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Attitudes Toward Edwards Positive, But Half Of Public Does Not Have Clear View

John Edwards begins his campaign for vice president today with a solidly favorable balance of public opinion behind him, at least among those who have opinions, but half the public has no clear view of him, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

Thirty-one percent of the public, interviewed from last Thursday through last night, said they had a favorable opinion of him, while 17 percent were unfavorable. Another 29 percent said their view of him was neutral, and 22 percent said they did not know how to rate him. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus three percentage points.