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Toplines - GOP - November 5, 2008

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Survey of 1,000 Republican Likely Voters

Conducted November 5, 2008

By Rasmussen Reports

1* I know it’s a long way off, but if you had your choice for the next Republican nominee for President would you choose Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Tim Pawlenty or Charlie Crist?

64% Palin

11% Romney

12% Huckabee

4% Jindal

1% Pawlenty

2% Crist

6% Not sure

2* 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.

Sarah Palin

Mitt Romney

Mike Huckabee

Bobby Jindal

Tim Pawlenty

Charlie Crist

Very Favorable

65%

45%

46%

18%

10%

11%

Somewhat Favorable

26%

36%

34%

22%

26%

25%

Somewhat Unfavorable

5%

11%

11%

16%

16%

17%

Very Unfavorable

3%

4%

5%

5%

5%

5%

Not sure

1%

5%

5%

39%

43%

43%

3* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

30% National Security Issues

31% Economic Issues

6% Domestic Issues

12% Cultural Issues

15% Fiscal Issues

5% Not sure

4* Thinking back on the Presidential Campaign did Sarah Palin help or hurt John McCain’s chance of winning the election?

69% Help
20% Hurt

6% She had no impact

5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence