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					Peter A. Brown, Assistant Director, Clay F. Richards, Assistant Director, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute (203) 582-5201 Rubenstein Associates, Inc., Public Relations Pat Smith (212) 843-8026 FOR RELEASE: MAY 22, 2008

McCAIN LEADS OBAMA IN TWO OF THREE KEY SWING STATES, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SWING STATE POLL FINDS; CLINTON HAS BIG LEADS IN FLORIDA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA
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FLORIDA: Clinton 48 - McCain 41; McCain 45 - Obama 41; OHIO: Clinton 48 - McCain 41; McCain 44 - Obama 40: PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 50 - McCain 37; Obama 46 – McCain 40 Plagued by a defection of Clinton supporters and white working class voters, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the leading Democratic presidential contender, trails Arizona Sen. John McCain, the likely Republican candidate, in Florida and Ohio, according to simultaneous Quinnipiac University Swing State polls released today. Sen. Obama is six points ahead in Pennsylvania. New York Sen. Clinton wins handily in all three states. No one has been elected President since 1960 without taking two of these three largest swing states in the Electoral College. Results from the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University polls show: • • • Florida: Clinton tops McCain 48 - 41 percent; McCain leads Obama 45 – 41 percent; Ohio: Clinton beats McCain 48 – 41 percent; McCain tops Obama 44 – 40 percent; Pennsylvania: Clinton tops McCain 50 – 37 percent; Obama leads McCain 46 – 40 percent. In the McCain-Obama matchups, 26 to 36 percent of Clinton supporters in each state say that if Obama is the nominee they would switch to the Republican in November. Only 10 to 18 percent of Obama supporters say they would defect to McCain if Clinton is the nominee. “The numbers for Florida and Ohio are good news for Sen. John McCain and should be worrisome for Sen. Barack Obama. That is especially true about Ohio, which decided the 2004 election. Ohio’s economy is worse than the rest of the country and the Republican brand there is in disrepute. McCain’s Buckeye lead may be a sign that nationally this may not be the easy Democratic walk to the White House that many expected,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. -more-

“In the Democratic primaries Sen. Obama won in most states among whites with college educations. But this data show him losing among Florida and Ohio white college graduates by six points or more,” Brown added. President Bush’s approval ratings are: • • • 28 – 68 percent in Florida; 26 – 68 percent in Ohio; 23 – 72 percent in Pennsylvania. Florida In a Clinton-McCain matchup, she leads 54 – 37 percent among women, while men back McCain 45 – 42 percent. In an Obama-McCain matchup, men back McCain 48 – 39 percent, while women split, with 43 percent for Obama and 42 percent for McCain. Florida voters give Clinton a 48 – 43 percent favorability rating, with 44 – 40 percent for Obama and 45 – 37 percent for McCain. Florida Democrats split 41 – 41 percent on whether they want to see Clinton or Obama nominated. Democrats say 64 – 31 percent that Clinton should stay in the race and 61 – 31 percent that Obama should pick her as his vice presidential running mate. Democrats who want Clinton to win the nomination, would vote 91 – 6 percent for her against McCain, but only 43 – 36 percent for Obama against McCain. The economy is the most important issue in their vote, 47 percent of Florida voters say, while 19 percent list the war in Iraq. Health care and terrorism each get 11 percent. Voters split 46 – 44 percent on whether they trust Obama or McCain to handle the economy. By a 52 – 42 percent margin, they trust McCain more to handle the war in Iraq and trust McCain more, 58 – 34, percent to handle terrorism. Voters trust Obama 50 – 37 percent to handle health care. A total of 86 percent of Florida voters say they would be “entirely comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with an African American President. A total of 65 percent of voters say they would be “entirely comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with a President who enters office at age 72. Because of his association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, 43 percent of Florida voters say they are less likely to vote for Obama, while 52 percent say it won’t affect their vote. The same number, 43 percent, say they are less likely to vote for McCain because of his association with President Bush, while 45 percent say it won’t affect their vote. -more-

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“Sen. Obama is losing the white vote by 14 – 18 points in Ohio and Florida, which is enough to keep him from victory despite overwhelming support from African Americans. In Ohio, more than a quarter of Clinton voters say they will support McCain. In Florida, more than a third of them say they will back McCain against Obama. If he can’t win a decent chunk of them back, he’s got an uphill climb in these pivotal states,” said Brown. Ohio McCain edges Clinton 46 – 44 percent among men, as she takes women 53 – 37 percent. Men back McCain over Obama 47 – 39 percent while women tip to Obama 42 – 40 percent. Ohio voters give Clinton a 52 – 42 percent favorability, with 44 – 38 percent for Obama and 43 – 36 percent for McCain. Democrats say 50 – 37 percent they would rather see Clinton win the nomination. These voters say 65 – 30 percent that she should stay in the race and say 59 – 30 percent that Obama should pick her as his running mate. Democrats who back Clinton would vote for her 95 – 4 percent over McCain, but would vote only 50 – 26 percent for Obama over McCain. The economy is the most important issue to Ohio voters, 53 percent say, followed by 16 percent who list the war in Iraq and 15 percent who cite health care. By a 46 – 40 percent margin, voters trust Obama more than McCain to handle the economy. They trust McCain more, 51 – 37 percent, to handle the war in Iraq. And they trust Obama more, 54 – 31 percent, to handle health care. In all, 86 percent of Ohio voters say they would be “entirely comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with an African-American President. And 59 percent would be “entirely comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with a President who is 72 at the start of his term. Because of Obama’s association with Rev. Wright, 40 percent of Ohio voters are less likely to vote for him, while 56 percent say it doesn’t make a difference. Because of McCain’s association with President Bush, 44 percent are less likely to vote for him, while 47 percent say it doesn’t make a difference. “Voters say they are much more comfortable with a black candidate than someone age 72, as is Sen. McCain,” Brown said. “Given that the United States has never had a black President, but Ronald Reagan was 73 when he was re-elected, one has to wonder whether respondents are giving what they perceive to be the politically correct response. Still, McCain’s age is a problem with many voters.” -more-

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Pennsylvania Clinton tops McCain 57 – 31 percent with women. He has a 43 - 41 percent edge with men. Obama tops McCain 49 – 37 percent with women. Men split 43 – 42 percent. Clinton gets a 50 – 42 percent favorability, with 50 – 34 percent for Obama and 42 – 37 percent for McCain. Pennsylvania Democrats prefer Clinton to Obama 47 – 40 percent and say 65 – 33 percent that she should stay in the race. Obama should pick Clinton as his running mate, Democrats say 59 – 31 percent. Democrats who back Clinton would vote for her over McCain 93 – 5 percent, but would vote for Obama over McCain 51 – 32 percent. The economy is the top issue for 48 percent of voters, followed by 22 percent who list the war in Iraq and 13 percent who cite health care. By a 50 – 39 percent margin, voters trust Obama more than McCain to handle the economy. They trust McCain more, 49 – 43 percent, to handle the war in Iraq and trust Obama more, 57 – 30 percent, to handle health care. A total of 88 percent of voters are “entirely comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with an African-American president. A total of 59 percent are “entirely comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with a President who is 72 years old. Because of his association with Rev. Wright, 39 percent of voters are less likely to vote for Obama, while 57 percent say it doesn’t make a difference. Because of his association with President Bush, 47 percent of voters are less likely to vote for McCain, while 47 percent say it makes no difference. “Sen. Barack Obama’s lead in Pennsylvania is probably because historically it has been the most Democratic of the three swing states. Sen. Obama trails Sen. John McCain by four points among white voters in the Keystone State and the Democrat loses working class whites by eight points, while McCain wins them by double digits in Ohio and Florida,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. From May l3 – 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed: • • • 1,419 Florida voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percent; 1,244 Ohio voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent; 1,667 Pennsylvania voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 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.
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1a. (Registered Democrats) Who would you like to see win the Democratic nomination for President this year - Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama? REGISTERED DEMOCRATS Tot Men Wom 41 41 18 Tot 50% 37 14 Tot 47% 40 12 33 47 20 Men 44% 41 15 Men 41% 44 14 47 37 16 Wom 55% 33 12 Wom 51% 37 11

FL Clinton Obama DK/NA OH Clinton Obama DK/NA PA Clinton Obama DK/NA

TREND: (Registered Democrats) Who would you like to see win the Democratic nomination for President this year - Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama? REGISTERED DEMOCRATS May 22 May 1 2008 2008 41 41 18 May 22 2008 50 37 14 May 22 2008 47 40 12 47 33 20 May 1 2008 47 34 19 May 1 2008 51 38 11

FL Clinton Obama DK/NA

OH Clinton Obama DK/NA

PA Clinton Obama DK/NA

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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 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA Tot 48% 41 1 4 6 North/ PnHnd Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 43% 45 2 2 7 Rep 10% 82 1 5 3 Dem 86% 8 2 3 Ind 43% 41 2 5 9 Men 42% 45 1 5 7 Wom 54% 37 1 3 5 Wht 42% 48 1 4 6 Blk 86% 4 2 8

Bay 46% 42 1 6 6

Cntrl 46% 42 1 4 7

SthW 34% 54 2 6 4

SthE 62% 30 1 3 4

Age 18-44 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 56% 34 1 3 5

Age 45+ 45% 44 1 4 5

WHITES...................................... Working Class College BrnAgn (NoCol) Degree Men Wom Evngl Cath 44% 46 1 4 6 38% 51 2 4 5 37% 50 1 5 7 47% 45 1 3 4 33% 59 2 5 40% 50 1 4 4

DEMS Q1a..... Clinton Obama Supp Supp Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 91% 6 3 81% 10 1 4 3

IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q12.. War Econ HlthCr 58% 31 1 4 5 53% 36 1 3 7 67% 23 1 5 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 22 2008 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE WLDN'T VOTE DK/NA 48 41 1 4 6 May 1 2008 49 41 1 3 6 Apr 2 2008 44 42 2 4 8 Feb 14 2008 42 44 2 3 9 Dec 5 2007 47 40 2 3 7 Oct 25 2007 44 43 2 4 6 Oct 10 2007 46 42 2 4 6

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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 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA Tot 41% 45 2 4 8 North/ PnHnd Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 40% 48 2 3 7 Rep 11% 82 3 4 Dem 71% 17 2 4 6 Ind 36% 45 2 4 14 Men 39% 48 1 3 9 Wom 43% 42 2 4 8 Wht 34% 52 1 4 8 Blk 88% 3 2 7

Bay 37% 47 1 4 10

Cntrl 38% 46 2 2 11

SthW 30% 61 2 2 5

SthE 51% 35 1 6 6

Age 18-44 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 50% 39 1 5 5

Age 45+ 38% 48 2 3 9

WHITES...................................... Working Class College BrnAgn (NoCol) Degree Men Wom Evngl Cath 32% 52 2 5 9 39% 52 1 2 6 33% 53 1 5 9 35% 51 2 4 8 21% 66 1 4 8 35% 50 1 5 9

DEMS Q1a..... Clinton Obama Supp Supp Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 43% 36 3 8 10 98% 2 1

IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q12.. War Econ HlthCr 51% 35 1 2 10 44% 41 2 4 9 52% 31 4 5 8

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 22 2008 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 41 45 2 4 8 May 1 2008 43 44 1 4 8 Apr 2 2008 37 46 3 6 9 Feb 14 2008 39 41 4 4 12 Oct 25 2007 42 42 3 5 9 Oct 10 2007 39 41 2 6 11 Sep 12 2007 39 42 3 5 11

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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 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA Tot 48% 41 1 3 6 Cntrl Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 46% 42 2 3 6 Rep 8% 85 2 2 3 NrthE 52% 37 1 3 7 Dem 85% 8 1 3 3 NrthW 46% 39 5 9 Ind 40% 45 2 4 10 SthE 55% 38 1 5 1 Men 44% 46 2 4 5 SthW 40% 52 1 1 5 Wom 53% 37 1 2 7 WstCnt 49% 43 2 2 4 Wht 45% 45 2 3 6 Blk 83% 9 2 4 3

Age 18-44 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 48% 42 1 4 6

Age 45+ 49% 41 2 3 6

WHITES...................................... Working Class College BrnAgn (NoCol) Degree Men Wom Evngl Cath 45% 44 1 3 6 43% 46 3 4 5 40% 49 2 4 5 49% 41 1 2 7 39% 53 2 2 4 46% 44 1 3 6

DEMS Q1a..... Clinton Obama Supp Supp Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 95% 4 1 70% 18 1 6 4

IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q12.. War Econ HlthCr 53% 36 2 5 5 49% 40 1 3 7 67% 25 1 2 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 22 2008 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 48 41 1 3 6 May 1 2008 48 38 2 5 7 Apr 2 2008 48 39 2 3 8 Feb 14 2008 43 44 2 3 8 Dec 5 2007 44 42 2 4 7 Nov 14 2007 42 46 2 3 7 Oct 10 2007 48 38 2 4 8

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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 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA Tot 40% 44 2 5 9 Cntrl Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 38% 43 2 8 10 Rep 9% 83 1 1 6 NrthE 43% 40 2 4 11 Dem 69% 13 3 9 6 NrthW 49% 37 1 6 8 Ind 34% 48 2 4 12 SthE 29% 49 6 8 8 Men 39% 47 2 4 8 SthW 39% 53 1 2 5 Wom 42% 40 2 6 9 WstCnt 37% 48 3 7 4 Wht 35% 49 2 6 9 Blk 93% 4 2 1 1

Age 18-44 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 43% 42 2 6 7

Age 45+ 39% 45 2 5 10

WHITES...................................... Working Class College BrnAgn (NoCol) Degree Men Wom Evngl Cath 33% 49 2 6 10 41% 47 2 3 7 33% 52 2 5 8 36% 45 2 7 10 27% 57 3 4 9 37% 45 2 6 10

DEMS Q1a..... Clinton Obama Supp Supp Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 50% 26 3 13 8 95% 3 2

IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q12.. War Econ HlthCr 51% 33 2 5 9 40% 44 2 5 9 54% 28 3 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 22 2008 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 40 44 2 5 9 May 1 2008 42 43 2 5 8 Apr 2 2008 43 42 2 5 8 Feb 14 2008 40 42 3 5 10 Oct 10 2007 43 39 3 4 10 Sep 6 2007 41 42 3 5 10 Jul 12 2007 43 38 3 5 11

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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 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA Tot 50% 37 3 5 6 Alghny Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 48% 39 3 2 8 Rep 9% 81 2 3 5 Philly 62% 17 2 14 5 Dem 86% 6 1 4 2 NthEst 62% 29 2 2 5 Ind 41% 39 5 6 9 SthEst 56% 32 2 5 5 Men 41% 43 4 5 6 NthWst 47% 43 3 1 6 Wom 57% 31 2 4 6 SthWst 49% 41 2 2 6 Wht 46% 41 3 4 6 Cntrl 36% 48 4 5 7 Blk 78% 2 1 14 5

Age 18-44 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 52% 37 4 3 4

Age 45+ 49% 37 2 5 7

WHITES...................................... Working Class College BrnAgn (NoCol) Degree Men Wom Evngl Cath 47% 40 3 4 6 44% 45 2 3 6 39% 46 4 5 6 53% 37 1 3 6 31% 56 2 3 7 52% 37 3 3 4

DEMS Q1a..... Clinton Obama Supp Supp Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 93% 5 1 70% 14 1 11 4

IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q12.. War Econ HlthCr 60% 25 5 3 8 53% 35 2 4 6 60% 29 1 4 6

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 22 2008 Clinton McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 50 37 3 5 6 May 1 2008 51 37 3 3 6 Apr 2 2008 48 40 1 3 8 Feb 27 2008 44 42 2 4 8 Feb 14 2008 46 40 2 3 9 Dec 5 2007 43 43 3 3 8 Nov 8 2007 45 43 1 4 7

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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 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA Tot 46% 40 2 5 8 Alghny Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 47% 42 2 3 6 Rep 11% 77 2 3 7 Philly 66% 20 1 5 8 Dem 73% 17 6 5 NthEst 48% 37 2 5 9 Ind 43% 40 4 4 9 SthEst 52% 33 2 4 9 Men 42% 43 3 4 8 NthWst 43% 43 2 6 6 Wom 49% 37 1 5 8 SthWst 34% 47 2 9 7 Wht 40% 44 2 5 8 Cntrl 35% 49 3 5 9 Blk 94% 3 2 1

Age 18-44 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 52% 38 3 3 5

Age 45+ 42% 41 2 6 9

WHITES...................................... Working Class College BrnAgn (NoCol) Degree Men Wom Evngl Cath 37% 45 3 7 9 45% 44 2 2 7 39% 46 3 5 8 40% 43 1 6 9 28% 58 1 5 8 41% 44 2 7 7

DEMS Q1a..... Clinton Obama Supp Supp Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 51% 32 1 8 8 95% 4 1 1

IMP ISSUE TO VOTE Q12.. War Econ HlthCr 57% 26 3 5 9 48% 37 2 4 9 54% 35 6 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 22 2008 Obama McCain SMONE ELSE(VOL) WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) DK/NA 46 40 2 5 8 May 1 2008 47 38 2 4 9 Apr 2 2008 43 39 2 4 11 Feb 27 2008 42 40 1 4 12 Feb 14 2008 42 41 1 4 11 Oct 10 2007 45 41 2 4 8 Aug 23 2007 43 40 3 5 11

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For additional cross tabs on all following questions, please visit our website at [http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml]

3. Is your opinion of -- Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? FL Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 48 43 5 4 OH 52 42 4 2 PA 50 42 5 3

4. Is your opinion of -- Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? FL Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 44 40 14 2 OH 44 38 16 3 PA 50 34 13 3

5. Is your opinion of -- John McCain favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? FL Favorable Unfavorable Hvn't hrd enough REFUSED 45 37 14 3 OH 43 36 19 2 PA 42 37 18 3

6. Given the current standings, do you think Hillary Clinton should stay in the race for President or drop out? FL Stay in Drop out DK/NA 60 33 7 OH 60 34 7 PA 59 35 5

7. Have you heard or read anything recently about Barack Obama that has bothered you? FL Yes No DK/NA 47 52 1 OH 43 55 1 PA 42 58 1

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8. (If bothered in q7) Has it bothered you a lot or only a little? BOTHERED Q7 ...... FL OH PA A lot Only a little DK/NA 76 23 1 72 27 1 66 32 3

9. Have you heard or read anything recently about John McCain that has bothered you? FL Yes No DK/NA 34 65 1 OH 34 65 1 PA 33 66 1

10. (If bothered in q9) Has it bothered you a lot or only a little? BOTHERED Q9 ...... FL OH PA A lot Only a little DK/NA 65 33 2 62 36 1 69 29 1

11. If Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination, do you think he should or should not offer the Vice Presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton? FL Should Should not DK/NA 43 45 13 OH 42 45 13 PA 42 46 13

12. Which of the following will be the single most important issue in your vote in the election for President this year? (Read options) FL Terrorism The war in Iraq The economy Illegal immigration Health care SOMETHING ELSE (VOL) DK/NA 11 19 47 7 11 3 3 OH 7 16 53 5 15 3 2 PA 7 22 48 6 13 2 2

13. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle – gasoline prices - Barack Obama or John McCain? FL Obama McCain DK/NA 44 36 21 OH 46 29 25 PA 51 29 20

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14. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle – the economy - Barack Obama or John McCain? FL Obama McCain DK/NA 46 44 10 OH 46 40 14 PA 50 39 12

15. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle – the war in Iraq - Barack Obama or John McCain? FL Obama McCain DK/NA 42 52 6 OH 37 51 12 PA 43 49 8

16. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle – illegal Immigration - Barack Obama or John McCain? FL Obama McCain DK/NA 38 44 18 OH 37 42 21 PA 40 41 19

17. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle – terrorism - Barack Obama or John McCain? FL Obama McCain DK/NA 34 58 8 OH 31 56 13 PA 37 54 9

18. Regardless of who you may support, who do you trust more to handle – health care - Barack Obama or John McCain? FL Obama McCain DK/NA 50 37 13 OH 54 31 15 PA 57 30 13

19. Do you feel you know enough about Barack Obama to decide whether or not to vote for him for president, or do you feel you need to know more about him before you decide? FL Know enough Need to know more DK/NA 64 33 3 OH 62 35 2 PA 63 35 2

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20. (If Need to know more in q19) Do you need to know a lot more about him, or just somewhat more? NEED TO KNOW MORE Q19 FL OH PA A lot more Somewhat more DK/NA 52 46 1 50 49 1 44 55 1

21. Do you feel you know enough about John McCain to decide whether or not to vote for him for president, or do you feel you need to know more about him before you decide? FL Know enough Need to know more DK/NA 73 25 2 OH 63 34 3 PA 64 34 2

22. (If Need to know more in q21) Do you need to know a lot more about him, or just somewhat more? NEED TO KNOW MORE Q21 FL OH PA A lot more Somewhat more DK/NA 34 65 1 40 58 2 37 62 1

23. Would you say that Barack Obama is in touch or out of touch with the problems ordinary Americans face? FL In touch Out of touch DK/NA 59 33 9 OH 60 32 8 PA 67 27 6

24. Would you say that John McCain is in touch or out of touch with the problems ordinary Americans face? FL In touch Out of touch DK/NA 48 45 7 OH 44 46 10 PA 42 50 8

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25. If you honestly assessed yourself, thinking in general about - A woman president of the United States, is that something you'd be entirely comfortable with, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable with? FL Entirely comfortable Smwht comfortable Smwht uncomfortable Entirely uncomfortable DK/NA 69 17 7 6 1 OH 61 22 10 7 1 PA 65 18 9 6 1

26. If you honestly assessed yourself, thinking in general about - An AfricanAmerican president of the United States, is that something you'd be entirely comfortable with, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable with? FL Entirely comfortable Smwht comfortable Smwht uncomfortable Entirely uncomfortable DK/NA 68 18 8 4 2 OH 65 21 7 4 3 PA 68 20 8 3 2

27. If you honestly assessed yourself, thinking in general about - Someone entering office as president of the United States at age 72, is that something you'd be entirely comfortable with, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable with? FL Entirely comfortable Smwht comfortable Smwht uncomfortable Entirely uncomfortable DK/NA 41 24 21 12 1 OH 37 22 25 14 1 PA 34 25 27 12 2

28. Does John McCain's association with President Bush make you more likely to vote for McCain for President, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference? FL More likely Less likely Doesn't make diff DK/NA 11 43 45 1 OH 7 44 47 1 PA 6 47 47 1

29. Does Barack Obama's association with Reverend Jeremiah Wright make you more likely to vote for Obama for President, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference? FL More likely Less likely Doesn't make diff DK/NA 3 43 52 2 OH 2 40 56 2 PA 2 39 57 2

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30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President? FL Approve Disapprove DK/NA 28 68 5 OH 26 68 6 PA 23 72 5

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