AREA

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Western “L” ....................................  1           ( 1/ 91)   124  28%

          Heartland ......................................  2                       43  10%

          Clark ..........................................  3                      283  63%

 

 

 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 three minutes answering some brief

 questions so that we can include your opinions? (..or someone in that

 household). <ROTATE> Are you currently registered to vote?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Yes - Continue .................................  1           ( 1/ 93)   450 100%

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

          All other call results .........................  ?                        0   0%

 

 

 GENDR

 Record Gender

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/ 96)   214  48%

          Female .........................................  2                      236  52%

 

 

 S2

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

 November 4th?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/ 97)   433  96%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       17   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 Unaffiliated,

 Independent or something else?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Democrat .......................................  1           ( 1/100)   195  43%

          Republican .....................................  2                      174  39%

          Unaffiliated/Independent/Other .................  3                       81  18%

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

 

 

 Q2

 Q2. What is your age category?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/101)    12   3%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       40   9%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                       85  19%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                       99  22%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                      111  25%

          Over 65 ........................................  6                       98  22%

          Refused ........................................  7                        5   1%

 

 

 Q3

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

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          White/Caucasian ................................  1           ( 1/102)   325  72%

          African-American ...............................  2                       34   8%

          Asian ..........................................  3                       16   4%

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

          Hispanic (Mexican, Spanish) ....................  5                       64  14%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  6                        2   0%

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

 

 

 Q4

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

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/103)   138  31%

          No .............................................  2                      303  67%

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

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

 

 

 

 

 Q5

 Q5. There are 5 major candidates for President: Libertarian Bob Barr,

 Republican John McCain, Green Party Cynthia McKinney, Independent Ralph Nader

 {NAY-der}, and Democrat Barack Obama. At this point, for whom will you vote?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/104)     7   2%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      174  39%

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

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

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                      218  48%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       22   5%

          Refused ........................................  7                       22   5%

 

 Q6

 Q6. Is your mind made up or do you think you might change your mind before the

 election?

          N=                                                                       406 100%

          Mind made up ...................................  1           ( 1/105)   380  94%

          Might change ...................................  2                       22   5%

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

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

 

 Q7

 Q7. As of today, who are you leaning toward?

          N=                                                                        44 100%

          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/106)     0   0%

          John McCain ....................................  2                        6  14%

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

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

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                        8  18%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       10  23%

          Refused ........................................  7                       20  45%

 

 

Q5 & Q7 CONSOLIDATED

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Bob Barr .......................................  1           ( 1/104)     7   2%

          John McCain ....................................  2                      180  40%

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

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

          Barack Obama ...................................  5                      226  50%

          Undecided ......................................  6                       10   2%

          Refused ........................................  7                       20   4%

 

 Q8

 Q8. 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=                                                                       180 100%

          More of a vote for McCain ......................  1           ( 1/107)   108  60%

          More of a vote for Palin .......................  2                       12   7%

          More of a vote against Obama ...................  3                       55  31%

          Other ..........................................  4                        2   1%

          Undecided ......................................  5                        2   1%

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

 

 Q9

 Q9. 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=                                                                       226 100%

          More of a vote for Obama .......................  1           ( 1/108)   159  70%

          More of a vote for Biden .......................  2                        5   2%

          More of a vote against McCain ..................  3                       22  10%

          More of a vote against Palin ...................  4                       14   6%

          More of a vote against Bush ....................  5                       19   8%

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

          Undecided ......................................  7                        1   0%

          Refused ........................................  8                        1   0%

 

 Q10

 Q10. Do you believe the media has treated Sarah Palin fairly, harshly, or

 neutral?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Fairly .........................................  1           ( 1/109)   131  29%

          Harshly ........................................  2                      171  38%

          Neutral ........................................  3                      111  25%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       27   6%

          Refused ........................................  5                       10   2%

 

 

 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=                                                                       450 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/110)   168  37%

          No .............................................  2                      267  59%

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

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

 

 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=                                                                       168 100%

          More likely to vote for McCain-Palin ...........  1           ( 1/111)    16  10%

          More likely to vote for Obama-Biden ............  2                       75  45%

          More likely to support third-party candidates ..  3                        0   0%

          Have no effect on your vote ....................  4                       63  38%

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

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

 

 Q11

 Q11. Which one of the following issues matters most in deciding your vote for

 president?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Taxes ..........................................  01          ( 1/112)    52  12%

          Education ......................................  02                      24   5%

          Iraq War .......................................  03                      40   9%

          Terrorism ......................................  04                      31   7%

          Economy/Jobs ...................................  05                     186  41%

          Moral Values ...................................  06                      42   9%

          Healthcare .....................................  07                      49  11%

          Other ..........................................  08                      20   4%

          Undecided ......................................  09                       6   1%

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

 

 Q12

 Q12. Overall, which candidate do you trust more - Barack Obama or John McCain?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/114)   226  50%

          McCain .........................................  2                      186  41%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       31   7%

          Refused ........................................  4                        7   2%

 

 Q13

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

 Barack Obama as president?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/115)   156  35%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                       70  16%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                       62  14%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      151  34%

          Undecided ......................................  5                        8   2%

          Refused ........................................  6                        3   1%

 

 Q14

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

 McCain as president?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Extremely comfortable ..........................  1           ( 1/116)    71  16%

          Very comfortable ...............................  2                       76  17%

          Somewhat comfortable ...........................  3                      118  26%

          Not at all comfortable .........................  4                      175  39%

          Undecided ......................................  5                        9   2%

          Refused ........................................  6                        1   0%

 

 Q15

 Q15. Which of the following comes closest to your opinion of the upcoming

 Presidential election?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          It's the most important election of my life ....  1           ( 1/117)   162  36%

 

          It's very important but not the most important .  2                      230  51%

 

          It's no different than any other presidential ..  3                       53  12%

          election

 

          It's not really that important to me ...........  4                        2   0%

 

          Undecided ......................................  5                        2   0%

 

          Refused ........................................  6                        1   0%

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. Which political party - if any - do you blame for the recent turmoil on

 Wall Street in the banking and financial sectors?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Blame Democrats ................................  1           ( 1/118)   102  23%

          Blame Republicans ..............................  2                      155  34%

          Blame neither ..................................  3                      133  30%

          Undecided ......................................  4                       59  13%

          Refused ........................................  5                        1   0%

 

 Q17

 Q17. Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as

 president?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Approve ........................................  1           ( 1/119)    96  21%

          Disapprove .....................................  2                      332  74%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       21   5%

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

 

 Q18

 Q18. 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=                                                                       450 100%

          Obama ..........................................  1           ( 1/120)   288  64%

          McCain .........................................  2                      106  24%

          Undecided ......................................  3                       56  12%

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

 

 Q19

 Q19. Has anyone in your household ever served in the U.S. military?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/121)   222  49%

          No .............................................  2                      225  50%

          Undecided ......................................  3                        1   0%

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

 

 Q20

 Q20. Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/122)   110  24%

          No .............................................  2                      337  75%

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

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

 

 Q21

 Q21. In the 2004 presidential election, did you vote for?

          N=                                                                       450 100%

          John Kerry - Democrat ..........................  1           ( 1/123)   190  42%

          George Bush - Republican .......................  2                      202  45%

          Ralph Nader - Reform ...........................  3                        7   2%

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

          Did not vote (DO NOT READ) .....................  5                       45  10%

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

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