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Toplines - Virginia Governor Election - September 1, 2009

Virginia State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 1, 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?

32% Strongly approve

18% Somewhat approve

7% Somewhat disapprove

42% 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?

20% Strongly approve

31% Somewhat approve

25% Somewhat disapprove

21% 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?

Without Leaners

With Leaners

Robert McDonnell

49%

51%

Creigh Deeds

39%

42%

Some Other Candidates

3%

1%

Not sure

9%

6%

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

Warner

Kaine

Very Favorable

25%

19%

33%

22%

Somewhat Favorable

30%

29%

29%

30%

Somewhat Unfavorable

20%

25%

17%

24%

Very Unfavorable

8%

17%

13%

19%

Not Sure

16%

10%

9%

6%

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

50% McDonnell

35% Deeds

15% Not sure

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

51% McDonnell

29% Deeds

20% Not sure

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

36% McDonnell

35% Deeds

30% Not sure

8* next….which candidate do you trust more on the issue of abortion?

38% McDonnell

37% Deeds

25% Not sure

9* How closely have you been following recent news stories about the thesis written by Robert McDonnell twenty years ago?

24% Very closely
25% Somewhat closely
27% Not very closely
22% Not at all
1% Not sure

10* In terms of how you will vote this November, how important is the content of McDonnell’s thesis?

17% Very important
19% Somewhat important
25% Not very important
24% Not at all important
14% Not sure

11* In terms of how you will vote in the 2009 Governor Election, how important is the performance of President Obama?

36% Very important
20% Somewhat important
22% Not very important
15% Not at all important
7% Not sure

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