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  Washington Post Poll: Campaign 2000

Thursday, June 17, 1999

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on random telephone interviews with 1,045 adults on June 9-13, 1999. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.0 percentage points.

1. If the election for president in the year 2000 were being held today, and the candidates were Al Gore, the Democrat, and George W. Bush of Texas, the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                           Other     Neither/None/        No
            Gore    Bush   (vol.)  Wouldn't vote (vol.)  opin.
6/13/99      36     53       *             8               2
6/6/99       40     53       1             4               3
3/14/99      41     54       *             3               2
2/14/99*     41     49      NA             5               5
10/25/98     34     45      NA             8              13
8/21/98      41     43      NA             8               7
1/19/98      40     45      NA             7               7
9/23/97      35     40      NA            16               9
*2/14 and previous, unleaned.

2. Would you definitely vote for (preferred candidate), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for (other candidate)?

             Definitely vote    Chance to change mind    No opinion
Gore Voters        64                    34                   2
Bush Voters        70                    27                   2
3. Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Gore, or not?

A. He understands the problems of people like you

                    Yes    No    No opin.
6/13/99              44    44      12
3/14/99              48    41      11

B. He is a strong leader

                    Yes    No    No opin.
6/13/99              39    51       9
3/14/99              41    47      12

C. He is boring

                    Yes    No    No opin.
6/13/99              51    40      10
3/14/99*             56    40       5
*Would you say Gore is very boring, somewhat boring, somewhat interesting, or very interesting? Net responses given.

4. (Asked of leaned Democrats) Suppose your state holds a Democratic primary or caucus for president in 2000 and the candidates were: (Al Gore) and (Bill Bradley). For whom would you vote? Net Leaned:

                                     Other     Neither/None/        No
         Gore    Bradley   Jackson   (vol.)  Wouldn't vote (vol.)  opin.
6/13/99   65       26        NA        *           4                5
6/6/99    56       19        19        0           2                4
3/14/99   58       21        17        *           2                2

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