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October 2004

Terrorism Seen As Most Important Problem by Bush Backers; Kerry’s Worry Most about Economy

To committed Bush supporters the war on terrorism is clearly the nation’s biggest problem, twice as important as the economy, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. But to Kerry backers the economy matters most, followed by the war in Iraq and health care, and only then by terrorism. The ever-smaller group of
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Committed Kerry Voters More Active Than Bush Backers; Bush Backers More Religious

Committed Kerry voters are more active than solid Bush backers in campaign activities from posting signs or bumper stickers to giving money to candidates to just talking about the campaign, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Committed Bush supporters attend more religious services than firm Kerry supporters, are more likely to be
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Voters Learned Positions on Issues Since Presidential Debates; Kerry Improves Slightly On Traits

The public’s knowledge of the presidential candidates’ positions on issues such as tax cuts and re-importation of drugs from Canada increased after the three presidential debates, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. There were smaller changes in perceptions of the individual traits of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. Kerry
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Kerry Gains On Economy and Other Domestic Issues; Bush Stronger On Terrorism

Since the presidential debates, John Kerry has emerged with a clear advantage on economic issues among the general public and with political independents in particular, but George W. Bush maintained his edge on terrorism and as Commander-in-Chief, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. The survey also found higher hopes for Kerry on
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Over One-Fifth of Voters, More Than in 2000, Plan To Vote Early

Twenty-two percent of America’s registered voters say they have already voted or plan to vote before Election Day, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. In a comparable period in 2000, 19 percent of registered voters either planned to vote before Election Day or had already voted. Five percent said they have already
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