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White House 2000: Democrats
All data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older.

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Polls listed chronologically.

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Preference for Democratic Nominee

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NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). Latest: March 2-5, 2000. N=1,213 adults nationwide.

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2000: Asked of Democrats/leaners and independents who say they will vote in the Democratic primary.
1999: Asked of Democrats/leaners.

"The candidates in the Democratic primary are Bill Bradley and Al Gore. For whom would you vote if the election were held today: Bill Bradley or Al Gore?" If "Not sure": "Well, which way do you lean?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Neither/
Other
(vol.)
Not
Sure
% % % %
3/00 66 24 3 7
1/00 64 22 4 10
12/99 54 32 3 11
10/99 53 29 7 11
9/99 53 32 5 10
7/99 60 24 5 11
6/99 65 17 4 14
4/99 62 23 5 10
3/99 65 20 5 10

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Latest: Feb. 25-27, 2000. N=346 registered Democrats and leaners nationwide. MoE +/- 5.

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"Next, I'm going to read a list of people who may be running in the Democratic primary for president. After I read all the names, please tell me which of those candidates you would be most likely to support for the Democratic nomination for president this year: [rotate] former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley or Vice President Al Gore?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Other
(vol.)
None/
No Opinion
% % % %
2/25-27 65 28 0 7
2/20-21 67 26 0 7
2/14-15 64 26 1 9
2/4-6 65 24 0 11
1/25-26 67 21 1 11
1/17-19 60 27 - 13
1/13-16 59 30 - 11
1/7-10 59 30 - 11
12/20-21 52 38 1 9
12/9-12 54 39 - 7
11/18-21 56 34 - 10

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Trend among all Democrats and leaners (registered and non-registered):
11/4-7 58 33 - 9
10/21-24 57 32 - 11
10/8-10 51 39 1 9
9/10-14 63 30 - 7
8/16-18 58 31 1 10
6/25-27 64 28 1 7
6/4-5 63 28 0 9
5/23-24 59 30 0 11
4/30 - 5/2 66 23 1 10
4/13-14 54 34 1 11

 

ABC News and The Washington Post. Latest: Feb. 24-27, 2000. N=1,203 adults nationwide.

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Asked of Democrats and leaners:
"Suppose your state holds a Democratic primary or caucus for president in 2000 and the candidates are
[rotate:] Al Gore and Bill Bradley. For whom would you vote?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Neither/
Wouldn't
Vote (vol.)
Not
Sure
% % % %
2/24-27 *** 76 19 4 2
2/3-6 *** 73 25 1 -
1/00 *** 71 27 1 1
12/99 *** 64 31 2 3
10/28-31 * 67 29 1 3
10/27-31 ** 58 30 5 7
10/13-17 ** 56 33 5 6
9/99 *** 69 24 3 4
6/99 *** 65 26 4 5

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* Conducted by ABC News
** Conducted by The Washington Post
*** Conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Latest: Feb. 24-25, 2000. N=298 registered Democrats and leaners nationwide. MoE +/- 6.

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"As of today, who would you most like to see nominated as the Democratic Party's candidate for president this year: Al Gore or Bill Bradley?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Other
(vol.)/
Not
Sure
% % %

2/24-25

58 21 21

2/3-4

55 22 23

1/13-14

53 23 24

1/6-7

50 25 25

11/99

49 27 24

10/28-29

40 25 35
10/21-22 49 26 25
6/99 48 26 26
5/99 48 23 29
4/99 47 23 30

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Question wording prior to 11/99: "If the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for president next year comes down to a choice between Al Gore and Bill Bradley, who would you most like to see nominated: Gore or Bradley?"

 

CBS News Poll. Latest: Feb. 12-14, 2000. N=342 likely Democratic primary voters nationwide.

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"If the Democratic presidential primary were being held today, would you vote for Bill Bradley or Al Gore?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Other
(vol.)
Don't
Know
% % % %
2/12-14 * 64 25 0 11
2/6-10 64 22 0 12
12/13-16 53 28 2 17
11/4-7 * 56 30 2 12
10/28-30 58 26 2 14
9/29 - 10/4 46 33 4 17
9/14-18 50 32 3 15
8/99 51 24 4 21
6/99 56 21 2 21

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* Conducted with The New York Times
^ Question prior to 2/12-14: "Who would you like to see the Democratic Party nominate as its presidential candidate in 2000: [rotate] Bill Bradley or Al Gore?"

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Latest: Feb. 9-14, 2000. N=446 registered Democrats and leaners nationwide.

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After July 1999:
"There are now two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2000, Al Gore and Bill Bradley. Please tell me which one you would most like to see nominated as the Democratic Party's candidate for president. . . . Well as of today, to whom do you most lean?"

July 1999:
"Now I am going to read you the names of some possible candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2000. After I read all the names, would you tell me which one you would most like to see nominated as the Democratic Party's candidate for president?
[See below.] . . . Well as of today, to whom do you most lean?"

Al
Gore

Bill
Bradley

None Of
Them (vol.)

Not
Sure

% % % %
2/00 65 28 3 4
1/00 68 24 4 4
12/99 53 38 4 5
10/99 60 31 5 4
9/99 58 32 5 5
7/99 65 29 2 4

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Latest: Feb. 9-10, 2000. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE +/- 3 (total sample).

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Asked of Democrats (MoE +/- 5):
"Which of the following candidates do you think should be the Democratic presidential nominee: former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley or Vice President Al Gore?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Other
(vol.)
*
Not
Sure
% % % %
2/9-10 65 25 2 8
1/26-27 65 26 2 7
1/12-13 57 25 3 15
12/6-7 58 31 2 9
11/18-19 57 30 1 13
11/3-4 55 33 1 11
10/99 52 26 15 7
9/99 46 21 20 14
8/99 58 17 17 8
7/99 55 21 14 10
6/23-24 62 15 15 8
6/2-3 54 20 20 6
5/99 48 15 28 9
4/99 46 16 29 9

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* Prior to 11/99, question included "prefer another choice" option.

 

Zogby International "Zogby America Poll" and Reuters/WHDH-TV/Zogby Poll. Latest: Feb. 4-6, 2000. N=1,024 likely voters nationwide.

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Asked of Democratic voters:
"If the election for the Democratic presidential nomination were held today and the candidates were
[rotate] Al Gore and Bill Bradley, for whom would you vote?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley

Not
Sure

% % %
2/00 58 27 15
1/00 46 26 28
11/99 47 31 22
10/99 51 27 22
9/99 55 17 28
6/99 59 21 20
5/99 55 27 18
4/99 65 22 13

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners. Latest: Feb. 2-3, 2000. N=444 registered Democrats and leaners nationwide. MoE +/- 4.7. (Data from 1999 are among registered and nonregistered Democrats and leaners.)

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"If you were asked to vote for a Democratic nominee for president today, which of the following Democrats would you vote for: Vice President Al Gore or former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley?"
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Other
(vol.)
Not
Sure
% % % %
2/2-3 61 21 2 16
1/12-13 48 26 7 19
1/4-5 49 27 8 16
11/99 50 29 5 16
9/99 52 29 2 17
8/99 55 26 4 15
7/99 57 26 5 12
6/99 62 23 3 12
3/25/99 49 29 6 15
3/4/99 54 20 6 20

 

Associated Press Poll conducted by ICR. Nov. 19-23, 1999. N=1,023 adults nationwide.

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Asked of Democratic voters:
"Who would you like to see the Democratic Party nominate as its presidential candidate in 2000: Bill Bradley or Al Gore?"
%
Al Gore 43
Bill Bradley 32
Neither 12
Undecided 13

 

Los Angeles Times Poll. Nov. 13-18, 1999. N=650 likely Democratic primary or caucus voters nationwide. MoE +/- 4.

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"If the Democratic primary or caucus for president were being held in your state today and the candidates were Bill Bradley and Al Gore, for whom would you vote: Bradley or Gore?"
%
Al Gore 52
Bill Bradley 34
Undecided 14

 

U.S. News & World Report Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Snell Perry & Associates (D). Oct. 25-28, 1999. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide.

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Asked of Democratic voters:
Preference for Democratic Nominee:
Al
Gore
Bill
Bradley
Not
Sure
% % %

10/25-28/99

55 34 11

 

Marist College Poll. Latest: Oct. 18-20, 1999. N=348 Democrats and leaners nationwide. MoE +/- 5.

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"If the next Democratic presidential primary were held today, whom would you support if the candidates are . . . ?"

10/99

4/99

% %
Al Gore 48 59
Bill Bradley 32 25
Other/Undecided 20 16

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Al Gore 45
Bill Bradley 31
Warren Beauty 6
Other/Undecided 18

 

ABC News Poll. Aug. 12-15, 1999. N=452 Democrats and leaners nationwide. MoE +/- 5.

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"Suppose your state holds a Democratic primary or caucus for president in 2000 and the candidates were Al Gore, Bill Bradley, and the actor Warren Beatty. For whom would you vote?"
%
Al Gore 61
Bill Bradley 24
Warren Beatty 9
Other (vol.) 1
None/Wouldn't vote (vol.) 2
Undecided 3

 

Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications. Aug. 6-14, 1999. N=347 Democratic voters nationwide. MoE +/- 5.4 (total sample).

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"If you were voting today for the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Bill Bradley and Al Gore?"
ALL Men Women Whites African-
Americans
% % % % %
Al Gore 61 50 71 55 80
Bill Bradley 27 36 19 32 11
Undecided 12 14 10 13 9

 

Washington Post Poll. June 5-6, 1999. N=1,206 adults nationwide.

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Asked of Democrats and leaners who are registered voters:
"Suppose your state holds a Democratic primary or caucus for president in 2000 and the candidates are
[see below]. For whom would you vote? I'll read the list again . . . ."
%
Al Gore 57
Bill Bradley 19
Jesse Jackson 17
None (vol.) 1
Wouldn't vote (vol.) 1
Undecided 5

 


Preference for Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 13-14,1999. N=902 registered voters nationwide.

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Asked of Democrats:
"Which of the same people do you think should be the Democratic vice presidential nominee?"
%
Reverend Jesse Jackson 18
Missouri Representative Dick Gephardt 15
Vice President Al Gore 11
Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley 10
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry 4
Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey 3
Other 4
Undecided 36

 

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