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Independent Support for McCain Iran Policy Rises

Independents Express Increased Support for McCain's Iran Policy
-- Slight Movement Against Meeting with Iran Leaders Among Democrats and Independents --

Flemington, NJ, June 2, 2008 - A new national study conducted among 310 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents indicated that after viewing segments of Senator McCain's remarks at the AIPAC Meeting in Washington DC earlier today, there was modest movement of support for Senator John McCain.

The study was conducted by HCD Research and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO) earlier today to obtain Americans' perceptions of video segments of Senator McCain's remarks in Washington DC this morning.

While viewing segments of the speech, participants indicated their levels of agreement by moving their mouse from left to right on a continuum. The responses were recorded in quarter-second intervals and reported in the form of curves. To view agreement curves and detailed results go to: www.mediacurves.com

Among the study findings:
If the 2008 Presidential election were held today who would you vote for?

Prior to Viewing McCain's Remarks After Viewing McCain's Remarks

Democrats
Barack Obama - 53%
Hillary Clinton - 32%
John McCain - 4%
Undecided - 11%
I would not vote - 1%
Democrats
Barack Obama - 52 %
Hillary Clinton - 27%
John McCain - 6%
Undecided - 15%
I would not vote - 0%
Republicans
Barack Obama - 9%
Hillary Clinton 3%
John McCain - 71%
Undecided - 13%
I would not vote - 3%
Republicans
Barack Obama - 8%
Hillary Clinton - 2%
John McCain - 73%
Undecided - 14%
I would not vote - 3%
Independents
Barack Obama - 24%
Hillary Clinton - 24%
John McCain - 27%
Undecided - 25%
I would not vote - 1%
Independents
Barack Obama - 23%
Hillary Clinton - 24%
John McCain - 31%
Undecided - 21%
I would not vote - 1%

Which candidate do you think has the best policy on how to deal with Iran?
Prior to Viewing McCain's Remarks
After Viewing McCain's Remarks
Democrats
Barack Obama - 58%
Hillary Clinton - 36%
John McCain - 6%
Democrats
Barack Obama - 54%
Hillary Clinton - 33%
John McCain - 14%

Republicans
Barack Obama - 8%
Hillary Clinton -3%
John McCain - 89%
Republicans
Barack Obama - 7%
Hillary Clinton - 3%
John McCain - 90%

Independents
Barack Obama - 28%
Hillary Clinton - 31%
John McCain - 42%
Independents
Barack Obama - 24%
Hillary Clinton - 27%
John McCain - 49%

Do you think that the next President of the United States should establish in-person meetings with the leadership of Iran?

Prior to Viewing McCain's Remarks After Viewing McCain's Remarks

Democrats
Yes - 65%
No - 9%
Not Sure - 25%
Democrats
Yes - 61%
No - 14%
Not Sure - 25%

Republicans
Yes - 25%
No -37%
Not Sure - 37%

Republicans
Yes - 29%
No - 46%
Not Sure - 25%

Independents
Yes - 42%
No - 24%
Not Sure - 34%

Independents
Yes - 39%
No - 29%
Not Sure - 31%


The Media Curves web site provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans' perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

ENDS

HCD Research is a communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ. The company's services include traditional and web-based marketing and communications research. For additional information on HCD Research, access the company's web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393. Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, MCIPO is a respected source of public opinion data on local, state and national issues. . For additional information on Muhlenberg College, go to www.muhlenberg.edu

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