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Toplines - Ohio Presidential Election - July 21, 2008

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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 21, 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

18% Good

19% Fair

46% Poor

0% Not sure

2* 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?

24% National Security Issues

49% Economic Issues

8% Domestic Issues

4% Cultural Issues

7% Fiscal Issues

8% Not sure

5*John McCain favors drilling in offshore oil wells to help reduce the price of gas. Barack Obama opposes offshore oil wells and says it would not reduce the price of gas. Should drilling be allowed in offshore oil wells off the coasts of California, Florida, and other states?

64% Yes

22% No

13% Not sure

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

54% Reducing the price of gas and oil

28% Protecting the environment
18% Not sure

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

55% The United States and its allies

23% The terrorists

14% Neither

8% Not sure

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

25% Yes

47% No

28% Not sure

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

38% Yes

30% No

32% Not sure

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

28% Iraq

42% Afghanistan

30% 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?

51% Try to help Barack Obama
21% Offer unbiased coverage
13% Try to help John McCain
15% Not sure

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

38% Yes

50% No

12% 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?

49% Worse than it really is

22% Better than it really is

22% They present and accurate picture

7% Not sure

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