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Toplines - Pennsylvania Presidential Election - November 1, 2008

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Pennsylvania Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted November 1, 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?

12% Excellent

17% Good

16% Fair

55% Poor

0% Not sure

2* How do you rate the way that Ed Rendell is performing his role as President? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

16% Excellent

28% Good

33% Fair

22% Poor

1% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

46%

Obama

52%

Some Other Candidate

1%

Not sure

1%

4* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Very favorable

40%

32%

Somewhat favorable

16%

22%

Somewhat unfavorable

11%

22%

Very unfavorable

31%

23%

Not sure

1%

1%

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?

17% National Security Issues

52% Economic Issues

10% Domestic Issues

7% Cultural Issues

10% Fiscal Issues

4% Not sure

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

45% McCain

51% Obama

3% Not sure

7* 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?

51% McCain

46% Obama

3% Not sure

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