SurveyUSA Election Poll

August 25, 2008 5:29:37 PM PDT
Our latest poll examines which presidential candidate California voters have the most confidence in when it comes to several major political issues. The exclusive Action News poll, conducted by SurveyUSA asked more than 500 registered voters throughout California which candidate will do a better job of handling the economy?

52 percent chose Obama.

37 percent expect McCain to do a better job.

46 percent expect Obama to do a better job of dealing with the situation in Iraq.

46 percent expect McCain to do a better job dealing with terrorism.

46 percent expect Obama to do a better job when it comes to immigration.

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Complete Poll Results

Geography Surveyed: California
Data Collected: 08/15/2008 - 08/17/2008
Release Date: 08/25/2008 10:50 ET
Sponsors: KABC-TV Los Angeles, KFSN-TV Fresno, KGTV-TV San Diego, KPIX-TV San Francisco

On a scale of 1 to 10, how favorably do you feel towards John McCain... where 1 means you feel very UN-favorably towards him, and 10 means you feel very favorably towards him.

4.3 - Average

35% 1
6% 2
7% 3
4% 4
14% 5
6% 6
7% 7
7% 8
6% 9
9% 10

On a scale of 1 to 10, how favorably do you feel towards Barack Obama... where 1 means you feel very UN-favorably towards him, and 10 means you feel very favorably towards him.

5.4 Average

23% 1
4% 2
7% 3
7% 4
11% 5
6% 6
5% 7
9% 8
12% 9
15% 10

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling the economy? John McCain? Or Barack Obama?

37% McCain
52% Obama
11% Not Sure

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling the situation in Iraq?

43% McCain
46% Obama
12% Not Sure

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling terrorism?

46% McCain
41% Obama
13% Not Sure

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling health care?

27% McCain
59% Obama
14% Not Sure

Which candidate for President do you think will do a better job handling immigration?

36% McCain
46% Obama
17% Not Sure

Asked of 510 registered voters
Margin of Sampling Error for all questions = ± 4.4%

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