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Toplines - Virginia Governor Election - February 4, 2009

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Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted February 4, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

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

Very Favorable

45%

Somewhat Favorable

19%

Somewhat Unfavorable

15%

Very Unfavorable

20%

Not sure

1%

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?

Very Favorable

25%

Somewhat Favorable

36%

Somewhat Unfavorable

18%

Very Unfavorable

19%

Not sure

2%

3* 2009 Governor Matchups

McDonnell

39%

Deeds

30%

Other

6%

Not sure

25%

McDonnell

39%

Moran

36%

Other

4%

Not sure

21%

McDonnell

42%

McAuliffe

35%

Other

3%

Not sure

20%

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

McDonnell

Deeds

Moran

McAuliffe

Very Favorable

16%

8%

9%

12%

Somewhat Favorable

34%

22%

23%

22%

Somewhat Unfavorable

14%

22%

22%

20%

Very Unfavorable

4%

7%

11%

19%

Not sure

32%

41%

35%

27%



5* Governor Tim Kaine has proposed doubling the state's tobacco tax to help close the budget gap. Should Virginia's legislature double the tax to 60 cents per pack to help reduce the state budget deficit?

62% Yes
31% No
8% Not sure

6* How concerned are you that you or someone in your family could lose their job in the next year?

46% Very concerned
27% Somewhat concerned

16% Not very concerned
9% Not at all concerned
1% Not sure

7* Now that the Inauguration of Barack Obama has passed and the spirit of community change is high, how likely are you to volunteer your time in the community?

36% Very likely

32% Somewhat likely

18% Not very likely

7% Not at all likely

7% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose the economic recovery package proposed by Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats?

44% Favor
44% Oppose
12% Not sure

9* How likely is it that the economic recovery package proposed by Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats will become law during the President’s first 100 days in office?

36% Very likely

41% Somewhat likely

13% Not very likely

5% Not at all likely

6% Not sure

10* How likely is it that the final economic recovery plan passed by Congress will make things worse instead of better?

28% Very likely

22% Somewhat likely

27% Not very likely

14% Not at all likely

9% Not sure

11* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more—that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

45% Government will do too much
45% Government will not do enough
10% Not sure

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