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How Much Did Voters Know About The Candidates And Their Stands?

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The National Annenberg Election Survey, conducted from Jan.14-Feb.5, focused on how aware voters were, at this point in the campaign, of the candidates and their positions. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, said the point of the survey was to find out how much the public knew about distinctions among the candidates amid all “the talk about the horse race and campaign tactics.” She noted that the public has become more aware of these distinctions on the issues as the campaign has gone on, but the figures indicate there is still “a way to go.”

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