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The Poll's Questions

If the election for president were being held today and the candidates were Al Gore, the Democrat, and George W. Bush, the Republican, for whom would you vote?

  • Bush, 40 percent
  • Gore, 39 percent
  • Neither, 8 percent
  • Don't Know-Refused, 13 percent

Which one quality is most important to you in a presidential candidate. Is it a candidate who...
  • ...is honest, 39 percent
  • ...cares about people like you, 17 percent
  • ...has leadership skills, 14 percent
  • ...stands up for what he believes, 12 percent
  • ...has a vision for the future, 8 percent
  • ...shares your view of government, 7 percent
  • ...don't know-refused, 3 percent

I'm going to read a list of characteristics a president might have. Regardless of how you might vote in November, please tell me whether you think each applies more to George W. Bush or Al Gore:

He is honest.

  • Bush, 36 percent
  • Gore, 34 percent
  • Neither, 16 percent
  • Don't know-refused, 14 percent

He cares about people like you.
  • Gore, 44 percent
  • Bush, 34 percent
  • Neither, 11 percent
  • Don't know-refused, 11 percent

He is a strong leader.
  • Bush, 49 percent
  • Gore, 32 percent
  • Neither, 8 percent
  • Don't know-refused, 11 percent

He has a vision for the future.
  • Gore, 46 percent
  • Bush, 37 percent
  • Neither, 7 percent
  • Don't know-refused, 10 percent

He is willing to stand up for what he believes.
  • Bush, 44 percent
  • Gore, 38 percent
  • Neither, 8 percent
  • Don't know-refused, 10 percent
    Regardless of how you might vote, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Al Gore?
    • Favorable, 49 percent
    • Unfavorable, 34 percent
    • Don't know-refused, 17 percent

    Regardless of how you might vote, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of George W. Bush?
    • Favorable, 44 percent
    • Unfavorable, 42 percent
    • Don't know-refused, 14 percent.

    The Associated Press poll on the 2000 presidential campaign is based on telephone interviews with 798 randomly selected registered voters from all states except Alaska and Hawaii. The interviews were conducted June 21-25 by ICR of Media, Pa.

    The results were weighted to represent the population by demographic factors such as age, sex, region and education.

    No more than one time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than 4 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all Americans were polled.

    The margin of sampling error is larger for responses of subgroups, such as income categories or those in political parties. There are other sources of potential error in polls, including the wording and order of questions.

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