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889 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Male (48%)
41%
+4
57%
Female (52%)
33%
+5
66%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
White Men (42%)
44%
n/a
54%
White Women (45%)
36%
n/a
63%
Non-White Men (7%)
24%
n/a
74%
Non-White Women (6%)
9%
n/a
91%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
White (87%)
40%
+6
59%
African-American (4%)
*
n/a
*
Latino (6%)
18%
n/a
80%
Asian (2%)
*
n/a
*
Other (1%)
*
n/a
*


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
18-29 (16%)
26%
-3
72%
30-44 (30%)
40%
+7
59%
45-59 (31%)
41%
+8
58%
60 and Older (23%)
37%
+4
61%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
18-64 (85%)
36%
+3
63%
65 and Older (15%)
43%
+11
56%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Under $15,000 (4%)
*
n/a
*
$15-30,000 (10%)
32%
n/a
68%
$30-50,000 (17%)
34%
n/a
65%
$50-75,000 (21%)
33%
n/a
65%
$75-100,000 (16%)
39%
n/a
60%
$100-150,000 (17%)
42%
n/a
57%
$150-200,000 (6%)
*
n/a
*
$200,000 or More (10%)
54%
n/a
46%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Less Than $50,000 (30%)
31%
n/a
68%
$50,000 or More (70%)
40%
n/a
59%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Less Than $100,000 (67%)
34%
n/a
65%
$100,000 or More (33%)
45%
n/a
54%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Democrat (39%)
6%
-3
94%
Republican (16%)
93%
+6
7%
Independent (44%)
44%
+13
54%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Liberal (34%)
7%
+1
92%
Moderate (45%)
40%
+9
59%
Conservative (21%)
76%
+0
23%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (15%)
49%
n/a
50%
No (85%)
32%
n/a
67%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Protestant (31%)
39%
-6
60%
Catholic (43%)
49%
+17
51%
Jewish (9%)
9%
n/a
91%
Other (6%)
*
n/a
*
None (11%)
15%
n/a
82%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (6%)
*
n/a
*
No (94%)
33%
n/a
66%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Today (6%)
*
n/a
*
Last Three Days (1%)
*
n/a
*
Last Week (1%)
*
n/a
*
Last Month (8%)
31%
n/a
68%
Before That (84%)
36%
n/a
63%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (8%)
52%
n/a
41%
Earlier Than That (92%)
35%
n/a
64%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Within the Last Week (9%)
47%
n/a
46%
Earlier Than That (91%)
36%
n/a
64%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
For Your Candidate (65%)
38%
n/a
60%
Against His Opponent (31%)
24%
n/a
76%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Strongly Approve (21%)
95%
n/a
4%
Somewhat Approve (15%)
81%
n/a
17%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%)
16%
n/a
82%
Strongly Disapprove (50%)
0%
n/a
98%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Approve (36%)
89%
n/a
10%
Disapprove (62%)
4%
n/a
95%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Taxes (5%)
*
n/a
*
Education (4%)
*
n/a
*
Iraq (23%)
11%
n/a
88%
Terrorism (21%)
82%
n/a
16%
Economy/Jobs (18%)
11%
n/a
88%
Moral Values (16%)
39%
n/a
59%
Health Care (5%)
*
n/a
*


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Cares About People (7%)
*
n/a
*
Religious Faith (4%)
*
n/a
*
Honest/Trustworthy (10%)
63%
n/a
35%
Strong Leader (15%)
77%
n/a
23%
Intelligent (16%)
5%
n/a
94%
Will Bring Change (29%)
1%
n/a
97%
Clear Stand on Issue (12%)
75%
n/a
23%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Safer From Terrorism (42%)
68%
n/a
31%
Less Safe (54%)
9%
n/a
90%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Better (24%)
67%
+42
32%
Worse (35%)
9%
n/a
89%
Same (40%)
37%
-6
62%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Strongly Approve (19%)
96%
n/a
4%
Somewhat Approve (20%)
63%
n/a
35%
Somewhat Disapprove (17%)
20%
n/a
78%
Strongly Disapprove (44%)
3%
n/a
96%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Approve (36%)
79%
n/a
20%
Disapprove (58%)
8%
n/a
91%


OPINION OF JOHN KERRY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Favorable (64%)
5%
n/a
94%
Unfavorable (35%)
89%
n/a
10%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (54%)
6%
n/a
93%
No (40%)
73%
n/a
24%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (46%)
70%
n/a
30%
No (48%)
2%
n/a
97%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Big Cities (14%)
25%
n/a
75%
Smaller Cities (12%)
35%
n/a
63%
Suburbs (61%)
41%
n/a
58%
Small Towns (-)
*
n/a
*
Rural (13%)
34%
n/a
65%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Urban (26%)
29%
n/a
70%
Suburban (61%)
41%
n/a
58%
Rural (13%)
34%
n/a
65%


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