The Candidates: In a Word

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


09/25/2008 - In the latest survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press (a national survey of 2,509 voters interviewed Sept. 9-14, 2008) registered voters were asked what one word best describes their impression of the candidates for president and vice president.

Responses were tallied to show which words were most commonly associated with the candidates.

For Barack Obama, far more voters mentioned "inexperienced" than any other word. The second most frequently mentioned word was "change." The single word most commonly used to describe John McCain was "old." The second most used describer of McCain was "patriot" or "patriotic."

Read the complete findings The Candidates: In a Word on the Pew Research Center Web site.

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