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Toplines - Virginia Governor Election - June 10, 2009

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Virginia State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted June 10, 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

13% Somewhat approve

13% Somewhat disapprove

33% 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?

27% Strongly approve

35% Somewhat approve

19% Somewhat disapprove

16% Strongly disapprove

3% 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?

41% McDonnell

47% Deeds

2% Some other candidate

10% Not sure

5* Favorable Ratings for Governor Race

McDonnell

Deeds

Very Favorable

19%

22%

Somewhat Favorable

33%

37%

Somewhat Unfavorable

20%

18%

Very Unfavorable

8%

9%

Not Sure

21%

14%

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

44% McDonnell

36% Deeds

20% Not sure

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

39% McDonnell

33% Deeds

27% Not sure

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

29% McDonnell

43% Deeds

28% Not sure

7* Who is more likely to win the 2009 Virginia Governor election….Robert McDonnell or Creigh Deeds?

34% McDonnell

42% Deeds

24% Not sure

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