USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL SEPTEMBER WAVE 1

-- FINAL TOPLINE -Timberline: 927950 G: 893 Princeton Job #: 11-09-018 Jeff Jones, Lydia Saad September 15-18, 2011 Results are based on telephone interviews conducted September 15-18, 2011 with a random sample of –1,004— adults, aged 18+, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of error is ±4 percentage points. For results based on the sample of –889— registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points. For results based on the sample of –439— Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±6 percentage points. Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each sample includes a minimum quota of 400 cell phone respondents and 600 landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas among landline respondents by region. Landline numbers are chosen at random among listed telephone numbers, cell phone numbers are selected using random-digit dial methods. Landline respondents are chosen at random within each household on the basis of which member had the most recent birthday. Samples are weighted by gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education, region, adults in the household, and phone status (cell phone only/landline only/both, having an unlisted landline number, and being cell phone mostly). Demographic weighting targets are based on the March 2010 Current Population Survey figures for the age 18+ non-institutionalized population living in U.S. telephone households. All reported margins of sampling error include the computed design effects for weighting and sample design. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

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Compared to previous elections, are you more enthusiastic than usual about voting, or less enthusiastic? NOTE: TREND FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS More enthusiastic REGISTERED VOTERS 2012 2011 Sep 15-18 2008 2008 Oct 31-Nov 2 † 2008 Oct 23-26 2008 Oct 10-12 2008 Sep 5-7 2008 Aug 30-31 † 2008 Aug 21-23 2008 Jun 15-19 2008 Feb 8-10 2008 Jan 10-13 ^ 2004 2004 Oct 14-16 ^ 2004 Sep 3-5 ^ 2004 Aug 23-25 ^ 2004 Jul 30-Aug 1 ^ 2004 Jul 19-21 ^ 2004 Mar 26-28 2004 Jan 29-Feb 1 2000 2000 Oct 13-15 2000 Mar 10-12 2000 Jan 7-10 1996 1996 Oct 23-24 Less enthusiastic No opinion

Same (vol.)

50 68 69 62 64 54 48 48 63 62 67 65 60 69 60 52 56 38 39 45 17

38 19 19 27 21 28 37 37 29 28 21 23 29 22 25 29 32 39 38 37 36

10 12 11 11 14 17 14 14 8 10 12 11 11 9 14 18 12 20 22 17 45

2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 * 1 * 1 --1 1 * 3 1 1 2

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Q.9 ENTHUSIASM ABOUT VOTING (CONTINUED) More enthusiastic NATIONAL ADULTS 2012 2011 Sep 15-18 2008 2008 Oct 31-Nov 2 † 2008 Oct 23-26 2008 Oct 10-12 2008 Sep 5-7 2008 Aug 30-31 † 2008 Aug 21-23 2008 Jun 15-19 2008 Feb 8-10 2008 Jan 10-13 ^ 2004 2004 Oct 14-16 ^ 2004 Sep 3-5 ^ 2004 Aug 23-25 ^ 2004 Jul 30-Aug 1 ^ 2004 Jul 19-21 ^ 2004 Mar 26-28 2004 Jan 29-Feb 1 2000 2000 Mar 10-12 2000 Jan 7-10
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Less enthusiastic

Same (vol.)

No opinion

48 65 67 60 62 51 48 48 62 60 65 64 57 67 59 51 55 37 43

40 21 21 28 23 30 38 37 30 29 23 24 32 25 27 32 34 40 38

10 11 11 10 14 16 13 14 7 10 11 11 10 8 13 16 10 21 17

2 2 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 * 1 1 1 2 2

Asked of half sample. USA Today/Gallup poll asked on Gallup daily tracking survey

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Q.9 ENTHUSIASM ABOUT VOTING (CONTINUED) More enthusiastic DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS 2012 2011 Sep 15-18 2008 2008 Oct 31-Nov 2 † 2008 Oct 23-26 2008 Oct 10-12 2008 Sep 5-7 2008 Aug 30-31 † 2008 Aug 21-23 2008 Jun 15-19 2008 Feb 8-10 2008 Jan 10-13 ^ 2004 2004 Oct 14-16 ^ 2004 Sep 3-5 ^ 2004 Aug 23-25 ^ 2004 Jul 30-Aug 1 ^ 2004 Jul 19-21 ^ 2004 Mar 26-28 2004 Jan 29-Feb 1 2000 2000 Mar 10-12 2000 Jan 7-10
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Less enthusiastic

Same (vol.)

No opinion

45 73 76 71 67 61 57 61 79 74 67 62 60 73 68 51 59 33 39

44 15 15 18 19 24 28 25 15 19 23 29 30 21 20 35 34 47 42

8 10 8 10 13 12 14 13 6 6 10 7 10 6 12 13 6 19 17

2 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 * 1 -2 * --1 1 1 2

Asked of half sample. USA Today/Gallup poll asked on Gallup daily tracking survey

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Q.9 ENTHUSIASM ABOUT VOTING (CONTINUED) More enthusiastic REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS 2012 2011 Sep 15-18 2008 2008 Oct 31-Nov 2 † 2008 Oct 23-26 2008 Oct 10-12 2008 Sep 5-7 2008 Aug 30-31 † 2008 Aug 21-23 2008 Jun 15-19 2008 Feb 8-10 2008 Jan 10-13 ^ 2004 2004 Oct 14-16 ^ 2004 Sep 3-5 ^ 2004 Aug 23-25 ^ 2004 Jul 30-Aug 1 ^ 2004 Jul 19-21 ^ 2004 Mar 26-28 2004 Jan 29-Feb 1 2000 2000 Mar 10-12 2000 Jan 7-10
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Less enthusiastic

Same (vol.)

No opinion

58 59 65 51 60 42 39 35 44 49 68 69 60 62 51 52 53 45 51

30 27 20 38 24 36 47 51 48 37 19 18 30 27 32 27 31 32 32

11 12 13 10 15 20 13 13 8 12 12 13 9 11 15 20 15 22 16

2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 * 2 1 * 1 * 2 1 1 1 1

Asked of half sample. USA Today/Gallup poll asked on Gallup daily tracking survey

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