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Toplines - Wisconsin Presidential Election - October 23, 2008

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Wisconsin Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 23, 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?

9% Excellent

25% Good

17% Fair

50% Poor

0% Not sure

2* How do you rate the way that Jim Doyle is performing his role as Governor? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

6% Excellent

28% Good

29% Fair

32% Poor

4% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups





Some Other Candidate


Not sure


4* Favorable Ratings



Very favorable



Somewhat favorable



Somewhat unfavorable



Very unfavorable



Not sure



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?

13% National Security Issues

45% Economic Issues

14% Domestic Issues

13% Cultural Issues

11% 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

52% Obama

4% 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?

50% McCain

46% Obama

3% Not sure

8*Generally speaking, are elections fair to voters?

47% Yes

37% No

16% Not sure

9* How confident are you that your vote will be counted on November 4th?

51% Very confident

33% Somewhat confident

15% Not very confident

2% Not at all confident

0% Not sure

10* Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a drivers license before being allowed to vote?

73% Yes

23% No

4% Not sure

11* Which is more likely on Election Day -- that people vote who aren't legally eligible to vote or that some people who are legally eligible will be denied the chance to vote?

50% People vote who are not legally eligible

34% People who are legally eligible will be denied the chance to vote

15% Not sure

12* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement--when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

48% Agree
40% Disagree
12% Not sure

13* Which candidate is most likely to win the Presidential election in your state…..John McCain or Barack Obama?

24% John McCain

65% Barack Obama

11% Not sure

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