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          West/North .....................................  1           ( 1/ 73)   137  23%

          Central ........................................  2                      147  25%

          Hillsborough ...................................  3                      175  29%

          Rockingham .....................................  4                      141  24%

 

 

 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

 New Hampshire households statewide. Would you be willing to spend five minutes

 answering some brief questions? <ROTATE RESP.> (household).

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          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/ 76)   290  48%

          Female .........................................  2                      310  52%

 

 

 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/ 77)   577  96%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       23   4%

          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 Independent?

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          Democrat .......................................  1           ( 1/ 80)   182  30%

          Republican .....................................  2                      186  31%

          Independent/Other ..............................  3                      229  38%

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

 

 

 Q2

 Q2. What is your age category?

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          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/ 81)    19   3%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       43   7%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                      110  18%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                      129  22%

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

          Over 65 ........................................  6                      139  23%

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

 

 

 Q3

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

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          White/Caucasian ................................  1           ( 1/ 82)   573  96%

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

          Asian ..........................................  3                        2   0%

          American Indian ................................  4                        2   0%

          Hispanic (Mexican, Spanish) ....................  5                        1   0%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                        0   0%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                        9   2%

 

 

 Q4

 The following are questions about political issues:

 

 Q4. Do you think the state is on the right track or the wrong track?

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          Right track ....................................  1           ( 1/ 83)   294  49%

          Wrong track ....................................  2                      175  29%

          Undecided ......................................  3                      131  22%

 

 

 

 

 

 Q5

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

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 84)   154  37%

          No .............................................  2                      249  61%

          Undecided ......................................  3                        7   2%

          Refused ........................................  4                        1   0%

 

 

 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/ 85)   235  39%

          Less Likely ....................................  2                      245  41%

          Undecided ......................................  3                      110  18%

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

 

 

 Q7

 Q7. To date, has Barack Obama's campaign exceeded your expectations, not met

 your expectations, or is what you expected?

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          Exceeded .......................................  1           ( 1/ 86)   150  25%

          Not met expectations ...........................  2                      137  23%

          As expected ....................................  3                      269  45%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  4                       34   6%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  5                       10   2%

 

 

 Q8

 Q8. To date, has John McCain's campaign exceeded your expectations, not met

 your expectations, or is what you expected?

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          Exceeded .......................................  1           ( 1/ 87)   144  24%

          Not met expectations ...........................  2                      177  30%

          As expected ....................................  3                      254  42%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  4                       22   4%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  5                        3   1%

 

 

 Q9

 Q9. There are 5 major candidates for President: <WORD9 >. At this point, for

 whom will you vote?

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          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/ 89)     6   1%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      253  42%

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

          Ralph Nader ....................................  4                        5   1%

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                      255  43%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       70  12%

          Refused ........................................  7                       10   2%

 

 

 Q10

 Q10. 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/ 90)   411  79%

          Might change ...................................  2                       97  19%

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

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

 

 

 Q11

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

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          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/ 91)     1   1%

          John McCain ....................................  2                       15  19%

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

          Ralph Nader ....................................  4                        0   0%

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                       18  23%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       40  50%

          Refused ........................................  7                        6   7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q9&11 COMBINED

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          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/ 91)     7   1%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      268  45%

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

          Ralph Nader ....................................  4                        5   1%

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                      273  46%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       40   6%

          Refused ........................................  7                        6   1%

 

 

 Q12

 Q12. There are three candidates for U.S. Senate: <WORDX >. At this point, for

 whom will you vote or toward whom will you lean?

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          John Sununu ....................................  1           ( 1/ 93)   242  40%

          Jeanne Shaheen .................................  2                      243  41%

          Kenneth Blevens ................................  3                       16   3%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       78  13%

          Refused ........................................  5                       21   4%

 

 

 Q13

 Q13. There are three candidates for Governor: <WORDY >. At this point, for

 whom will you vote or toward whom will you lean?

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          John Lynch .....................................  1           ( 1/ 95)   363  61%

          Joseph "Joe" Kenney ............................  2                       97  16%

          Susan Newell ...................................  3                       13   2%

          Undecided ......................................  4                      113  19%

          Refused ........................................  5                       14   2%

 

 

 Q14

 Q14. 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/ 96)   132  22%

          Joe Biden ......................................  2                      113  19%

          John McCain ....................................  3                      124  21%

          Sarah Palin ....................................  4                      129  22%

          Undecided ......................................  5                       88  15%

          Refused ........................................  6                       14   2%

 

 

 

 Q15

 Q15. Do you believe the media has treated Sarah Palin fairly, harshly, or

 neutral?

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          Fairly .........................................  1           ( 1/ 97)   175  29%

          Harshly ........................................  2                      221  37%

          Neutral ........................................  3                      155  26%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       39   7%

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

          None ...........................................  6                        2   0%

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to step in as President if she had

 to?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 98)   260  43%

          No .............................................  2                      304  51%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       35   6%

          Refused ........................................  4                        1   0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Q17

 Q17. Which one of the following issues matters most in deciding your vote for

 president?

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          Taxes ..........................................  01          ( 1/ 99)    39   7%

          Education ......................................  02                      16   3%

          Iraq War .......................................  03                      67  11%

          Terrorism ......................................  04                      46   8%

          Economy/Jobs ...................................  05                     280  47%

          Moral values ...................................  06                      42   7%

          Healthcare .....................................  07                      75  13%

          Other (DO NOT READ) ............................  08                      19   3%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  09                      15   3%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  10                       1   0%

 

 

 Q18

 Q18. Do you plan to watch the first Presidential debate on Friday evening,

 September 26th?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/101)   470  78%

          No .............................................  2                      100  17%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       29   5%

          Refused ........................................  4                        1   0%

 

 

 Q19

 Q19. 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           ( 1/102)   119  25%

          Somewhat important .............................  2                      195  41%

          Not important ..................................  3                      151  32%

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

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

 

 

 Q20

 Q20. 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           ( 1/103)   194  41%

          Less important .................................  2                       39   8%

          No different/same ..............................  3                      228  49%

          Undecided ......................................  4                        9   2%

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

 

 

 Q21

 Q21. Who do you expect will win the debate - Obama or McCain?

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          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/104)   212  45%

          McCain .........................................  2                      124  26%

          Neither ........................................  3                       11   2%

          Undecided ......................................  4                      117  25%

          Refused ........................................  5                        6   1%

 

 

 Q22

 Q22. Overall, which candidate do you trust more - Barack Obama or John McCain?

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          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/105)   257  43%

          McCain .........................................  2                      271  45%

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

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

 

 

 Q23

 Q23. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with

 Barack Obama as president?

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          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/106)   118  20%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      162  27%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      139  23%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      162  27%

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 Q24

 Q24. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John

 McCain as president?

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          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/107)    88  15%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      151  25%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      188  31%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      160  27%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       13   2%

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

 

 

 Q25

 Q25. 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           ( 1/108)   197  33%

 

 

          It's very important but not the most important .  2                      286  48%

 

 

          It's no different than any other presidential ..  3                      100  17%

           election

 

          It's not really that important to me ...........  4                        7   1%

 

 

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                        9   2%

 

 

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

 

 

 Q26

 Q26. 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           ( 1/109)    86  14%

          Blame Republicans ..............................  2                      217  36%

          Neither ........................................  3                      201  34%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       92  15%

          Refused ........................................  5                        4   1%

 

 

 Q27

 Q27. Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as

 president?

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          Approve ........................................  1           ( 1/110)   133  22%

          Disapprove .....................................  2                      415  69%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       50   8%

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

 

 

 Q28

 Q28. 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           ( 1/111)   280  47%

          McCain .........................................  2                      221  37%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       95  16%

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

 

 

 Q29

 Q29. Are you confident that New Hampshire will retain its first-in-the-nation

 Presidential Primary status in the year 2012?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/112)   389  65%

          No .............................................  2                      130  22%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       78  13%

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Q30

 Q30. Has anyone in your household ever served in the U.S. military?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/113)   295  49%

          No .............................................  2                      298  50%

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

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

 

 

 Q31

 Q31. Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/114)   121  20%

          No .............................................  2                      469  78%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                        8   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                        2   0%

 

 

 Q32

 Q32. In the 2004 presidential election, did you vote for?

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          John Kerry - Democrat ..........................  1           ( 1/115)   285  48%

          George Bush - Republican .......................  2                      283  47%

          Ralph Nader - Reform ...........................  3                        2   0%

          Did not vote (DO NOT READ) .....................  4                       28   5%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                        1   0%

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