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

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Polls listed chronologically.

 

ABC News.com Poll. Aug. 2-6, 2000. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE +/- 3. Field work by ICR.

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"Pat Buchanan is seeking the Reform Party’s nomination for president this year. Would you like to see the Reform Party nominate Buchanan, or not?"
%
Yes 17
No 63
No opinion 19

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"If Buchanan is the Reform Party candidate for president this year, would you seriously consider voting for him, or not?
%
Yes 17
No 73
No opinion 10

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). Latest: Jan. 25-26, 2000. N=505 adults nationwide.

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"Let me read you a list of people who might seek the Reform Party nomination for president this year. Please tell me which one of the following candidates you would support for the Reform Party nomination. . . ." If "Not sure," ask: "Well, which way do you lean?"
1/00 10/99
% %
Pat Buchanan 17 18
Ross Perot 17 15
Jesse Ventura 16 18
Donald Trump 10 8
None/Other (vol.) 36 36
Not sure 4 5

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"Let me read you that same list of people who might seek the Reform Party nomination for president this year. Please tell me which of these candidates, if any, you would NOT support under any circumstance? . . ." Multiple responses accepted.
%
Donald Trump 32
Pat Buchanan 23
Jesse Ventura 22
Ross Perot 16
None 15
Not sure 4

 

Los Angeles Times Poll. Nov. 13-18, 1999. N=1,430 registered voters nationwide, including 515 who say they are very or somewhat likely to participate in the Reform Party presidential primary.

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"If the Reform Party primary for president were being held in your state today and the candidates were [see below], for whom would you vote . . . ?"
ALL
Regis-
tered
Voters
Likely
Primary
Voters
% %
Pat Buchanan 27 30
Ross Perot 27 25
Jesse Ventura 21 20
Donald Trump 14 15
Undecided 11 10

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Nov. 4-7, 1999. N=953 registered voters nationwide.

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"Next summer the Reform Party will hold a primary to choose its presidential nominee. The Reform Party currently plans to give a primary ballot to every registered voter who asks for one. How likely is it that you would participate in the Reform Party's presidential primary next year, very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?"
%
Very likely 10
Somewhat likely 23
Not too likely 26
Not likely at all 39
Don't know/No answer 2

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"Who do you want the Reform Party to nominate for president in 2000: Warren Beatty, Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot, Donald Trump, or Jesse Ventura?"
ALL
Regis-
tered
Voters
Likely
Reform
Party
Voters
*
% %
Pat Buchanan 16 23
Jesse Ventura 14 17
Ross Perot 11 15
Donald Trump 7 8
Warren Beatty 6 6
Someone else (vol.) 0 1
None of the above (vol.) 27 17
Don't know/No answer 19 13

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* Respondents who answered "Very likely" to preceding question.

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Nov. 3-4,1999. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE +/- 3.

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"Which of the following candidates do you think should be the Reform Party presidential nominee: Pat Buchanan, Donald Trump, or Jesse Ventura?"
%
Pat Buchanan 31
Jesse Ventura 18
Donald Trump 12
Not sure 39

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Oct. 21-24,1999. N=1,005 adults nationwide, including 152 Reform Party supporters. MoE +/- 3 (total sample).

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"In terms of the Reform Party ticket for president, which of the following two possible candidates would you prefer to see win the Reform Party nomination for president: [rotate] Pat Buchanan or Donald Trump?"
ALL
Adults
Reform
Party
Supporters
% %
Pat Buchanan 48 57
Donald Trump 29 32
Other (vol.) 1 0
Neither (vol.) 16 9
No opinion 6 2

 

Schroth & Associates (D). Oct. 1-3, 1999. N=500 registered voters nationwide "who said they voted for Ross Perot in 1996, and who said they were 'very likely' or 'somewhat likely' to request a Reform Party primary ballot next year." MoE +/- 4.4.

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Preference for Reform Party Nominee:
%
Pat Buchanan 32
Donald Trump 29
Lowell Weicker 4
Undecided 35

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Sept. 22-23,1999. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE +/- 3.

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"If the Reform Party choices were only Donald Trump and Pat Buchanan, then who do you think they should nominate?"
%
Pat Buchanan 49
Donald Trump 24
Not sure 27

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners. Sept. 21-23, 1999. N=1,011 adults nationwide. MoE +/- 3 (total sample).

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"The Reform Party will hold a primary next year to choose its presidential nominee and currently plans to give a primary ballot to every registered voter who asks for one. How likely is it that you would participate in the Reform Party's presidential primary next year: very likely, fairly likely, somewhat likely, or not likely at all?"
%
Very likely 18
Fairly likely 13
Somewhat likely 21
Not likely at all 44
Not sure 4

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"A number of individuals have been mentioned as possible candidates as president on the Reform Party ticket. If these were the candidates running for the Reform Party nomination for president, which one would you most prefer? . . ."
ALL "Very
Likely" to
Participate
in Reform
Primary
% %
Political commentator Pat Buchanan 28 30
Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura 24 33
Businessman Donald Trump 11 12
Former Conn. Gov. Lowell Weicker 8 7
Other 4 6
Not sure 25 13

 

Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications. Aug. 6-14, 1999. N=302 potential Reform Party voters nationwide. MoE +/- 5.8.

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"If you were voting today for the Reform Party presidential nominee, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Pat Buchanan, Donald Trump, and Lowell Weicker?"
%
Lowell Weicker 29
Pat Buchanan 14
Donald Trump 5
Undecided 52

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"If you were voting today for the Reform Party presidential nominee, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Pat Buchanan, Donald Trump, Jesse Ventura and Lowell Weicker?"
%
Jesse Ventura 32
Lowell Weicker 18
Pat Buchanan 12
Donald Trump 4
Undecided 34

 

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