As the presidential election campaign swings into high gear after Labor Day, Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press will unveil the results of a comprehensive new survey of voters — their attitudes toward both the candidates and the issues. The results are based on interviews with 2,000 voters between August 24th and September 10th.
In addition to revealing whether Vice President Gore or Governor Bush is ahead, the survey examines the strength of support for the candidates, and the impact of Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan on the race. The survey divides voters into 10 different categories that go far beyond simple party affiliation.
The survey reports on which issues voters care about most, and whether the candidates are talking about these issues. The results also quantify voters’ attitudes toward such high-profile issues as HMO reform, school vouchers, and what to do with the budget surplus.
The results of the survey will be released at the press briefing, and will be discussed and analyzed by a politically-savvy panel.