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Weekly Poll Results
December 28, 1999 January 2, 2000
Sample Size=1025

- Voter Involvement Measures
- Reactions to Campaign
- Presidential Candidate Preference
[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?


 3%     A great deal of attention
 6      Quite a bit 
17      Just some
24      Only a little
52      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?


11%     Yes
89      No
<1   Don't know

(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
81      No
 1      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?


11%     Yes, have been thinking about campaign
89      No, haven't been thinking about campaign
 0      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?


69%     Boring
 5      Exciting
 1      Both
 5      Neither/about the same as normal
20      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?


16%     Informative
49      Uninformative
<1   Both
 4      Neither/about the same as normal
30      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?


26%     Negative
32      Positive
 4      Both
 7      Neither/about the same as normal
32      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?


17%     Encouraged
27      Discouraged
 1      Both
30      Neither/about the same as normal
25      Don't know

Presidential Candidate Preference

(Asked of half sample)
There are quite a few candidates who are running for president. Which candidate do you support at this time, or haven't you picked a candidate yet? (names not read)


74%     Don't currently support a candidate
13      George W. Bush
 6      Al Gore
 3      John McCain
 2      Bill Bradley
 1      Support a candidate but can't remember name
 1      Steve Forbes
 1      Pat Buchanan
 1      Alan Keyes
<1   Other
 0      Gary Bauer

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