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Weekly Poll Results
February 2-6, 2000

- Voter Involvement Measures
- Reactions to Campaign
- Knowledge of Primaries
- Candidate Preference
- Interest in Politics
[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?


12%     A great deal of attention
15      Quite a bit
25      Just Some
26      Only a little
23      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?


33%     Yes
67      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?


39%     Yes
61      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?


51%     Yes
48      No
 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?


42%     Boring
31      Exciting
 5      Both
 8      Neither/about the same as normal
14      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?


51%     Informative
30      Uninformative
 1      Both
 4      Neither/about the same as normal
14      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?


27%     Negative
43      Positive
 4      Both
 5      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 you have felt encouraged or discouraged by what has happened in the campaign during the past week?


42%     Encouraged
25      Discouraged
 1      Both
23      Neither/about the same as normal
10      Don't Know

Knowledge of Primaries

(Asked of one-half of respondents)
The New Hampshire Democratic Primary was held this (past) Tuesday. Do you happen to know which candidate won?


 2%     Bill Bradley
50      Al Gore
48      Don't Know

(Asked of one-half of respondents)
The New Hampshire Republican Primary was held this (past) Tuesday. Do you happen to know which candidate won?


 0%     Gary Bauer
 4      George W. Bush
<1   Steve Forbes
 0      Alan Keyes
 0      Orrin Hatch
47      John McCain
 1      Other
49      Don't Know

(Asked of One-half of respondents)
The Super Bowl was held this past Sunday. Do you happen to know which team won?


70%     St. Louis Rams
 2      Tennessee Titans
 1      Other team
27      Don't Know

Interest in Politics

(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?


13%     A great deal of attention
26      Quite a bit
35      Just some
18      Only a little
 8      None
<1   Don't know

Candidate Preference

(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?


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

Interest in Politics

(Asked of respondents who said they knew who won the New Hampshire Republican primary)
Do you happen to know which candidate came in second in the Republican primary?


 0%     Gary Bauer
77      George W. Bush
<1   Steve Forbes
 0      Alan Keyes
 0      Orrin Hatch
 4      John McCain
 1      Other
18      Don't Know

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