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					Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

A Presentation Of National Voter Attitudes

for the

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Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?
50%
49% 49% 44% 39% 40% 43%

40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

11%

13%

13%

Right direction
January 2000 March 2000

Unsure
May 2000

Wrong Track

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me which one issue you think is most important for Congress to deal with.
Restoring moral values Education Social Security/ Medicare Health Care Crime & Drugs Gun control Reducing taxes Government spending Economy Environment Combination Unsure
1% 3% 3% 13% 6% 6% 7% 7% 10% 10% 15% 18%

0%

10%

20%

Q2

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me which one issue you think is most important for Congress to deal with.
Restoring moral values Education Taxes/ Gov't spending Social Security/ Medicare Health Care Crime & Drugs Gun control Economy Environment Combination Unsure
1% 3% 3% 13% 7% 7% 10% 10% 12% 15% 18%

0%

10%

20%

Q2

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as President?
70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
3%
Approve
January 2000 March 2000

59%

61%

57%

38%

35%

38%

4%
Unsure

4%
Disapprove

May 2000

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Whether you approve or disapprove of the way Clinton is handling his job, what is your impression of Bill Clinton as a person?
70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
8%
Approve
January 2000

66% 61%

62%

27%

30% 29%

9%
Unsure

9%
Disapprove

March 2000

May 2000

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me what kind of impression you have of George W. Bush.

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Favorable
January 2000

62%

58%

56%

29%

35% 35%

9%
Unfavorable
March 2000 May 2000

7%

9%

No opinion

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me what kind of impression you have of Al Gore.
60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Favorable
January 2000

52% 47%

50%
43% 40% 42%

9%
Unfavorable
March 2000 May 2000

7%

8%

No opinion

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

If the election for President were being held today, and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?
50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
44% 43% 44% 37% 43% 41%

19%

14% 15%

Republican
January-00

Democrat
March-00 May-00

Undecided

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

If the election for President were being held today, and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?
60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
George W. Bush
January-00

51%

48% 48% 38%

44% 42%

11%
Al Gore
March-00 May-00

9%

10%

Undecided

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

If the election for President were being held today, and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?
Buchanan 3% Nader 3%

Gore 39%

Bush 45%

Undecided 11%

Q13

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job of dealing with important issues facing the country?
50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Approve

49% 39%

12%
Unsure Disapprove
Q7

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job of dealing with important issues facing the country?
50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Approve

45%

43%

12%
Unsure Disapprove
Q8

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way your member of Congress is handling his or her job of dealing with important issues facing the country?
70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Approve

63%

23% 15%
Unsure Disapprove
Q9

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Do you think your member of Congress has performed his or her job as U.S. Congressman well enough to deserve re-election, or do you think it’s time to give a new person a chance?
50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Deserves reelection

46% 40%

13%
Unsure New person a chance
Q10

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

If the election for Congress were being held today, and you had to make a choice, would you vote to re-elect your Congressman no matter who ran against him/her?

Yes 35%

No 43%

Unsure 21%

Q15

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

If the election for Congress were being held today, and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?
50% 40%
39% 41% 41% 42% 41%

30% 20% 10% 0%

37%

24% 18% 19%

Republican
January-00

Democrat
March-00 May-00

Undecided

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

GENDER GAP

President

MAY

4 10 4 12

MARCH

Congress

MAY

4 5 12 11
NET GORE/DEMOCRATS NET BUSH/REPUBLICANS

MARCH

MEN

WOMEN

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me, for each one, whether you have more confidence in the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress, to deal with the issue.
Fighting crime and drugs Improving economy Improving education Strengthening medicare Improving the health care system
0% GOP DEM Both

40% 40% 35% 29% 28%
10% 20% 30% Unsure 40%

32% 39% 42% 51% 51%
50% 60% 70%

8% 8%

13%

6% 4% 10% 8% 6% 10% 4% 3% 13% 3%6% 12%
80% 90% 100%

Neither

Q17-21

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me, for each one, whether you have more confidence in the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress, to deal with the issue.
Holding the line on taxes Sharing your values Keeping America prosperous Dealing with the gun issue Strengthening social security

48% 42% 41% 34% 30%
10% 20% 30%
Unsure

33% 35% 37% 40% 48%
40% 50% 60% 70%

3%5% 12% 4% 8% 12%

8% 4% 11% 3% 8% 15%

4%5% 12%
80% 90% 100%
Q 22-26

0%
GOP DEM Both

Neither

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Please tell me, for each one, whether you think the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress, better represent this value.
Personal responsibility Strengthening our families Ethics & Honesty Giving children the right start Bringing about change Standing up to special interests

45% 41% 40% 32% 32% 28%
10%
Both

25% 32% 22% 40% 41% 37%
30% 40% 50% 60%

6% 10% 6% 9% 5% 20% 8% 8% 7% 7% 6%
70%

14% 11% 13% 13% 13% 14%
90% 100%

15%
80%

0%
GOP DEM

20%
Neither

Unsure
Q 27-32

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

ISSUES ADVANTAGES
Please tell me, for each issue, whether you have more confidence in the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress to deal with this issue.
HOLDING THE LINE ON TAXES FIGHTING CRIME & DRUGS SHARING YOUR VALUES IMPROVING THE ECONOMY KEEPING AMERICA PROSPEROUS IMPROVING EDUCATION STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY STRENGTHENING MEDICARE IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

-37

-28

-14 -18 -16 -22 -23

-7

2 1 2 0 4

7 7

8

15 16

May January

NET DEMOCRAT ADVANTAGE

NET REPUBLICAN ADVANTAGE

*Voters gave Democrats a 6 point advantage on “dealing with the gun issue,” which was only asked in May.

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

VALUES ADVANTAGES
Please tell me, for each value, whether you think Democrats in Congress or Republicans in Congress better represent this value.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ETHICS & HONESTY STRENGTHENING OUR FAMILIES GIVING CHILDREN THE RIGHT START BRINGING ABOUT CHANGE STANDING UP TO SPECIAL INTERESTS May January

14 17 16 10 -8 -9 -9 14

20

-4 1 -5
NET REPUBLICAN ADVANTAGE

NET DEMOCRAT ADVANTAGE

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

Which view comes closest to your own? [Congressional & Presidential Party control]

50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
6%
Same Party Different parties No preference

43%

46%

4%
Unsure
Q16

Lake • Snell • Perry
Associates, Inc

THE POLL

May 1-3, 2000 / N=1000 “Likely”Voters nationwide / ±3.1% M.O.E.

In thinking about the economy today, and how it will be six months from now, do you feel the economy will be better, worse or about the same in six months?

80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
12%
Better

70%

14%
Worse About the same

4%
Unsure
Q33


				
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