Washington Post-ABC News poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone October 8-11, 2008, among a random national sample of 1,101 adults, including additional interviews with randomly selected African Americans and 18-29 year olds, for a total of 150 black respondents and 201 18-29 year olds. The added interviews (commonly referred to as an "oversample") were completed to ensure there were enough respondents in each group for separate analysis; neither group was over-represented in the reported results. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. 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 
10/11/08 RV   92     59     33      8        4        4        *
9/29/08  RV   89     58     31     11        7        5        * 
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
6/15/08       75     34     41     25       12       13        *
5/11/08       83     39     44     17       13        5        0  
4/13/08       84     37     47     16       11        5        *  
3/2/08        84     42     42     15       11        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        *

10/11/04 RV   88     53     35     12        8        4        *
10/3/04  RV   87     48     39     12        7        5        *
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        *

10/9/00  RV   75     30     45     25       16        9        *
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
10/10/88 RV   77     31     46     23       17        6        -
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  Already 
              Certain  Probably  Chances  Less than   will vote    voted   No    
              to vote    vote     50/50     that       (vol.)     (vol.)   op.
10/11/08 RV     87         5        4        1           *           2      0
9/29/08  RV     87         6        5        1           1                  *
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
6/15/08         71         9        8        7           4                  *
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     No
           Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)   opinion
10/11/08     53      43       1         1         2
9/29/08      50      46       *         2         2 
9/22/08      52      43       *         1         3
9/7/08       47      49       1         1         3
8/22/08      49      45       *         2         4
7/13/08      49      46       1         2         2
6/15/08      47      48       1         2         2

NET LEANED VOTE - REGISTERED VOTERS

                            Other    Neither   Would not       No
           Obama   McCain   (vol.)    (vol.)   vote (vol.)   opinion
10/11/08     54      41       1         2          *            2
9/29/08      49      45       1         2          *            3
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
10/11/08 RV      86        13      6        7         1
9/29/08  RV      82        17      8        9         1 
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
6/15/08  RV      72        26     11       16         2
5/11/08  RV      69        28     15       14         3
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         *

Barack Obama:

              Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
               vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
10/11/08 RV       87       12      5        6         1
9/29/08  RV       83       16      7        9         1 
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
6/15/08  RV       71       26      7       19         3
5/11/08  RV       71       25     13       13         4

John McCain: 

              Definitely   -Chance change mind -     No 
               vote for    NET   Good   Unlikely   opinion
10/11/08 RV       84       15      6        9         *
9/29/08  RV       81       18      9        9         1
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
6/15/08  RV       72       27     14       12         1
5/11/08  RV       66       32     17       15         2


4. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Have you voted for president in any year before this 2008 election, or is this the first year you'll be voting for president?

              Voted before   First time   No opinion
10/11/08 RV        88            12            0
9/29/08* RV        92             8            *
9/22/08  RV        92             8            0

10/31/04 RV        90            10            *
10/30/04 RV        90            10            *
10/29/04 RV        89            11            *
10/28/04 RV        90            10            *
10/27/04 RV        90            10            0
10/26/04 RV        90            10            0
10/25/04 RV        90            10            0
10/24/04 RV        90            10            0
10/23/04 RV        89            11            0
10/22/04 RV        89            11            0
10/21/04 RV        89            11            0
10/20/04 RV        89            11            0
10/19/04 RV        91             9            0
10/18/04 RV        91             9            0
10/17/04 RV        90            10            0
10/16/04 RV        89            11            0
10/15/04 RV        88            12            0
10/14/04 RV        89            11            0
10/13/04 RV        89            11            0
10/12/04 RV        91             9            0
10/11/04 RV        91             9            0
10/10/04 RV        91             9            0
10/9/04  RV        89            11            0
10/8/04  RV        89            11            0
10/7/04  RV        90            10            0
10/6/04  RV        90            10            0
*9/29/08 and previous: "(Was this/will this be) the first time you've voted in a presidential election, or have you voted in previous presidential elections?"


5. (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  
10/11/08 RV       8        90        2
9/22/08  RV      14        83        3
8/22/08  RV      20        77        3      
8/22/08          19        78        2
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
      

6. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) What is the single most important issue in your choice for president?

                      -------------------------- 2008 -------------------------
                      10/11  9/29  9/22  9/7  8/22  6/15  5/11  4/13  2/1  1/12  
                       RV     RV    RV   RV    RV    RV
Economy/Jobs           53     51    50   37    39    34    36    41    39   29 
Health care             7      3     5    9     4     6     6     7     8   10 
Iraq/War in Iraq        6     10     9   10    14    20    21    18    19   20
Ethics/Honesty/
 Corruption in
 government             6      3     3    5     4     3     3     4     4    5 
Terrorism/Nat'l   
 security               5      5     7    6     7     4     4     5     5    4 
Morals/Family
 values                 2      2     1    1     2     2     2     2     2    2 
Abortion                2      2     2    2     1     2     1     1     1    1 
Foreign policy          2      2     1    1     3     2     1     1     1    2 
Gas/Oil prices/
 Energy                 2      1     3    4     4     6     2     1     *    1 
Education               1      1     1    2     2     2     2     2     2    2 
Immigration/Illegal
 immigration            1      *     1    1     2     1     2     4     4    4 
Taxes                   1      2     2    4     2     2     2     *     1    1 
Environment             1      1     *    *     2     1     1     *     1    1 
Federal budget
 deficit                1      *     *    *     *     1     *     *     *    * 
Change                  1      2     2    2
Experience              1      3     1    2
Guns/Gun control        *      1     *    *     1     1     1     *     *    *
Housing/Mortgages       *      *     0    0     *     *     *     *     *    * 
Social Security         *      *     1    *     *     *     *     *     *    1 
Iran/Situation in
 Iran                   *      *     0    0     *     0     *     0     0    * 
Stock market/Wall
 Street                 *      1     0
Global warming          0      *     0    *     *     0     0     0     *    * 
Banking/Insurance/
 Credit problems        0      *     *
None/Nothing            *      *     0    1     0     *     *     *     *    * 
Other                   6      6     7    7     8     6     7     7     6    9 
No opinion              2      3     3    5     6     6     6     5     7    7 



7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

              -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/11/08      23        7         17      73       15         58         4
9/29/08       26       10         17      70       14         56         3
8/22/08       30       13         17      66       16         50         4
7/13/08       28       12         16      69       13         56         3
6/15/08       29       10         19      68       14         54         3
5/11/08       31       15         16      66       14         52         2   
4/13/08       33       16         17      64       15         49         2 
3/2/08        32       15         17      66       16         50         2 
2/1/08        33       17         16      65       14         51         2   
1/12/08       32       16         16      66       15         51         2
12/9/07       33       17         16      64       14         50         3  
11/1/07       33       17         16      64       13         50         3 
9/30/07       33       15         18      64       14         49         3 
9/7/07        33       16         17      64       15         49         3 
7/21/07       33       16         17      65       13         52         2  
6/1/07        35       17         18      62       16         46         3  
4/15/07       35       17         18      62       14         49         2  
2/25/07       36       19         17      62       12         49         2  
1/19/07       33       17         16      65       14         51         2  
12/11/06      36       18         18      62       13         49         2  
11/4/06       40       24         16      57       12         46         2  
10/22/06      37       21         16      60       15         45         3  
10/8/06       39       23         16      60       12         48         1  
9/7/06        42       24         18      55       12         43         3  
8/6/06        40       23         17      58       12         46         2  
6/25/06       38       20         18      60       12         48         2 
5/15/06       33       17         16      65       18         47         2
4/9/06        38       20         18      60       13         47         1
3/5/06        41       24         17      58       14         44         1
1/26/06       42       25         18      56       14         42         2 
1/8/06        46       29         17      52       13         39         2 
12/18/05      47       29         17      52       12         40         1  
11/2/05       39       20         18      60       13         47         1
10/29/05      39       22         17      58       13         45         3
9/11/05       42       27         15      57       12         45         1
8/28/05       45       27         18      53       12         41         2 
6/26/05       48       27         21      51       11         40         1 
6/5/05        48       27         21      52       14         38         1
4/24/05       47       25         22      50       13         38         3
3/13/05       50       31         19      48       11         37         3
1/31/05       50       34         15      45       11         34         5
1/16/05       52       33         19      46       11         35         2  
12/19/04      48       27         21      49       12         38         2
10/20/04      50       30         20      46       11         35         4  
10/17/04 LV   54       35         19      45        9         36         2  
10/16/04 LV   54       35         19      44       10         34         2  
10/15/04 LV   54       35         19      44       10         34         2  
10/3/04  LV   53       36         17      46       11         34         1  
9/26/04       50       33         18      45       13         32         5  
9/8/04        52       35         17      43       11         32         5
8/29/04       50       31         19      47       13         34         3
8/1/04        47       28         18      49       13         36         5
7/25/04       50       32         19      47       13         34         3
7/11/04       48       31         17      50       11         39         2  
6/20/04       47       30         17      51       13         39         1 
5/23/04       47       31         17      50       14         36         3 
4/18/04       51       33         18      47       13         34         1  
3/7/04        50       32         18      48       12         36         2
2/11/04       50       30         21      47       14         34         2   
1/18/04       58       35         24      40        9         30         2 
12/21/03      59       39         21      38       15         23         3   
12/14/03      57       37         20      39       10         29         5   
12/7/03       53       32         21      40       13         27         7   
11/16/03      57       34         23      39       11         28         4   
10/29/03      56       30         26      42       13         29         2   
10/13/03      53       33         20      43       13         29         4   
9/30/03       54       34         20      44       15         29         2   
9/13/03       58       35         23      40       14         27         2   
9/7/03        56       34         22      41       13         28         4   
8/11/03       59       37         22      37       14         23         4   
7/10/03       59       35         24      38       13         25         3   
6/22/03       68       45         23      29       11         18         4   
4/30/03       71       50         22      26       17          9         3   
4/16/03       74       52         22      23        9         14         3   
4/9/03        77       58         19      20        6         14         4   
4/3/03        71       54         16      25        7         19         4   
3/23/03       68       NA         NA      27       NA         NA         4   
3/20/03       67       NA         NA      28       NA         NA         5   
3/2/03        62       38         23      35       13         22         4       
2/23/03       60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6       
2/9/03        64       42         21      34       14         20         3       
2/1/03        62       41         21      34       13         22         4       
1/28/03       62       43         19      36       13         23         2       
1/27/03       59       39         21      37       15         22         4       
1/20/03       59       36         23      38       16         22         2       
12/15/02      66       37         28      32       12         20         2       
11/4/02  LV   67       45         23      31       12         20         1       
11/3/02  LV   67       45         22      32       12         20         1       
11/2/02  LV   67       47         20      32        9         23         1       
10/27/02      67       39         28      29       13         16         4       
9/26/02       67       42         25      30       12         18         3       
9/8/02        71       42         28      27       12         15         3       
7/28/02       69       39         31      28       14         14         3       
7/15/02       72       42         31      25       12         13         2       
6/17/02       74       42         32      22        9         13         4       
6/9/02        77       41         36      20        9         11         3       
5/19/02       76       48         28      22        8         13         3       
4/21/02       78       47         31      20        9         10         2       
3/28/02       79       49         30      18        8         10         3       
3/10/02       82       52         30      16        9          7         2  
1/27/02       83       56         27      14        7          7         3  
12/19/01      86       64         22      12        6          6         2  
11/27/01      89       69         21       9        4          5         1  
11/6/01       89       65         24       9        5          4         2  
10/9/01       92       76         16       6        3          3         1  
9/27/01       90       70         20       6        3          3         4  
9/13/01       86       63         23      12        5          6         2  
9/9/01        55       26         29      41       20         22         3  
8/12/01       61       28         33      31       14         17         8  
7/30/01       59       28         30      38       17         22         3  
6/3/01        55       27         28      40       18         22         6  
4/22/01       63       33         30      32       16         16         5  
3/25/01       58       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         8  
2/25/01       55       NA         NA      23       NA         NA        22

  

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

               -------- Approve --------   ------- Disapprove ------     No   
			   NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
9/29/08       26       10         17      70       14         56         3
8/22/08       30       13         17      66       16         50         4
7/13/08       28       12         16      69       13         56         3
6/15/08       29       10         19      68       14         54         3
5/11/08       31       15         16      66       14         52         2   
4/13/08       33       16         17      64       15         49         2 
3/2/08        32       15         17      66       16         50         2 
2/1/08        33       17         16      65       14         51         2   
1/12/08       32       16         16      66       15         51         2
12/9/07       33       17         16      64       14         50         3  
11/1/07       33       17         16      64       13         50         3 
9/30/07       33       15         18      64       14         49         3 
9/7/07        33       16         17      64       15         49         3 
7/21/07       33       16         17      65       13         52         2  
6/1/07        35       17         18      62       16         46         3  
4/15/07       35       17         18      62       14         49         2  
2/25/07       36       19         17      62       12         49         2  
1/19/07       33       17         16      65       14         51         2  
12/11/06      36       18         18      62       13         49         2  
11/4/06       40       24         16      57       12         46         2  
10/22/06      37       21         16      60       15         45         3  
10/8/06       39       23         16      60       12         48         1  
9/7/06        42       24         18      55       12         43         3  
8/6/06        40       23         17      58       12         46         2  
6/25/06       38       20         18      60       12         48         2 
5/15/06       33       17         16      65       18         47         2
4/9/06        38       20         18      60       13         47         1
3/5/06        41       24         17      58       14         44         1
1/26/06       42       25         18      56       14         42         2 
1/8/06        46       29         17      52       13         39         2 
12/18/05      47       29         17      52       12         40         1  
11/2/05       39       20         18      60       13         47         1
10/29/05      39       22         17      58       13         45         3
9/11/05       42       27         15      57       12         45         1
8/28/05       45       27         18      53       12         41         2 
6/26/05       48       27         21      51       11         40         1 
6/5/05        48       27         21      52       14         38         1
4/24/05       47       25         22      50       13         38         3
3/13/05       50       31         19      48       11         37         3
1/31/05       50       34         15      45       11         34         5
1/16/05       52       33         19      46       11         35         2  
12/19/04      48       27         21      49       12         38         2
10/20/04      50       30         20      46       11         35         4  
10/17/04 LV   54       35         19      45        9         36         2  
10/16/04 LV   54       35         19      44       10         34         2  
10/15/04 LV   54       35         19      44       10         34         2  
10/3/04  LV   53       36         17      46       11         34         1  
9/26/04       50       33         18      45       13         32         5  
9/8/04        52       35         17      43       11         32         5
8/29/04       50       31         19      47       13         34         3
8/1/04        47       28         18      49       13         36         5
7/25/04       50       32         19      47       13         34         3
7/11/04       48       31         17      50       11         39         2  
6/20/04       47       30         17      51       13         39         1 
5/23/04       47       31         17      50       14         36         3 
4/18/04       51       33         18      47       13         34         1  
3/7/04        50       32         18      48       12         36         2
2/11/04       50       30         21      47       14         34         2   
1/18/04       58       35         24      40        9         30         2 
12/21/03      59       39         21      38       15         23         3   
12/14/03      57       37         20      39       10         29         5   
12/7/03       53       32         21      40       13         27         7   
11/16/03      57       34         23      39       11         28         4   
10/29/03      56       30         26      42       13         29         2   
10/13/03      53       33         20      43       13         29         4   
9/30/03       54       34         20      44       15         29         2   
9/13/03       58       35         23      40       14         27         2   
9/7/03        56       34         22      41       13         28         4   
8/11/03       59       37         22      37       14         23         4   
7/10/03       59       35         24      38       13         25         3   
6/22/03       68       45         23      29       11         18         4   
4/30/03       71       50         22      26       17          9         3   
4/16/03       74       52         22      23        9         14         3   
4/9/03        77       58         19      20        6         14         4   
4/3/03        71       54         16      25        7         19         4   
3/23/03       68       NA         NA      27       NA         NA         4   
3/20/03       67       NA         NA      28       NA         NA         5   
3/2/03        62       38         23      35       13         22         4       
2/23/03       60       NA         NA      34       NA         NA         6       
2/9/03        64       42         21      34       14         20         3       
2/1/03        62       41         21      34       13         22         4       
1/28/03       62       43         19      36       13         23         2       
1/27/03       59       39         21      37       15         22         4       
1/20/03       59       36         23      38       16         22         2       
12/15/02      66       37         28      32       12         20         2       
11/4/02  LV   67       45         23      31       12         20         1       
11/3/02  LV   67       45         22      32       12         20         1       
11/2/02  LV   67       47         20      32        9         23         1       
10/27/02      67       39         28      29       13         16         4       
9/26/02       67       42         25      30       12         18         3       
9/8/02        71       42         28      27       12         15         3       
7/28/02       69       39         31      28       14         14         3       
7/15/02       72       42         31      25       12         13         2       
6/17/02       74       42         32      22        9         13         4       
6/9/02        77       41         36      20        9         11         3       
5/19/02       76       48         28      22        8         13         3       
4/21/02       78       47         31      20        9         10         2       
3/28/02       79       49         30      18        8         10         3       
3/10/02       82       52         30      16        9          7         2  
1/27/02       83       56         27      14        7          7         3  
12/19/01      86       64         22      12        6          6         2  
11/27/01      89       69         21       9        4          5         1  
11/6/01       89       65         24       9        5          4         2  
10/9/01       92       76         16       6        3          3         1  
9/27/01       90       70         20       6        3          3         4  
9/13/01       86       63         23      12        5          6         2  
9/9/01        55       26         29      41       20         22         3  
8/12/01       61       28         33      31       14         17         8  
7/30/01       59       28         30      38       17         22         3  
6/3/01        55       27         28      40       18         22         6  
4/22/01       63       33         30      32       16         16         5  
3/25/01       58       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         8  
2/25/01       55       NA         NA      23       NA         NA        22

8. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of how you might vote, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (NAME)? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?


10/11/08 - Summary Table

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------    No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opin.
a. Barack Obama   64       44         20      33       12         21        3
b. John McCain    52       24         28      45       17         28        4

Trend:

a. Barack Obama   
              ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------    No   
              NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opin.
10/11/08 RV   64       44         20      33       12         21        3
9/7/08   RV   58       35         23      36       12         24        7
8/22/08  RV   62       37         25      34       13         21        4
6/15/08  RV   62       34         27      34       11         23        4
4/13/08  RV   57       28         30      39       14         24        4
1/12/08  RV   65       33         31      30       14         16        6
11/1/07       51       21         30      36       16         20       13  
2/25/07       53       21         33      30       16         14       16     
1/19/07       45       NA         NA      29       NA         NA       25 
12/11/06      44       21         22      23       17          6       33

b. John McCain

10/11/08 RV   52       24         28      45       17         28        4
9/7/08   RV   59       31         28      36       15         21        5
8/22/08  RV   59       25         34      37       15         22        4
6/15/08  RV   57       20         38      39       18         20        4
4/13/08  RV   52       16         36      41       19         22        6
1/12/08  RV   61       25         36      31       18         13        8
11/1/07       43       10         34      42       23         19       14  
2/25/07       52       13         39      35       22         13       13     
1/19/07       49       NA         NA      35       NA         NA       16 
12/11/06      50       17         33      31       20         11       19 
5/15/06       55       20         35      31       20         11       14
3/5/06        59       22         38      29       18         11       12
6/5/05        57       NA         NA      32       NA         NA       11
7/30/01       57                          30                           12
2/27/00       60                          21                           19
10/31/99      36                          22                           41
9/2/99        22                          10                           68
3/14/99       20                          10                           69

	 

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

10/11/08 - Summary Table* 
                                             Both    Neither     No
                           Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. The economy              53       37        1        7         2
b. Helping the middle
   class                    59       31        1        6         2
c. The war in Iraq          48       47        1        4         1
d. Taxes                    52       41        1        5         2
e. Protecting the Social
   Security system          51       34        2        9         4
f. The U.S. campaign 
   against terrorism        43       49        2        4         3
g. Health care              59       30        1        6         4
h. An unexpected major 
   crisis                   48       45        2        4         1
*Full sample asked items a-b, half sample asked items c-e, other half sample asked items f-h.

Trend:

a. The economy

                                Both    Neither     No 
              Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/11/08 RV    53       37        1        7         2
9/29/08  RV    50       43        1        3         2
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
6/15/08  RV    52       37        2        5         4 
5/11/08  RV    48       38        2        8         4
3/2/08   RV    50       37        2        6         5

b. No trend 

c. The war in Iraq    

10/11/08 RV    48       47        1        4         1
9/29/08  RV    45       50        1        3         1
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
6/15/08  RV    45       48        *        3         3
5/11/08  RV    46       46        1        5         3
3/2/08   RV    44       48        *        4         4

d. Taxes

10/11/08 RV    52       41        1        5         2
9/29/08  RV    48       46        *        3         3
9/7/08   RV    45       44        *        4         7
8/22/08  RV    44       45        1        5         5
6/15/08  RV    47       42        1        6         5

e. No trend 

f. The U.S. campaign against terrorism      

10/11/08 RV    43       49        2        4         3
9/29/08  RV    44       52        1        2         2
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
6/15/08  RV    37       57        2        2         3
5/11/08  RV    33       55        5        4         3
3/2/08   RV    32       57        1        3         5

g. Health care

10/11/08 RV    59       30        1        6         4
6/15/08  RV    52       35        1        6         6
5/11/08  RV    55       31        2        7         5
3/2/08   RV    58       28        1        8         5

h. An unexpected major crisis

10/11/08 RV    48       45        2        4         1
9/29/08  RV    44       50        1        2         3
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


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


10/11/08 - Summary Table*

                                                    Both     Neither     No 
                                   Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
a. better understands the
   economic problems people in
   this country are having          58       28       3       10          2
b. would do more to bring needed
   change to Washington             61       29       2        7          2
c. is the stronger leader           54       40       1        3          2 
d. would do more to stand up to
   lobbyists and special
   interest groups                  47       39       3        7          4
e. is more honest and
   trustworthy                      44       40       5        9          3
*Full sample asked item a, half sample asked items b-c, other half sample asked items d-e.

Trend:

a. better understands the economic problems people in this country are having

                                Both    Neither     No 
              Obama   McCain   (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/11/08 RV    58       28       3       10          2
9/29/08  RV    55       36       3        5          1
9/22/08  RV    57       33       2        7          2

b. would do more to bring needed change to Washington         

10/11/08 RV    61       29       2        7          2
9/29/08  RV    61       33       1        3          2
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
5/11/08  RV    60       28       3        6          4
3/2/08   RV    58       31       2        6          5

c. is the stronger leader

10/11/08 RV    54       40       1        3          2
9/29/08  RV    49       45       1        2          2
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
5/11/08  RV    42       47       3        2          5
3/2/08   RV    40       53       1        1          5 

d. would do more to stand up to lobbyists and special interest groups

10/11/08 RV    47       39       3        7          4
8/22/08  RV    53       32       2        8          5
6/15/08  RV    53       35       2        5          5

e. is more honest and trustworthy

10/11/08 RV    44       40       5        9          3
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

11. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) So far during this campaign, do you think [NAME] has been mainly (attacking his opponent) or mainly (addressing the issues)?


10/11/08 - Summary Table

             Attacking     Addressing     No
            his opponent   the issues   opinion      
a. Obama         26            68          6
b. McCain        59            35          6

Trend:

a. Obama

               Attacking     Addressing     No
              his opponent   the issues   opinion      
10/11/08 RV        26            68          6
8/22/08  RV        29            64          8

b. McCain

10/11/08 RV        59             35         6
8/22/08  RV        48             45         7


12. (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?


9/29/08 - Summary Table - Among Leaned Obama/McCain Supporters

            --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not enthusiastic ----     No
            NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
a. Obama    95     61      34      4        4          *          1
b. McCain   90     38      52     10        7          2          *

Trend:

a. Obama

             --- Enthusiastic --   ---- Not enthusiastic ----     No
             NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   opinion
9/29/08 RV   95     61      34      4        4          *          1
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

9/29/08 RV   90     38      52     10        7          2          *
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

13. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If McCain were elected president, do you think he'd (mainly lead the country in a new direction), or (mainly continue in George W. Bush's direction)?


                 New        Same        No
              direction   direction   opinion
10/11/08 RV      46          51          3
9/29/08  RV      46          53          2
9/7/08   RV      46          50          4
8/22/08  RV      40          57          4
6/15/08  RV      41          55          5


14. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Regardless of who you may support, do you think Obama does or does not have the kind of experience it takes to serve effectively as president?

              Does   Does not   No opinion
10/11/08 RV    54       45           2
9/29/08  RV    52       45           2
9/7/08   RV    48       48           4
8/22/08  RV    50       47           3
6/15/08  RV    48       48           4
3/2/08   RV    49       46           5


15. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you think of [NAME] as a very safe choice for president, somewhat safe, somewhat risky, or very risky?

            ------- Safe ------   ------ Risky ------     No
            NET   Very   Smewht   NET   Smewht   Very   opinion
a. Obama    55     29      26     45      22      23       *
b. McCain   50     18      31     50      24      26       *

Trend:

a. Obama
              ------- Safe ------   ------ Risky ------     No
              NET   Very   Smewht   NET   Smewht   Very   opinion
10/11/08 RV   55     29      26     45      22      23       *
9/29/08  RV   55     27      28     44      23      21       1
6/15/08  RV   50     18      33     48      29      19       2

b. McCain

10/11/08 RV   50     18      31     50      24      26       *
9/29/08  RV   51     23      28     48      28      20       *
6/15/08  RV   57     16      40     41      25      16       2

Compare to:

              ------- Safe ------   ------ Risky ------     No
              NET   Very   Smewht   NET   Smewht   Very   opinion
Gore:
7/23/00       57     18      39     40      24      15       3
2/27/00       58     24      33     40      21      20       2
9/2/99        53     17      36     44      26      19       3

Bush:
7/23/00       59     20      39     38      24      13       3
2/27/00       61     22      39     37      17      20       2
9/2/99        66     22      44     31      23       8       3

16. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If elected, [ITEM]. If you honestly assessed yourself, is that something with which you're entirely comfortable, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable?


10/11/08 - Summary Table

                  ------ Comfortable ------   ----- Uncomfortable -----   No
                  NET   Entirely   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Entirely   op.
a. McCain would   
   take office
   at age 72      50       27         23      50       24         25       *
b. Obama would
   be the first   
   African-
   American
   president      91       74         16       9        5          4       1


Trend:

a. McCain would take office at age 72

              ------ Comfortable ------   ----- Uncomfortable -----   No
              NET   Entirely   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Entirely   op.
10/11/08 RV   50       27         23      50       24         25       *
9/29/08  RV   52       31         20      48       25         23       1
9/7/08   RV   56       32         24      42       23         19       3
8/22/08  RV   55       30         25      45       24         20       1

b. Obama would be the first African-American president

10/11/08 RV   91       74         16       9        5          4       1
8/22/08  RV   87       70         17      11        6          6       2


17. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If [NAME] were elected president, do you think your federal taxes would go (up), (down) or stay about the same?


10/11/08 - Summary Table

            Up   Down   About the same   No opinion
a. Obama    45    19          33              4
b. McCain   42    11          44              3

Trend:

a. Obama

              Up   Down   About the same   No opinion
10/11/08 RV   45    19          33              4
9/7/08   RV   51    13          31              5

b. McCain

10/11/08 RV   42    11          44              3
9/7/08   RV   34     9          51              5


18. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Which is more important to you in choosing a candidate for president: (their personal qualities such as experience and leadership ability) or (their positions on specific issues)?

              Personal    Positions    Both      No
              qualities   on issues   (vol.)   opinion
10/11/08 RV      41          48         10        1
9/7/08   RV      37          48         13        2

9/6/00   RV      45          41         14        1
8/20/00  RV      39          47         13        1
10/31/99 RV      42          42         16        *

19. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you think [NAME] views on most issues are too (liberal) for you, too (conservative) for you, or just about right?

10/11/08 - Summary Table

                Too         Too        About     No
              liberal   conservative   right   opinion
a. Obama        37            4         55        4
b. McCain       14           42         39        5

a. Obama

                Too         Too        About     No
              liberal   conservative   right   opinion
10/11/08 RV     37            4         55        4
6/15/08  RV     39            5         50        6
3/2/08   RV     33            5         55        7

b. McCain

10/11/08 RV     14           42         39        5
6/15/08  RV     18           35         41        6
3/2/08   RV     17           34         40        8
2/27/00         16           19         55       11
2/24/00         20           16         49       15
2/6/00          15           22         46       16

20. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) As a result of the two presidential debates that have been held, do you have a better opinion of (Obama/McCain), a worse opinion of him, or haven't the debates changed your opinion of (Obama/McCain) one way or the other?

10/11/08 - Summary Table

                             Has not  
            Better   Worse   changed   No opinion
a. Obama      32       8       59           2
b. McCain     12      26       60           2

Trend:

a. Obama

                               Has not  
              Better   Worse   changed   No opinion
10/11/08 RV     32       8       59           2
9/29/08* RV     19       7       68           7

b. McCain

10/11/08 RV     12      26       60           2
9/29/08* RV     14      11       68           7
*Post-first debate: "As a result of the debate…"

21. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) When it comes to representing the interests of African Americans, do you think that as president Obama would do too much, too little or about the right amount? (IF TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE) Is that a big concern to you, or not a big concern?

              ------ Too much ------   ----- Too little -----
                      Big    Not big         Not big    Big     About the   No
              NET   concern  concern   NET   concern  concern   right amt   op. 
10/11/08 RV   14        8        7      5        2        2         77       4
6/15/08  RV   17        9        8      3        2        2         74       6


22. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) When it comes to representing the interests of large business corporations, do you think that as president McCain would do too much, too little or about the right amount? (IF TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE) Is that a big concern to you, or not a big concern?

              ------ Too much ------   ----- Too little -----
                      Big    Not big         Not big    Big     About the   No
              NET   concern  concern   NET   concern  concern   right amt   op. 
10/11/08 RV   47       40        7     11        4        7         39       3
6/15/08  RV   41       32        9     14        6        8         39       6

23. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) What do you think is the bigger risk - that (Obama will put in place too many government regulations), or that (McCain will not put enough government regulations in place)?


           Obama, too many   McCain, not enough   Both     Neither     No
             regulations        regulations       (vol.)   (vol.)    opinion
10/11/08 RV      38                 47              3         4         8


24. (ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) How confident are you that you will retire with enough income and assets to last for the rest of your life - would you say you're very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident or not confident at all?

            ----- Confident ---   ------ Not Confident ----  Retired   No       
            NET  Very  Somewhat   NET   Not so   Not at all   (vol.)  opin.     
10/11/08    44    10      34      49      25         24         7       1
10/16/05    69    30      39      28      16         13         2       *    
7/15/02     55    18      37      40      21         18         5       0
7/15/01     68    33      35      23      10         12         7       2
7/4/99      54    21      33      39      21         18         6       0        
7/21/96     45    16      29      47      25         21         7       1

25. (ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) How do you feel about [ITEM] - very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried or not worried at all?

10/11/08 - 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      88     48      40    11        8        3       1
b. Your own family's
   financial situation     67     23      43    33       22       11       1
c. The performance of
   the stock market        78     48      30    21       12        9       1
d. Your ability to get
   a loan from a bank
   or other financial
   institution, if you
   need one                44     19      25    51       24       27       5^
^ Includes "don't need a loan"

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
10/11/08      88     48      40    11        8        3        1
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

10/11/08      67     23      43    33       22       11        1
9/22/08       60     22      38    40       26       14        *

c. The performance of the stock market

10/11/08      78     48      30    21       12        9        1
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

d. No trend.


26. (ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Overall, do you think the stock market is a safe investment, or a risky one?

           Safe   Risky   No opinion
10/11/08    19     79          3
3/13/05     29     69          3
7/15/02     19     80          2
1/15/01     35     61          3
5/7/00      34     58          8
6/6/99      37     52          9
10/13/97    27     69          4                                           
8/31/97     32     54         14                                           
9/14/88     16     71         12

27. (ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Now, thinking about all of your investments, including retirement savings at work, do you [IF MARRIED: or your spouse] currently have money invested in stocks or stock mutual funds, or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion
10/11/08   58    42        *
7/15/02    55    45        *
1/16/00    48    52        1
8/29/99    49    50        1
5/10/98    49    50        1
9/14/97    44    55        1
11/5/87    34    66        1
10/19/87   40    60        1
2/28/87    32    68        *


28. (IF OWNS STOCKS/STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS AT Q27, ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Do you [IF MARRIED: or your spouse] personally own any individual stocks directly, or do you own stocks only through mutual funds or a pension plan?

           Own stock   Only through    No
           directly    mutual funds   opin.
10/11/08      39             58         3
7/15/02       40             58         1

  
27/28 NET

           ------- Investors --------
                          Mutual   No     Not        No
           NET   Stocks   funds    op.   investor   opinion
10/11/08   58      22       33      3       42         *
7/15/02    55      22       32      1       45         x

29. (ASKED IF OWNS STOCKS/STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS AT Q27, ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Would you call yourself more of an active trader of stocks or stock funds, or more of a long-term, buy-and-hold investor?

           Active trader   Long term   Both   No opinion
10/11/08         2            95         *         3
3/25/01          5            92         2         1

30. (ASKED IF OWNS STOCKS/STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS AT Q27, ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Have you checked your financial holdings or statements in the past few weeks, or not?


           Yes   No   No opinion
10/11/08   68    31        *

31. (ASKED IF OWNS STOCKS/STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS AT Q27, ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Have you changed any of these investments since the stock market started falling a few weeks ago, or have you left things as they were?


                                 Left things
           Changed investments   as they were   No opinion
10/11/08           13                 87             *


32. (IF CHANGED, ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Have you only sold stocks or mutual funds since the market started falling a few weeks ago, have you only bought stocks or mutual funds, or have you bought some and sold others?

            Only sold     Only bought    Bought some
            stocks or      stocks or      and sold 
           mutual funds   mutual funds     others      No opinion
10/11/08        20              7            58            15


31/32 NET

           ------- Changed investments -------   Left investments     No
           NET   Sold   Bought   Both   No op.     as they were     opinion
10/11/08   13      3       1       7      2              87            *

33. (ASKED ON 10/10-11 ONLY) Have you or anyone in your immediate family been hurt financially by the recent sharp drop in stock prices, or not? IF YES: Have you or they been hurt financially A GREAT DEAL or ONLY SOMEWHAT?

           ---------- Hurt -----------   Not    Too soon     No
           NET   Great deal   Somewhat   hurt    (vol.)    opinion
10/11/08   43        16          27      54         1         3
7/15/02    37                            61         1         1      
10/27/97   14                            81         4         1      
10/26/87   20                            79         *         1

901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what? IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN: Do you lean more towards the (Democratic Party) or (Republican Party)?


                                                                   ---Non-Partisans--
                                                                   Lean   Lean    No
            Democrat   Republican   Independent   Other   No op.   Dem.   Rep.   Lean
10/11/08 LV    39          30            27         3       1       12     12      7
10/11/08 RV    38          28            29         4       1       14     11      9
10/11/08       36          26            31         4       2       15     12     10
9/29/08  LV    36          29            29         5       *       14     14      6
9/29/08  RV    36          28            30         5       1       14     13      6
9/29/08        34          26            31         8       2       17     12     12
9/22/08  LV    37          30            29         4       1       16     11      7
9/22/08  RV    38          28            29         5       1       16     10      9
9/22/08        36          26            31         5       2       18      9     11
9/7/08   LV    35          31            31         3       *       13     13      7
9/7/08   RV    36          28            32         3       1       14     13      9
9/7/08         35          26            33         5       2       15     14     11
8/22/08  LV    35          28            32         4       0       15     15      7
8/22/08  RV    36          26            33         5       *       16     15      7
8/22/08        36          23            34         6       1       16     14     10
7/13/08  LV    33          32            30         5       *       14     14      7
7/13/08  RV    37          27            31         5       *       14     14      9
7/13/08        37          24            33         6       1       16     14     10
6/15/08  LV    38          30            28         3       *       14     13      5
6/15/08  RV    38          26            33         3       *       16     13      7
6/15/08        38          24            34         4       1       16     14      8
5/11/08  RV    37          29            30         4       1       17     10      7
5/11/08        34          28            34         4       1       19     11      8
4/13/08  RV    37          30            29         4       *       14     12      7
4/13/08        35          29            30         5       1       15     13      8
3/2/08   RV    42          29            25         3       1       14      8      7
3/2/08         40          28            28         3       1       15      8      9
2/1/08   RV    38          28            28         4       1       14     11      9
2/1/08         37          26            32         4       1       16     11     10
1/12/08  RV    40          27            27         5       1       12     10     10
1/12/08        39          27            29         5       1       13      9     12

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


             Yes     No     No opinion
10/11/08     80      19          1
9/29/08      76      24          *
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.
10/11/08 RV    22         44            34                  *             1
9/29/08 RV     19         44            34                  1             1
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. 
10/11/08 RV     47          19              13              4       15     1
9/29/08  RV     47          23              11              4       12     *
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.
10/11/08 RV  44      53         2
9/29/08  RV  42      57         2
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



912b. Are you, or is anyone in your household, a military veteran?


             ------------------ Yes ------------------
                  Resp  Other HH      Both resp and
             NET   is   member is   other HH member are   No   No op. 
10/11/08 RV  29    13      14                1            71     *
8/22/08  RV  31    14      16                1            69     0
7/13/08  RV  31    12      18                1            69     *
7/13/08      30    12      17                2            70     *
3/2/08       28    12      14                1            72     *

914. Are you:

                                                       Never
              Married  Separated  Divorced   Widowed  Married
10/11/08 RV     61         2         12         8       17
10/11/08        59         2         12         8       18
9/29/08  RV     64         1          9         8       18
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.
10/11/08 RV    76     12        5         1       5       *     
10/11/08       75     11        6         2       6       *     
9/29/08 RV     79     11        5         *       4       *     
9/29/08        76     12        6         1       5       *     
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+
10/11/08 RV 41     12      14       16     56      20        15       22
9/29/08  RV 42     10      14       17     56      18        16       22
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


921. Sex


         All   RV   LV
Male     48    47   48  
Female   52    53   52

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