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Toplines - Iowa Presidential Election - October 23, 2008

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Iowa Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 23, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports

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

11% Excellent

16% Good

17% Fair

56% Poor

0% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups





Some Other Candidate


Not sure


3* Favorable Ratings



Very favorable



Somewhat favorable



Somewhat unfavorable



Very unfavorable



Not sure



4* 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?

22% National Security Issues

41% Economic Issues

11% Domestic Issues

8% Cultural Issues

13% Fiscal Issues

6% Not sure

5*Overall, who do you trust more on economic issues and managing the economy—John McCain or Barack Obama?

42% McCain

50% Obama

8% Not sure

6* Fine… who do you trust more on national security issues such as the War in Iraq and the War on Terrorism— John McCain or Barack Obama?

52% McCain

44% Obama

4% Not sure

7*Generally speaking, are elections fair to voters?

52% Yes

30% No

18% Not sure

8* How confident are you that your vote will be counted on November 4th?

61% Very confident

32% Somewhat confident

6% Not very confident

1% Not at all confident

0% Not sure

9* Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a drivers license before being allowed to vote?

80% Yes

13% No

7% Not sure

10* Which is more likely on Election Day -- that people vote who aren't legally eligible to vote or that some people who are legally eligible will be denied the chance to vote?

50% People vote who are not legally eligible

30% People who are legally eligible will be denied the chance to vote

20% Not sure

11* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement--when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

44% Agree
42% Disagree
14% Not sure

12* Which candidate is most likely to win the Presidential election in your state…..John McCain or Barack Obama?

23% John McCain

68% Barack Obama

9% Not sure

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