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1,065 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (46%)
45%
-5
54% 0%
Female (54%)
41%
+10
58% 1%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (34%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%
White Women (37%)
53%
n/a
45% 1%
Non-White Men (12%)
16%
n/a
84% 0%
Non-White Women (17%)
16%
n/a
84% 0%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (71%)
55%
+4
44% 0%
African-American (24%)
11%
+4
89% 0%
Latino (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Asian (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (2%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (14%)
35%
-3
62% 1%
30-44 (30%)
48%
+8
52% *
45-59 (35%)
44%
+1
55% 0%
60 and Older (20%)
40%
+4
59% 1%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (88%)
43%
+3
56% 0%
65 and Older (12%)
40%
+2
60% 1%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (3%)
*
n/a
* *
$15-30,000 (8%)
34%
n/a
64% 1%
$30-50,000 (16%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
$50-75,000 (22%)
45%
n/a
53% 1%
$75-100,000 (15%)
40%
n/a
59% *
$100-150,000 (20%)
49%
n/a
51% 0%
$150-200,000 (7%)
44%
n/a
56% *
$200,000 or More (9%)
37%
n/a
62% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (27%)
39%
n/a
60% 0%
$50,000 or More (73%)
44%
n/a
55% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (64%)
41%
n/a
57% 1%
$100,000 or More (36%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (20%)
38%
n/a
61% 0%
No (80%)
44%
n/a
55% 0%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (12%)
33%
n/a
67% *
No (88%)
44%
n/a
55% 0%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (48%)
11%
+2
89% 0%
Republican (30%)
92%
+3
8% 1%
Independent (22%)
47%
-3
50% 1%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (24%)
10%
+2
88% 1%
Moderate (49%)
39%
+1
61% 0%
Conservative (28%)
79%
+0
20% 0%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (53%)
46%
+1
53% 0%
Catholic (24%)
57%
+14
41% 1%
Jewish (8%)
14%
n/a
86% *
Other (7%)
26%
n/a
72% *
None (8%)
23%
n/a
76% 1%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (12%)
94%
n/a
6% *
No (88%)
36%
n/a
63% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (4%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Three Days (4%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Week (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Month (8%)
40%
n/a
56% 3%
Before That (81%)
42%
n/a
58% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (9%)
40%
n/a
58% 1%
Earlier Than That (91%)
43%
n/a
57% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (11%)
46%
n/a
51% 1%
Earlier Than That (89%)
42%
n/a
57% 0%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (66%)
52%
n/a
48% 0%
Against His Opponent (30%)
19%
n/a
79% 1%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (28%)
97%
n/a
3% *
Somewhat Approve (16%)
86%
n/a
12% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (10%)
16%
n/a
82% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (46%)
*
n/a
99% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (43%)
93%
n/a
6% 0%
Disapprove (56%)
3%
n/a
96% 1%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (4%)
*
n/a
* *
Education (4%)
*
n/a
* *
Iraq (24%)
12%
n/a
87% 1%
Terrorism (22%)
83%
n/a
17% *
Economy/Jobs (17%)
8%
n/a
92% *
Moral Values (18%)
70%
n/a
28% 1%
Health Care (4%)
*
n/a
* *


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (7%)
26%
n/a
73% 1%
Religious Faith (6%)
91%
n/a
9% *
Honest/Trustworthy (10%)
65%
n/a
34% *
Strong Leader (17%)
87%
n/a
13% *
Intelligent (11%)
1%
n/a
98% 1%
Will Bring Change (30%)
3%
n/a
95% 1%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%)
75%
n/a
24% 0%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Worried (23%)
45%
n/a
55% *
Somewhat Worried (51%)
44%
n/a
55% 1%
Not Too Worried (21%)
30%
n/a
70% 0%
Not At All Worried (4%)
*
n/a
* *


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (71%)
45%
n/a
55% 0%
No (24%)
33%
n/a
66% 0%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (35%)
71%
+41
29% *
Worse (24%)
11%
n/a
88% 0%
Same (39%)
35%
-21
63% 1%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (23%)
94%
n/a
5% *
Somewhat Approve (20%)
78%
n/a
22% *
Somewhat Disapprove (15%)
27%
n/a
70% 2%
Strongly Disapprove (41%)
1%
n/a
98% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (41%)
86%
n/a
13% *
Disapprove (54%)
8%
n/a
91% 1%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Confident (45%)
57%
n/a
43% 0%
Somewhat Confident (45%)
30%
n/a
69% 1%
Not Very Confident (8%)
23%
n/a
77% *
Not At All Confident (2%)
*
n/a
* *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Confident (86%)
43%
n/a
56% 0%
Not Confident (10%)
22%
n/a
77% 0%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (48%)
6%
n/a
94% 0%
No (47%)
78%
n/a
21% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (50%)
77%
n/a
23% 0%
No (45%)
2%
n/a
97% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (9%)
17%
n/a
81% 1%
Smaller Cities (10%)
34%
n/a
64% 1%
Suburbs (71%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
Small Towns (5%)
67%
n/a
33% *
Rural (5%)
57%
n/a
40% 2%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (20%)
26%
n/a
73% 1%
Suburban (71%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
Rural (10%)
62%
n/a
36% 1%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Baltimore (9%)
17%
n/a
81% 1%
Baltimore Suburbs (36%)
51%
n/a
48% 1%
D.C. Suburbs (30%)
27%
n/a
73% *
Rest of Maryland (24%)
61%
n/a
38% 0%


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