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Toplines - North Dakota Presidential Election - July 8, 2008

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North Dakota Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 8, 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?

17% Excellent

20% Good

17% Fair

45% Poor

1% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

43%

Obama

43%

Other

7%

Not sure

7%

3* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Very Favorable

28%

21%

Somewhat Favorable

26%

38%

Somewhat Unfavorable

18%

21%

Very Unfavorable

25%

17%

Not sure

2%

2%

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?

24% National Security Issues

39% Economic Issues

13% Domestic Issues

4% Cultural Issues

9% Fiscal Issues

11% Not sure

5* Should Barack Obama select Hillary Clinton as his Vice-Presidential running mate?

25% Yes

48% No

26% Not sure

6* Is John McCain too old to be President?

25% Yes

61% No

13% Not sure

7*Is Barack Obama too inexperienced to be President?

45% Yes

42% No

13% Not sure

8* When it comes to the situation in Iraq, which is the more important goal for the next president to accomplish during his first term…winning the war or getting the troops home?

41% Winning the war

53% Getting the troops home

6% Not sure

9*John McCain favors drilling in offshore oil wells to help reduce the price of gas. Barack Obama opposes offshore oil wells and says it would not reduce the price of gas. Should drilling be allowed in offshore oil wells off the coasts of California, Florida, and other states?

65% Yes

23% No

13% Not sure

10*If drilling in offshore oil wells is allowed, how likely is it that the price of gas will go down?

13% Very likely

43% Somewhat likely

26% Not very likely

9% Not at all likely

9% Not sure

11* Is free trade good or bad for the United States economy?

40% Good

23% Bad

18% Neither

19% Not sure

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