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Presidential Election 2008

Barack Obama

Barack Obama /
Joe Biden

Presidential Election 2008 John McCain

John McCain /
Sarah Pallin



Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right/Wrong Track

*Full iPOLL results*
All in all, do you think that things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel that things are off on the wrong track?
Sample: National likely voters
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Nov 1-Nov 2, 2008]



Most Important Problem

*Full iPOLL results*
What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?
%
55     Economy (general)
11     War/War in Iraq
9     Financial crisis/Credit crunch/Banking situation
9     Unemployment/Lack of jobs
6     Drop in retirement accounts (401k)/Stock market
5     Housing market/Foreclosures
5     Inflation/Difference in wages/Costs
Note: Asked of Form 1 half sample Top responses shown only.
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political & Economic Survey, [Oct 9-Oct 12, 2008]



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 Consumer Comfort Index Poll, [Nov 3-Dec 1, 2008]



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 Consumer Comfort Index Poll, [Nov 3-Dec 1, 2008]



Plan to Vote

*Full iPOLL results*
How likely is it that you will vote in the 2008 election for President this November--would you say you will definitely vote, probably vote, probably not vote, or definitely not vote in the election for President?
Note: Asked of Registered voters (85%)
CBS News Poll, [Nov 1-Nov 3, 2008]








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