Q.1 Are you registered to vote in Virginia?
Q.2 How likely is it that you will vote in the upcoming election in November? Would you say it is
|Not very likely||0%|
|Not likely at all/NA||0%|
Q.3 If the election for President was held today, would you vote for [responses rotated]
Q.4 How certain are you that you will vote for [ANSWER TO Q. 3] . Would you say you are very certain, somewhat certain, or not very certain?
|Not very certain||0.8%|
Q.5 Are you leaning toward voting for [responses rotated]
Q.6 What is the most important issue to you in this election? [choices not read]
|Gun Control/Second Amendment||0.2%|
Q.7 If the election for the U.S. Senate was held today, would you vote for [responses rotated]
Q.8 In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Kaine is handling his job as Governor of Virginia?
Q.9 In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President of the United States?
Q.10 How interested are you in this Presidential campaign? Are you very interested, somewhat interested, not very interested, or not at all interested?
|Not very interested||2.6%|
|Not at all interested||0.5%|
Q.11 How much attention have you paid to this campaign? Would you say a lot, some, not very much, or no attention at all?
Q.12 Overall, do you think the news media during the Presidential campaign have been neutral, biased in favor of John McCain, or biased in favor of Barack Obama?
Q.13 Please tell me if each of the following news media have been an important source of political news for you during this campaign. Just answer yes or no.
|The Washington Post||27.9%|
Q.14 Have you visited the internet home page of Barack Obama?
Q.15 Have you visited the internet home page of John McCain?
Q.16 Have you contributed money, personally attended a rally, or done any volunteer work for the McCain campaign?
Q.17 Have you contributed money, personally attended a rally, or done any volunteer work for the Obama campaign?
Q.18 Have you heard any relative, friend, or acquaintance say they would vote for or against John McCain because of his age? [IF ANSWER IS YES, ASK IF VOTE FOR, AGAINST OR BOTH]
Q.19 Did hearing that make you more likely to vote for McCain, less likely to vote for him, or did it make no difference?
Q.20 Have you heard any relative, friend, or acquaintance say they would vote for or against Sarah Palin because of her sex? [IF ANSWER IS YES, ASK IF VOTE FOR, AGAINST OR BOTH]
Q.21 Did hearing that make you more likely to vote for Palin, less likely to vote for her, or did it make no difference?
Q.22 Have you heard any relative, friend, or acquaintance say they would vote for or against Barack Obama because of his race? [IF ANSWER IS YES, ASK IF VOTE FOR, AGAINST OR BOTH]
Q.23 Did hearing that make you more likely to vote for Obama, less likely to vote for him, or did it make no difference?
Q.24 Please tell me if you think each of the following candidates is qualified to be President of the United States? John McCain
Q.25 Barack Obama
Q.26 Joe Biden
Q.27 Sarah Palin
Q.28 Which candidate do you think would be better at handling the economic situation in the U.S.--Obama or McCain?
Q.29 Which candidate do you think would be better at handling the War on Terror--Obama or McCain?
Q.30 Which candidate do you think better understands the problems of people like yourself--Obama or McCain?
Q.31 Please tell me if you think the following groups bear significant responsibility for the current economic situation in the U.S. [CHOICES READ]
|Elected officials in Washington||89.7%|
|CEOs of large corporations||82.9%|
|Home owners who have subprime mortgages||60.4%|
|Banks and mortgage brokers who handled subprime mortgages||83.8%|
Q.32 Now, I'd like to ask some questions about you. How old are you?
|65 or older||18.0%|
Q.33 CODE RESPONDENT'S SEX
Q.34 How much education have you completed?
|Less than high school||1.2%|
|Some college/technical school||24.9%|
Q.35 I'm going to read several income groups. When I come to the group that includes your annual family income, please stop me. [CHOICES READ]
|Less than $20,000||7.2%|
|More than $100,000||23.9%|
Q.36 What race do you consider yourself?
Q.37 In which city or county do you live? (categorized into regions)
Q.38 Politically speaking, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate or conservative?
Q.39 And would you describe your political party affiliation as Democrat, Republican, Independent, some other party or no affiliation?
Q.40 Do you recall in the Presidential election of 2004 if you voted for George W. Bush, John Kerry, someone else, or if you didn't have a chance to vote in that election?