Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone September 19-22, 2008, among a random national sample of 1,082 adults, 916 registered voters and 780 likely voters. The survey includes additional interviews with randomly selected African Americans, for a total of 163 black respondents. The added interviews (commonly referred to as an "oversample") were completed to ensure there were enough African American respondents for separate analysis; the group was not over-represented in the reported results from the full sample. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Error margins are higher for subgroups. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) How closely are you following the presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

              ---- Closely -----   ---- Not closely -----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion 
9/22/08  RV   91     55     36      9        5        4        0
9/7/08   RV   89     51     38     10        6        5        *
8/22/08  RV   84     42     42     16       11        5        *
7/13/08  RV   79     36     42     21       12        9        1
7/13/08       73     32     41     26       14       12        1
6/15/08  RV   80     39     41     20       10       10        *
6/15/08       75     34     41     25       12       13        *
5/11/08  RV   85     45     40     15       12        3        0  
5/11/08       83     39     44     17       13        5        0  
4/13/08  RV   87     42     45     13        9        4        *  
4/13/08       84     37     47     16       11        5        *  
3/2/08   RV   87     47     40     12        8        4        * 
3/2/08        84     42     42     15       11        4        * 
2/1/08   RV   86     40     46     14       10        4        *
2/1/08        81     35     46     19       12        7        *
1/12/08       79     32     47     21       15        6        *  
12/9/07       72     21     51     28       19        8        *
11/1/07       67     21     46     33       22       12        0  
9/30/07       69     21     48     30       21       10        * 
7/21/07       70     22     48     30       20       10        *  
6/1/07        66     18     48     34       22       13        *  
4/15/07       66     20     45     34       20       14        *  
2/25/07       65     20     44     35       25       10        *

9/26/04  RV   87     48     39     12        8        4        1
9/8/04   RV   85     45     40     14       10        4        1
8/29/04  RV   81     43     38     20       13        7        *
8/1/04   RV   80     41     39     20       13        7        *
7/25/04       73     34     39     27       15       12        *
6/20/04       78     33     45     22       15        7        *
5/23/04       74     33     41     26       17        9        *
4/18/04       75     30     45     25       16        9        0
3/7/04        75     33     42     25       18        7        * 
2/11/04       75     30     45     25       15       10        *
1/18/04       66     22     44     35       22       13        *  
10/29/03      54     15     39     45       30       15        0
9/13/03       56     16     40     44       27       17        *

10/1/00  RV   75     27     48     25       17        8        *
9/6/00   RV   74     26     48     26       17        9        *
8/20/00  RV   74     28     46     26       16       10        1
8/10/00  RV   72     29     43     29       18       11        *
8/6/00        53     17     36     47       22       25        *
7/29/00       51     16     35     49       25       24        *
7/23/00       50     14     36     50       25       25        *
6/11/00       49     13     36     51       26       25        0
4/2/00        53     17     36     47       24       23        0
3/11/00       61     21     40     38       21       17        0
2/27/00       70     24     46     30       20       10        *
2/6/00        65     19     48     34       21       13        0
1/16/00       50     11     39     50       26       24        *
12/15/99      45     12     33     55       31       24        *
10/31/99      61     16     45     38       25       13        *

7/17/95       36      7     29     63       33       31        *
7/8/92        76     28     48     24       16        8        *
1/27/92       51     14     37     48       25       23        1
8/18/88  RV   68     26     42     31       20       11        0
8/15/88  RV   70     27     43     31       19       12        0
5/25/88       76     25     51     25       19        6        *
8/23/87       50      9     41     49       31       18        *
6/1/87        50     11     39     49       32       17        *

2. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the presidential election in November: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

                                                        Don't think   
             Certain   Probably   Chances   Less than    will vote      No    
             to vote     vote      50/50      that        (vol.)      opinion
9/22/08 RV     89          6          4         1            *           *
9/7/08  RV     85          7          5         1            1           *     
8/22/08 RV     84         10          4         2            *           *
7/13/08 RV     79         10          7         3            2           0
7/13/08        69         11          8         7            5           *
6/15/08 RV     80          9          7         3            1           *
6/15/08        71          9          8         7            4           *
3/2/08  RV     87          7          5         1            *           *
3/2/08         78          9          7         4            2           *


3. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the 2008 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats) and (John McCain and Sarah Palin, the Republicans), for whom would you vote?


NET LEANED VOTE - LIKELY VOTERS

                           Other    Neither   Would not       No
          Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
9/22/08     52      43       *         1          0            3
9/7/08      47      49       1         1          0            3
8/22/08     49      45       *         2          0            4
7/13/08     49      46       1         2          0            2
6/15/08     47      48       1         2          0            2

NET LEANED VOTE - REGISTERED VOTERS

                           Other    Neither   Would not       No
          Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
9/22/08     52      42       1         1          *            4
9/7/08      47      46       1         1          1            4
8/22/08     49      43       *         3          2            3
7/13/08     50      42       1         3          1            2
6/15/08     49      45       1         3          1            3
5/11/08     51      44       *         2          1            1
4/13/08     49      44       *         3          3            2
3/2/08      53      40       *         2          1            3 
2/1/08      47      48       1         1          1            2
1/19/07     47      45       *         3          1            4

3b. (IF NAMED CANDIDATE) Would you definitely vote for (CANDIDATE), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else? (IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND) Is there a GOOD CHANCE you'll change your mind, or would you say it's PRETTY UNLIKELY?


             Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No
              vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
9/22/08 RV      83        16      8        8         1
9/7/08  RV      79        20      8       12         1
8/22/08 RV      73        24     11       13         3
7/13/08 RV      72        25     10       15         3
7/13/08         72        25     11       14         3
6/15/08 RV      71        26      7       19         3
6/15/08         70        28     12       16         2
5/11/08 RV      66        32     17       15         2
5/11/08         69        29     15       14         2
9/26/04 RV      82        16      4       12         2
9/8/04  RV      84        14      6        8         2
8/29/04 RV      81        18      7       11         1
8/1/04  RV      80        19      7       12         1
7/25/04 RV      78        20      7       13         2
7/11/04 RV      79        21      7       13         1
6/20/04 RV      73        26     12       14         *
6/20/04         71        28     13       15         1

Barack Obama:

             Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
              vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
9/22/08 RV       85       14      8        7         1
9/7/08  RV       78       21      9       12         1
8/22/08 RV       74       23      7       15         4
7/13/08 RV       72       23      9       14         5
7/13/08          75       21      9       12         4
6/15/08          72       25      7       18         3
5/11/08          71       26     13       13         3  

John McCain:

             Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
              vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
9/22/08 RV       81       18      9        9         2
9/7/08  RV       80       19      8       11         2
8/22/08 RV       72       25     14       11         2
7/13/08 RV       71       28     12       17         1
7/13/08          68       31     14       17         1
6/15/08          69       31     17       13         1
5/11/08          66       32     17       15         2

4. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the 2008 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were {(Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats), (John McCain and Sarah Palin, the Republicans)}, {(Bob Barr and Wayne Allen Root, the Libertarian Party candidates), and (Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzales, as independent candidates)}, for whom would you vote?

NET LEANED VOTE - LIKELY VOTERS

                                          Other    None     Would not     No
          Obama   McCain   Barr   Nader   (vol.)  (vol.)   vote (vol.)  opinion
9/22/08     51      43       1      2       *        *         0           3
8/22/08     48      42       3      3       1        1         *           2
7/13/08     49      43       2      4       *        1         0           2

NET LEANED VOTE - REGISTERED VOTERS

                                          Other    None     Would not     No
          Obama   McCain   Barr   Nader   (vol.)  (vol.)   vote (vol.)  opinion
9/22/08     51      41       1      3       *        *         1           4
8/22/08     47      40       4      4       1        1         1           3
7/13/08     49      39       2      5       1        2         1           2


5. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) (Was this/will this be) the first time you've voted in a presidential election, or have you voted in previous presidential elections?

                            
              First time   Voted in previous   No opinion
9/22/08  RV        8               92               0
10/31/04 RV       10               90               *
10/30/04 RV       10               90               *
10/29/04 RV       11               89               *
10/28/04 RV       10               90               *
10/27/04 RV       10               90               0
10/26/04 RV       10               90               0
10/25/04 RV       10               90               0
10/24/04 RV       10               90               0
10/23/04 RV       11               89               0
10/22/04 RV       11               89               0
10/21/04 RV       11               89               0
10/20/04 RV       11               89               0
10/19/04 RV        9               91               0
10/18/04 RV        9               91               0
10/17/04 RV       10               90               0
10/16/04 RV       11               89               0
10/15/04 RV       12               88               0
10/14/04 RV       11               89               0
10/13/04 RV       11               89               0
10/12/04 RV        9               91               0
10/11/04 RV        9               91               0
10/10/04 RV        9               91               0
10/9/04  RV       11               89               0
10/8/04  RV       11               89               0
10/7/04  RV       10               90               0
10/6/04  RV       10               90               0

6. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

                Right     Wrong     No 
              direction   track   opinion  
9/22/08  RV      14        83        3
8/22/08  RV      20        77        3      
8/22/08          19        78        2
6/15/08  RV      14        84        3
6/15/08          14        84        2
5/11/08          16        82        2 
1/12/08          21        77        2
11/1/07          24        74        2
6/1/07           25        73        2 
1/19/07          26        71        3 
11/4/06  RV      39        59        2 
10/22/06         30        68        2 
10/8/06          32        66        2 
5/15/06          29        69        2 
11/2/05          30        68        2 
10/24/04 LV      41        55        4 
4/18/04          42        57        1 
4/30/03          52        46        2 
9/26/02          43        53        4 
2/21/02          54        42        4 
2/14/99          55        41        4 
11/1/98          55        43        2 
11/1/98  LV      55        44        1 
8/21/98          57        40        4
7/12/98          50        45        6
4/4/98           55        41        4
1/31/98          61        34        5
1/30/98          61        34        5
1/19/98          44        50        6
8/27/97          39        57        4
6/8/97           37        60        3
3/9/97           34        62        4
10/17/96 RV      40        55        5
10/16/96 RV      42        53        5
10/15/96 RV      43        52        5
10/14/96 RV      44        51        5
10/13/96 RV      44        51        5
9/04/96  RV      40        54        6
8/21/96          28        67        5
6/30/96          26        70        5
3/17/96          27        70        3
1/21/96          27        66        6
1/3/96           21        77        3
4/5/95           23        73        3
1/4/95           27        68        6
10/31/94         27        69        4
7/20/94          26        70        4
3/27/94          28        69        3
1/23/94          31        60       10
11/14/93         25        69        6
8/8/93           26        71        3
6/20/93          26        71        3
4/26/93          27        71        2
3/11/93          36        57        7
2/28/93          37        59        4
1/17/93          31        63        6
12/14/92         35        60        5
10/27/92 RV      22        76        2
10/4/92  RV      18        78        4
6/7/92           14        83        3
4/9/92           16        81        3
3/11/92          18        79        4
1/15/92          19        78        3
11/10/91         24        72        4
10/29/91         26        71        3
8/27/91          31        60        9
7/28/91          30        67        3
6/2/91           39        57        4
4/9/91           42        51        7
2/26/91          58        39        3
1/27/91          49        48        4
10/14/90         19        79        2
9/9/90           36        60        4
8/20/90          35        60        5
7/24/90          37        60        2
5/21/90          39        60        2
3/26/90          44        53        2
2/4/90           49        48        3
1/16/90          48        49        3
5/23/89          42        55        3
3/16/89          46        52        2
1/16/89  LV      51        46        3
10/25/88 RV      49        46        6
9/27/88          48        44        8
7/11/88          40        56        4
5/25/88          35        59        6
3/21/88          40        56        4
1/23/88          39        59        2
12/13/87         49        47        4
12/2/87          35        61        4
9/23/87          43        54        4
6/29/87          35        62        3
4/13/87          37        60        3
3/9/87           38        58        4
1/18/87          39        56        5
9/8/86           50        48        2
1/26/86          45        47        8
7/29/85          52        43        6
1/16/85          59        36        4
5/22/84          47        48        5
12/13/83         43        51        6
11/7/83          51        44        5
4/12/83          41        54        4
3/2/83           43        53        3
1/25/83          58        39        3
1/25/83          43        52        4
10/11/82         35        57        8
1/30/82          39        56        5
2/80*            20        70       10
2/78             34        53       13
2/77             41        44       14
10/75            19        71        9
10/74            15        75       11
10/73            16        74       10
*2/80 and previous: Roper

7. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Thinking ahead to the November PRESIDENTIAL election, what is the single most important issue in your choice for president?

                 ------------------- 2008 --------------------  ---- 2007 -----
                 9/22   9/7  8/22  6/15  5/11  4/13  2/1  1/12  12/9  11/1  9/7
                  RV    RV    RV    RV
Economy/Jobs      50    37    39    34    36    41    39   29    24    14    11
Iraq/War in  Iraq  9    10    14    20    21    18    19   20    23    29    35
Terrorism/Nat'l   
 security          7     6     7     4     4     5     5    4     9     5     6
Health care        5     9     4     6     6     7     8   10    10    13    13
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in
 government        3     5     4     3     3     4     4    5     4     4     6
Gas/Oil prices/
 Energy            3     4     4     6     2     1     *    1     0     0     0
Taxes              2     4     2     2     2     *     1    1     1     1     1
Abortion           2     2     1     2     1     1     1    1     1     1     1
Change             2     2
Education          1     2     2     2     2     2     2    2     1     2     1
Immigration/
 Illegal
 immigration       1     1     2     1     2     4     4    4     5     5     5
Morals/Family
 values            1     1     2     2     2     2     2    2     3     3     2
Foreign policy     1     1     3     2     1     1     1    2     1     2     1
Social Security    1     *     *     *     *     *     *    1     1     2     1
Experience         1     2
Environment        *     *     2     1     1     *     1    1     1     2     1
Guns/Gun
 control           *     *     1     1     1     *     *    *     *
Federal budget
 deficit           *     *     *     1     *     *     *    *     *     1     1
 Banking/Insur./
 Cred. problems    *
Housing/
 Mortgages         0     0     *     *     *     *     *    *     *     *     *
Iran/Situation
 in Iran           0     0     *     0     *     0     0    *     0     *     0
Global warming     0     *     *     0     0     0     *    *     *     *     *
None/Nothing       0     1     0     *     *     *     *    *     1     *     *
Other              7     7     8     6     7     7     6    9     7     9     7
No opinion         3     5     6     6     6     5     7    7     7     8     9

8. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

             ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No
             NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
9/22/08 RV   52       31         21      38       10         27        11
9/7/08  RV   58       35         23      28       11         17        15
9/4/08* RV   52       34         18      37       14         23        11
* "the Republican nominee for vice president"

9. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle [ITEM] - (Obama) or (McCain)?


9/22/08 - Summary Table* 
                                             Both    Neither     No
				           Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The economy              53       39        1        4         3
b. Fixing the problems
   with major financial
   institutions             51       38        *        6         4
c. The war in Iraq          49       45        *        4         3
d. International affairs    48       46        0        3         3
e. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism        44       48        1        3         4
f. An unexpected major 
   crisis                   46       47        2        2         3
*Full sample asked items a-b, half sample asked items c-d, other half sample asked items e-f.

Trend where available:

a. The economy

                               Both    Neither     No 
             Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
9/22/08 RV    53       39        1        4         3
9/7/08  RV    47       42        1        4         6
8/22/08 RV    50       39        2        5         4
7/13/08 RV    54       37        2        6         3
7/13/08       54       35        2        6         3
6/15/08 RV    52       37        2        5         5 
6/15/08       52       36        2        5         4 
5/11/08 RV    48       38        2        8         4
5/11/08       48       38        2        8         4
3/2/08  RV    50       37        2        6         5
3/2/08        49       37        2        6         6

b. No trend.

c. The war in Iraq    

9/22/08 RV    49       45        *        4         3
9/7/08  RV    41       51        1        2         4
8/22/08 RV    46       46        1        4         3
7/13/08 RV    44       49        1        3         3
7/13/08       45       47        1        4         3
6/15/08 RV    45       48        *        3         3
6/15/08       46       47        *        3         4
5/11/08 RV    46       46        1        5         3
5/11/08       46       45        1        5         3
3/2/08  RV    44       48        *        4         4
3/2/08        43       48        1        4         5

d. International affairs

9/22/08 RV    48       46        0        3         3
9/7/08  RV    39       51        2        3         6
8/22/08 RV    43       51        1        2         3
7/13/08 RV    45       47        2        2         4
7/13/08       45       45        2        3         4
6/15/08 RV    41       50        3        3         3
6/15/08       43       49        2        2         3

e. The U.S. campaign against terrorism      

9/22/08 RV    44       48        1        3         4
9/7/08  RV    36       56        2        2         4
8/22/08 RV    38       52        3        5         2
7/13/08 RV    39       54        2        3         1
7/13/08       43       49        2        4         1
6/15/08 RV    37       57        2        2         3
6/15/08       39       53        2        3         4
5/11/08 RV    33       55        5        4         3
5/11/08       34       55        4        4         3
3/2/08  RV    32       57        1        3         5
3/2/08        33       58        2        3         5

f. An unexpected major crisis

9/22/08 RV    46       47        2        2         3
9/7/08  RV    37       54        2        3         3
8/22/08 RV    41       52        2        2         3
7/13/08 RV    42       51        3        2         3
7/13/08       41       50        3        3         3

10. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of who you may support, who do you think [ITEM] - (Obama) or (McCain)?

9/22/08 - Summary Table*
                                                    Both     Neither     No 
                                   Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. would do more to bring needed
   change to Washington             58       33       1        5          3
b. better understands the
   economic problems people in
   this country are having          57       33       2        7          2
c. is more honest and 
   trustworthy                      47       36       7        7          3
d. is the stronger leader           47       46       2        1          4
*Full sample asked items a-b, half sample asked item c, other half sample asked item d.

Trend where available:

a. would do more to bring needed change to Washington         

                               Both    Neither     No 
             Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
9/22/08 RV    58       33        1        5         3
9/7/08  RV    51       39        *        5         5
6/15/08 RV    59       27        2        8         4
6/15/08       60       26        1        8         4
5/11/08 RV    60       28        3        6         4
5/11/08       59       29        2        6         4
3/2/08  RV    58       31        2        6         5
3/2/08        56       31        1        6         6

b. No trend.

c. is more honest and trustworthy

9/22/08 RV    47       36        7        7         3
9/7/08  RV    38       44        5        7         6
8/22/08 RV    39       38       10        9         4
7/13/08 RV    43       40        7        6         4
7/13/08       45       38        6        7         4

d. is the stronger leader

9/22/08 RV    47       46        2        1         4
9/7/08  RV    44       48        2        1         5
8/22/08 RV    49       44        3        2         2
6/15/08 RV    44       47        3        1         4
6/15/08       46       46        3        1         4
5/11/08 RV    42       47        3        2         5
5/11/08       42       46        3        2         6
3/2/08  RV    40       53        1        1         5
3/2/08        40       51        2        1         6

11. (ASKED OF LEANED OBAMA/MCCAIN SUPPORTERS) Thinking about his candidacy for president so far, how enthusiastic are you about [NAME] - very enthusiastic, fairly enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?


9/22/08 - Summary Table - Among Leaned Obama/McCain Supporters

            --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not enthusiastic ----     No
            NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
a. Obama    94     62      32      6        4          1          *
b. McCain   89     34      55     10        8          2          1

Trend where available:

a. Obama
             --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not enthusiastic ----     No
             NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
9/22/08 RV   94     62      32      6        4          1          *
9/7/08  RV   96     64      32      4        3          1          0
8/22/08 RV   95     52      43      5        2          3          *
6/15/08 RV   91     52      39      9        7          2          *

b. McCain

9/22/08 RV   89     34      55     10        8          2          1
9/7/08  RV   92     46      46      8        6          2          0
8/22/08 RV   86     28      58     13       11          2          1
6/15/08 RV   74     19      55     25       19          6          1


12. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me whether the following statements apply to (Obama/McCain), or not?

9/22/08 - Summary Table
                                   ----- Obama ------    ----- McCain -----
                                   Yes   No   No opin.   Yes   No   No opin.
a. He would be a good commander-
   in-chief of the military        48    47      5       72    26      2
b. He knows enough about world
   affairs to serve effectively
   as president                    56    39      4       72    25      3

Trend where available:

a. He would be a good commander-in-chief of the military

             ----- Obama ------    ----- McCain ------
             Yes   No   No opin.   Yes   No   No opin.
9/22/08 RV   48    47      5       72    26      2
7/13/08 RV   46    49      5       73    24      2
7/13/08      48    48      4       72    25      4

Compare to:
             ---- Bradley -----    ----- McCain ------   
             Yes   No   No opin.   Yes   No   No opin.
2/6/00       35    50     15       56    32     12   

             ------ Gore ------    ------ Bush -------
             Yes   No   No opin.   Yes   No   No opin.
9/6/00  RV   54    40      6       65    27      8
2/6/00  RV   45    48      8       58    35      7
2/6/00       45    47      8       57    35      8       

b. He knows enough about world affairs to serve effectively as president

             ----- Obama ------    ----- McCain -----
             Yes   No   No opin.   Yes   No   No opin.
9/22/08 RV   56    39      4       72    25      3
7/13/08 RV   56    42      2       74    24      2
7/13/08      56    42      2       72    24      3

Compare to:

             ------- Gore ------   ------- Bush ------
             Yes   No   No opin.   Yes   No   No opin.
9/6/00  RV   73    25      2       54    40      6
7/23/00 RV   67    29      4       52    42      5
7/23/00      66    29      5       52    42      6
4/2/00       71    23      6       57    36      7
2/27/00      70    25      5       55    39      6
2/6/00       69    26      5       52    42      6
1/16/00      65    28      8       49    40     10
12/15/99     68    27      6       54    38      8
11/14/99     NA    NA     NA       59    36      6

13. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) In your choice for president, how important is the [ITEM] - very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?

9/22/08 - Summary Table

                           --- Important ---    --- Not Important ---     No
                           NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not so   At all   opinion 
a. Race of the candidate   16     11      5     84      11       73        *
b. Age of the candidate    48     16     31     52      21       31        *

Trend where available:

a. Race of the candidate

             --- Important ---    --- Not Important ---     No
             NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not so   At all   opinion 
9/22/08 RV   16     11      5     84      11       73        *
6/15/08 RV   22     12     10     78      13       65        *
6/15/08      23     13     10     77      13       64        *

b. Age of the candidate

9/22/08 RV   48     16     31     52      21       31        *
6/15/08 RV   41     11     30     58      22       36        *
6/15/08      40     12     28     60      21       39        *

14. On another subject, would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

              --- Excellent/Good ---   --- Not so good/Poor ---     No      
              NET   Excellent   Good   NET   Not so good   Poor   opinion 
9/22/08 RV     8        *         8    92        33         59       *
9/22/08        9        *         9    91        34         57       *
4/13/08       10        1         9    90        39         51       *
2/1/08        19        1        18    81        43         38       0 
12/9/07       28        3        25    72        40         32       * 
11/1/07       35        3        32    64        39         26       * 
4/15/07       42        5        37    57        37         20       *  
12/11/06      50        7        42    50        36         14       *
10/22/06      55       10        45    45        28         17       * 
10/8/06       47        7        40    53        37         16       * 
3/5/06        43        5        38    57        37         19       * 
1/26/06       40        5        35    60        37         23       *
12/18/05      45        5        39    55        38         17       *
11/2/05       35        3        32    65        36         29       * 
9/11/05       40        3        37    59        37         22       1 
6/5/05        44        3        40    56        38         19       * 
4/24/05       37        2        35    63        44         20       *   
9/26/04  RV   46        3        43    53        38         15       1   
8/29/04  RV   45        3        41    55        37         18       *   
7/25/04       46        4        42    53        39         14       *   
6/20/04       45        4        41    55        38         17       *   
4/18/04       43        4        39    57        39         18       *  
3/7/04        39        2        37    60        38         22       1    
1/18/04       42        3        39    58        42         16       0 
12/21/03      42        4        39    57        41         16       1      
10/29/03      33        1        32    67        45         23       *      
9/13/03       30        2        27    70        45         25       *      
8/11/03       32        2        30    68        43         25       *      
4/30/03       35        1        34    64        46         19       *      
2/9/03        28        1        27    72        49         23       *      
1/20/03       25        1        25    74        48         26       1      
12/15/02      35        1        33    65        44         21       1      
11/4/02  LV   28        1        27    72        55         17       1      
11/3/02  LV   27        1        26    72        56         17       1      
11/2/02  LV   29        1        28    71        54         17       *      
9/26/02       31        2        28    69        50         19       *      
7/15/02       39        3        36    61        44         17       1      
2/21/02       30        1        29    69        51         18       *      
1/27/02       31        1        29    69        50         19       *      
9/20/01       38        3        35    60        47         14       2      
9/9/01        33        1        32    66        47         19       *      
7/30/01       50        3        46    50        39         12       *  
4/22/01       50        3        47    50        40          9       *     
1/15/01       70       10        59    29        24          6       1     
10/27/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *     
10/26/00 LV   86       24        61    14        11          3       *     
6/11/00       74       17        57    26        19          6       *     
2/27/00       80       25        55    20        14          5       *     
10/31/99      74       18        56    26        18          7       1     
9/2/99        76       19        57    23        16          6       1     
3/14/99       80       22        58    19        15          4       1     
11/1/98       73       12        61    26        21          5       1     
11/1/98  LV   78       13        65    22        19          3       *     
10/13/97      61       12        49    39        27         11       *
See also ABC CCI trend

15. How do you feel about [ITEM] - very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?

9/22/08 - Summary Table:

                           ----- Worried ----   ----- Not worried ----    No
                           NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opin.
a. The direction of the 
   nation's economy over 
   the next few years      79     40      39    17       13        5       3
b. Your own family's
   financial situation     60     22      38    40       26       14       *
c. The performance of 
   the stock market        72     33      39    24       15        9       4

   Trend:

a. The direction of the nation's economy over the next few years

              ----- Worried ----   ----- Not worried ----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion
9/22/08  RV   82     41      40    17       13        4        2
9/22/08       79     40      39    17       13        5        3
1/5/03        67     27      40    31       22       10        1
11/4/02  LV   76     34      42    23       17        6        1
11/3/02  LV   75     33      42    24       17        7        1
11/2/02  LV   73     32      41    26       19        8        1
10/27/02      75     27      48    23       16        7        2
10/27/02 LV   76     32      45    23       16        7        1

b. Your own family's financial situation

              ----- Worried ----   ----- Not worried ----     No
              NET   Very   Smwt.   NET   Not too   At all   opinion
9/22/08  RV   61     21      40    39       26       13        *
9/22/08       60     22      38    40       26       14        *

c. The performance of the stock market

9/22/08  RV   77     36      41    21       14        6        3
9/22/08       72     33      39    24       15        9        4
11/4/02  LV   70     30      39    29       18       11        1
11/3/02  LV   67     28      40    31       18       13        2
11/2/02  LV   66     28      38    32       18       14        2
10/27/02      64     28      35    35       20       15        1
10/27/02 LV   71     37      34    29       17       12        0

16. Do you approve or disapprove of the steps the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department have taken to try to deal with the current situation involving the stock market and major financial institutions? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

            -------- Approve --------   ------ Disapprove -------     No
            NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion 
9/22/08 RV  47       11         35      42       23         19        12
9/22/08     44        9         35      42       24         18        14

17. Just your best guess - do you think the economy (is in a normal downturn that will correct itself before too long), or do you think the economy (has moved into a serious long-term decline)?

            Normal    Serious   Neither     No
           downturn   decline   (vol.)    opinion
9/22/08 RV    45        51         2         2
9/22/08       44        52         2         3
5/2/93        48        45         4         3
10/4/92       37        56         4         3

901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
9/22/08 RV     38            28              29           5         1
9/22/08        36            26              31           5         2
9/7/08  RV     36            28              32           3         1
9/7/08         35            26              33           5         2
8/22/08 RV     36            26              33           5         *
8/22/08        36            23              34           6         1
7/13/08 RV     37            27              31           5         *
7/13/08        37            24              33           6         1
6/15/08        38            24              34           4         1
5/11/08        34            28              34           4         1
4/13/08        35            29              30           5         1
3/2/08         40            28              28           3         1
2/1/08         37            26              32           4         1
1/12/08        39            27              29           5         1
12/9/07        37            24              33           5         1
11/1/07        35            29              31           4         1
9/30/07        33            24              36           6         1
9/7/07         31            24              38           6         1
7/21/07        35            23              35           6         *
6/1/07         32            25              38           5         1
4/15/07        36            25              33           6         *
2/25/07        35            26              35           3         1
1/19/07        36            24              35           5         1
12/11/06       34            24              36           5         1
11/4/06        33            30              32           3         2
10/22/06       30            28              36           4         2
10/8/06        38            27              31           3         1
9/7/06         33            32              30           3         2
8/6/06         34            27              34           4         1
6/25/06        33            28              35           3         *
5/15/06        34            28              33           4         1
5/11/06        33            30              33           3         1
4/9/06         34            29              34           3         0
3/5/06         32            28              36           3         1
1/26/06        32            27              34           6         *
1/8/06         31            30              34           5         1
12/18/05       33            32              33           2         *
11/2/05        31            27              38           3         1
9/11/05        31            27              34           8         1
9/2/05         32            31              31           5         2
8/28/05        32            29              33           5         1
6/26/05        34            28              32           5         1
6/5/05         30            31              34           4         *
4/24/05        35            28              32           5         *

904. (IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN) Do you lean more towards the:

         Democratic Party    Republican Party    (VOL) Neither    No op.
9/22/08 RV     46                   28                 24           2
9/22/08        47                   25                 25           3
9/7/08  RV     39                   37                 17           7
9/7/08         39                   35                 21           6
8/22/08 RV     42                   40                 17           1
8/22/08        40                   35                 22           3
7/13/08 RV     37                   38                 23           2
7/13/08        39                   34                 25           1
6/15/08        43                   37                 19           2
5/11/08        50                   29                 19           2
4/13/08        42                   37                 19           2
3/2/08         46                   26                 22           5
2/1/08         43                   30                 23           4
1/12/08        38                   26                 32           4
12/9/07        39                   32                 24           4
11/1/07        42                   34                 22           2
9/30/07        38                   34                 27           1
9/7/07         40                   27                 28           5
7/21/07        42                   34                 22           1
6/1/07         45                   27                 26           2
4/15/07        39                   30                 29           2
2/25/07        42                   33                 24           1
1/19/07        50                   27                 20           3
12/11/06       44                   32                 23           1

NET LEANED PARTY:

            Democrat     Republican     Independent     Other     No op.
9/22/08 RV     54            38               7           2         *
9/22/08        54            35               8           2         1
9/7/08  RV     50            41               7           1         1
9/7/08         50            39               8           2         1
8/22/08 RV     52            41               5           2         *
8/22/08        53            37               6           3         1
7/13/08 RV     51            41               7           2         *
7/13/08        52            38               8           2         *
6/15/08        54            38               7           1         *
5/11/08        53            39               6           2         *
4/13/08        50            42               6           2         *
3/2/08         55            36               7           1         1
2/1/08         53            37               8           2         1
1/12/08        52            36               9           3         *
12/9/07        53            36               8           3         *
11/1/07        50            41               6           2         1
9/30/07        50            38               9           2         *
9/7/07         49            36              11           3         1
7/21/07        53            38               7           3         0
6/1/07         52            36              10           2         1
4/15/07        51            37              10           2         *
2/25/07        52            39               8           1         *
1/19/07        56            34               7           2         *
12/11/06       52            38               7           3         *

905. Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not?

             Yes     No     No opinion
9/22/08      76      23          1
9/7/08       79      21          1
8/22/08      78      21          1
7/13/08      81      19          1
6/15/08      81      18          1
5/11/08      82      18          *
4/13/08      83      17          *
3/2/08       84      15          1
2/1/08       80      19          1
1/12/08      82      17          1
12/9/07      82      18          1
11/1/07      81      19          1
9/30/07      81      18          1
9/7/07       80      19          1
7/21/07      84      16          *
6/1/07       82      18          *
4/15/07      85      15          *
2/25/07      84      16          *
1/19/07      80      20          *
12/11/06     84      16          *
11/4/06      80      19          *
10/22/06     78      22          3
10/8/06      85      15          *
9/7/06       81      19          *
8/6/06       85      15          0
6/25/06      83      17          1
5/15/06      83      17          *
5/11/06      84      16          *
4/9/06       83      17          0
1/26/06      81      19          *
12/18/05     86      14          *
11/2/05      86      14          *

908a. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?

                                                     Don't think in      No
            Liberal    Moderate    Conservative    those terms (vol.)    op.
9/22/08 RV     23         41            32                  2             1
9/7/08  RV     22         39            36                  1             2
8/22/08 RV     23         42            33                  1             1
8/22/08        22         41            33                  2             2
7/13/08 RV     19         44            35                  2             1
7/13/08        19         43            35                  2             1
6/15/08        21         43            33                  1             2
5/11/08        24         39            34                  2             1
4/13/08        24         38            35                  1             2
3/2/08         19         48            30                  2             2
2/1/08         25         38            34                  2             1
1/12/08        24         36            36                  2             1
12/9/07        24         38            36                  1             1
11/1/07        24         41            32                  1             1
9/30/07        24         45            30                  1             1
9/7/07         20         39            39                  1             2
7/21/07        25         39            32                  3             1
6/1/07         24         36            37                  2             1
4/15/07        24         42            32                  1             1
2/25/07        23         40            35                  1             1
1/19/07        23         41            33                  1             1
12/11/06       23         42            33                  2             1
11/4/06        19         42            36                  2             1
10/22/06       22         42            32                  2             2
10/8/06        21         43            33                  1             1
9/7/06         24         39            33                  2             2
8/6/06         18         42            38                  1             1
6/25/06        21         41            35                  1             1
5/15/06        19         48            31                  1             1
5/11/06        18         49            33                  *             *
4/9/06         21         41            35                  2             1
3/5/06         22         42            33                  2             1
1/26/06        21         40            37                  1             1
1/8/06         20         40            37                  2             1
12/18/05       22         42            34                  1             1
11/2/05        23         44            32                  1             *
9/11/05        22         44            31                  2             2
8/28/05        20         44            34                  2             1
6/26/05        21         44            33                  1             1
6/5/05         23         40            35                  1             *
4/24/05        20         47            30                  1             1


911. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) What, if anything, is your religion?

                                      Christian       Other Non-         No
           Protestant   Catholic   (Non-Protestant)   Christian   None   op. 
9/22/08 RV     44          22              11              4       17     *
9/7/08  RV     43          24              13              4       14     1
8/22/08 RV     42          21              13              5       15     1
8/22/08        42          19              16              5       16     1
7/13/08 RV     46          21              13              4       11     *
7/13/08        44          21              12              4       13     *
6/15/08        42          24              12              5       15     *
5/11/08        42          22              15              4       15     *
4/13/08        45          22              14              4       13     1
3/2/08         42          21              12              5       17     *
2/1/08         42          21              13              5       17     *
1/12/08        44          21              14              4       15     *
12/9/07        43          21              13              4       16     1
11/1/07        46          21              15              6       13     1
9/30/07        44          21              14              6       15     *
9/7/07         46          21              14              4       13     *
7/21/07        46          20              14              5       12     *
6/1/07         44          22              14              4       15     1
4/15/07        42          21              17              5       13     1
2/25/07        44          21              14              6       14     *
1/19/07        44          23              10              5       14     1
12/11/06       42          21              12              2       16     1
11/4/06        48          23              12              2       12     1
10/22/06       44          21              14              3       15     1
10/8/06        44          19              13              5       15     *
9/7/06         46          19              12              6       14     1
8/6/06         45          23              12              3       16     1
6/25/06        45          23              12              4       14     *
5/15/06        46          22              14              4       12     *
5/11/06        46          24              10              4       13     1
4/9/06         42          24              14              5       14     *
3/5/06         44          21              14              4       14     *
1/26/06        46          24              11              4       14     1
1/8/06         45          20              12              4       15     1
12/18/05       44          21              13              3       15     1
11/2/05        46          21              11              6       15     *
9/11/05        44          23              12              3       15     *
8/28/05        44          23              14              3       13     1
6/26/05        46          22              10              4       16     *
6/5/05         47          23              11              4       14     *
4/24/05        47          21              12              4       14     1

911b. (IF CHRISTIAN) Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?

            Yes     No     No opin.
9/22/08 RV  45      54         1
9/7/08  RV  44      54         2
8/22/08 RV  44      54         3
8/22/08     46      51         3
7/13/08 RV  46      50         4
7/13/08     45      51         4
6/15/08     40      57         3
5/11/08     40      56         4
4/13/08     43      54         3
3/2/08      42      56         2
2/1/08      43      56         2
1/12/08     40      57         3
12/9/07     44      54         2
11/1/07     41      56         3
9/30/07     42      55         3
9/7/07      44      54         3
7/21/07     45      54         1
6/1/07      42      56         3
4/15/07     40      58         2
2/25/07     42      55         3
1/19/07     43      55         2
12/11/06    44      53         3
11/4/06     43      55         2
10/22/06    43      53         4
10/8/06     44      55         1
9/7/06      45      53         2
8/6/06      46      51         3
6/25/06     42      55         3
5/15/06     42      56         1
5/11/06     38      60         2
4/9/06      40      59         1
3/5/06      46      53         1
1/26/06     44      54         2
1/8/06      45      51         3
12/18/05    43      54         2
11/2/05     41      57         2
9/11/05     40      58         2
8/28/05     43      54         3
6/26/05     42      55         3
6/5/05      44      54         2
4/24/05     42      56         2

914. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Are you:

                                                      Never
             Married  Separated  Divorced   Widowed  Married
9/22/08 RV     60         2          9         9       19
9/7/08  RV     60         2         11         9       18
8/22/08 RV     64         3          9         5       18
8/22/08        59         3          9         5       24
7/13/08 RV     59         3         10         8       20
7/13/08        55         3         10         8       25
6/15/08        53         2         10         9       26
5/11/08        55         2          9         8       25
4/13/08        53         1         12         8       26
3/2/08         54         3         10         7       27
2/1/08         56         3         10         8       24

918. Race

						        Other    DK/
             White   Black   Hispanic   Asian   Race    No op.
9/22/08 RV     74     12        6         1       6       *     
9/22/08        73     12        8         1       6       *     

INCOME. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Which of the following CATEGORIES best describes your total annual household income before taxes, from all sources?

            -------Less than $50k-------   --------More than $50k--------
            NET  < 20k   20-35k   35-50k   NET   50-75k   75-100k   100k+
9/22/08 RV  40     12      14       14     57      21        14       22
9/22/08     46     16      16       14     50      18        12       20
9/7/08  RV  44     13      14       17     56      17        15       24
8/22/08 RV  39     10      11       18     59      19        16       24
8/22/08     43     15      12       17     53      18        15       21
7/13/08 RV  43     14      14       15     54      16        14       24
7/13/08     48     18      15       15     50      16        12       21
6/15/08     47     18      15       15     51      18        15       18
5/11/08     47     15      16       17     50      18        13       19
4/13/08     47     17      13       17     51      18        14       18
3/2/08      44     14      13       17     52      17        13       22
2/1/08      48     17      16       15     48      18        12       18
1/12/08     46     12      18       16     51      19        13       19
12/9/07     49     14      17       18     48      15        15       18
11/1/07     48     14      16       17     49      16        13       21
9/30/07     53     17      16       20     44      18        12       14
9/7/07      43     10      17       16     54      19        15       20
7/21/07     46     16      14       16     51      18        13       19
6/1/07      49     15      18       16     49      18        13       18
4/15/07     46     15      16       15     51      20        13       18
2/25/07     46     10      16       20     51      20        14       17
1/19/07     49     16      17       15     49      16        13       20
12/11/06    46     11      16       19     51      18        16       17
10/22/06    52     16      20       17     45      16        11       17
10/8/06     46     13      16       17     51      22        13       16
9/7/06      51     16      18       17     47      17        15       15
8/6/06      49     14      16       18     48      20        12       16
6/25/06     50     16      16       19     47      19        11       17
5/15/06     52     14      18       21     46      16        13       17
5/11/06     46      9      18       18     53      18        15       20
4/9/06      53     16      20       17     47      19        12       16
3/5/06      50     16      18       16     48      20        12       16
1/26/06     52     20      15       17     46      18        12       16
12/18/05    54     17      19       18     44      18        12       15
11/2/05     52     14      18       20     46      19        13       14
9/11/05     55     18      20       17     42      18        11       14
8/28/05     52     18      15       19     46      18        11       16
6/26/05     49     14      17       18     49      19        14       16
6/5/05      55     15      20       20     43      17        13       14
4/24/05     55     15      21       19     45      18        12       15

Q921. Sex

         All   RV   LV
Male     48    46   48  
Female   52    54   52

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