May 1, 2008 - Clinton Tops McCain In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Obama-McCain Too Close To Call In Two Key States: --- FLORIDA: Clinton 49 - McCain 41; McCain 44 - Obama 43; OHIO: Clinton 48 - McCain 38; McCain 43 - Obama 42: PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 51 - McCain 37; Obama 47 - McCain 38

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Winning among white working class voters, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton holds strong leads over Arizona Sen. John McCain - and runs much better than Illinois Sen. Barack Obama - in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to three simultaneous Quinnipiac University Swing State polls released today. If Sen. Obama is the Democratic nominee, he's in a tight race with McCain in Florida and Ohio, but takes Pennsylvania.

This is Sen. Clinton's strongest overall performance since the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University began special surveys two years ago in the three largest and most important swing states in the Electoral College. This latest survey finds:
  • Florida: Clinton tops McCain 49 - 41 percent; McCain gets 44 percent to Obama's 43 percent;
  • Ohio: Clinton beats McCain 48 - 38 percent; McCain gets 43 percent to Obama's 42 percent;
  • Pennsylvania: Clinton tops McCain 51 - 37 percent; Obama leads McCain 47 - 38 percent.
Among white working-class voters, Clinton ties McCain 45 - 45 percent in Florida, leads 46 - 40 percent in Ohio and 48 - 40 percent in Pennsylvania. These same voters back McCain over Obama 51 - 34 percent in Florida, 49 - 34 percent in Ohio and 45 - 38 percent in Pennsylvania.

"If the super delegates are looking at electability, these results could be a shot in the arm for Sen. Clinton. No one has won the White House since 1960 without carrying two of these three swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. And she clearly is running much better against Sen. McCain than is Sen. Obama, at least for now," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"There is no indication that Obama's problems with white working class Democrats in the Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries have gone away," Brown added.

"Many voters cite trustworthiness as the most important quality they want in a candidate. Clinton is found wanting in that department, but still does best in the matchups. She wins because she is seen as a strong leader who cares about people and can improve the economy."

"McCain's age is a significant problem in the minds of voters as are his ties to President George W. Bush. He is seen as the least able to fix the economy and bring about change. The data indicates he needs to continue to try and put some distance between himself and President Bush, whose job approval ratings remain awful."

President Bush's approval ratings are:
  • 24 - 71 percent in Florida;
  • 23 - 71 percent in Ohio;
  • 23 - 73 percent in Pennsylvania.
Florida

Facing McCain in November, Clinton leads 54 - 37 percent among women, while he gets 45 percent of men to her 43 percent. They tie 45 - 45 percent among white voters, while she leads 80 - 11 percent among black voters.

In an Obama-McCain matchup, men back McCain 46 - 42 percent, while women split, with 44 percent for Obama and 42 percent for McCain. The Republican leads among white voters 50 - 36 percent, while the Democrat leads among black voters 83 - 8 percent.

Florida voters give Clinton a 49 - 40 percent favorability rating, with 47 - 36 percent for Obama and 51 - 32 percent for McCain.

The economy is the most important issue in their vote, 50 percent of Florida voters say, with 22 percent who list the war in Iraq and 10 percent who list health care. If Clinton is elected, 44 percent say the economy will get better. If Obama is elected, 38 percent say the economy will get better. Only 24 percent say the economy will improve under McCain.

The most important quality they want in a candidate is strong leadership, 29 percent of voters say, while 27 percent want someone trustworthy and 23 percent want someone competent.

McCain is a strong leader, voters say 73 - 20 percent, compared to 69 - 27 percent for Clinton and 58 - 30 percent for Obama. McCain also leads on the trustworthy measure 68 - 22 percent, with 58 - 28 percent saying Obama is trustworthy, and Clinton split at 46 - 46 percent.

A total of 43 percent of Florida voters say a candidate's age is "very important" or "somewhat important."

"In Florida, with its large number of senior citizens, age is an issue. That could hurt Sen. McCain. These same voters are less concerned with gender or race, which would impact Sen. Clinton or Sen. Obama. But it may well be that people are more reluctant to concede they're making decisions based on a candidate's race or sex," said Brown.

Ohio

McCain beats Clinton 46 - 41 percent among men, while she takes women 54 - 31 percent. White voters go Democratic 45 - 42 percent and blacks back Clinton 80 - 3 percent.

In an Obama-McCain race, men back McCain 48 - 38 percent and women back Obama 46 - 38 percent. McCain leads among whites 48 - 36 percent while blacks back Obama 93 - 1 percent.

Ohio voters give Clinton a split 46 - 44 percent favorability, with 44 - 37 percent for Obama and 41 - 36 percent for McCain.

The economy is the most important issue to Ohio voters, 52 percent say, followed by 17 percent who list the war in Iraq and 14 percent who cite health care.

The economy will get better if Clinton wins, voters say 41 - 20 percent. Obama gets a 37 - 21 percent score here. But only 16 percent of Ohio voters say the economy will get better if McCain wins, with 27 percent who say it will get worse and 50 percent who say it won't change.

Thirty percent most want a candidate who is trustworthy, while 25 percent want a strong leader, with 20 percent looking for a candidate who shares their values and 19 percent looking for someone competent.

McCain has strong leadership qualities, voters say 69 - 23 percent. Voters say 68 - 28 percent that Clinton is a strong leader, and Obama gets 57 - 33 percent on leadership. McCain is trustworthy, voters say 58 - 29 percent, as is Obama, voters say 53 - 32 percent. But Ohio voters say 49 - 43 percent that Clinton is not trustworthy.

A candidate's age is "very important" or "somewhat important," 38 percent of voters say.

"At this point, the economy is virtually the whole ball game in Ohio and that helps the Democrats and hurts McCain. Voters see both Democrats as far better able to fix the economy. McCain is viewed as a strong leader by 69 percent of voters, but Clinton matches him on that score," Brown said.


Pennsylvania

Facing McCain, Clinton leads 57 -30 percent with women. McCain has 45 percent of men to Clinton's 43 percent. White voters back Clinton 47 - 41 percent and black voters back her 78 - 8 percent.

In an Obama-McCain face-off, Obama gets 45 percent of men to McCain's 42 percent. The Democrat leads 48 - 36 percent among women. McCain gets 43 percent of white votes to Obama's 41 percent. Obama leads among black voters 95 - 3 percent.

By a 50 - 43 percent margin, Pennsylvania voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton. Obama gets a 49 - 32 percent favorability and McCain gets 42 - 38 percent.

The economy is the top issue for 48 percent of voters, followed by 21 percent who list the war in Iraq and 13 percent who cite health care. The economy will get better if Clinton wins, voters say 47 - 20 percent, with 44 - 19 percent saying the economy will improve if Obama wins. But only 18 percent say the economy will get better if McCain wins, while 28 percent say it will get worse and 46 percent say it won't change.

Twenty-eight percent of voters most want a candidate who is trustworthy, while 27 percent want a strong leader; 21 percent want someone who shares their values and 20 percent want someone competent.

Voters split 48 - 46 percent on whether Clinton is trustworthy, while they say 62 - 27 percent that Obama is trustworthy and 62 - 26 percent that McCain is trustworthy.

But Clinton has strong leadership qualities, voters say 72 - 25 percent, as does McCain, voters say 67 - 25 percent, and Obama, voters say 63 - 27 percent.

A candidate's age is "very important" or "somewhat important," 37 percent of voters say.

"Although Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama both win in Pennsylvania, Clinton wins bigger and she has an eight-point advantage among working class whites, while Obama loses them by seven points - a key difference in a state where the war hero Republican will target these votes," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

From April 23 - 29, Quinnipiac University surveyed:
  • 1,411 Florida voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percent;
  • 1,127 Ohio voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent;
  • 1,494 Pennsylvania voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percent.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and nationwide as a public service and for research. For more data -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
FLORIDA                 Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Clinton                 49%      6%     86%     39%     43%     54%     45%     80%
McCain                  41      90       9      42      45      37      45      11
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       1       1       3       2       1       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       1       2       6       3       2       3       4
DK/NA                    6       2       3      10       6       5       6       4
 
                                        WHITE.......................................
                                        Working
                        Age     Age     Class   College                 BrnAgn
                        18-44   45+    (No Col) Degree  Men     Wom     Evngl   Cath
 
Clinton                 56%     47%     45%     43%     39%     50%     26%     43%
McCain                  36      43      45      46      49      42      62      47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       2       2       1       2       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       3       3       2       3       2       6       1
DK/NA                    4       6       6       6       7       5       6       7
 
                        North/
                        PnHnd   Bay     Cntrl   SthW    SthE
 
Clinton                 54%     40%     49%     47%     55%
McCain                  38      49      40      44      36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       1       2       4       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         2       4       4       2       2
DK/NA                    5       5       6       3       7
 
                        DEMS Q1a.....
                        Clinton Obama   IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q6../ IMP QUALITY IN CAND Q7
                        Supp    Supp    War     Econ    HlthCr/ Trust   ShrVals Leader
 
Clinton                 90%     71%     58%     56%     57%     41%     42%     48%
McCain                   7      18      30      35      33      45      51      46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          -       2       1       2       1       2       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         -       4       6       2       2       4       2       1
DK/NA                    2       5       5       6       7       7       4       4
 
 
TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        May 1   Apr 2   Feb 14  Dec 5   Oct 25  Oct 10  Sep 12
                        2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007
 
Clinton                 49      44      42      47      44      46      45
McCain                  41      42      44      40      43      42      40
SMONE ELSE               1       2       2       2       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE              3       4       3       3       4       4       4
DK/NA                    6       8       9       7       6       6       9
 
 
2. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
FLORIDA                 Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Obama                   43%      7%     69%     38%     42%     44%     36%     83%
McCain                  44      89      19      42      46      42      50       8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       -       1       2       1       1       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         4       2       6       5       5       4       4       3
DK/NA                    8       3       6      13       7       9       8       4
 
                                        WHITE.......................................
                                        Working
                        Age     Age     Class   College                 BrnAgn
                        18-44   45+    (No Col) Degree  Men     Wom     Evngl   Cath
 
Obama                   51%     39%     34%     40%     36%     36%     22%     31%
McCain                  37      47      51      48      51      50      65      53
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       2       1       2       1       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       5       4       3       4       4       4       3
DK/NA                    8       8       9       7       8       8       7       9
 
                        North/
                        PnHnd   Bay     Cntrl   SthW    SthE
 
Obama                   47%     34%     38%     42%     51%
McCain                  43      50      48      44      36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       1       2       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       3       4       1       7
DK/NA                    5      12       8      11       5
 
                        DEMS Q1a.....
                        Clinton Obama   IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q6../ IMP QUALITY IN CAND Q7
                        Supp    Supp    War     Econ    HlthCr/ Trust   ShrVals Leader
 
Obama                   46%     97%     56%     46%     51%     47%     31%     36%
McCain                  36       3      29      41      37      44      58      48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          3       -       1       2       -       1       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         8       -       7       3       7       3       4       5
DK/NA                    8       1       7       8       6       5       6       9
 
 
TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        May 1   Apr 2   Feb 14  Oct 25  Oct 10  Sep 12  Jul 23
                        2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007
 
Obama                   43      37      39      42      39      39      42
McCain                  44      46      41      42      41      42      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       3       4       3       2       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         4       6       4       5       6       5       6
DK/NA                    8       9      12       9      11      11      11
 
 
1. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
OHIO                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Clinton                 48%      9%     82%     40%     41%     54%     45%     80%
McCain                  38      87       7      39      46      31      42       3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       -       1       3       2       2       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       -       3       9       6       4       4       7
DK/NA                    7       3       5       9       5       9       7       7
 
                                        WHITE.......................................
                                        Working
                        Age     Age     Class   College                 BrnAgn
                        18-44   45+    (No Col) Degree  Men     Wom     Evngl   Cath
 
Clinton                 47%     49%     46%     41%     39%     50%     40%     48%
McCain                  39      37      40      50      49      36      48      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       2       1       1       2       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       5       4       4       5       3       5       4
DK/NA                    6       7       8       5       5       8       6       6
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Clinton                 45%     54%     48%     52%     41%     41%
McCain                  41      32      34      34      46      49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       2       2       4       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       5       9       6       4       2
DK/NA                    7       7       8       6       6       8
 
                        DEMS Q1a.....
                        Clinton Obama   IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q6../ IMP QUALITY IN CAND Q7
                        Supp    Supp    War     Econ    HlthCr/ Trust   ShrVals Leader
 
Clinton                 94%     66%     60%     52%     54%     49%     38%     53%
McCain                   4      15      29      35      32      36      50      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       5       1       1       5       4       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         1       8       4       5       1       4       5       5
DK/NA                    1       6       6       7       7       8       5       5
 
 
TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        May 1   Apr 2   Feb 14  Dec 5   Nov 14  Oct 10  Sep 6
                        2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007
 
Clinton                 48      48      43      44      42      48      46
McCain                  38      39      44      42      46      38      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       2       2       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       3       3       4       3       4       3
DK/NA                    7       8       8       7       7       8       8
 
 
2. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
OHIO                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Obama                   42%      5%     69%     44%     38%     46%     36%     93%
McCain                  43      89      16      38      48      38      48       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       1       2       2       2       2       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       -       7       5       5       5       5       3
DK/NA                    8       4       7      12       7      10       9       2
 
                                        WHITE.......................................
                                        Working
                        Age     Age     Class   College                 BrnAgn
                        18-44   45+    (No Col) Degree  Men     Wom     Evngl   Cath
 
Obama                   47%     40%     34%     44%     33%     39%     28%     38%
McCain                  42      43      49      45      53      43      53      47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       2       2       -       2       2       3       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         4       6       5       3       5       4       6       6
DK/NA                    6       9      10       7       7      11      10       8
 
                        Cntrl   NrthE   NrthW   SthE    SthW    WstCnt
 
Obama                   46%     44%     46%     39%     46%     27%
McCain                  38      40      41      47      45      55
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       3       -       1       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       5       2       2       3       9
DK/NA                    9       8      11      11       5       8
 
                        DEMS Q1a.....
                        Clinton Obama   IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q6../ IMP QUALITY IN CAND Q7
                        Supp    Supp    War     Econ    HlthCr/ Trust   ShrVals Leader
 
Obama                   50%     96%     56%     43%     53%     42%     37%     50%
McCain                  29       3      30      41      38      45      50      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       -       1       2       2       2       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)        11       -       6       6       1       3       3       6
DK/NA                    7       1       7       9       7       9       8       5
 
 
TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        May 1   Apr 2   Feb 14  Oct 10  Sep 6   Jul 12  Jun 27
                        2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007    2007
 
Obama                   42      43      40      43      41      43      43
McCain                  43      42      42      39      42      38      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       3       3       3       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         5       5       5       4       5       5       5
DK/NA                    8       8      10      10      10      11      11
 
 
1. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
PENNSYLVANIA            Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Clinton                 51%      9%     84%     43%     43%     57%     47%     78%
McCain                  37      81       7      38      45      30      41       8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          3       3       1       5       4       2       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       1       3       6       3       4       3       6
DK/NA                    6       6       4       9       5       7       6       5
 
                                        WHITE.......................................
                                        Working
                        Age     Age     Class   College                 BrnAgn
                        18-44   45+    (No Col) Degree  Men     Wom     Evngl   Cath
 
Clinton                 51%     51%     48%     44%     40%     54%     33%     53%
McCain                  35      38      40      44      49      35      56      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          4       2       3       2       3       2       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       3       3       2       3       3       3       2
DK/NA                    7       6       6       7       5       7       6       7
 
                        Tot     Alghny  Philly  NthEst  SthEst  NthWst  SthWst  Cntrl
 
Clinton                 51%     49%     71%     53%     55%     49%     48%     40%
McCain                  37      35      21      34      32      37      42      48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          3       3       2       6       3       6       -       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       6       1       1       4       4       3       4
DK/NA                    6       8       5       7       6       4       7       7
 
                        DEMS Q1a.....
                        Clinton Obama   IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q6../ IMP QUALITY IN CAND Q7
                        Supp    Supp    War     Econ    HlthCr/ Trust   ShrVals Leader
 
Clinton                 90%     72%     64%     52%     68%     39%     43%     57%
McCain                   8      15      24      35      28      41      47      36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          -       2       5       2       1       3       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         -       7       4       4       1       5       4       1
DK/NA                    2       4       3       8       3      10       3       4
 
 
TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        May 1   Apr 2   Feb 27  Feb 14  Dec 5   Nov 8   Oct 10
                        2008    2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007
 
Clinton                 51      48      44      46      43      45      48
McCain                  37      40      42      40      43      43      41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          3       1       2       2       3       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       3       4       3       3       4       4
DK/NA                    6       8       8       9       8       7       5
 
 
2. If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
PENNSYLVANIA            Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Obama                   47%     10%     71%     48%     45%     48%     41%     95%
McCain                  38      76      16      32      42      36      43       3
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       1       3       2       2       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         4       1       6       4       4       4       5       -
DK/NA                    9      10       5      13       7      11      10       1
 
                                        WHITE.......................................
                                        Working
                        Age     Age     Class   College                 BrnAgn
                        18-44   45+    (No Col) Degree  Men     Wom     Evngl   Cath
 
Obama                   51%     45%     38%     50%     39%     43%     27%     42%
McCain                  37      39      45      38      47      40      57      44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          3       2       2       2       2       2       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         3       4       6       2       4       5       4       3
DK/NA                    7      10      10       9       7      11      11       9
 
                        Tot     Alghny  Philly  NthEst  SthEst  NthWst  SthWst  Cntrl
 
Obama                   47%     47%     74%     47%     56%     34%     38%     35%
McCain                  38      39      21      34      31      46      44      49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       1       6       1       1       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         4       5       1       4       3       5       5       5
DK/NA                    9       7       4       9      10      14      11       9
 
                        DEMS Q1a.....
                        Clinton Obama   IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q6../ IMP QUALITY IN CAND Q7
                        Supp    Supp    War     Econ    HlthCr/ Trust   ShrVals Leader
 
Obama                   52%     94%     63%     48%     59%     48%     38%     46%
McCain                  31       4      27      37      28      36      51      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          1       1       1       2       -       1       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         9       -       3       4       6       4       2       6
DK/NA                    7       1       6      10       7      11       7       6
 
 
TREND: If the 2008 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and John McCain the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                        May 1   Apr 2   Feb 27  Feb 14  Oct 10  Aug 23  Jun 27
                        2008    2008    2008    2008    2007    2007    2007
 
Obama                   47      43      42      42      45      43      44
McCain                  38      39      40      41      41      40      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)          2       2       1       1       2       3       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)         4       4       4       4       4       5       4
DK/NA                    9      11      12      11       8      11      11
 
 
1a.(This question asked of registered Democrats PRIOR to q1) Who would you like to see win the Democratic nomination for President this year - Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?
                        REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
FL                      Tot     Men     Wom
 
Clinton                 47%     38%     53%
Obama                   33      40      29
DK/NA                   20      22      18
 
OH                      Tot     Men     Wom
 
Clinton                 47%     47%     47%
Obama                   34      34      34
DK/NA                   19      19      19
 
PA                      Tot     Men     Wom
 
Clinton                 51%     41%     57%
Obama                   38      46      32
DK/NA                   11      13      10
 
 
3. Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               49%     20%     71%     47%     46%     52%     48%     51%
Unfavorable             40      70      19      43      45      36      43      34
Hvn't hrd enough         7       6       8       5       5       8       6      14
REFUSED                  4       4       2       6       4       4       3       2
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               46%     15%     71%     42%     40%     52%     45%     51%
Unfavorable             44      75      21      47      51      38      46      29
Hvn't hrd enough         6       6       6       5       5       6       5      15
REFUSED                  4       3       3       5       4       3       4       4
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               50%     21%     74%     45%     40%     59%     49%     57%
Unfavorable             43      73      20      44      52      34      44      31
Hvn't hrd enough         5       3       4       9       6       5       5      10
REFUSED                  2       2       2       3       2       3       2       2
 
 
4. Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               47%     19%     65%     44%     48%     45%     41%     77%
Unfavorable             36      63      21      35      36      37      42       9
Hvn't hrd enough        14      16      11      16      12      15      13      11
REFUSED                  3       3       2       4       3       3       3       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               44%     21%     58%     47%     43%     45%     40%     80%
Unfavorable             37      61      25      34      41      34      41       6
Hvn't hrd enough        15      16      13      15      13      17      16       9
REFUSED                  4       2       5       4       4       4       4       5
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               49%     27%     65%     48%     48%     50%     44%     89%
Unfavorable             32      54      20      27      35      30      36       2
Hvn't hrd enough        15      16      13      17      14      16      16       6
REFUSED                  4       3       2       7       4       3       4       4
 
 
5. Is your opinion of -- John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               51%     85%     31%     52%     58%     45%     55%     22%
Unfavorable             32       7      50      29      29      36      31      47
Hvn't hrd enough        13       7      15      16      10      15      11      28
REFUSED                  3       2       4       3       3       4       3       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               41%     75%     20%     42%     45%     38%     46%     13%
Unfavorable             36       8      55      36      38      35      33      59
Hvn't hrd enough        18      15      19      20      13      23      17      26
REFUSED                  4       2       6       2       3       5       4       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Favorable               42%     74%     20%     40%     47%     37%     45%     13%
Unfavorable             38      10      59      33      38      38      36      59
Hvn't hrd enough        18      12      18      26      14      21      17      26
REFUSED                  3       3       3       2       2       3       3       1
 
 
6. Which of the following will be the single most important issue in your vote in the election for President this year? (Read options)
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Terrorism                8%     19%      1%      9%      8%      8%      9%      2%
The war in Iraq         22      14      25      22      23      21      21      22
The economy             50      45      54      50      50      50      51      55
Illegal immigration      5      11       1       6       7       4       6       -
Health care             10       7      14       8       6      13       7      20
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)      2       3       2       3       3       2       3       2
DK/NA                    2       2       3       2       3       2       2       -
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Terrorism                7%     19%      3%      4%      9%      6%      8%      3%
The war in Iraq         17      12      20      17      19      15      16      21
The economy             52      54      54      51      52      52      54      48
Illegal immigration      4       6       2       4       5       4       4       1
Health care             14       4      18      17      10      17      13      23
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)      4       3       2       5       5       3       4       -
DK/NA                    2       2       2       2       1       3       2       3
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Terrorism                7%     15%      3%      5%      7%      7%      8%      2%
The war in Iraq         21      13      24      24      21      20      20      28
The economy             48      47      51      44      49      48      50      38
Illegal immigration      5      10       1       8       7       4       5       4
Health care             13       8      17      11      10      15      11      26
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)      3       5       3       2       3       4       4       -
DK/NA                    2       1       1       6       3       2       2       1
 
 
7. When you decide how to vote for president, which of the following is the single most important quality you look for in a candidate? (Read options)
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Trustworthy             27%     29%     24%     28%     26%     27%     25%     35%
Shares your values      16      22      12      16      15      17      16      10
A strong leader         29      34      31      24      30      29      29      35
Competent               23      13      28      25      22      24      24      15
Inspiring                3       1       3       4       4       2       3       4
DK/NA                    2       2       2       3       3       2       3       1
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Trustworthy             30%     28%     31%     34%     28%     33%     30%     26%
Shares your values      20      27      15      19      21      20      21      21
A strong leader         25      24      31      22      24      26      24      39
Competent               19      18      18      19      20      17      20       7
Inspiring                2       1       4       2       3       2       2       5
DK/NA                    3       3       2       4       4       2       3       1
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Trustworthy             28%     26%     25%     34%     25%     30%     27%     27%
Shares your values      21      29      17      19      21      21      21      22
A strong leader         27      26      30      22      28      25      26      35
Competent               20      15      22      20      20      20      20      12
Inspiring                2       1       4       2       4       1       2       2
DK/NA                    2       3       2       3       2       3       2       2
 
 
8. In deciding your vote for president how important is the candidate's gender - Very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           8%     11%      9%      5%      8%      8%      7%     13%
Somewhat important       9      16       6       7       8      10       9       7
Not too important       14      14      16      13      13      15      15      15
Not important at all    69      59      69      75      71      66      69      64
DK/NA                    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           7%      9%      8%      5%      6%      8%      7%     12%
Somewhat important      10      13      10       8       7      12      10       9
Not too important       18      23      15      18      19      16      18      11
Not important at all    65      56      68      67      66      64      64      69
DK/NA                    1       -       -       1       1       -       1       -
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           8%     12%      7%      5%      6%     10%      8%     15%
Somewhat important       8       9       8       8       8       9       8      12
Not too important       16      19      16      12      15      18      17      11
Not important at all    67      58      68      75      71      63      67      62
DK/NA                    1       1       1       -       1       -       1       1
 
 
9. In deciding your vote for president how important is the candidate's race - Very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           7%      9%      8%      4%      7%      8%      7%     14%
Somewhat important       6       7       6       7       7       6       7       2
Not too important       12      13      11      12      11      13      13      11
Not important at all    74      70      74      76      75      73      73      74
DK/NA                    1       1       1       -       1       -       1       -
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           9%      8%     13%      6%     10%      9%      9%     10%
Somewhat important       7      14       5       6       6       9       7      10
Not too important       14      14      14      12      12      15      14      13
Not important at all    69      64      67      77      72      67      69      66
DK/NA                    -       -       -       -       1       -       1       -
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           8%      8%      9%      4%      8%      7%      7%     18%
Somewhat important       6       7       6       7       4       8       7       4
Not too important       14      17      13      10      12      15      14      10
Not important at all    72      67      72      78      75      69      72      68
DK/NA                    -       1       -       -       -       1       -       -
 
 
10. In deciding your vote for president how important is the candidate's age - Very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           9%      7%     10%      9%     10%      8%      6%     17%
Somewhat important      34      26      42      31      31      37      34      40
Not too important       21      24      20      21      20      22      24      17
Not important at all    35      43      27      38      38      33      36      25
DK/NA                    -       1       -       -       -       -       -       1
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           7%      3%     13%      4%      6%      8%      7%     10%
Somewhat important      31      26      37      29      27      34      31      34
Not too important       22      27      18      25      21      24      23      18
Not important at all    39      44      32      42      44      34      39      38
DK/NA                    1       -       -       -       1       -       1       -
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Very important           8%      3%     11%      6%      7%      8%      7%     15%
Somewhat important      29      28      33      26      24      34      30      19
Not too important       23      28      21      20      25      21      24      19
Not important at all    40      41      36      46      43      37      39      46
DK/NA                    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -
 
 
11. Would you say that Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     46%     19%     68%     40%     41%     50%     44%     55%
No                      46      74      24      51      54      39      49      34
DK/NA                    8       7       8       9       6      10       7      11
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     43%     18%     65%     37%     36%     49%     42%     52%
No                      49      77      28      52      56      42      50      36
DK/NA                    9       4       7      12       7      10       8      12
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     48%     22%     70%     41%     39%     56%     48%     49%
No                      46      71      26      50      56      36      46      47
DK/NA                    7       6       5      10       5       8       6       4
 
 
12. Would you say that Barack Obama is honest and trustworthy or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     58%     36%     74%     54%     59%     58%     54%     82%
No                      28      47      14      31      28      27      32       6
DK/NA                   14      17      12      15      13      15      14      12
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     53%     33%     67%     56%     50%     56%     50%     79%
No                      32      53      20      30      37      27      35       4
DK/NA                   15      15      13      14      13      17      15      17
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     62%     42%     77%     61%     61%     62%     58%     89%
No                      27      47      15      24      29      26      30       6
DK/NA                   11      11       8      15      10      12      12       5
 
 
13. Would you say that John McCain is honest and trustworthy or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     68%     90%     55%     68%     74%     63%     72%     40%
No                      22       6      32      22      19      24      19      40
DK/NA                   10       4      13      11       7      13       8      20
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     58%     83%     45%     57%     62%     55%     62%     27%
No                      29      11      41      28      28      30      27      51
DK/NA                   13       6      14      15      10      15      11      22
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     62%     84%     48%     61%     67%     58%     66%     30%
No                      26      10      39      20      25      26      23      49
DK/NA                   12       6      13      19       8      16      12      21
 
 
14. Would you say that Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     61%     34%     84%     56%     56%     65%     58%     73%
No                      33      58      13      38      38      29      37      21
DK/NA                    6       8       4       6       6       5       5       6
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     60%     33%     80%     59%     55%     65%     59%     69%
No                      33      59      15      35      39      29      35      20
DK/NA                    7       8       5       6       6       7       6      11
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     64%     43%     83%     55%     54%     72%     63%     72%
No                      31      52      13      37      40      23      32      24
DK/NA                    5       5       4       7       5       5       5       4
 
 
15. Would you say that Barack Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     61%     34%     78%     60%     60%     62%     56%     87%
No                      30      55      14      30      32      28      35       8
DK/NA                    9      11       8       9       8      10       9       5
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     63%     43%     78%     63%     62%     64%     60%     90%
No                      29      47      17      29      32      26      32       6
DK/NA                    8       9       5       9       6       9       9       4
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     66%     51%     78%     63%     65%     67%     63%     92%
No                      26      40      16      27      28      25      29       6
DK/NA                    8       9       5      10       7       9       9       2
 
 
16. Would you say that John McCain cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     53%     82%     34%     53%     55%     50%     56%     28%
No                      39      12      58      37      39      40      37      59
DK/NA                    8       6       9      10       6      10       7      13
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     46%     79%     27%     46%     50%     43%     51%      5%
No                      44      15      65      43      43      46      40      84
DK/NA                    9       6       8      11       8      11       9      11
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     46%     77%     25%     46%     49%     43%     50%     18%
No                      46      17      67      43      45      46      42      72
DK/NA                    8       7       8      11       6      10       8      10
 
 
17. Would you say that Hillary Clinton has strong leadership qualities or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     69%     43%     87%     67%     63%     73%     68%     76%
No                      27      53      10      29      34      21      29      17
DK/NA                    4       5       3       4       3       5       3       7
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     68%     42%     84%     71%     62%     74%     66%     88%
No                      28      54      12      26      34      22      30      10
DK/NA                    4       4       4       3       4       4       4       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     72%     49%     87%     72%     64%     79%     71%     83%
No                      25      44      12      24      33      18      25      14
DK/NA                    4       7       1       4       4       3       4       2
 
 
18. Would you say that Barack Obama has strong leadership qualities or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     58%     38%     73%     53%     60%     56%     53%     83%
No                      30      52      18      30      30      31      34       7
DK/NA                   12      10      10      16      10      13      13      10
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     57%     39%     67%     60%     53%     61%     53%     90%
No                      33      49      25      30      39      27      36       8
DK/NA                   10      12       8      10       9      12      11       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     63%     44%     74%     66%     61%     64%     59%     95%
No                      27      45      18      20      28      26      30       3
DK/NA                   10      11       8      14      11      10      11       2
 
 
19. Would you say that John McCain has strong leadership qualities or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     73%     91%     60%     77%     78%     69%     77%     50%
No                      20       5      31      15      17      22      17      40
DK/NA                    7       3       9       8       5       8       6      10
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     69%     90%     56%     71%     74%     66%     73%     41%
No                      23       5      36      22      22      24      20      46
DK/NA                    8       5       9       6       4      10       7      13
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     67%     87%     53%     68%     71%     64%     70%     48%
No                      25       9      38      23      25      25      23      41
DK/NA                    8       5      10       9       4      11       7      11
 
 
20. If Hillary Clinton is elected President, do you think she would bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington, or would it be business as usual?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             48%     29%     65%     43%     38%     56%     46%     58%
Business as usual       46      62      31      51      55      37      48      34
DK/NA                    6       9       4       6       6       6       6       9
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             46%     31%     62%     41%     38%     53%     43%     59%
Business as usual       49      65      33      54      58      40      51      32
DK/NA                    6       3       6       6       4       7       5       9
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             49%     28%     65%     45%     36%     60%     48%     53%
Business as usual       47      67      32      50      60      36      48      47
DK/NA                    4       4       2       5       4       4       4       1
 
 
21. If Barack Obama is elected President, do you think he would bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington, or would it be business as usual?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             57%     39%     69%     54%     52%     60%     53%     79%
Business as usual       34      51      21      37      38      30      38      11
DK/NA                    9      10      10       9      10       9       9       9
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             53%     39%     70%     47%     48%     58%     49%     89%
Business as usual       40      54      25      46      47      33      44       6
DK/NA                    7       7       5       7       5       9       7       5
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             59%     40%     73%     56%     58%     59%     54%     89%
Business as usual       33      52      21      33      35      32      37      11
DK/NA                    8       7       6      12       7       9       9       -
 
 
22. If John McCain is elected President, do you think he would bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington, or would it be business as usual?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             24%     48%     10%     23%     23%     25%     26%     11%
Business as usual       70      46      85      70      71      69      67      83
DK/NA                    6       6       5       7       6       7       6       6
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             21%     47%      8%     20%     23%     20%     24%      2%
Business as usual       73      49      87      74      74      72      71      94
DK/NA                    6       4       5       6       4       7       6       4
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Real change             20%     37%      9%     17%     18%     22%     22%      5%
Business as usual       73      55      86      75      76      71      71      93
DK/NA                    7       8       5       8       6       7       7       2
 
 
23. Do you think Hillary Clinton is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             36%     74%     12%     37%     44%     29%     40%     18%
Too conservative         5       3       5       5       7       3       4       6
About right             49      15      74      46      41      56      47      61
DK/NA                   10       9       9      13       9      12       9      15
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             35%     76%     11%     33%     42%     29%     38%     15%
Too conservative         8       4       7      12      10       6       7      15
About right             49      14      76      45      42      55      47      65
DK/NA                    8       6       6       9       6      10       8       6
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             34%     68%     11%     34%     42%     26%     35%     27%
Too conservative         6       2       9       7       7       6       6      17
About right             52      23      76      48      45      59      52      53
DK/NA                    7       6       4      12       5       9       8       3
 
 
24. Do you think Barack Obama is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             36%     68%     15%     35%     41%     31%     40%     17%
Too conservative         5       3       8       4       5       5       5       7
About right             47      19      65      46      45      49      42      69
DK/NA                   12      10      12      15       9      15      13       7
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             35%     69%     13%     35%     42%     28%     38%      5%
Too conservative         5       2       6       6       5       4       4       8
About right             48      21      69      47      44      52      44      82
DK/NA                   12       8      12      13       9      15      13       6
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             35%     67%     16%     28%     40%     30%     37%     13%
Too conservative         5       4       5       5       5       5       5       1
About right             49      22      69      50      46      52      46      83
DK/NA                   12       7      10      16       9      14      12       4
 
 
25. Do you think John McCain is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             12%     20%     10%      9%     12%     11%     11%     16%
Too conservative        34       7      54      31      31      37      33      50
About right             42      69      19      47      46      38      44      19
DK/NA                   12       5      16      13      10      14      12      15
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             16%     18%     15%     12%     19%     12%     14%     22%
Too conservative        34      10      50      33      32      35      32      47
About right             37      67      19      39      39      36      41      14
DK/NA                   14       5      16      15      10      17      13      17
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Too liberal             16%     20%     14%     13%     18%     13%     15%     17%
Too conservative        35      12      50      38      34      35      33      43
About right             36      59      22      32      39      33      37      24
DK/NA                   14       9      15      18       9      19      14      16
 
 
26. If Hillary Clinton is elected President, do you think the economy will get better, get worse or stay about the same?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              44%     16%     70%     37%     37%     49%     39%     67%
Get worse               23      49       5      25      29      18      27       6
Stay the same           27      30      20      30      30      24      28      22
DK/NA                    7       5       5       8       4       9       6       5
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              41%     14%     65%     37%     39%     44%     39%     58%
Get worse               20      43       6      20      24      17      22       8
Stay the same           33      37      25      37      33      32      33      32
DK/NA                    6       6       4       6       4       7       6       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              47%     16%     72%     40%     41%     52%     45%     62%
Get worse               20      41       5      20      26      15      20      12
Stay the same           28      35      20      30      27      28      28      21
DK/NA                    6       8       2       9       6       6       6       5
 
 
27. If Barack Obama is elected President, do you think the economy will get better, get worse or stay about the same?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              38%     14%     60%     32%     37%     40%     33%     68%
Get worse               23      51      10      20      25      22      28       3
Stay the same           31      30      24      38      33      28      32      25
DK/NA                    8       6       6      11       5      10       8       4
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              37%     15%     54%     37%     33%     39%     33%     68%
Get worse               21      41       9      18      24      19      24       7
Stay the same           35      36      32      36      37      32      36      24
DK/NA                    8       8       5       8       5      10       8       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              44%     17%     63%     42%     44%     43%     40%     78%
Get worse               19      40       7      13      21      16      20       6
Stay the same           29      33      24      35      27      31      32      13
DK/NA                    8      10       6      11       8       9       9       4
 
 
28. If John McCain is elected President, do you think the economy will get better, get worse or stay about the same?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              24%     46%     11%     24%     28%     21%     26%      5%
Get worse               26       8      39      23      26      26      24      44
Stay the same           44      41      45      45      42      45      44      47
DK/NA                    6       6       5       9       4       8       6       5
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              16%     36%      8%     10%     17%     15%     17%      6%
Get worse               27       3      44      24      24      29      24      47
Stay the same           50      52      44      56      53      48      51      44
DK/NA                    7       8       4       9       6       8       7       4
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Get better              18%     32%      8%     19%     20%     17%     20%      2%
Get worse               28       7      45      24      28      29      26      37
Stay the same           46      52      43      45      47      45      46      56
DK/NA                    7       9       4      11       5       9       7       5
 
 
29. Who do you blame for the Democratic campaign for President turning negative - Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or are they both equally to blame?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Clinton                 24%     24%     25%     23%     31%     19%     24%     36%
Obama                    3       4       2       4       2       4       4       1
Equally to blame        60      65      55      63      57      63      60      52
DK/NA                   13       6      17      10      10      15      12      12
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Clinton                 22%     22%     23%     21%     24%     20%     19%     37%
Obama                    4       2       6       3       4       4       5       -
Equally to blame        64      70      62      65      64      65      66      56
DK/NA                   10       6       9      11       9      11      10       7
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Clinton                 25%     24%     25%     27%     33%     19%     23%     52%
Obama                    5       3       8       3       3       7       6       -
Equally to blame        59      66      56      58      55      62      61      39
DK/NA                   10       6      11      12       8      12      10       9
 
 
30. Would you say that Barack Obama is an elitist, that he looks down on working class people or not?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     27%     44%     20%     24%     27%     26%     27%     20%
No                      65      45      74      66      66      64      63      73
DK/NA                    9      11       6      10       7      10       9       7
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     27%     38%     23%     25%     30%     24%     29%     11%
No                      64      52      70      67      64      64      62      85
DK/NA                    9      10       7       9       6      12      10       4
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     23%     32%     17%     21%     25%     21%     25%      8%
No                      68      58      76      69      68      69      66      91
DK/NA                    9      10       7      10       7      10       9       1
 
 
31. How much have you heard or read about the controversy over Barack Obama's remark calling some voters "bitter" - A lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
A lot                   41%     45%     41%     38%     47%     36%     42%     35%
Some                    27      25      30      27      26      29      26      31
Not much                16      17      13      19      14      18      17      15
Nothing at all          14      11      15      15      12      16      15      16
DK/NA                    1       1       1       1       1       1       1       2
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
A lot                   36%     35%     36%     37%     39%     33%     36%     21%
Some                    28      33      29      25      28      29      28      32
Not much                18      16      18      20      14      21      17      30
Nothing at all          16      14      15      18      18      15      17      14
DK/NA                    2       1       2       1       2       2       2       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
A lot                   46%     49%     48%     42%     54%     40%     47%     43%
Some                    25      24      24      27      23      27      26      12
Not much                13      13      14      12      11      16      13      23
Nothing at all          14      13      12      18      12      15      13      21
DK/NA                    1       1       2       2       -       2       1       1
 
 
32. Does this controversy make you more or less enthusiastic about Obama's candidacy, or doesn't it make a difference?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        3%      1%      4%      3%      3%      3%      2%      6%
Less enthusiastic       26      40      21      23      25      27      30       9
Doesn't make diff       66      55      69      68      69      63      62      76
DK/NA                    5       4       6       6       3       7       5       9
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        4%      0%      8%      3%      4%      4%      3%      9%
Less enthusiastic       23      32      18      22      23      23      25      10
Doesn't make diff       68      64      70      69      69      67      67      79
DK/NA                    5       3       4       5       5       5       5       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        4%      2%      7%      2%      4%      4%      3%      7%
Less enthusiastic       25      36      21      19      23      27      28       2
Doesn't make diff       67      60      69      74      71      64      65      85
DK/NA                    4       2       4       5       2       5       4       5
 
 
33. How much have you heard or read about the controversy over Hillary Clinton's claim that she came under sniper fire while visiting Bosnia - A lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
A lot                   48%     54%     44%     48%     52%     44%     51%     38%
Some                    20      18      23      20      21      20      21      22
Not much                15      14      14      15      12      17      13      17
Nothing at all          15      12      17      14      13      17      13      22
DK/NA                    2       2       2       2       2       2       2       1
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
A lot                   43%     53%     38%     40%     48%     39%     44%     29%
Some                    21      20      22      22      21      21      21      20
Not much                13       9      16      14      12      15      13      18
Nothing at all          21      17      22      23      18      23      21      30
DK/NA                    2       2       2       1       2       2       2       3
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
A lot                   47%     51%     45%     43%     53%     41%     46%     54%
Some                    25      28      23      24      24      25      26      14
Not much                13      10      14      15      10      15      13      14
Nothing at all          15      11      17      17      12      17      15      18
DK/NA                    1       -       1       1       -       1       1       -
 
 
34. Does this controversy make you more or less enthusiastic about Clinton's candidacy, or doesn't it make a difference?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        2%      1%      2%      2%      2%      1%      1%      4%
Less enthusiastic       34      44      26      36      37      31      36      28
Doesn't make diff       60      50      70      57      58      62      58      64
DK/NA                    4       5       3       6       3       5       4       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        2%      -       3%      2%      1%      2%      2%      -
Less enthusiastic       35      46      28      36      38      33      35      38
Doesn't make diff       58      51      64      57      56      61      59      56
DK/NA                    5       2       4       5       5       4       5       6
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        1%      1%      1%      0%      1%      1%      1%      -
Less enthusiastic       34      49      24      34      39      30      33      37
Doesn't make diff       63      49      72      62      59      66      63      63
DK/NA                    2       1       2       4       2       3       2       -
 
 
35. If elected, John McCain would become the first President elected at age 72. Does that make you more or less enthusiastic about his candidacy, or doesn't it make a difference?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        2%      3%      2%      2%      1%      2%      2%      4%
Less enthusiastic       32      13      47      30      31      34      31      46
Doesn't make diff       65      83      50      68      67      63      66      50
DK/NA                    1       1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        3%      4%      4%      2%      3%      3%      3%      3%
Less enthusiastic       30      10      44      27      28      31      27      49
Doesn't make diff       65      86      50      71      67      64      68      43
DK/NA                    2       -       2       -       2       2       2       6
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
More enthusiastic        1%      3%      1%      0%      1%      2%      1%      4%
Less enthusiastic       36      18      49      35      34      37      35      38
Doesn't make diff       62      79      49      64      64      60      62      57
DK/NA                    1       1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
36. What should the United States do in Iraq? Withdraw all troops as soon as possible, OR Set a timetable to withdraw troops gradually OR Keep troops in Iraq as long as needed?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Withdraw all troops     26%      6%     39%     25%     24%     27%     24%     31%
Set a timetable         43      27      49      48      38      47      41      56
Keep troops as needed   27      63       9      24      33      22      30      10
DK/NA                    4       4       3       4       4       4       4       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Withdraw all troops     24%      5%     34%     27%     20%     27%     22%     47%
Set a timetable         45      34      53      44      42      47      44      43
Keep troops as needed   27      58       9      26      34      21      30       7
DK/NA                    4       4       4       3       4       4       4       3
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Withdraw all troops     22%      7%     33%     19%     19%     24%     19%     37%
Set a timetable         49      38      56      51      46      52      48      58
Keep troops as needed   26      51       9      26      33      20      29       4
DK/NA                    3       4       2       4       2       5       4       -
 
 
37. Do you think it's the government's responsibility to make sure that everyone in the United States has adequate health-care, or don't you think so?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     68%     39%     86%     70%     63%     71%     63%     85%
No                      28      58      10      27      34      24      33      12
DK/NA                    4       4       5       3       3       5       4       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     67%     36%     85%     69%     57%     75%     64%     89%
No                      30      61      12      29      41      21      33       9
DK/NA                    3       4       4       2       2       5       4       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Yes                     68%     39%     87%     69%     61%     74%     65%     92%
No                      29      59      10      28      37      23      32       6
DK/NA                    3       2       3       3       2       3       2       2
 
 
38. Which best describes your family's financial situation - Getting ahead, falling behind or holding steady?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Getting ahead           13%     21%     11%      8%     16%     10%     12%     18%
Falling behind          21      13      26      22      19      22      21      19
Holding steady          65      66      62      69      64      66      67      62
DK/NA                    1       -       1       1       1       1       1       -
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Getting ahead           12%     19%     10%      9%     14%     10%     12%      9%
Falling behind          25      13      29      29      23      27      25      25
Holding steady          62      67      60      62      62      62      62      66
DK/NA                    1       1       -       -       1       1       1       1
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Getting ahead           12%     13%     10%     14%     16%      8%     11%     20%
Falling behind          25      13      34      22      19      30      24      34
Holding steady          62      72      55      63      64      60      64      44
DK/NA                    2       2       1       1       1       2       1       2
 
 
39. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Approve                 24%     60%      5%     21%     27%     22%     27%      1%
Disapprove              71      32      93      73      69      72      68      96
DK/NA                    5       8       2       6       4       6       5       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Approve                 23%     58%      6%     18%     25%     21%     25%      7%
Disapprove              71      32      92      77      71      72      69      90
DK/NA                    6      10       2       5       5       7       6       3
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Approve                 23%     53%      6%     16%     23%     22%     25%      9%
Disapprove              73      42      92      77      72      74      70      91
DK/NA                    4       6       2       7       5       4       5       -
 
 
40. Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United States to do or the wrong thing?
FL                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Right thing             32%     74%      8%     29%     34%     30%     35%      5%
Wrong thing             63      20      88      65      62      64      60      92
DK/NA                    5       6       4       6       4       6       5       3
 
OH                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Right thing             30%     67%     10%     27%     34%     27%     34%      1%
Wrong thing             63      26      84      67      63      64      59      96
DK/NA                    6       6       6       6       3       9       6       2
 
PA                      Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom     Wht     Blk
 
Right thing             30%     64%     11%     23%     33%     28%     33%      7%
Wrong thing             64      29      84      70      63      64      60      91
DK/NA                    6       8       4       7       5       8       7       2