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Toplines - Virginia Governor Election - July 14, 2009

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Virginia State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted July 14, 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?

37% Strongly approve

14% Somewhat approve

9% Somewhat disapprove

39% Strongly disapprove

1% 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?

25% Strongly approve

30% Somewhat approve

23% Somewhat disapprove

20% Strongly disapprove

2% Not sure

3* In thinking about the 2009 election for Governor of Virginia if the election were held today would you vote for Republican Robert McDonnell or Democrat Creigh Deeds?

44% McDonnell

41% Deeds

3% Some other candidate

12% Not sure

4* Favorable Ratings

McDonnell

Deeds

Warner

Kaine

Very Favorable

25%

19%

34%

27%

Somewhat Favorable

25%

30%

30%

21%

Somewhat Unfavorable

20%

24%

15%

23%

Very Unfavorable

7%

11%

17%

21%

Not Sure

22%

17%

4%

8%

5* Which gubernatorial candidate do you trust more on taxes….Robert McDonnell or Creigh Deeds?

45% McDonnell

31% Deeds

20% Not sure

6* Okay…which candidate do you trust more to cut government spending?

47% McDonnell

23% Deeds

30% Not sure

7* Fine…which candidate is more likely to confront Virginia's transportation problems?

30% McDonnell

34% Deeds

36% Not sure

8* Does a Mark Warner endorsement of Creigh Deeds make you more likely or less likely to vote for Deeds?

31% More likely
34% Less likely
27% It would have no impact
7% Not sure

9* Do you approve or disapprove of Tim Kaine serving as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee while still performing his job as Governor?

38% Approve
48% Disapprove
14% Not sure

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