Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton /
Al Gore
Clinton: electoral vote 379, popular vote 47,402,000; Dole: electoral vote 159, popular vote 39,198,000; Perot: popular vote 8,085,000
Bob Dole
Bob Dole /
Jack Kemp

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right / Wrong Track

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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 or wrong track, ask:) Do you feel strongly or somewhat strongly about that?
Sample: National registered votersU.S. News & World Report Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 3, 1996]

Most Important Problem

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What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?
%
13 Crime
10 Budget deficit
8 Economy
8 Welfare
7 Jobs/Unemployment
4 Moral values
Note: Top responses shown only.CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Aug 16-Aug 18, 1996]

State of the Economy

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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 4-Dec 1, 1996]

Personal Financial Situation

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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 4-Dec 1, 1996]

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