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Presidential Election 2004

John Kerry

John Kerry /
John Edwards

Presidential Election 2004 George W Bush

George W. Bush /
Dick Cheney



Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right/Wrong Track

*Full iPOLL results*
Do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (If Right direction/Wrong track, ask:) Do you feel strongly or somewhat about that?
Sample: National likely voters
George Washington University Battleground 2004 Survey, [Oct 31-Nov 1, 2004]



Most Important Problem

*Full iPOLL results*
What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?
%
23     War in Iraq/Fear of war/Feelings of fear in this country
21     Economy in general
16     Terrorism
13     Poor health care/Hospitals high cost of health care
12     Unemployment/Jobs
6     Ethics/Moral/Religious/Family decline Dishonesty Lack of integrity
5     Education/Poor education/Access to education
5     National security
Note: Top responses shown only.
Gallup Poll, [Oct 11-Oct 14, 2004]



Issues Driving the Vote

*Full iPOLL results*
Now, I would like to read you a list of issues that some people in this part of the country have said are important for the next President to deal with. Please listen as I read from the list and tell me which one issue you think is most important....Reducing health care and prescription drug costs, keeping America prosperous, improving education, safeguarding America from a terrorist threat, strengthening and improving Social Security, creating jobs, the war in Iraq, moral values
%
8     Reducing health care and prescription drug costs
6     Keeping America prosperous
6     Improving education
27     Safeguarding American from a terrorist threat
5     Strengthening and improving Social Security
12     Creating jobs
14     The war in Iraq
10     Moral values
9     Combination/Equally (Vol.)
2     Unsure
Sample: National likely voters
George Washington University Battleground 2004 Survey, [Oct 31-Nov 1, 2004]



State of the Economy

*Full iPOLL results*
Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
ABC News/Money Poll, [Nov 1-Nov 28, 2004]



Personal Financial Situation

*Full iPOLL results*
Would you describe the state of your own personal finances these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
ABC News/Money Poll, [Nov 1-Nov 28, 2004]



Plan to Vote

*Full iPOLL results*
Now thinking about the upcoming election on November 2nd (2004)...One way to vote in the Presidential elections is by mailing in an absentee ballot. Are you planning to vote by absentee ballot or are you planning to vote at you precinct polling place on election day? If you have already mailed in your absentee ballot, just let me know.
Sample: National likely voters
George Washington University Battleground 2004 Survey, [Oct 31-Nov 1, 2004]








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