62% McCain
31% Obama
7% Not sure

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

59% Creating economic growth
29% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
12% Not sure

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

74% Creating economic growth
8% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
18% Not sure

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

14% Creating economic growth
68% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
18% Not sure

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

0% Excellent
13% Good

38% Fair

48% Poor

1% Not sure

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

5% Better
82% Worse
10% Staying the same

4% Not sure

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

75% Yes
22% No
3% Not sure

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