AREA

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          Central ........................................  1           ( 1/ 67)   146  24%

          East Central ...................................  2                       40   7%

          North Central ..................................  3                       46   8%

          North East .....................................  4                       30   5%

          North West .....................................  5                      106  18%

          South Central ..................................  6                       52   9%

          South East .....................................  7                       58  10%

          South West .....................................  8                       76  13%

          West Central ...................................  9                       46   8%

 

 

 START

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

 (SUFF-ick) University and I would like to get your opinions on some political

 questions. We are calling Indiana households statewide. Would you be willing

 to spend three minutes answering up to 12 questions? (..rotate for household).

 QUOTA Geo, gender, age, race}

 Are you currently registered to vote?

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 S1

 Gender

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          Male ...........................................  1           ( 1/ 70)   262  44%

          Female .........................................  2                      338  56%

 

 

 S2

 S2. Thank you. And which political party are you enrolled in?

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          Democratic .....................................  1           ( 1/ 71)   366  61%

          Republican .....................................  2                      126  21%

          Independent/Undeclared .........................  3                       92  15%

          Other Party ....................................  4                       16   3%

          Not regstered yet ..............................  5                        0   0%

 

 

 S3

 S3. Thank You. How likely are you to vote in the Democratic Primary on

 Tuesday?

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          Very likely ....................................  1           ( 1/ 74)   468  78%

          Somewhat likely ................................  2                       90  15%

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

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

          Already voted ..................................  5                       42   7%

 

 

 PRE1

 I'm going to read you the names of some state and national candidates. For

 each one, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of

 them.

 

 First take George Bush.

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 Q1

 Q1. Is your opinion of George Bush generally favorable or generally

 unfavorable?

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          Favorable ......................................  1           ( 1/ 81)   124  21%

          Unfavorable ....................................  2                      426  71%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       40   7%

          Don't know (DO NOT READ) .......................  4                       10   2%

 

 

 Q2

 Q2. Is your opinion of Barack Obama generally favorable or generally

 unfavorable?

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          Favorable ......................................  1           ( 1/ 82)   348  58%

          Unfavorable ....................................  2                      174  29%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       68  11%

          Don't know (DO NOT READ) .......................  4                       10   2%

 

 

 Q3

 Q3. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton generally favorable or generally

 unfavorable?

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          Favorable ......................................  1           ( 1/ 83)   316  53%

          Unfavorable ....................................  2                      214  36%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       64  11%

          Don't know (DO NOT READ) .......................  4                        6   1%

 

 

 Q4

 Q4. The two Democratic candidates for Governor printed on your ballot are Jim

 Schellinger {SHELL-Ing-er} and Jill Long Thompson. <Q4W >

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          Jim Schellinger ................................  1           ( 1/ 85)   162  27%

          Jill Long Thompson .............................  2                      208  35%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                      214  36%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                       16   3%

 

 

 Q5

 Q5. The two candidates for President as listed on your ballot are Hillary

 Clinton and Barack Obama. <Q4W >

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          Barack Obama ...................................  1           ( 1/ 86)   256  43%

          Hillary Clinton ................................  2                      296  49%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       36   6%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  4                       12   2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Q6

 Q6. Regardless of who you personally support, who do you believe will be the

 next President of the United States considering both parties - Hillary

 Clinton, Barack Obama, or John McCain?

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          Hillary Clinton ................................  1           ( 1/ 87)   156  28%

          Barack Obama ...................................  2                      194  35%

          John McCain ....................................  3                      140  25%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  4                       60  11%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  5                        2   0%

 

 

 Q7

 Q7. If your candidate<WORD3 >does not win the Democratic nomination, which of

 the following scenarios is most likely in the November General election: (

 read)

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          I will vote for<WORD2                           > 1           ( 1/ 90)   266  44%

           regardless

 

          I will vote for Republican John McCain .........  2                      230  38%

 

 

          I will vote for Independent Ralph Nader ........  3                       36   6%

 

 

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  4                       64  11%

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 Q8

 Q8. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects your opinion of

 Independent candidate Ralph Nader:

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          In November, I will NOT vote for Ralph Nader ...  1           ( 1/ 91)   486  86%

          under any circumstances

 

          If my first choice, doesn't get the Democratic .  2                       74  13%

          nomination, I may vote for Ralph Nader

 

          In November, I'm planning to vote for Ralph Nader 3                        4   1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Q9

 Q9. Which of the following issues is the most important issue facing the

 country?

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          Illegal immigration ............................  1           ( 1/ 92)    32   5%

          The war in Iraq ................................  2                      128  21%

          The economy ....................................  3                      322  54%

          Terrorism ......................................  4                       30   5%

          Healthcare .....................................  5                       72  12%

          Other (DO NOT READ) ............................  6                        6   1%

          Undecided (DO NoT READ) ........................  7                        8   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  8                        2   0%

 

 

 Q10

 Q10. Are you in favor of making the President's tax cuts permanent?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 93)   290  48%

          No .............................................  2                      198  33%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                      108  18%

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

 

 

 Q11

 Q11. Are you in favor of tax increases to help close the budget deficit gap?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 94)   138  23%

          No .............................................  2                      418  70%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  3                       42   7%

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

 

 

 Q12

 Q12. Which best describes your family's situation?

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          Getting ahead financially ......................  1           ( 1/ 95)    84  14%

          Holding steady financially .....................  2                      392  65%

          Falling behind financially .....................  3                      110  18%

          Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................  4                        8   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  5                        6   1%

 

 

 Q13

 Q13. Are there any members of your household who are US Veterans?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 96)   184  31%

          No .............................................  2                      416  69%

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

          Don't know .....................................  4                        0   0%

 

 

 Q14

 Q14. Are there any members of your household who are union members?

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          Yes ............................................  1           ( 1/ 97)   180  30%

          No .............................................  2                      420  70%

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

          Don't know .....................................  4                        0   0%

 

 

 


 

 

 

 DEMOS

 THE INITIAL QUESTIONS WILL HELP US CLASSIFY YOUR RESPONSES WITH OTHERS TAKING

 THE SURVEY

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 Q15

 Q15. Of the following categories, which comes closest to your age?

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          18-25 ..........................................  1           ( 1/ 99)    10   2%

          26-35 ..........................................  2                       56   9%

          36-45 ..........................................  3                       88  15%

          46-55 ..........................................  4                      130  22%

          56-65 ..........................................  5                      154  26%

          66-75 ..........................................  6                       70  12%

          Over 75 ........................................  7                       90  15%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  8                        2   0%

 

 

 Q16

 Q16. Are you?

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          White (Caucasian) ..............................  1           ( 1/100)   496  83%

          Black (African American) .......................  2                       88  15%

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

          Hispanic/Latino ................................  4                        4   1%

          Other ..........................................  5                        8   1%

          Refused (DO NOT READ) ..........................  6                        4   1%