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Toplines - Ohio Presidential Election - November 2, 2008

Ohio Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 2, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports for FOX News

1* Right now, how interested are you in the 2008 presidential election?

11/2

10/26

10/19

Extremely Interested

83%

81%

81%

Very Interested

10%

11%

10%

Somewhat Interested

6%

5%

7%

Not at All Interested

1%

3%

1%

Not sure

0%

1%

7%

2* If the Presidential Election were held today, would you vote for Republican John McCain, Democrat Barack Obama, Libertarian Bob Barr, Independent Ralph Nader or Green Party Candidate Cynthia Ann McKinney?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

McCain

49%

45%

49%

47%

48%

48%

50%

48%

51%

Obama

49%

49%

47%

49%

47%

47%

46%

45%

44%

Barr

0%

1%

0%

0%

1%

0%

1%

0%

0%

Nader

1%

0%

1%

1%

1%

0%

1%

1%

1%

McKinney

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Not sure

1%

4%

2%

3%

3%

4%

2%

6%

3%

3* Favorable Ratings

November 2, 2008

Obama

McCain

Very Favorable

40%

36%

Somewhat Favorable

10%

21%

Somewhat Unfavorable

11%

19%

Very Unfavorable

37%

20%

Not sure

3%

3%

Obama Fav/Unfav

McCain Fav/Unfav

11/2

50% / 48%

57% / 39%

10/26

52% / 45%

56% / 41%

10/19

55% / 43%

58% / 42%

10/12

53% / 46%

55% / 44%

10/5

53% / 45%

55% / 43%

9/28

52% / 44%

55% / 41%

9/21

50% / 49%

56% / 42%

9/14

51% / 48%

55% / 45%

9/7

50% / 48%

63% / 35%

4* Overall, which candidate do you trust more -- Barack Obama or John McCain?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

McCain

45%

43%

48%

45%

45%

41%

43%

42%

41%

Obama

50%

47%

44%

48%

49%

50%

49%

48%

54%

Not sure

5%

10%

8%

8%

7%

9%

8%

10%

5%

5* 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?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

National Security Issues

21%

18%

18%

18%

17%

20%

23%

23%

24%

Economic Issues

44%

46%

48%

49%

52%

50%

48%

45%

47%

Domestic Issues

11%

11%

12%

9%

12%

7%

8%

13%

10%

Cultural Issues

8%

8%

7%

7%

4%

8%

8%

5%

7%

Fiscal Issues

12%

10%

10%

9%

10%

9%

6%

9%

7%

Not sure

5%

7%

6%

8%

5%

7%

7%

5%

6%

6* Regardless of how you might vote, which candidate do you trust more to handle the nation’s economy and jobs….Barack Obama or John McCain?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

Barack Obama

46%

49%

48%

50%

48%

46%

49%

John McCain

48%

45%

46%

45%

45%

46%

47%

Not sure

7%

6%

6%

5%

6%

8%

4%

7* Regardless of how you might vote, which candidate do you trust more to handle national security and the war on terrorism….Barack Obama or John McCain?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

Barack Obama

43%

41%

43%

43%

42%

38%

41%

John McCain

53%

54%

52%

52%

53%

55%

55%

Not sure

4%

5%

5%

5%

5%

7%

4%

8* Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with Barack Obama as president?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Extremely comfortable

36%

36%

33%

32%

28%

29%

30%

30%

29%

Very comfortable

9%

7%

9%

12%

13%

9%

11%

8%

13%

Somewhat comfortable

9%

15%

15%

15%

17%

19%

12%

17%

16%

Not at all comfortable

44%

40%

39%

39%

40%

40%

45%

41%

42%

Not sure

2%

3%

4%

3%

2%

3%

2%

3%

1%

9* Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John McCain as president?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Extremely comfortable

31%

26%

23%

23%

24%

26%

24%

24%

25%

Very comfortable

14%

14%

18%

16%

15%

18%

16%

15%

22%

Somewhat comfortable

22%

23%

23%

24%

24%

17%

21%

23%

26%

Not at all comfortable

31%

35%

32%

33%

35%

34%

36%

36%

25%

Not sure

1%

2%

4%

4%

2%

5%

3%

3%

2%

10* Which one of the following candidate qualities will be the MOST important in deciding your vote for president this year?

11/2

10/26

He has the right experience

23%

21%

He shares my values

24%

25%

He cares about people like me

11%

16%

He can bring about needed change

36%

29%

Not Sure

7%

8%

11* If you had to make the toughest decision of your life, who would you rather get advice from -- Barack Obama or John McCain?

11/2

10/26

10/19

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Barack Obama

44%

44%

45%

45%

42%

41%

39%

41%

38%

John McCain

50%

46%

48%

46%

47%

50%

52%

51%

54%

Not sure

7%

10%

7%

9%

11%

9%

9%

8%

9%

12* Every election, the television networks conduct exit polls of people as they leave their polling places on Election Day. If you were asked to participate, how likely is it you would be willing to spend 10 minutes filling out a questionnaire?

11/2

10/26

Very Likely

42%

46%

Somewhat Likely

25%

25%

Not Very Likely

19%

17%

Not at all Likely

12%

11%

Not Sure

1%

2%

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence