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Toplines - Hawaii Presidential Election - September 20, 2008

Daily Snapshot

Hawaii Presidential Election

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

September 23, 2008

1* How do you rate the way that George W. Bush is performing his role as President? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

11% Excellent

14% Good

15% Fair

59% Poor

0% Not sure

2* How do you rate the way that Linda Lingle is performing her role as Governor? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

26% Excellent

26% Good

29% Fair

17% Poor

2% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

27%

Obama

68%

Other

2%

Not sure

3%

4* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Biden

Palin

Very Favorable

49%

18%

27%

20%

Somewhat Favorable

25%

18%

25%

17%

Somewhat Unfavorable

9%

29%

13%

16%

Very Unfavorable

16%

30%

17%

43%

Not sure

1%

4%

8%

3%

5* In terms of how you will vote for President, 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?

25% National Security Issues

44% Economic Issues

12% Domestic Issues

3% Cultural Issues

8% Fiscal Issues

8% Not sure

6* Barack Obama named Joe Biden to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Was this the right choice for Obama to make?

44% Yes
26% No
30% Not sure

7* John McCain named Sarah Palin to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Was this the right choice for McCain to make?

38% Yes
48% No
13% Not sure

8* In political terms, is Joe Biden very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal, or very liberal?

1% Very conservative
9% Somewhat conservative
37% Moderate

27% Somewhat liberal
16% Very liberal

11% Not Sure

9* In political terms, is Sarah Palin very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal, or very liberal?

48% Very conservative
20% Somewhat conservative
12% Moderate

4% Somewhat liberal
6% Very liberal

9% Not Sure

10* When you vote for President this year, will you be voting with enthusiasm for your candidate or voting primarily against the other candidate?

69% Voting with enthusiasm for your candidate
19% Voting primarily against the other candidate

Haweaii12% Not sure

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