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Toplines - Virginia Presidential Election - November 2, 2008

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Virginia 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

Extremely Interested

87%

86%

Very Interested

10%

9%

Somewhat Interested

3%

3%

Not at all Interested

0%

1%

Not Sure

0%

0%

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

11/2

10/26

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

McCain

47%

47%

47%

48%

47%

50%

48%

49%

Obama

51%

51%

50%

50%

50%

48%

48%

47%

Barr

0%

0%

1%

1%

0%

1%

0%

1%

Nader

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

0%

1%

1%

McKinney

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

0%

0%

0%

Not sure

1%

2%

2%

1%

1%

1%

2%

2%

3* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Very Favorable

46%

36%

Somewhat Favorable

9%

21%

Somewhat Unfavorable

10%

24%

Very Unfavorable

33%

19%

Not sure

1%

1%

Obama Fav/Unfav

McCain
Fav/Unfav

11/2

55%/43%

57%/43%

10/26

55%/44%

55%/44%

10/12

54%/45%

56%/43%

10/5

56%/43%

56%/43%

9/28

55%/44%

55%/44%

9/21

52%/45%

58%/41%

9/14

55%/43%

56%/42%

9/7

57%/44%

59%/40%

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

11/2

10/26

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Obama

47%

47%

48%

48%

47%

45%

46%

44%

McCain

49%

47%

47%

48%

49%

49%

48%

50%

Not sure

4%

6%

5%

5%

5%

7%

8%

6%

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

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

National Security Issues

21%

20%

20%

26%

25%

22%

28%

29%

Economic Issue

45%

49%

48%

46%

44%

45%

44%

40%

Domestic Issues

10%

9%

10%

8%

6%

10%

9%

13%

Cultural Issues

7%

8%

5%

6%

7%

4%

5%

5%

Fiscal Issues

11%

10%

11%

7%

13%

13%

8%

8%

Not sure

6%

4%

7%

7%

4%

7%

6%

5%

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

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

Obama

50%

51%

49%

50%

50%

48%

McCain

47%

46%

46%

46%

45%

49%

Not sure

2%

4%

4%

4%

5%

3%

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

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

Obama

45%

48%

44%

45%

44%

40%

McCain

51%

49%

52%

52%

52%

56%

Not sure

3%

3%

4%

3%

4%

4%

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

11/2

10/26

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Extremely comfortable

40%

39%

37%

33%

38%

33%

35%

34%

Very comfortable

8%

9%

8%

13%

9%

12%

12%

11%

Somewhat comfortable

10%

9%

13%

12%

10%

11%

11%

16%

Not at all comfortable

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

42%

40%

38%

Not sure

2%

1%

2%

1%

2%

2%

2%

2%


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

11/2

10/26

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Extremely comfortable

30%

27%

25%

24%

28%

26%

29%

26%

Very comfortable

13%

15%

17%

17%

17%

18%

14%

18%

Somewhat comfortable

21%

21%

23%

23%

16%

18%

19%

22%

Not at all comfortable

35%

35%

34%

35%

37%

37%

36%

32%

Not sure

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

1%

2%

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

25%

20%

He shares my values

25%

26%

He cares about people like me

10%

15%

He can bring about needed change

35%

33%

Not Sure

5%

5%

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

10/12

10/5

9/28

9/21

9/14

9/7

Obama

47%

47%

46%

46%

44%

42%

46%

44%

McCain

49%

46%

48%

49%

50%

51%

48%

50%

Not sure

5%

7%

6%

6%

6%

8%

6%

5%

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

44%

44%

Somewhat Likely

30%

29%

Not Very Likely

15%

14%

Not at all Likely

9%

11%

Not Sure

1%

2%

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