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          North ..........................................  1           ( 1/ 94)   129  22%

          Central West ...................................  2                       88  15%

          Central/Central East ...........................  3                      181  30%

          South ..........................................  4                      202  34%

 

 

 START

 Hello, my name is __________ and I am conducting a survey for 7NEWS/Suffolk

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

 We are calling Florida households statewide. Would you be willing to spend

 three minutes answering some brief questions? (or someone in that

 household - ROTATE).

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          Continue .......................................  1           ( 1/101)   600 100%

 

 

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 RECORD GENDER

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          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/102)   288  48%

          Female .........................................  2                      312  52%

 

 

 S1

 S1.  Are you currently registered to vote?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/103)   600 100%

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

          DK/REFUSED/UNDECIDED ...........................  3                        0   0%

 

 

 S2

 S2. Thank You. How likely are you to vote in the Presidential Election on

 November 4th?

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          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/106)   503  84%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       97  16%

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

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

 

 

 Q1

 Q1. And how are you registered to vote - Democrat, Republican, or

 Unaffiliated/Independent/Undeclared, or something else?

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          Democrat .......................................  1           ( 1/109)   253  42%

          Republican .....................................  2                      215  36%

          Unaffiliated/Independent/Other .................  3                      129  22%

          Not registered yet .............................  4                        3   1%

 

 

 Q2

 Q2. What is your age category?

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          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/110)    28   5%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       49   8%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                      101  17%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                      137  23%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                      122  20%

          66-75 ..........................................  6                      103  17%

          Over 75 ........................................  7                       57  10%

          Refused ........................................  8                        3   1%

 

 

 Q3

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

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          White/Caucasian ................................  1           ( 1/111)   417  70%

          African-American ...............................  2                       77  13%

          Asian ..........................................  3                       23   4%

          American Indian ................................  4                       16   3%

          Hispanic .......................................  5                       51   9%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                        8   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                        8   1%

 

 

 

 

 Q4

 Q4. Which of the following best describes your religion - Roman Catholic,

 Protestant, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Muslim, other, or non-religious?

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          Roman Catholic .................................  1           ( 1/112)   180  30%

          Protestant .....................................  2                      130  22%

          Baptist ........................................  3                       76  13%

          Methodist ......................................  4                       25   4%

          Jewish .........................................  5                       27   5%

          Muslim .........................................  6                        2   0%

          Other (DO NOT READ) ............................  7                       80  13%

          Non religious (DO NOT READ) ....................  8                       38   6%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  9                       42   7%

 

 

 Q5

 Q5. Were you a Hillary Clinton supporter originally in the Democratic Primary?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/113)   188  49%

          No .............................................  2                      162  42%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       28   7%

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

 

 

 Q6

 Q6. John McCain chose Sarah Palin {PAY-Lin}, the Governor of Alaska, to be his

 Vice Presidential nominee. Does this choice make you more likely or less

 likely to vote for John McCain?

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          More Likely ....................................  1           ( 1/114)   238  40%

          Less Likely ....................................  2                      217  36%

          Undecided ......................................  3                      134  22%

          Refused ........................................  4                       11   2%

 

 

 Q7

 Q7. Which one of the following issues matters most in deciding your vote for

 president?

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          Taxes ..........................................  01          ( 1/115)    41   7%

          Education ......................................  02                      38   6%

          Iraq War .......................................  03                      53   9%

          Terrorism ......................................  04                      45   8%

          Economy/Jobs ...................................  05                     260  43%

          Moral Values ...................................  06                      57  10%

          Healthcare .....................................  07                      54   9%

          Other ..........................................  08                      30   5%

          Undecided ......................................  09                      22   4%

          Refused ........................................  10                       0   0%

 

 

 Q8

 Q8. There are 14 candidates for President on the Florida ballot. Of these, the

 major 5 candidates are: Republican John McCain, Democrat Barack Obama,

 Libertarian Bob Barr, Green Party Cynthia McKinney, and Ecology Party Ralph

 Nader {NAY-der}. At this point, for whom will you vote?

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          John McCain ....................................  1           ( 1/117)   236  39%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                      261  44%

          Bob Barr .......................................  3                       12   2%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  4                        5   1%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  5                        8   1%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       61  10%

          Refused ........................................  7                       17   3%

 

 

 Q9

 Q9. Is your mind made up or do you think you might change your mind before the

 election?

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          Mind made up ...................................  1           ( 1/118)   427  82%

          Might change ...................................  2                       81  16%

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Q10

 Q10. As of today, who are you leaning toward?

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          John McCain ....................................  1           ( 1/119)    15  19%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                       12  15%

          Bob Barr .......................................  3                        0   0%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  4                        1   1%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  5                        0   0%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       37  47%

          Refused ........................................  7                       13  17%

 

 

 

Q8&10 COMBINED

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          John McCain ....................................  1           ( 1/117)   251  42%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                      273  46%

          Bob Barr .......................................  3                       12   2%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  4                        6   1%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  5                        8   1%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       37   6%

          Refused ........................................  7                       13   2%

 

 

 Q11

 Q11. Overall, which candidate do you trust more - Barack Obama or John McCain?

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          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/120)   271  45%

          McCain .........................................  2                      262  44%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       57  10%

          Refused ........................................  4                       10   2%

 

 

 Q12

 Q12. Which political party - if any - do you blame for the recent turmoil on

 Wall Street in the banking and financial sectors?

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          Blame Democrats ................................  1           ( 1/121)   114  19%

          Blame Republicans ..............................  2                      232  39%

          Neither ........................................  3                      145  24%

          Undecided ......................................  4                      101  17%

          Refused ........................................  5                        8   1%

 

 

 Q13

 Q13. The four candidates for President and Vice President in both the

 Democratic and Republican Party are very different people. When thinking about

 Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, or Sarah Palin, which candidate of the

 four do you believe is most like you?

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          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/122)   191  32%

          Joe Biden ......................................  2                       89  15%

          John McCain ....................................  3                      139  23%

          Sarah Palin ....................................  4                       91  15%

          Undecided ......................................  5                       77  13%

          Refused ........................................  6                       13   2%

 

 

 Q14

 Q14. Which of the four - Obama, Biden, McCain, or Palin - understands and

 cares about the problems of people like you?

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          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/123)   249  42%

          Joe Biden ......................................  2                       45   8%

          John McCain ....................................  3                      189  32%

          Sarah Palin ....................................  4                       49   8%

          Undecided ......................................  5                       49   8%

          Refused ........................................  6                       13   2%

          None ...........................................  7                        6   1%

 

 

 Q15

 Q15. Do you plan to watch the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday evening,

 October 2nd?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/124)   481  80%

          No .............................................  2                       71  12%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       45   8%

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

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. How important will the debate be to whom you ultimately vote for - very

 important, somewhat important, or not important?

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          Very important .................................  1           ( 1/125)   211  44%

          Somewhat important .............................  2                      143  30%

          Not important ..................................  3                      122  25%

          Undecided ......................................  4                        5   1%

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

 

 

 Q17

 Q17. Compared to other debates in the past, how important is this debate to

 you - more important, less important, or no different?

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          More important .................................  1           ( 1/126)   219  46%

          Less important .................................  2                       56  12%

          No different/same ..............................  3                      204  42%

          Undecided ......................................  4                        2   0%

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

 

 

 Q18

 Q18. Who do you expect will win the debate - Biden or Palin?

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          Biden ..........................................  1           ( 1/127)   220  46%

          Palin ..........................................  2                      148  31%

          Neither ........................................  3                       29   6%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       84  17%

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

 

 

 Q19

 Q19. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with

 Barack Obama as president <READ CATEGORIES>?

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          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/128)   167  28%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      126  21%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      126  21%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      140  23%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       30   5%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                       11   2%

 

 

 Q20

 Q20. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John

 McCain as president <READ CATEGORIES>?

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          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/129)   114  19%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      142  24%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      144  24%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      170  28%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       23   4%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                        7   1%

 

 

 Q21

 Q21. 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           ( 1/130)   222  37%

 

 

          It's very important but not the most important .  2                      242  40%

 

 

          It's no different than any other presidential ..  3                       98  16%

          election

 

          It's not really that important to me ...........  4                       16   3%

 

 

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       19   3%

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q22. Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as

 president?

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          Approve ........................................  1           ( 1/131)   150  25%

          Disapprove .....................................  2                      381  64%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       62  10%

          Refused ........................................  4                        7   1%

 

 

 Q23

 Q23. 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?

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          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/132)   283  47%

          McCain .........................................  2                      214  36%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       97  16%

          Refused ........................................  4                        6   1%

 

 

 Q24

 Q24. Has anyone in your household ever served in the U.S. military?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/133)   272  45%

          No .............................................  2                      310  52%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       15   3%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                        3   1%

 

 

 Q25

 Q25. Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/134)   151  25%

          No .............................................  2                      432  72%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       13   2%

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

 

 

 Q26

 Q26. In the 2004 presidential election, did you vote for:...

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          John Kerry - Democrat ..........................  1           ( 1/135)   237  40%

          George Bush - Republican .......................  2                      259  43%

          Ralph Nader - Reform ...........................  3                       21   4%

          Did not vote (DO NOT READ) .....................  4                       47   8%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       23   4%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                       13   2%