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

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

Service Members, Families Say Pentagon Sent Too Few Troops To Iraq

Even though they support George W. Bush’s handling of the situation in Iraq in general, America’s military service members and their families are convinced that the Administration underestimated the number of troops it needed in Iraq and put too much of a burden on inadequately trained and equipped National Guard and reserve forces, the University

Public A Bit More Positive on Edwards than Cheney

As Dick Cheney and John Edwards prepare to debate Tuesday in Cleveland, the American public generally and political independents in particular have a more positive view of Edwards than of Cheney, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. About as many registered voters had a favorable view of Cheney as had an unfavorable