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U.S. SENATE / NORTH CAROLINA / EXIT POLL


2,121 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Male (41%) 41% 58%
Female (59%) 50% 49%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Bowles Burr
White Men (31%) 27% 72%
White Women (40%) 32% 66%
Non-White Men (11%) 80% 16%
Non-White Women (18%) 85% 14%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Bowles Burr
White (71%) 30% 69%
African-American (26%) 87% 12%
Latino (1%) * *
Asian (0%) * *
Other (2%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Bowles Burr
18-29 (14%) 57% 41%
30-44 (34%) 38% 59%
45-59 (31%) 50% 48%
60 and Older (22%) 46% 54%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Bowles Burr
18-64 (88%) 46% 52%
65 and Older (12%) 47% 53%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Under $15,000 (10%) 69% 28%
$15-30,000 (17%) 65% 33%
$30-50,000 (22%) 49% 49%
$50-75,000 (21%) 38% 61%
$75-100,000 (12%) 31% 68%
$100-150,000 (11%) 34% 66%
$150-200,000 (3%) 27% 71%
$200,000 or More (3%) 42% 58%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Less Than $50,000 (49%) 59% 40%
$50,000 or More (51%) 35% 64%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Less Than $100,000 (83%) 49% 49%
$100,000 or More (17%) 34% 65%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Bowles Burr
No High School (4%) 55% 44%
H.S. Graduate (22%) 54% 45%
Some College (29%) 44% 56%
College Graduate (30%) 44% 54%
Postgrad Study (15%) 49% 50%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Bowles Burr
No College Degree (55%) 48% 51%
College Graduate (45%) 46% 52%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Democrat (39%) 89% 11%
Republican (40%) 6% 93%
Independent (21%) 47% 50%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Liberal (17%) 84% 15%
Moderate (43%) 55% 43%
Conservative (40%) 21% 78%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
No (12%) 57% 40%
Yes (88%) 46% 53%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Protestant (77%) 42% 56%
Catholic (9%) 44% 56%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (8%) 69% 26%
None (6%) 69% 30%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (24%) 7% 92%
No (76%) 59% 39%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (36%) 21% 77%
No (64%) 60% 38%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (17%) 37% 61%
No (83%) 50% 49%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Today (4%) 75% 23%
Last Three Days (4%) 59% 40%
Last Week (3%) * *
Last Month (11%) 63% 34%
Before That (78%) 41% 57%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Today/Last 3 Days (8%) 68% 31%
Earlier Than That (92%) 44% 54%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Within the Last Week (11%) 64% 34%
Earlier Than That (89%) 44% 54%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Bowles Burr
For Your Candidate (74%) 41% 58%
Against His Opponent (23%) 67% 31%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Excellent (3%) * *
Good (46%) 35% 64%
Not So Good (38%) 57% 41%
Poor (12%) 78% 19%


OPINION OF JOHN EDWARDS
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Favorable (51%) 83% 15%
Unfavorable (46%) 11% 88%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Strongly Approve (38%) 8% 91%
Somewhat Approve (19%) 27% 72%
Somewhat Disapprove (11%) 82% 15%
Strongly Disapprove (31%) 95% 4%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Approve (57%) 14% 85%
Disapprove (42%) 92% 7%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Taxes (5%) 35% 62%
Education (4%) 69% 29%
Iraq (17%) 74% 24%
Terrorism (21%) 23% 77%
Economy/Jobs (21%) 81% 17%
Moral Values (24%) 15% 84%
Health Care (4%) 68% 28%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Cares About People (10%) 72% 24%
Religious Faith (14%) 15% 84%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%) 34% 66%
Strong Leader (21%) 22% 77%
Intelligent (6%) 84% 12%
Will Bring Change (21%) 90% 9%
Clear Stand on Issue (15%) 30% 69%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Safer From Terrorism (55%) 21% 78%
Less Safe (42%) 82% 16%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN SENATE VOTE
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Health Care (15%) 73% 26%
Tobacco Buyout (1%) * *
Same-Sex Marriage (12%) 15% 84%
Taxes (10%) 32% 68%
Foreign Trade (2%) * *
Economy/Jobs (42%) 56% 42%
Education (11%) 52% 46%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Strongly Approve (32%) 10% 90%
Somewhat Approve (23%) 24% 75%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 78% 19%
Strongly Disapprove (30%) 92% 6%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Approve (54%) 16% 83%
Disapprove (43%) 88% 10%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Very Well (11%) 8% 90%
Somewhat Well (38%) 16% 83%
Somewhat Badly (22%) 68% 30%
Very Badly (27%) 92% 7%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Well (48%) 14% 85%
Badly (48%) 81% 17%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (43%) 86% 13%
No (54%) 17% 80%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (54%) 15% 84%
No (46%) 86% 11%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Better (34%) 17% 81%
Worse (27%) 83% 16%
Same (38%) 49% 49%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (37%) 91% 7%
No (60%) 22% 76%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Yes (59%) 20% 79%
No (39%) 90% 7%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Big Cities (7%) 63% 36%
Smaller Cities (31%) 51% 47%
Suburbs (21%) 32% 66%
Small Towns (19%) 46% 54%
Rural (23%) 49% 50%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Urban (38%) 50% 48%
Suburban (20%) 27% 72%
Rural (42%) 50% 49%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Raleigh/Durham (24%) 55% 44%
Eastern N.C. (23%) 42% 56%
Greensboro Area (18%) 38% 60%
Charlotte Area (23%) 47% 51%
Mountain/West (13%) 47% 52%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Bowles Burr
Kerry (43%) 94% 4%
Bush (56%) 10% 89%


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