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Exit Polls: Special Election
Updated: 3:42 a.m.
4214 Interviews (400 Absentee, 3814 Exit)
Sex Male 47% 59% 41%
Female 53% 51% 49%
Sex by Race White Male 32% 64% 36%
White Female 37% 57% 43%
Non-White Male 15% 46% 54%
Non-White Female 15% 39% 61%
Race White 69% 60% 40%
Black 6% 27% 73%
Hispanic 17% 46% 54%
Asian 3% * *
Other 4% 55% 45%
Age (4 Categories) 18-29 13% 52% 48%
30-44 30% 58% 42%
45-64 40% 54% 46%
65+ 17% 54% 46%
Age (Age-65 & Over) 18-64 83% 55% 45%
65+ 17% 54% 46%
Age (Age-60) 18-29 13% 52% 48%
30-44 30% 58% 42%
45-59 32% 54% 46%
60+ 25% 54% 46%
Age (Age-65) 18-24 7% 55% 45%
25-29 6% 50% 50%
30-39 18% 56% 44%
40-49 24% 58% 42%
50-64 29% 53% 47%
65+ 17% 54% 46%
Age (Age 4 categories) by Men Men 18-29 15% 55% 45%
Men 30-44 29% 62% 38%
Men 45-64 41% 59% 41%
Men 65+ 15% 56% 44%
Age (Age 4 categories) by Women Women 18-29 11% 49% 51%
Women 30-44 32% 55% 45%
Women 45-64 39% 49% 51%
Women 65+ 18% 52% 48%
Education Did not complete high school 3% * *
High school grad 13% 61% 39%
Some college/associate degree 32% 59% 41%
College grad 28% 57% 43%
Postgraduate study 23% 45% 55%
Education Non-college grad 49% 58% 42%
College grad or greater 51% 51% 49%
Education High school or less 16% 58% 42%
Some college/Associate degree 32% 59% 41%
College grad or greater 51% 51% 49%
2002 Total Family Income Under $15,000 5% 50% 50%
$15,000-$29,999 10% 46% 54%
$30,000-$49,999 17% 49% 51%
$50,000-$74,999 26% 56% 44%
$75,000-$99,999 18% 62% 38%
$100,000 or more 24% 57% 43%
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a...? Democrat 39% 24% 76%
Republican 38% 88% 12%
Independent 17% 54% 46%
Something else 7% 51% 49%
Party ID (Collapsed) Democrat 39% 24% 76%
Republican 38% 88% 12%
Independent or something else 23% 53% 47%
Party Affiliation Male Democrat 16% 25% 75%
Male Republican 19% 88% 12%
Male Independent/Else 12% 56% 44%
Female Democrat 23% 23% 77%
Female Republican 18% 88% 12%
Female Independent/Else 11% 50% 50%
On most political matters, do you consider yourself...? Very liberal 11% 16% 84%
Somewhat liberal 21% 29% 71%
Moderate 37% 56% 44%
Somewhat conservative 18% 84% 16%
Very conservative 13% 87% 13%
Political Ideology Liberal 32% 24% 76%
Moderate 37% 56% 44%
Conservative 31% 85% 15%
Party by Political Ideology Liberal Democrats 27% 16% 84%
Moderate/Conservative Democrats 23% 32% 68%
Liberal/Moderate Republicans 18% 83% 17%
Conservative Republicans 31% 91% 9%
Political Ideology by Sex Male liberal 13% 24% 76%
Male moderate 17% 57% 43%
Male conservative 17% 88% 12%
Female liberal 19% 25% 75%
Female moderate 20% 55% 45%
Female conservative 14% 81% 19%
Do you or does someone in your household belong to a labor union? I do 17% 45% 55%
Yes, someone else does 12% 57% 43%
Yes, I do and someone else does 3% * *
No one does 68% 58% 42%
Union Household Union Household 32% 49% 51%
Non-union Household 68% 58% 42%
Union Member Voter is a union member 20% 45% 55%
Someone in household is union member 12% 57% 43%
No union member in household 68% 58% 42%
Are you gay, lesbian or bisexual? Yes 4% 42% 58%
No 96% 56% 44%
How often have you voted in previous elections? Always 73% 55% 45%
Usually 22% 54% 46%
Rarely 3% * *
Never 3% * *
Frequency of past voting Always/Usually vote 94% 54% 46%
Rarely/Never vote 6% 65% 35%
Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? Approve 49% 86% 14%
Disapprove 48% 22% 78%
No Answer 3% * *
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Gray Davis is handling his job as governor? Strongly approve 6% 15% 85%
Somewhat approve 20% 9% 91%
Somewhat disapprove 23% 36% 64%
Strongly disapprove 48% 90% 10%
No Answer 2% * *
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Gray Davis is handling his job as governor? Strongly/Somewhat approve 27% 10% 90%
Strongly/Somewhat disapprove 71% 72% 28%
No Answer 2% * *
Davis Approval/Recall vote Approve of Davis job 27% 10% 90%
Disapprove of Davis job/NO on recall 20% 0% 100%
Disapprove of Davis job/YES on recall 53% 100% 0%
Is your opinion of Cruz Bustamante...? Favorable 36% 20% 80%
Unfavorable 58% 77% 23%
No Answer 6% 54% 46%
Is your opinion of Tom McClintock...? Favorable 53% 70% 30%
Unfavorable 38% 34% 66%
No Answer 9% 50% 50%
Is your opinion of Arnold Schwarzenegger...? Favorable 50% 88% 12%
Unfavorable 45% 19% 81%
No Answer 5% 54% 46%
When did you finally decide how to vote within today"s election to recall Gray Davis? Today 5% 47% 53%
In the last three days 5% 59% 41%
In the last week 6% 54% 46%
Within the last month 15% 56% 44%
More than a month ago 67% 55% 45%
Did not vote on the recall 2% * *
No Answer 1% * *
When did you finally decide how to vote in today's election to recall Gray Davis? In the last three days 10% 53% 47%
Within the last week or earlier 89% 55% 45%
No Answer 1% * *
When did you finally decide how to vote in today's election to recall Gray Davis? Within the last week 15% 53% 47%
Within the last month or earlier 83% 55% 45%
No Answer 1% * *
No matter how you voted today, which comes closer to your opinion about the recall process? It was worth the cost 47% 92% 8%
It was a waste of money 49% 19% 81%
No Answer 4% 59% 41%
When voting today, did you experience any problems with the voting equipment or the length of the ballot? Serious problems 2% * *
Minor problems 7% 41% 59%
No problems 87% 55% 45%
No Answer 4% 59% 41%
When voting today, did you experience any problems with the voting equipment or the length of the ballot? Serious/Minor problems 9% 40% 60%
No problems 87% 55% 45%
No Answer 4% 59% 41%
Voting Equipment Punch Card 35% 52% 48%
DRE/Touch Screen 5% 60% 40%
Optical Scan 34% 55% 45%
Absentee/Early Voters 25% 58% 42%
Voting Method Punch Cards 35% 52% 48%
Other method 65% 57% 43%
Do you think the condition of California's economy is...? Excellent 4% 59% 41%
Good 13% 39% 61%
Not so good 50% 49% 51%
Poor 33% 71% 29%
No Answer 1% * *
Do you think the condition of California's economy is...? Excellent/Good 16% 43% 57%
Not so good/Poor 83% 57% 43%
No Answer 1% * *
Will California be able to resolve its budget deficit without raising taxes? Yes 46% 71% 29%
No 48% 40% 60%
No Answer 6% 56% 44%
If these had been the only two candidates for governor on the ballot today, for whom would you have voted? Cruz M. Bustamante 38% 11% 89%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 53% 90% 10%
Would not have voted for governor 9% 38% 62%
Which was more important in your vote for a new governor today? My candidate's positions on the issues 58% 53% 47%
My candidate's leadership/personal qualities 36% 67% 33%
Did not vote for a new governor 6% 6% 6%
Do you think Arnold Schwarzenegger addressed the issues in enough detail? Yes 31% 88% 12%
No 64% 38% 62%
No Answer 6% 64% 36%
Should the state government issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants? Yes 24% 22% 78%
No 70% 68% 32%
No Answer 6% 40% 60%
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be... Legal in all cases 30% 40% 60%
Legal in most cases 35% 51% 49%
Illegal in most cases 20% 78% 22%
Illegal in all cases 10% 70% 30%
No Answer 6% 57% 43%
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be... Legal in most/all cases 65% 46% 54%
Illegal in most/all cases 29% 75% 25%
No Answer 6% 57% 43%
How do you feel about California's new law extending domestic partner rights for gays and lesbians? Enthusiastic 21% 26% 74%
Supportive, but not enthusiastic 32% 46% 54%
Opposed, but not angry 29% 72% 28%
Angry 13% 84% 16%
No Answer 6% 56% 44%
Feelings on new domestic partners law Enthusiastic/Supportive, but not enthusiastic 52% 38% 62%
Opposed, but not angry/Angry 42% 76% 24%
No Answer 6% 56% 44%
Governor Vote Cruz M. Bustamante 34% 10% 90%
Peter Miguel Camejo 4% 19% 81%
Arianna Huffington 1% * *
Tom McClintock 12% 74% 26%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 46% 92% 8%
Someone Else 3% * *
Proposition 54 Vote Yes 38% 78% 22%
No 62% 39% 61%
Recall Vote by Proposition 54 Yes both Recall & Prop 54 30% 100% 0%
Yes Recall but No Prop 54 24% 100% 0%
No Recall but Yes Prop 54 8% 0% 100%
No both Recall & Prop 54 38% 0% 100%
Recall by Replacement vote Yes - Bustamante 3% * *
Yes - Schwarzenegger 41% 100% 0%
Yes - Other/No Vote 12% 100% 0%
No - Bustamante 30% 0% 100%
No - Schwarzenegger 4% 0% 100%
No - Other/No Vote 10% 0% 100%
California Geocodes Los Angeles County 24% 47% 53%
Southern California 28% 71% 29%
Bay Area 18% 33% 67%
Coastal 11% 45% 55%
Inland/Valley 18% 69% 31%
Exit poll/Telephone poll Exit poll 75% 54% 46%
Telephone poll 25% 58% 42%
NOTE
• Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken (typically by the media) soon after they leave their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or a specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot measure. For more on how CNN conducts and uses exit polls, click here.
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