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          N=                                                                       600 100%

          DC Area ........................................  1           ( 1/ 98)   164  27%

          West ...........................................  2                       51   9%

          Piedmont Valley ................................  3                      134  22%

          Richmond South .................................  4                      104  17%

          East ...........................................  5                      147  25%

 

 

 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. We are calling

 Virginia households statewide. Would you be willing to spend three minutes answering

 some brief questions? <ROTATE> or someone in that household).

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Continue .......................................  1           ( 1/105)   600 100%

 

 

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 RECORD GENDER

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/106)   275  46%

          Female .........................................  2                      325  54%

 

 

 S2

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

 November 4th?

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          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/107)   583  97%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       17   3%

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

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

 

 

 Q1

 Q1. Which political party do you feel closest to - Democrat, Republican, or

 Independent?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Democrat .......................................  1           ( 1/110)   269  45%

          Republican .....................................  2                      188  31%

          Independent/Unaffiliated/Other .................  3                      141  24%

          Not registered yet .............................  4                        2   0%

 

 

 Q2

 Q2. What is your age category?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/111)    25   4%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       74  12%

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

          46-55 ..........................................  4                      149  25%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                      133  22%

          66-75 ..........................................  6                       65  11%

          Over 75 ........................................  7                       37   6%

          Refused ........................................  8                        6   1%

 

 

 Q3

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

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          White/Caucasian ................................  1           ( 1/112)   426  71%

          African-American ...............................  2                      110  18%

          Asian ..........................................  3                       16   3%

          American Indian ................................  4                        3   1%

          Hispanic .......................................  5                       24   4%

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

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  7                       14   2%

 

 

 Q4

 Q4. Were you a Hillary Clinton supporter originally in the Democratic Primary?

          N=                                                                       410 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/113)   163  40%

          No .............................................  2                      226  55%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       19   5%

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

 

 

 

 

 Q5

 Q5. Which one of the following issues matters most in deciding your vote for

 president?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Taxes ..........................................  01          ( 1/114)    37   6%

          Education ......................................  02                      33   6%

          Iraq War .......................................  03                      51   9%

          Terrorism ......................................  04                      36   6%

          Economy/Jobs ...................................  05                     310  52%

          Moral Values ...................................  06                      36   6%

          Healthcare .....................................  07                      48   8%

          Other ..........................................  08                      29   5%

          Undecided ......................................  09                      20   3%

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

 

 Q6

 Q6. There are six candidates for President listed on your ballot - Democrat

 Barack Obama, Republican John McCain, Independent Greens Chuck Baldwin,

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

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

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/116)   294  49%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      219  37%

          Chuck Baldwin ..................................  3                        1   0%

          Bob Barr .......................................  4                        2   0%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  5                        0   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  6                        2   0%

          Undecided ......................................  7                       72  12%

          Refused ........................................  8                       10   2%

 

 

 Q7

 Q7. Is your mind made up or do you think you might change your mind before the

 election?

          N=                                                                       518 100%

          Mind made up ...................................  1           ( 1/117)   455  88%

          Might change ...................................  2                       57  11%

          Undecided ......................................  3                        6   1%

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

 

 

 Q8

 Q8. As of today, who are you leaning toward?

          N=                                                                        82 100%

          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/118)    15  18%

          John McCain ....................................  2                       17  21%

          Chuck Baldwin ..................................  3                        0   0%

          Bob Barr .......................................  4                        0   0%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  5                        0   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  6                        0   0%

          Undecided ......................................  7                       36  44%

          Refused ........................................  8                       14  17%

 

 

 

 Q6&8 COMBINED INCLUDING LEANERS.

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/116)   309  51%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      236  39%

          Chuck Baldwin ..................................  3                        1   0%

          Bob Barr .......................................  4                        2   0%

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  5                        0   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  6                        2   0%

          Undecided ......................................  7                       36   6%

          Refused ........................................  8                       14   3%

 

 

 Q9

 Q9. There are four candidates for U.S. Senate listed on your ballot - Democrat

 Mark Warner, Republican Jim Gilmore, Independent Greens Glenda Gail Parker,

 and Libertarian Bill Redpath. At this point, for whom will you vote or toward

 whom do you lean?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Mark Warner ....................................  1           ( 1/119)   339  57%

          Jim Gilmore ....................................  2                      151  25%

          Glenda Gail Parker .............................  3                        4   1%

          Bill Redpath ...................................  4                        0   0%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       92  15%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                       14   2%

 

 

 

 

Q10

 Q10. Overall, which candidate do you trust more - Barack Obama or John McCain?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/120)   301  50%

          McCain .........................................  2                      224  37%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       66  11%

          Refused ........................................  4                        9   2%

 

 

 Q11

 Q11. Which political party - if any - do you blame for the recent turmoil on

 Wall Street in the banking and financial sectors?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Blame Democrats ................................  1           ( 1/121)    87  15%

          Blame Republicans ..............................  2                      235  39%

          Neither ........................................  3                      186  31%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       79  13%

          Refused ........................................  5                       13   2%

 

 

 Q12

 Q12. Did you watch the Vice Presidential debate Thursday night?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/122)   450  75%

          No .............................................  2                      142  24%

          Undecided ......................................  3                        2   0%

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

 

 

 Q13

 Q13. Who do you think won the debate - Joe Biden or Sarah Palin?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Biden ..........................................  1           ( 1/123)   207  46%

          Palin ..........................................  2                      119  26%

          Neither ........................................  3                       88  20%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       36   8%

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

 

 

 Q14

 Q14. Did the debate make you more likely to vote for Barack Obama or John

 McCain?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          More likely to vote for Obama ..................  1           ( 1/124)   143  32%

          More likely to vote for McCain .................  2                       82  18%

          No difference ..................................  3                      213  47%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       12   3%

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

 

 

 Q15

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

 Barack Obama as president?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/125)   155  26%

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

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      125  21%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      164  27%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       24   4%

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

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John

 McCain as president?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/126)    70  12%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      119  20%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      161  27%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      218  36%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                       22   4%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                       10   2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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           ( 1/127)   340  57%

          McCain .........................................  2                      131  22%

          Undecided ......................................  3                      125  21%

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

 

 

 

 Q18

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

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/128)   280  47%

          No .............................................  2                      318  53%

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

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

 

 

 

 Q19

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

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/129)    56   9%

          No .............................................  2                      542  90%

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

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

 

 

 

 Q20

 Q20. In the 2004 presidential election, did you vote for George Bush, John

 Kerry, Michael Badnarik, or Michael Peroutka?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          George Bush - Republican .......................  1           ( 1/130)   295  49%

          John Kerry - Democrat ..........................  2                      252  42%

          Michael Badnarick - Libertarian ................  3                        2   0%

          Michael Peroutka - Constitution ................  4                        0   0%

          Did not vote (DO NOT READ) .....................  5                       51   9%