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Weekly Poll Results
January 19-23, 2000

- Voter Involvement Measures
- Reactions to Campaign
- Presidential Candidate Preference and Expectations
[Voter Involvement Index]
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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
10      Quite a bit 
18      Just some
32      Only a little
33      None
<1   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?


17%     Yes
83      No
 0      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?


33%     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?


36%     Yes
64      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?


56%     Boring
18      Exciting
 0      Both
10      Neither/about the same as normal
16      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?


32%     Informative
44      Uninformative
<1   Both
 3      Neither/about the same as normal
21      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?


33%     Negative
27      Positive
 5      Both
 8      Neither/about the same as normal
27      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
34      Neither/about the same as normal
15      Don't know

(Asked of one-half of respondents)
Some people seem to follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election going on or not. Others aren't that interested. How much attention do you normally pay to what's going on in government and public affairs?


15%     A great deal of attention
26      Quite a bit
30      Just some
21      Only a little
 9      None
 0      Don't know

At this time, do you expect to vote in your state's primary or caucus, or are you unsure whether you will vote?


59%     Yes plan to vote
15      No don't plan to vote
26      Unsure whether will vote

The first presidential primaries and caucuses will start in less than a week and the rest are scheduled for the months to follow. How much influence do you think your state's primary or caucus will have on the selection of the presidential nominees? A lot more than most states, somewhat more than most states, about average, somewhat less than most states, or a lot less than most states?


13%     A lot more influence    
14      Somewhat more influence
46      About average amount of influence       
10      Somewhat less influence 
10      A lot less influence    
8       Don't know

Presidential Candidate Preference and Expectations

(Asked of one-half of respondents)
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?


 1%     Gary Bauer
 3      Bill Bradley            
<1   Pat Buchanan
15      George W. Bush
 0      Elizabeth Dole
<1   Steve Forbes
 8      Al Gore
 1      Alan Keyes
 1      Orrin Hatch
 5      John McCain
<1   Other
 1      Support a candidate but can't remember name
66      Don't currently support a candidate     

(Asked of one-half of respondents)
The Iowa Republican Caucuses will be held this/next Monday, January 24th. Which candidate do you think has the best chance of winning?


<1%  Gary Bauer
39      George W. Bush
<1   Steve Forbes
 0      Alan Keyes
 0      Orrin Hatch
 5      John McCain
 3      Other           
54      Don't Know

(Asked of one-half of respondents)
The Iowa Democratic Caucuses will be held this/next Monday, January 24th. Which candidate do you think has the best chance of winning?


 9%     Bill Bradley
31      Al Gore
60      Don't Know

The New Hampshire Republican Primary will be held February 1st. Which candidate do you think has the best chance of winning?


<1%  Gary Bauer
29      George W. Bush
<1   Steve Forbes
<1   Alan Keyes
<1   Orrin Hatch
 9      John McCain
 2      Other
59      Don't Know

The New Hampshire Democratic Primary will be held February 1st. Which candidate do you think has the best chance of winning?


13%     Bill Bradley
26      Al Gore
61      Don't Know

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