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Toplines - New Hampshire Presidential Election - April 30, 2008

New Hampshire

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

April 30, 2008

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

13% Excellent

13% Good

19% Fair

54% Poor

2% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

47%

McCain

51%

Clinton

44%

Obama

41%

Other

6%

Other

6%

Not sure

3%

Not sure

2%

3* Favorable Ratings

Clinton

Obama

McCain

Very Favorable

20%

26%

19%

Somewhat Favorable

26%

25%

39%

Somewhat Unfavorable

22%

20%

26%

Very Unfavorable

32%

28%

14%

Not sure

0%

1%

1%

4. When thinking about how you will vote in the presidential election, which of the following issues is most important—the economy, the War in Iraq, immigration, national security, health care, Social Security, or government ethics and corruption?

45% Economy

21% War in Iraq

7% Immigration

8% National security

7% Health care

2% Social Security

6% Government ethics and corruption

3% Some other issue

2% Not sure

5* Should John McCain select Mitt Romney to be his running mate?

32% Yes

40% No

28% Not sure

6* If Mitt Romney was selected to run as the Republicans Vice Presidential nominee, would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain?

31% More likely

39% Less likely

27% No impact

3% Not sure

7* How closely have you followed recent news stories about comments made by Barack Obama’s former Pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

53% Very closely

32% Somewhat closely

11% Not very closely

3% Not at all

1% Not sure

8* Pastor Wright recently held a press conference and shared many of his controversial views. Barack Obama then publically denounced Wright and said his relationship with the Pastor has changed. Do you believe that Obama was surprised by the views of his former Pastor?

32% Yes

53% No

15% Not sure

9* Generally speaking, do you agree or disagree with Pastor Wright’s view of the United States and its government?

9% Agree

73% Disagree

17% Not sure

10* How likely is it that Barack Obama shares some of Pastor Wright’s controversial views about the United States?

26% Very likely

28% Somewhat likely

26% Not very likely

13% Not at all

6% Not sure

11* Did Barack Obama denounce Pastor Wright’s comments because he was outraged or because it was politically convenient?

33% Outraged

56% Politically convenient

11% Not sure

12* In terms of how you will vote for President, how important are comments made by friends and associates of the candidate?

14% Very important

38% Somewhat important

34% Not very important

13% Not at all important

1% Not sure

13* In terms of how you will vote for President, how important is a candidates faith and religion?

13% Very important

27% Somewhat important

36% Not very important

24% Not at all important

0% Not sure

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