AREA

          N=                                                                       600 100%

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

          Central West ...................................  2                       89  15%

          Central/Central East ...........................  3                      180  30%

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

 

 START

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

 SUFF-ick) 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). Are you currently registered to vote?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes - continue .................................  1           ( 1/101)   600 100%

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

 

 GENDR

 RECORD GENDER

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/104)   285  48%

          Female .........................................  2                      315  53%

 

 S2

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

 November 4th?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/105)   469  78%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       32   5%

          Already voted ..................................  3                       99  17%

          Not very/Not at all likely .....................  4                        0   0%

          Other/Undecided/Refused ........................  5                        0   0%

 

 Q1

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

 Unaffiliated/Independent/Undeclared, or something else?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Democrat .......................................  1           ( 1/108)   249  42%

          Republican .....................................  2                      220  37%

          Unaffiliated/Independent/Other .................  3                      131  22%

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

 

 Q2

 Q2. What is your age category?

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          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/109)    28   5%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       37   6%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                       84  14%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                      148  25%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                      144  24%

          66-75 ..........................................  6                      105  18%

          Over 75 ........................................  7                       50   8%

          Refused ........................................  8                        4   1%

 

 Q3

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

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          White/Caucasian ................................  1           ( 1/110)   442  74%

          African-American ...............................  2                       78  13%

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

          American Indian ................................  4                        6   1%

          Hispanic (Mexican, Spanish) ....................  5                       66  11%

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

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

 

 Q4

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

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

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Roman Catholic .................................  1           ( 1/111)   177  30%

          Protestant .....................................  2                      135  23%

          Baptist ........................................  3                       90  15%

          Methodist ......................................  4                       24   4%

          Jewish .........................................  5                       28   5%

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

          Other (DO NOT READ) ............................  7                       92  15%

          Non religious (DO NOT READ) ....................  8                       30   5%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  9                       24   4%

 

 Q5

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

 president?

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          Taxes ..........................................  01          ( 1/112)    56   9%

          Education ......................................  02                      19   3%

          Iraq War .......................................  03                      41   7%

          Terrorism ......................................  04                      59  10%

          Economy/Jobs ...................................  05                     277  46%

          Moral Values ...................................  06                      73  12%

          Healthcare .....................................  07                      50   8%

          Other ..........................................  08                      17   3%

          Undecided ......................................  09                       8   1%

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

 

 Q6

 Q6. 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?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          John McCain ....................................  1           ( 1/114)   259  43%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                      282  47%

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

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  4                        0   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  5                        2   0%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       41   7%

          Refused ........................................  7                       16   3%

 

 

 Q7

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

 election?

          N=                                                                       543 100%

          Mind made up ...................................  1           ( 1/115)   496  91%

          Might change ...................................  2                       43   8%

          Undecided ......................................  3                        4   1%

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

 

 

 Q8

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

          N=                                                                        57 100%

          John McCain ....................................  1           ( 1/116)     2   4%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                        9  16%

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

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  4                        0   0%

          Ralph Nader ....................................  5                        2   4%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       32  56%

          Refused ........................................  7                       12  21%

 

 

 

 Q6 & Q8 CONSOLIDATED

           N=                                                                      600 100%

          John McCain ....................................  1           ( 1/114)   261  44%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                      291  49%

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

          Cynthia McKinney ...............................  4                        0   0%

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

          Undecided ......................................  6                       32   5%

          Refused ........................................  7                       12   2%

 

 

 Q9

 Q9. Which of the following reasons explains your vote for John McCain: is your

 vote more of a vote FOR McCain, more of a vote FOR Sarah Palin, or more of a

 vote AGAINST Barack Obama?

          N=                                                                       261 100%

          More of a vote for McCain ......................  1           ( 1/117)   185  71%

          More of a vote for Palin .......................  2                        9   3%

          More of a vote against Obama ...................  3                       56  21%

          Other ..........................................  4                        8   3%

          Undecided ......................................  5                        3   1%

          Refused ........................................  6                        0   0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Q10

 Q10. Which of the following reasons explains your vote for Barack Obama: is

 your vote more of a vote FOR Obama, more of a vote FOR Joe Biden, a vote

 AGAINST McCain, a vote AGAINST Sarah Palin, or a vote against George Bush?

          N=                                                                       291 100%

          More of a vote for Obama .......................  1           ( 1/118)   209  72%

          More of a vote for Biden .......................  2                        6   2%

          More of a vote against McCain ..................  3                       36  12%

          More of a vote against Palin ...................  4                       10   3%

          More of a vote against Bush ....................  5                       21   7%

          Other ..........................................  6                        5   2%

          Undecided ......................................  7                        4   1%

          Refused ........................................  8                        0   0%

 

 

 

 Q10A

 Q10A. Does it concern you that the Republican National Committee bought $150,

 000 worth of clothes and fashion accessories for Vice Presidential nominee

 Sarah Palin?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/119)   226  38%

          No .............................................  2                      350  58%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       24   4%

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

 

 

 Q10B

 Q10B. How will this revelation affect your vote - will it make you more likely

 to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket, more likely to vote for the Obama-Biden

 ticket, more likely to support third-party candidates, or have no effect on

 your vote?

          N=                                                                       226 100%

          More likely to vote for McCain-Palin ...........  1           ( 1/120)    29  13%

          More likely to vote for Obama-Biden ............  2                      122  54%

          More likely to support third-party candidates ..  3                        6   3%

          Have no effect on your vote ....................  4                       63  28%

          Undecided ......................................  5                        6   3%

          Refused ........................................  6                        0   0%

 

 

 Q11

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

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/121)   289  48%

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

          Undecided ......................................  3                       38   6%

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

 

 

 Q12

 Q12. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with

 Barack Obama as president?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/122)   206  34%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                       86  14%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      131  22%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      173  29%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                        4   1%

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

 

 

 Q13

 Q13. Regardless of how you would vote, how comfortable would you be with John

 McCain as president?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/123)   151  25%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                      105  18%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      128  21%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      208  35%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  5                        8   1%

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Q14

 Q14. Which of the following comes closest to your opinion of the upcoming

 Presidential election?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          It's the most important election of my life ....  1           ( 1/124)   218  36%

 

          It's very important but not the most important .  2                      297  50%

 

          It's no different than any other presidential ..  3                       79  13%

          election

 

          It's not really that important to me ...........  4                        6   1%

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 Q15

 Q15. Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as

 president?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Approve ........................................  1           ( 1/125)   140  23%

          Disapprove .....................................  2                      420  70%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       36   6%

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

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. 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           ( 1/126)   361  60%

          McCain .........................................  2                      188  31%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       49   8%

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

 

 

 Q17

 Q17. Has anyone in your household ever served in the U.S. military?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/127)   275  46%

          No .............................................  2                      313  52%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       10   2%

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

 

 

 Q18

 Q18. Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/128)    88  15%

          No .............................................  2                      496  83%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       14   2%

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

 

 

 Q19

 Q19. In the 2004 presidential election, did you vote for?

          N=                                                                       600 100%

          John Kerry - Democrat ..........................  1           ( 1/129)   242  40%

          George Bush - Republican .......................  2                      274  46%

          Ralph Nader - Reform ...........................  3                       14   2%

          Did not vote (DO NOT READ) .....................  4                       55   9%

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

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