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          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Denver/Boulder .................................  1           ( 1/ 81)   165  28%

          Jefferson/Arapahoe .............................  2                      134  22%

          West ...........................................  3                      128  21%

          East/Rural .....................................  4                      173  29%

 

 

 START

 Hello, my name is __________ and I am conducting a survey for Suffolk

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

 Would you be willing to spend five minutes answering some questions? <ROTATE>

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Continue .......................................  1           ( 1/ 83)   600 100%

 

 

 GENDR

 Record Gender

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          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/ 87)   276  46%

          Female .........................................  2                      324  54%

 

 

 S1

 S1. How likely are you to vote in the upcoming Presidential election this

 November - would you say you are very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat

 unlikely, or not at all likely?

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          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/ 84)   555  93%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       20   3%

          Already voted ..................................  3                       25   4%

          Somewhat unlikely ..............................  4                        0   0%

          Very unlikely ..................................  5                        0   0%

 

 

 Q2

 Q2. Are you currently registered to vote as a Democrat, Republican, or

 Unaffiliated/Independent?

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          Democrat .......................................  1           ( 1/ 88)   183  31%

          Republican .....................................  2                      210  35%

          Unaffiliated/Ind ...............................  3                      197  33%

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

          DK/RF/NOT REG ..................................  5                        6   1%

 

 

 Q3

 Q3. Which of the following best describes your race or ethnicity?

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          White/Caucasian ................................  1           ( 1/ 89)   500  83%

          African-American ...............................  2                       32   5%

          Asian ..........................................  3                        8   1%

          American Indian ................................  4                        4   1%

          Hispanic (Mexican, Spanish) ....................  5                       48   8%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                        5   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                        3   1%

 

 

 

 Q4

 Q4. What is your age category?

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          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/ 90)    17   3%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       41   7%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                      111  19%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                      127  21%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                      147  25%

          Over 65 ........................................  6                      149  25%

          Refused ........................................  7                        8   1%

 

 

 Q5

 Q5. How do you plan on casting your ballot for the General Election?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Vote at polls ..................................  1           ( 1/ 91)   213  36%

          Vote by mail ...................................  2                      387  65%

 

 

 

 

 Q5B

 Q5B. Are you currently signed up to receive all your ballots by mail?

          N=                                                                       387 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 92)   360  93%

          No .............................................  2                       24   6%

          Don't know how to sign up ......................  3                        3   1%

 

 

 Q6

 The following are questions about political issues:

 

 Q6. Do you think Colorado is on the right track or the wrong track?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Right track ....................................  1           ( 1/ 93)   253  42%

          Wrong track ....................................  2                      187  31%

          Undecided ......................................  3                      160  27%

 

 

 Q7

 Q7. Were you a Hillary Clinton supporter originally?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 94)   153  26%

          No .............................................  2                      434  72%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       11   2%

          Refused ........................................  4                        2   0%

 

 

 Q8

 Q8. There are four candidates for U.S. Senate printed on your November ballot.

 If the General Election for U.S. Senate were held today and the candidates

 were Republican Bob Schaffer, Democrat Mark Udall, Green Party Robert Kinsey,

 or American Constitutional Party Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell, for whom would

 you vote or toward whom would you lean at this time?

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          Bob Schaffer - Republican ......................  1           ( 1/ 95)   205  34%

 

 

          Mark Udall - Democrat ..........................  2                      270  45%

 

 

          Robert Kinsey - Green ..........................  3                        5   1%

 

 

          Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell - American .........  4                       19   3%

          Constitution Party

 

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       89  15%

 

 

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                       12   2%

 

 

 Q9

 Q9. There are 16 candidates for President on your ballot. Of these, the 5

 major candidates are: Libertarian Bob Barr, Republican John McCain, Green

 Party Cynthia McKinney, Independent Ralph Nader {NAY-der}, and Democrat Barack

 Obama. At this point, for whom would you vote?

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          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/ 96)     3   1%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      248  41%

          Cyntiha McKinney ...............................  3                        1   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  4                       12   2%

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                      269  45%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                       54   9%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                       13   2%

 

 

 Q10

 Q10. Is your mind made up or do you think you might change your mind before

 the election?

          N=                                                                       533 100%

          Mind made up ...................................  1           ( 1/ 97)   491  92%

          Might change ...................................  2                       35   7%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                        7   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                        0   0%

 

 

 

 

 Q11

 Q11. As of today, who are you leaning toward?

          N=                                                                        67 100%

          Bob Barr - Libertarian .........................  1           ( 1/ 98)     0   0%

          John McCain - Republican .......................  2                        9  13%

          Cyntiha McKinney - Green .......................  3                        0   0%

          Ralph Nader - Independent ......................  4                        0   0%

          Barack Obama - Democrat ........................  5                       12  18%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                       37  55%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                        9  13%

 

 

Q9&11     CONSOLIDATED including leaners

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/ 96)     3   1%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      257  43%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  3                        1   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  4                       12   2%

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                      281  47%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                       37   6%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                        9   1%

 

 

 Q12

 Q12. Which one of the following issues matters most in deciding your vote for

 president?

 ONE ANSWER ONLY!

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          Taxes ..........................................  01          ( 1/ 99)    74  12%

          Education ......................................  02                      49   8%

          Iraq ...........................................  03                      39   7%

          Terrorism ......................................  04                      31   5%

          Economy/Jobs ...................................  05                     265  44%

          Moral values ...................................  06                      54   9%

          Healthcare .....................................  07                      55   9%

          Other ..........................................  08                      16   3%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  09                      13   2%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  10                       4   1%

 

 

 Q13

 Q13. Do you believe the economy will get better or worse in the next year?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Better .........................................  1           ( 1/101)   296  49%

          Worse ..........................................  2                      188  31%

          Same ...........................................  3                       43   7%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       71  12%

          Refused ........................................  5                        2   0%

 

 

 Q14

 Q14. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with

 Barack Obama as president?

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          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/102)   136  23%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      121  20%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      123  21%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      201  34%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       16   3%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                        3   1%

 

 

 Q15

 Q15. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John

 McCain as president?

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          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/103)    54   9%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      125  21%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      176  29%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      221  37%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       20   3%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                        4   1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. Which of the following comes closest to your opinion of the upcoming

 Presidential election?

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          It's the most important election of my life ....  1           ( 1/104)   255  43%

 

 

          It's very important but not the most important .  2                      268  45%

 

 

          It's no different than any other presidential ..  3                       67  11%

           election

 

          It's not really that important to me ...........  4                        3   1%

 

 

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                        6   1%

 

 

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                        1   0%

 

 

 

 Q17

 Q17. When all the votes are counted in November of 2008, who do you think will

 be our next President? (Not necessarily who you are voting for but who do you

 think will be the next President?) - Barack Obama or John McCain?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/105)   384  64%

          McCain .........................................  2                      120  20%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       93  16%

          Refused ........................................  4                        3   1%

 

 

 Q18

 Q18. Has anyone in your household ever served in the U.S. military?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/106)   270  45%

          No .............................................  2                      327  55%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                        2   0%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                        1   0%

 

 

 Q19

 Q19. Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/107)    83  14%

          No .............................................  2                      515  86%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                        2   0%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                        0   0%

 

 

 Q20

 Q20. In the 2004 presidential election, did you vote for?

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          John Kerry - Democrat ..........................  1           ( 1/108)   247  41%

          George Bush - Republican .......................  2                      297  50%

          Ralph Nader - Reform ...........................  3                       15   3%

          Michael Badnarik - Libertarian .................  4                        3   1%

          Did not vote (DO NOT READ) .....................  5                       38   6%