Suffolk University

Poll of Likely Democratic Primary Voters - Ohio

 

 

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          Cuyahoga .......................................  1           ( 1/ 35)    70  18%

          Northeast ......................................  2                      144  36%

          Columbus/SE ....................................  3                       74  19%

          Toledo/NW ......................................  4                       44  11%

          Cinci/Dayton ...................................  5                       68  17%

 

 

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 Hello, my name is _____ and I am conducting a survey for Suffolk (SUFF-ick)

 University and I would like to get your opinions on some political

 questions. We are calling Ohio households statewide. Would you be willing to

 spend three minutes answering up to 12 questions? (..or someone in that

 household).

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          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/285)   182  46%

          Female .........................................  2                      218  55%

 

 

 

 S1. Are you currently registered to vote?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/286)   400 100%

          No .............................................  2                        0   0%

 

 

 

 S2. Thank you. How likely are you to vote in the Ohio DEMOCRATIC Primary on

 Tuesday?

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          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/289)   356  89%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       14   4%

          Not very/Not at all likely .....................  3                        0   0%

          Other/Undecided/Refused ........................  4                        0   0%

          Already voted ..................................  5                       30   8%

 

 

 

 S3. And which political party do you feel closest to - Democrat, Republican,

 Independent/Undeclared, or something else?

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          Democratic .....................................  1           ( 1/292)   342  86%

          Republican .....................................  2                       16   4%

          Independent/Undelcared .........................  3                       36   9%

          Other party ....................................  4                        6   2%

          Not registered yet .............................  5                        0   0%

 

 

 

 Q1. There are 4 Democratic candidates for President on your ballot, although

 two have dropped out. The two active candidates remaining are Barack Obama and

 Hillary Clinton. For whom<WORD1 >

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          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/294)   160  40%

          Hillary Clinton ................................  2                      208  52%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       16   4%

          Refused ........................................  4                       16   4%

 

 

 

 Q2. Regardless of who you personally support, who do you believe will be the

 next President of the United States - Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or John

 McCain?

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          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/295)   145  39%

          Hillary Clinton ................................  2                      112  30%

          John McCain ....................................  3                       52  14%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       57  15%

          Refused ........................................  5                        2   1%

 

 

 

 

 Q3. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects your opinion of

 Independent candidate Ralph Nader:

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          In November, I will NOT vote for Ralph Nader ...  1           ( 1/296)   312  78%

          under any circumstances

 

          If my first choice<Q1                         >   2                       44  11%

          does not get the Democratic nomination, I may

          vote for Ralph Nader

          In November, I'm planning to vote for Ralph Nader 3                        6   2%

 

 

          Undecided/Refused ..............................  4                       38  10%

 

 

 

 Q4. Which of the following issues is the most important issue facing the

 country?

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          Illegal immigration ............................  1           ( 1/297)     6   2%

          The war in Iraq ................................  2                       82  21%

          The economy ....................................  3                      214  54%

          Terrorism ......................................  4                        8   2%

          Healthcare .....................................  5                       58  15%

          Other (DO NOT READ) ............................  6                       20   5%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  7                       12   3%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  8                        0   0%

 

 

 

 Q5. Of the three major candidates for President: Barack Obama, Hillary

 Clinton, or John McCain - which candidate is best equipped to solve the

 country's economic troubles?

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          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/298)   136  34%

          Hillary Clinton ................................  2                      206  52%

          John McCain ....................................  3                       22   6%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       30   8%

          Refused ........................................  5                        6   2%

 

 

 

 Q6. Are you in favor of making the President's tax cuts permanent?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/299)   140  35%

          No .............................................  2                      198  50%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       54  14%

          Don't know .....................................  4                        8   2%

 

 

 

 Q7. Are you in favor of tax increases to help close the budget deficit gap?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/300)   144  36%

          No .............................................  2                      216  54%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       38  10%

          Don't know .....................................  4                        2   1%

 

 

 

 Q8. This June, many low and middle income households will receive checks for

 between $1200 - $1800 as part of an economic stimulus package. What do you

 think you'll do with that money: save it, spend it, or pay down debt?

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          Save it ........................................  1           ( 1/301)   114  29%

          Spend it .......................................  2                      118  30%

          Pay down debt ..................................  3                      114  29%

          Wont' receive (DO NOT READ) ....................  4                       24   6%

          Undecided ......................................  5                       30   8%

 

 

 

 Q9. Which best describes your family's situation?

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          Getting ahead financially ......................  1           ( 1/302)    46  12%

          Holding steady financially .....................  2                      250  63%

          Falling behind financially .....................  3                       94  24%

          Undecided ......................................  4                        4   1%

          Refused ........................................  5                        6   2%

 

 Q10. Are there any members of your household who are US Veterans?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/303)   148  37%

          No .............................................  2                      252  63%

          Undecided ......................................  3                        0   0%

          Don't know .....................................  4                        0   0%

 

 

 

 

 

 DEMOS

 THE FINAL QUESTIONS WILL HELP US CLASSIFY YOUR RESPONSES WITH OTHERS TAKING

 THE SURVEY

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 Q11. Of the following categories, which comes closest to your age?

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          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/305)     6   2%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       16   4%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                       40  10%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                       86  22%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                       98  25%

          Over 65 ........................................  6                      152  38%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                        2   1%

 

 

 

 Q12. Are you?

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          White (Caucasian) ..............................  1           ( 1/306)   352  88%

          Black (African American) .......................  2                       32   8%

          Asian ..........................................  3                        2   1%

          Hispanic/Latino ................................  4                        2   1%

          Other ..........................................  5                        4   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                        8   2%

 

 

 

 THANK

 THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS THAT I CAN ANSWER AT THIS TIME?

 HAVE A NICE DAY.

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