Barack Obama
Barack Obama /
Joe Biden
Obama: electoral vote 365, popular vote 69,297,997; McCain: electoral vote 173, popular vote 59,597,520
John McCain
John McCain /
Sarah Palin

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right / Wrong Track

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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

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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

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

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

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