Polls

Aug. 19, 1996

Interviews with 1,188 adult Americans, including 1,006 registered voters, conducted August 16-18, 1996. All interviews were conducted before Ross Perot's acceptance speech at the Reform Party convention.

Registered Voters'
Presidential Choice

            Now    August 5-7

Clinton     48%      52
Dole        41       30
Perot        7       12

Sampling error: +/-3% pts


More Likely to Vote 
For Dole Due To...

Kemp        60%
Convention  45

Sampling error: +/-3% pts

Descriptions of Dole

                     Now      August 5-7

Can get things done  67%         54%
Cares about people   59          46
Shares your values   57          42
Can bring change     51          38

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


Descriptions of Candidates

                      Dole       Clinton

Can get things done    67%         54%
Cares about people     59          60 
Shares your values     57          50 
Can bring change       51          44 

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


Can Dole Get Things Done?

                 Now      August 5-7

Yes              67%        54%
No               26         38

Sampling error: +/-4% pts

Does Dole Share Your Values?

                 Now      August 5-7

Yes              57%        42%
No               37         52

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


Does Dole Care About the
Needs of People Like You?

                 Now      August 5-7

Yes              59%        46%
No               38         49

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


Can Dole Bring the Changes
This Country Needs?

                 Now      August 5-7

Yes              51%        38%
No               43         55

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


Dole's Tax Cut Plan

            Now    August 5-7

Favor       51%       36%
Oppose      31        34
Unsure      17        29

Sampling error: +/-3% pts


Who Can Best Handle Crime?

             Now    August 5-7

Dole         43%      33%
Clinton      39       44
Perot         8       11

Sampling error: +/-3% pts


Who Can Best Handle Taxes?

             Now    August 5-7

Dole         41%      34%
Clinton      36       38
Perot        19       13

Sampling error: +/-3% pts


Who Can Best Handle Deficit?

             Now    August 5-7

Dole         37%      29%
Clinton      36       35
Perot        19       26

Sampling error: +/-3% pts


Who Can Best Handle...

             Clinton  Dole   Perot

Education     53%     34       6%
Medicare      48      36       8
Economy       40      35      17

Sampling error: +/-3% pts


18-to-29 Year Old Voters'
Presidential Choice

             Now    August 5-7

Dole         45%       25%
Clinton      41        58
Perot        12        14

Sampling error: +/-7% pts


Dole's Share of the Vote

              Now    August 5-7

18-29         45%        25%
30-49         42         27
50 and over   38         37

Sampling error: +/-7% pts

Western Voters'
Presidential Choice

             Now    August 5-7

Clinton      47%       53%
Dole         45        25
Perot         5        15

Sampling error: +/-6% pts


Dole's Share of the Vote

       
              Now    August 5-7

Northeast     36%        26%
Midwest       36         31
South         46         37
West          45         25

Sampling error: +/-6% pts

Previous Polls

  • August 16-18, 1996
  • August 11, 1996
  • July 18-21, 1996
  • May 9-12, 1996
  • April 9-10, 1996
  • March 15-17, 1996
  • February 23-25, 1996
  • January 26-29, 1996
  • January 12-15, 1996
  • January 5-7, 1996


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