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Toplines - Virginia Governor Election - April 15, 2009

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Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 15, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

39% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
14% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Tim Kaine has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

26% Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

3* Governor Match-ups

McDonnell

45%

Deeds

30%

Some Other Candidate

5%

Not sure

20%

McDonnell

44%

Moran

34%

Some Other Candidate

3%

Not sure

19%

McDonnell

45%

McAuliffe

33%

Some Other Candidate

3%

Not sure

19%

4* Favorables for Gubernatorial Candidates

Candidate

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Robert McDonnell

20%

38%

9%

7%

26%

R. Creigh Deeds

7%

26%

26%

9%

32%

Brian J. Moran

6%

28%

24%

14%

28%

Terry McAuliffe

11%

24%

19%

24%

23%

5* Should Virginia require all sellers at gun shows to do background checks on buyers?

76% Yes

17% No

7% Not sure

6* Should part time workers be eligible for unemployment benefits?

45% Yes

40% No

15% Not sure

7* Governor Kaine is now also head of the Democratic National Committee. Does having the Governor as the head of the Democratic National Committee help or hurt Virginia?

38% Help
38% Hurt
15% No impact
9% Not sure

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