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Washington Post-ABC News Poll

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on telephone interviews with 1,487 self-identified registered voters nationwide, and was conducted between October 12-15, 2000. A total of 1,103 likely voters were identified, estimating roughly a 51 percent turnout. The margin of error for the presidential race is plus or minus 3 percentage points, and plus or minus 5 percentage points for the credibility measure.

Q: The candidates in November's presidential election are Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, the Democrats, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the Republicans, Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke of the Green Party and Pat Buchanan and Ezola Foster of the Reform Party. If the election were being held today, who would you vote for - Gore, Bush, Nader or Buchanan?


Net Leaned Vote, Likely Voters:
                                          None    Other   Wouldn't    No
         Gore   Bush   Buchanan   Nader  (vol.)   (vol.)  vote (vol.) op.
10/15/00  44     48       1         4      1        *        *         3
10/9/00   45     48       *         3      *        1        *         2
10/1/00   48     46       1         3      1        *        *         2
9/6/00    47     47       *         3      1        1        0         2
8/20/00   48     44       2         3      1        *        *         1
8/10/00   42     50       2         5      *        *        *         1
8/6/00    37     52       3         5      *        0        *         2
7/29/00   37     52       2         7      1        1        *         1
7/23/00   38     46       6         8      1        *        1         1
6/11/00   43     48       3         3      1        *        *         2
5/10/00   38     48       5         5      2        0        *         2

Net Leaned Vote, Registered Voters:
                                          None    Other   Wouldn't    No
         Gore   Bush   Buchanan   Nader  (vol.)   (vol.)  vote (vol.) op. 
10/15/00  44     45       1         4      1        *        1         3
10/9/00   46     44       1         4      1        *        *         3
10/1/00   47     44       2         3      1        1        1         3
9/6/00    45     45       1         3      2        *        1         3
8/20/00   46     44       3         4      *        1        1         2
8/10/00   40     48       2         5      1        1        1         2
8/6/00    37     51       4         5      1        *        1         2
7/29/00   37     49       4         7      1        1        1         1
7/23/00   39     44       6         7      1        *        1         1
6/11/00   41     47       4         4      2        *        1         2
5/10/00   39     45       5         5      2        0        1         3

Net Leaned Vote, General Population:
                                          None    Other   Wouldn't     No
         Gore   Bush   Buchanan   Nader  (vol.)   (vol.)  vote (vol.)  op. 
8/6/00    36     49       4         5      2        *        3          2
7/29/00   35     48       4         7      1        1        2          2
7/23/00   38     43       6         7      2        *        1          2
6/11/00   42     44       4         3      2        *        2          2
5/10/00   38     44       5         5      2        *        3          3

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Gore/Bush, or not:


He's honest and trustworthy
                ------Gore------     ------Bush------
                Yes   No   No op.    Yes   No   No op.
Registered Voters: 
10/15/00        49    40     11      53    35     12
9/6/00          63    32      5      62    30      7
7/23/00         47    45      8      61    30      8
General Population: 
7/23/00         47    45      8      59    31     10
12/15/99        58    35      7      63    28      9
10/31/99        67    28      6      68    22     10
9/2/99          63    27     11      63    23     14
3/14/99         63    24     13      67    12     22
*=Less than 0.5 percent

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