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U.S. SENATE / CALIFORNIA / EXIT POLL


2,271 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Male (48%) 53% 44%
Female (52%) 65% 34%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Boxer Jones
White Men (32%) 43% 54%
White Women (34%) 58% 41%
Non-White Men (17%) 73% 24%
Non-White Women (18%) 77% 21%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
White (66%) 51% 47%
African-American (6%) 86% 14%
Latino (21%) 73% 23%
Asian (4%) 76% 24%
Other (4%) 67% 31%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
18-29 (21%) 64% 33%
30-44 (28%) 58% 40%
45-59 (27%) 59% 38%
60 and Older (24%) 55% 43%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
18-64 (84%) 60% 38%
65 and Older (16%) 57% 40%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Under $15,000 (8%) 70% 26%
$15-30,000 (13%) 69% 28%
$30-50,000 (19%) 61% 35%
$50-75,000 (23%) 55% 42%
$75-100,000 (15%) 56% 43%
$100-150,000 (14%) 60% 40%
$150-200,000 (5%) 49% 50%
$200,000 or More (4%) 39% 58%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Less Than $50,000 (40%) 66% 31%
$50,000 or More (60%) 55% 43%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Less Than $100,000 (78%) 61% 36%
$100,000 or More (22%) 54% 45%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (28%) 63% 35%
No (72%) 56% 41%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (17%) 62% 36%
No (83%) 57% 40%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Boxer Jones
No High School (4%) 50% 50%
H.S. Graduate (16%) 60% 38%
Some College (34%) 54% 44%
College Graduate (29%) 61% 37%
Postgrad Study (17%) 65% 33%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Boxer Jones
No College Degree (54%) 55% 43%
College Graduate (46%) 62% 35%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Democrat (40%) 92% 6%
Republican (33%) 15% 83%
Independent (27%) 64% 31%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Liberal (26%) 93% 6%
Moderate (46%) 64% 33%
Conservative (28%) 21% 78%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
No (12%) 70% 27%
Yes (88%) 57% 41%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Protestant (44%) 46% 53%
Catholic (29%) 67% 29%
Jewish (4%) 79% 20%
Other (8%) 78% 18%
None (15%) 68% 30%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (12%) 9% 90%
No (88%) 66% 32%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
More Than Weekly (12%) 46% 51%
Weekly (21%) 55% 43%
Monthly (14%) 62% 36%
A Few Times a Year (30%) 60% 37%
Never (22%) 67% 30%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Weekly (32%) 52% 46%
Occasionally (43%) 61% 37%
Never (22%) 67% 30%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Protestant/Weekly (10%) 32% 65%
Prot./Less Often (14%) 46% 53%
Catholic/Weekly (11%) 66% 31%
Catholic/Less Often (16%) 68% 28%
All Others (46%) 64% 34%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Today (5%) 61% 33%
Last Three Days (4%) 55% 40%
Last Week (2%) * *
Last Month (13%) 69% 31%
Before That (76%) 56% 42%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Today/Last 3 Days (8%) 58% 36%
Earlier Than That (92%) 59% 40%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Within the Last Week (11%) 61% 34%
Earlier Than That (89%) 58% 40%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Boxer Jones
For Your Candidate (64%) 51% 47%
Against His Opponent (30%) 74% 24%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Excellent (2%) * *
Good (37%) 35% 63%
Not So Good (46%) 71% 27%
Poor (13%) 74% 24%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Strongly Approve (27%) 12% 86%
Somewhat Approve (19%) 34% 64%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%) 77% 20%
Strongly Disapprove (40%) 95% 3%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Approve (46%) 21% 77%
Disapprove (53%) 91% 7%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Taxes (5%) 47% 46%
Education (4%) 75% 22%
Iraq (24%) 80% 19%
Terrorism (20%) 29% 69%
Economy/Jobs (16%) 79% 19%
Moral Values (18%) 34% 65%
Health Care (5%) 88% 10%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Cares About People (7%) 76% 22%
Religious Faith (6%) 30% 67%
Honest/Trustworthy (13%) 38% 61%
Strong Leader (19%) 29% 69%
Intelligent (10%) 92% 6%
Will Bring Change (27%) 91% 8%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%) 30% 68%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Safer From Terrorism (48%) 33% 66%
Less Safe (46%) 85% 12%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Very Confident (47%) 49% 48%
Somewhat Confident (43%) 65% 32%
Not Very Confident (7%) 71% 27%
Not At All Confident (3%) * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Confident (87%) 57% 41%
Not Confident (10%) 75% 24%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Strongly Approve (28%) 14% 84%
Somewhat Approve (20%) 41% 55%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 77% 21%
Strongly Disapprove (36%) 93% 5%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Approve (46%) 25% 72%
Disapprove (50%) 88% 10%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Very Well (10%) 13% 87%
Somewhat Well (29%) 21% 76%
Somewhat Badly (23%) 73% 26%
Very Badly (37%) 91% 6%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Well (37%) 19% 79%
Badly (59%) 84% 14%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (47%) 89% 9%
No (49%) 28% 70%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (46%) 22% 76%
No (54%) 88% 10%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Better (32%) 31% 68%
Worse (26%) 86% 12%
Same (40%) 63% 34%


SCHWARZENEGGER APPROVAL RATING
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Approve (71%) 45% 53%
Disapprove (25%) 89% 10%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (42%) 90% 8%
No (54%) 31% 67%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Yes (53%) 29% 69%
No (44%) 91% 7%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Big Cities (25%) 75% 23%
Smaller Cities (24%) 56% 42%
Suburbs (40%) 57% 41%
Small Towns (7%) 42% 55%
Rural (5%) 42% 56%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Urban (47%) 66% 32%
Suburban (40%) 57% 41%
Rural (13%) 43% 54%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Boxer Jones
L.A. County (23%) 68% 30%
Southern California (28%) 52% 46%
Bay Area (18%) 74% 24%
Coastal California (11%) 63% 36%
Central Valley (20%) 43% 54%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Boxer Jones
Kerry (54%) 93% 5%
Bush (44%) 18% 81%


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