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Weekly Poll Results
January 5-9, 2000

- 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?


 4%     A great deal of attention
 1      Quite a bit 
19      Just some
31      Only a little
40      None
 0      Don't know

(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?


15%     Yes
85      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?


34%     Yes, have been thinking about campaign
67      No, haven't been thinking about campaign
 0      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?


39%     Yes
61      No
 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?


65%     Boring
 9      Exciting
 1      Both
 6      Neither/about the same as normal
19      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?


25%     Informative
46      Uninformative
 1      Both
 5      Neither/about the same as normal
23      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?


34%     Negative
31      Positive
 1      Both
 8      Neither/about the same as normal
26      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
21      Discouraged
 2      Both
34      Neither/about the same as normal
22      Don't know

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