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1,834 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Male (51%) 53% 47%
Female (49%) 44% 56%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Benson Lynch
White Men (48%) 53% 47%
White Women (47%) 44% 56%
Non-White Men (3%) 59% 41%
Non-White Women (2%) * *


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
White (95%) 49% 51%
African-American (2%) * *
Latino (1%) * *
Asian (1%) * *
Other (1%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
18-29 (16%) 46% 54%
30-44 (34%) 54% 46%
45-59 (30%) 46% 54%
60 and Older (20%) 47% 53%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
18-64 (89%) 49% 51%
65 and Older (11%) 50% 50%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Under $15,000 (3%) 33% 67%
$15-30,000 (11%) 50% 50%
$30-50,000 (18%) 47% 53%
$50-75,000 (23%) 52% 48%
$75-100,000 (19%) 47% 53%
$100-150,000 (16%) 51% 49%
$150-200,000 (5%) 49% 51%
$200,000 or More (4%) 49% 51%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Less Than $50,000 (33%) 46% 54%
$50,000 or More (67%) 50% 50%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Less Than $100,000 (75%) 48% 52%
$100,000 or More (25%) 50% 50%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Benson Lynch
No High School (2%) * *
H.S. Graduate (18%) 61% 39%
Some College (26%) 50% 50%
College Graduate (31%) 51% 49%
Postgrad Study (22%) 35% 65%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Benson Lynch
No College Degree (46%) 54% 46%
College Graduate (54%) 44% 56%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Democrat (24%) 12% 88%
Republican (32%) 85% 15%
Independent (43%) 42% 58%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Liberal (21%) 19% 81%
Moderate (49%) 41% 59%
Conservative (30%) 83% 17%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
No (8%) 46% 54%
Yes (92%) 49% 51%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Protestant (40%) 55% 45%
Catholic (38%) 52% 48%
Jewish (2%) * *
Other (6%) 31% 69%
None (14%) 35% 65%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (13%) 85% 15%
No (87%) 44% 56%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
More Than Weekly (6%) 70% 30%
Weekly (19%) 56% 44%
Monthly (12%) 45% 55%
A Few Times a Year (37%) 49% 51%
Never (24%) 41% 59%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Weekly (24%) 59% 41%
Occasionally (46%) 48% 52%
Never (23%) 41% 59%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Protestant/Weekly (9%) 58% 42%
Prot./Less Often (19%) 53% 47%
Catholic/Weekly (9%) 59% 41%
Catholic/Less Often (25%) 49% 51%
All Others (31%) 40% 60%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (67%) 51% 49%
No (33%) 43% 57%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Today (5%) 39% 61%
Last Three Days (4%) 48% 52%
Last Week (2%) * *
Last Month (9%) 48% 52%
Before That (79%) 49% 51%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Today/Last 3 Days (9%) 43% 57%
Earlier Than That (91%) 49% 51%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Within the Last Week (11%) 45% 55%
Earlier Than That (89%) 49% 51%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Benson Lynch
For Your Candidate (67%) 57% 43%
Against His Opponent (31%) 32% 68%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Excellent (9%) 84% 16%
Good (64%) 56% 44%
Not So Good (24%) 18% 82%
Poor (2%) * *


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Strongly Approve (28%) 88% 12%
Somewhat Approve (22%) 72% 28%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%) 27% 73%
Strongly Disapprove (37%) 12% 88%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Approve (50%) 81% 19%
Disapprove (49%) 16% 84%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Taxes (6%) 75% 25%
Education (3%) 30% 70%
Iraq (26%) 26% 74%
Terrorism (22%) 76% 24%
Economy/Jobs (15%) 33% 67%
Moral Values (17%) 66% 34%
Health Care (4%) 21% 79%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Cares About People (7%) 47% 53%
Religious Faith (5%) 79% 21%
Honest/Trustworthy (12%) 71% 29%
Strong Leader (21%) 75% 25%
Intelligent (10%) 13% 87%
Will Bring Change (28%) 17% 83%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%) 77% 23%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Safer From Terrorism (55%) 71% 29%
Less Safe (42%) 20% 80%


GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (46%) 30% 70%
No (50%) 66% 34%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Strongly Approve (26%) 87% 13%
Somewhat Approve (25%) 67% 33%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 30% 70%
Strongly Disapprove (33%) 12% 88%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Approve (49%) 78% 22%
Disapprove (45%) 18% 82%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Very Well (7%) 92% 8%
Somewhat Well (36%) 82% 18%
Somewhat Badly (21%) 37% 63%
Very Badly (35%) 12% 88%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Well (41%) 84% 16%
Badly (52%) 21% 79%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (46%) 19% 81%
No (48%) 76% 24%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (49%) 77% 23%
No (51%) 20% 80%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Better (36%) 73% 27%
Worse (27%) 24% 76%
Same (36%) 44% 56%


WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOU?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Born in N.H. (34%) 52% 48%
Moved From Mass. (29%) 48% 52%
Moved - Other State (38%) 44% 56%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (42%) 17% 83%
No (51%) 75% 25%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Yes (54%) 73% 27%
No (39%) 13% 87%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Big Cities (-) * *
Smaller Cities (14%) 47% 53%
Suburbs (47%) 53% 47%
Small Towns (14%) 41% 59%
Rural (24%) 47% 53%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Urban (14%) 47% 53%
Suburban (47%) 53% 47%
Rural (38%) 45% 55%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Industrial Areas (31%) 48% 52%
Concord/Ct. Valley (19%) 38% 62%
Southern N.H. (34%) 54% 46%
Rural North (15%) 53% 47%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Benson Lynch
Kerry (50%) 15% 85%
Bush (49%) 84% 16%
Nader (1%) * *


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• Key: n/a = not available; * Represents a statistically insignificant number of respondents
• Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot measure.
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