2012 Presidential Debates Survey
 
Welcome and thank you for participating in this scientific survey on the 2012 presidential debates! This is an anonymous survey -- i.e., we have no way of knowing your identity or connecting it to your responses. It is intended for a random sample of 370 UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students. As a member of the random sample, your responses are crucial, because they theoretically represent the responses of 27 other Blugold undergraduates who are not in the random sample. Your participation in this survey is entirely voluntarily, and you may stop participating in it at any time, but we hope you will answer all of the questions on this survey. When you are finished, please remember to hit the "Submit" button at the bottom -- just once. Within a minute, a summary of your answers will appear on the screen. Thank you very much for your participation!

Mike Dorsher, Ph.D., associate professor and instructor for CJ303: Research Methods for Journalists

1. In general, not just in the debates, how would you rate Mitt Romney's physical appearance?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!
2. In general, not just in the debates, how would you rate Barack Obama's physical appearance?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!
3. Before this final debate, which of the following candidates did you favor?

Romney-Ryan
Obama-Biden
Some other independent/"third-party" candidate
You're truly undecided

 

4. Which sex are you?
Woman   Man
5. Which one of the these is the primary way that you have learned about the final presidential debate?
From listening to all or part of the debate "live" on the radio
From listening to excerpts of the debate replayed on the radio
From listening to people talk about the debate on AM or FM radio
From listening to people talk about the debate on satellite radio
From watching all or part of the debate "live" on television
From watching excerpts of the debate replayed on television
From watching news shows on broadcast network TV
From watching news or talks shows on cable TV
From watching "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" or other satirical TV shows
From watching Jay Leno, David Letterman or other late-night TV shows
From "YouTube" or other online video sites
From blogs or other online discussion areas
From Facebook, Twitter or other online social networking sites
From online news sites
From newspapers
From magazines
From talking with friends and family face-to-face
From talking with friends and family on the phone
None of the above
6. Which one of the these is the second-most significant way that you have learned about the final presidential debate?
From listening to all or part of the debate "live" on the radio
From listening to excerpts of the debate replayed on the radio
From listening to people talk about the debate on AM or FM radio
From listening to people talk about the debate on satellite radio
From watching all or part of the debate "live" on television
From watching excerpts of the debate replayed on television
From watching news shows on broadcast network TV
From watching news or talks shows on cable TV
From watching "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" or other satirical TV shows
From watching Jay Leno, David Letterman or other late-night TV shows
From "YouTube" or other online video sites
From blogs or other online discussion areas
From Facebook, Twitter or other online social networking sites
From online news sites
From newspapers
From magazines
From talking with friends and family face-to-face
From talking with friends and family on the phone
None of the above
7a. Whether or not you watched it, how would you rate Mitt Romney's performance in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

8a. Rate how eloquent Mitt Romney was in this debate.
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

9a. Rate how "presidential" Mitt Romney was in this debate.
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

10a. How confident was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

11a. How compassionate was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

12a. How decisive was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

13a. How visionary was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terribly   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

14a. How intelligent was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

15a. How inspirational was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

16a. How likable was Mitt Romney in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

17a. How much leadership did Mitt Romney show in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

7b. Whether or not you watched it, how would you rate Barack Obama's performance in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

8b. Rate how eloquent Barack Obama was in this debate.
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

9b. Rate how "presidential" Barack Obama was in this debate.
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

10b. How confident was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

11b. How compassionate was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

12b. How decisive was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

13b. How visionary was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terribly   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

14b. How intelligent was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

15b. How inspirational was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

16b. How likable was Barack Obama in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

17b. How much leadership did Barack Obama show in this debate?
1  Terrible!   2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10  Great!

18. After this final debate, which of the following candidates do you favor?

Romney-Ryan
Obama-Biden
Some other independent/"third-party" candidate
You're still truly undecided

 

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