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1,148 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Male (49%) 57% 36%
Female (51%) 45% 49%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
White Men (40%) 60% 33%
White Women (43%) 48% 47%
Non-White Men (8%) 43% 53%
Non-White Women (9%) 33% 60%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
White (83%) 54% 40%
African-American (4%) * *
Latino (3%) * *
Asian (2%) * *
Other (8%) 30% 63%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
18-29 (21%) 44% 44%
30-44 (33%) 54% 40%
45-59 (32%) 49% 47%
60 and Older (13%) 60% 39%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
18-64 (92%) 50% 44%
65 and Older (8%) 67% 32%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Under $15,000 (7%) 33% 54%
$15-30,000 (11%) 46% 44%
$30-50,000 (19%) 52% 43%
$50-75,000 (24%) 50% 43%
$75-100,000 (19%) 55% 42%
$100-150,000 (14%) 55% 39%
$150-200,000 (3%) * *
$200,000 or More (3%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Less Than $50,000 (37%) 47% 45%
$50,000 or More (63%) 53% 42%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Less Than $100,000 (80%) 49% 44%
$100,000 or More (20%) 56% 39%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Democrat (19%) 11% 87%
Republican (41%) 83% 11%
Independent (40%) 38% 53%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Liberal (17%) 12% 85%
Moderate (45%) 43% 49%
Conservative (38%) 79% 15%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Yes (25%) 62% 30%
No (75%) 49% 46%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Protestant (52%) 63% 32%
Catholic (17%) 53% 41%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (11%) 27% 59%
None (19%) 34% 61%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Yes (19%) 83% 9%
No (81%) 44% 50%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Today (5%) 31% 56%
Last Three Days (3%) * *
Last Week (3%) * *
Last Month (9%) 34% 54%
Before That (79%) 56% 40%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Today/Last 3 Days (9%) 35% 51%
Earlier Than That (91%) 53% 42%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Within the Last Week (12%) 35% 51%
Earlier Than That (88%) 53% 41%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
For Your Candidate (66%) 61% 33%
Against His Opponent (30%) 31% 63%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Strongly Approve (41%) 84% 12%
Somewhat Approve (21%) 63% 25%
Somewhat Disapprove (11%) 22% 71%
Strongly Disapprove (26%) 4% 92%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Approve (62%) 77% 16%
Disapprove (37%) 9% 86%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Taxes (3%) * *
Education (4%) * *
Iraq (20%) 24% 72%
Terrorism (22%) 72% 22%
Economy/Jobs (12%) 44% 48%
Moral Values (28%) 67% 27%
Health Care (3%) * *


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Cares About People (5%) 40% 57%
Religious Faith (10%) 70% 19%
Honest/Trustworthy (13%) 65% 28%
Strong Leader (24%) 75% 21%
Intelligent (7%) 5% 91%
Will Bring Change (20%) 10% 85%
Clear Stand on Issue (16%) 71% 21%


GOV. MURKOWSKI APPROVAL RATING
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Approve (34%) 86% 11%
Disapprove (61%) 33% 59%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Better (42%) 69% 25%
Worse (19%) 25% 67%
Same (38%) 47% 48%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Strongly Approve (37%) 83% 12%
Somewhat Approve (24%) 61% 29%
Somewhat Disapprove (11%) 33% 59%
Strongly Disapprove (27%) 8% 87%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Approve (60%) 74% 19%
Disapprove (37%) 15% 79%


MURKOWSKI APPOINTMENT BY HER FATHER
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Appropriate (34%) 91% 6%
Inappropriate (63%) 30% 61%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Yes (31%) 16% 81%
No (65%) 69% 23%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Yes (64%) 72% 22%
No (32%) 10% 82%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Big Cities (-) * *
Smaller Cities (-) * *
Suburbs (44%) 51% 42%
Small Towns (-) * *
Rural (56%) 51% 43%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Urban (-) * *
Suburban (44%) 51% 42%
Rural (56%) 51% 43%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Juneau/Fairbanks (36%) 48% 46%
Anchorage (47%) 53% 41%
Central Alaska (17%) 53% 41%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Kerry (35%) 7% 91%
Bush (62%) 77% 16%
Nader (1%) * *


VOTE FOR U.S. HOUSE
TOTAL Murkowski Knowles
Democrat (22%) 4% 96%
Republican (72%) 71% 24%


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• Key: n/a = not available; * Represents a statistically insignificant number of respondents
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