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Weekly Poll Results
November 23-28, 1999

- Voter Involvement Measures
- Reactions to Campaign
[Voter Involvement Index]
[Methodology]

Voter Involvement Measures

(Asked of half of sample)
During the past week, how much attention did you pay to the presidential election campaign a great deal, quite a bit, just some, only a little, or none?


 6%     A great deal of attention
 8      Quite a bit 
18      Just some
25      Only a little
43      None

(Asked of half of sample)
Now we'd like you to think about the past day only. During the past day have you discussed the presidential campaign with anyone?


10%     Yes
90      No

(Asked of half of sample)
Still thinking about the past day only. Can you recall a particular news story about the presidential campaign that you read, saw, or heard during the past day?


19%     Yes
79      No
 2      Don't know

(Asked of half of sample)
Now we'd like to know about the past day only. During the past day, have you been doing any thinking about the presidential campaign, or is this something that you haven't been thinking about?


20%     Yes, have been thinking about campaign
80      No, haven't been thinking about campaign
<1   Don't know

Reactions to Presidential Campaign

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that the campaign has been boring or has it been exciting during the past week?


63%     Boring
 9      Exciting
<1   Both
12      Neither/about the same as normal
17      Don't know

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that the campaign has been informative or has it been uninformative during the past week?


21%     Informative
49      Uninformative
 1      Both
 4      Neither/about the same as normal
25      Don't know

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that the tone of the campaign has been primarily negative or has it been primarily positive during the past week?


28%     Negative
26      Positive
 4      Both
 8      Neither/about the same as normal
34      Don't know

(Asked of quarter of sample)
We're interested in your reaction to what's happened in the presidential campaign during the past week. Would you say that you have felt encouraged or discouraged by what has happened in the campaign during the past week?


21%     Encouraged
30      Discouraged
 1      Both
23      Neither/about the same as normal
25      Don't know

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