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Toplines - Wisconsin Presidential Election - October 6, 2008

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Wisconsin Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 6, 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?

10% Excellent

20% Good

18% Fair

52% 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?

11% Excellent

31% Good

26% Fair

29% Poor

3% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

44%

Obama

54%

Some Other Candidate

0%

Not sure

2%

4* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Biden

Palin

Very favorable

37%

27%

30%

33%

Somewhat favorable

21%

25%

27%

16%

Somewhat unfavorable

13%

22%

18%

12%

Very unfavorable

29%

25%

22%

38%

Not sure

0%

1%

3%

2%

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?

20% National Security Issues

48% Economic Issues

11% Domestic Issues

7% Cultural Issues

8% Fiscal Issues

6% Not sure

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

43% McCain
52% Obama
5% 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?

49% McCain
47% Obama
4% Not sure

8*What is more important, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

58% Creating economic growth
35% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
7% Not sure

9* Which is more important to John McCain, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

72% Creating economic growth
8% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
20% Not sure

10* Which is more important to Barack Obama, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

22% Creating economic growth
65% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
13% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

1% Excellent
7% Good

29% Fair

61% Poor

1% Not sure

12*Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

5% Better
82% Worse
9% Staying the same

5% Not sure

13* Do you own at least $5,000 worth of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments?

69% Yes
25% No
6% Not sure

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