1. Current events

 
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* 1. With respect to the state of the country, do you think things are going in the right direction or would you say that things have gotten off track?

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* 2. When you look ahead to 2008, how optimistic are you that things will move in a better direction?

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* 3. With respect to current issues facing our nation, how would you rank them in importance?

  High priority Moderate priority Low priority Not a priority No opinion
Withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by 2008 or sooner
Fighting global warming
Reducing global poverty and narrowing the gap between haves and have-nots
Protecting a woman's right to choose
Closing the U.S. detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay
Stopping the violence in Darfur
Passing laws to prohibit the use of torture by our government or its agents
Reversing the Military Commissions Act and restoring habeas corpus

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* 4. How closely are you following the issues from the last question?

  Very closely Somewhat closely Not very closely Not at all
The debate surrounding withdrawl of U.S. troops from Iraq
Fighting global warming
Global poverty and the gap between haves and have-nots
Protecting a woman's right to choose
Treatment of prisoners and calls to shut down Guantanamo Bay
The violence in Darfur
The use of torture by our government or its agents
The debate over restoration of habeas corpus

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* 5. Does the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement come closer to your own views?

Statement #1: Once the Bush administration is gone from office, many of the most severe human rights problems it has helped create will begin to disappear.

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Statement #2: Even if our country elects a president who rejects the Bush administration’s stand on human rights, it will take years before all the damage done to human rights principles and to the United States’ role as a defender of human rights can be repaired.

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