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Toplines - North Dakota Presidential Election - September 8, 2008

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North Dakota Presidential Election

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

September 8, 2008

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

20% Excellent

21% Good

19% Fair

39% Poor

1% Not sure

3* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

55%

Obama

41%

Other

1%

Not sure

3%

4* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Biden

Palin

Very Favorable

30%

33%

22%

44%

Somewhat Favorable

22%

34%

25%

20%

Somewhat Unfavorable

17%

13%

21%

12%

Very Unfavorable

29%

17%

26%

19%

Not sure

2%

2%

7%

2%

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

40% Economic Issues

13% Domestic Issues

6% Cultural Issues

8% Fiscal Issues

9% Not sure

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

35% Yes

35% 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?

58% Yes

27% No
15% Not sure

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

2% Very conservative
8% Somewhat conservative
30% Moderate

29% Somewhat liberal
18% Very liberal

13% Not sure

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

44% Very conservative
29% Somewhat conservative
14% Moderate

3% Somewhat liberal
3% Very liberal

7% 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?

68% Voting with enthusiasm for your candidate
23% Voting primarily against the other candidate

9% Not sure

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