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A — General perceptions of candidates and political figures

C — Current issues — opinions and perceptions

E — Media — exposure and opinions

F — Campaign discourse

K — Political and civic participation

M — Orientation to politics

N — Perceptions of candidates' electoral chances

R — Voting behavior and attitudes

S — Social group perceptions

W — Demographics

 

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AA — Republican candidates

AB — Democratic candidates

AC — Independent candidates

AE — Incumbent federal officials

AF — Other political figures

AAg — Rudy Giuliani

AAh — Mike Huckabee

AAm — John McCain

AAp — Sarah Palin

AAr — Mitt Romney

AAt — Fred Thompson

AAz — Republican candidates overall

 

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Familiarity with Giuliani

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Favorability of Huckabee

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Favorability of McCain

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McCain is trustworthy

 

 

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Favorability of Palin

 

 

 

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Favorability of Romney

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Thompson is conservative – liberal

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Overall impression of Republican candidates

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ABb — Joe Biden

ABc — Hillary Clinton

ABe — John Edwards

ABo — Barack Obama

ABz — Democratic candidates overall

 

Favorability of Biden

 

 

 

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Clinton is conservative – liberal

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Edwards is conservative – liberal

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Obama is trustworthy

 

 

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Overall impression of Democratic candidates

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Nader is conservative – liberal

 

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Favorability of Bush

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Favorability of Michael Bloomberg

 

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CA — Current issues in general

CB — Economic issues

CC — Health and social welfare issues

CD — Foreign affairs

CE — Social issues

 

Direction of country

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Most important issue

 

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CBa — Economy overall

CBb — Taxes

CBc — Trade

 

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Approve of Bush on economy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Own position on taxes

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Own position on free trade

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CCa — Health care

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Approve of Bush on health care

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CDa — Foreign affairs in general

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CDc — Homeland security

CDd — Immigration

 

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Approve of Bush on foreign affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Own position on Iraq

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Approve of Bush on homeland security

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Own position on citizenship for illegal aliens

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Own position on border fence

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CEa — Abortion

CEb — Stem cell research

CEc — Gay rights

 

Own position on abortion

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Own position on stem cell research

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Candidates with views similar to own on stem cell research

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Own position on gay marriage

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EA — Media exposure in general

EB — Television

EC — Radio

ED — Newspapers

EE — Online media

EF — Opinions of media

 

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Frequency of watching network news

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequency of watching cable news

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequency of watching Daily Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequency of watching Face the Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequency of watching Late Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequency of watching O'Reilly Factor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date bar

 

 

Frequency of watching Situation Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Frequency of watching This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Radio programs listened to

 

2

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newspapers read

 

2

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit websites for campaign information

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites visited for campaign information

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency of searching for Internet news

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Press too easy or tough on candidates

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Date bar

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candidate ads seen

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KA — Interest in politics

KB — Political discussion

KC — Contact by campaigns