US Opinion of Presidential Election Process

Good thing or bad thing?

Good Neither Bad
The nominations are determined by a series of state primaries and caucuses 57% 26% 16%
The caucuses and primaries begin in January of the election year 49% 27% 22%
The parties’ 2008 nominees for president will probably be known by early February 45% 18% 36%
Iowa’s caucus and New Hampshire’s primary are always the first two contests 26% 44% 28%
The nominees are usually determined before many states have held their primary or caucus 11% 17% 71%

Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,008 American adults, conducted from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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