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Eyewitness News Poll: V.P. Debate

October 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An exclusive Eyewitness News Poll conducted By SurveyUSA contains some revealing data from Californians about Thursday's upcoming vice presidential debate (This poll has respondents from all over California, and not just Southern California): 
Does Joe Biden make the Democratic ticket stronger, weaker, or does he make no difference?
  • 39 percent -- Stronger
  • 20 percent -- Weaker
  • 36 percent -- No Difference
  • 4 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 600 Adults; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.1 percent


Does Sarah Palin make the Republican ticket stronger, weaker, or does she makes no difference?
  • 37 percent -- Stronger
  • 51 percent -- Weaker
  • 10 percent -- No Difference
  • 2 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 600 Adults; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.1 percent


Will the Vice Presidential picks this year have a larger influence on how you vote than they have in past elections? Will they have a smaller influence on how you vote than in past elections? Or are they no more or less an influence than vice presidential picks in past elections?
  • 58 percent -- Larger Influence This Year
  • 12 percent -- Smaller Influence This Year
  • 28 percent -- No More Or Less An Influence
  • 3 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 600 Adults; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4 percent


Do you expect Sarah Palin to be the clear winner? Joe Biden to be the clear winner? Or do you think there will be no clear winner of tonight's debate?
  • 25 percent -- Palin
  • 45 percent -- Biden
  • 26 percent -- No Clear Winner
  • 4 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 499 who will watch debate; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.5 percent


Who do you expect will have a better command of the facts tonight?
  • 22 percent -- Palin
  • 57 percent -- Biden
  • 21 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 499 who will watch debate; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.4 percent


Who do you expect will be more likeable?
  • 47 percent -- Palin
  • 34 percent -- Biden
  • 19 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 499 who will watch debate; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.5 percent


Who do you expect will appear more ready to assume the office of president, if that should become necessary?
  • 25 percent -- Palin
  • 60 percent -- Biden
  • 15 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 499 who will watch debate; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.4 percent


Would Sarah Palin be a better Vice President than Dick Cheney? Worse? Or Same?
  • 36 percent -- Better
  • 31 percent -- Worse
  • 26 percent -- Same
  • 8 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 600 Adults; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4.1 percent


Would Joe Biden be a better Vice President than Dick Cheney? Worse? Or same?
  • 56 percent -- Better
  • 20 percent -- Worse
  • 18 percent -- Same
  • 6 percent -- Not Sure
Asked of 600 Adults; Margin of Sampling Error for this question is plus or minus 4 percent



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