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2,006 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (45%)
51%
+0
48% 1%
Female (55%)
49%
+7
49% 0%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (26%)
58%
n/a
40% 1%
White Women (31%)
54%
n/a
44% 1%
Non-White Men (20%)
41%
n/a
57% 1%
Non-White Women (24%)
42%
n/a
58% 0%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (57%)
56%
-2
43% 1%
African-American (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Latino (32%)
44%
+12
56% 1%
Asian (0%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (9%)
33%
n/a
65% *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (17%)
50%
+8
49% 0%
30-44 (27%)
56%
+8
41% 2%
45-59 (32%)
50%
+4
48% 0%
60 and Older (25%)
44%
-9
55% 0%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (83%)
51%
+4
48% 1%
65 and Older (17%)
47%
+0
52% *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (17%)
50%
n/a
49% 0%
$15-30,000 (15%)
40%
n/a
60% 0%
$30-50,000 (22%)
53%
n/a
47% 0%
$50-75,000 (22%)
47%
n/a
51% 0%
$75-100,000 (11%)
59%
n/a
41% 1%
$100-150,000 (8%)
48%
n/a
46% 4%
$150-200,000 (2%)
*
n/a
* *
$200,000 or More (4%)
62%
n/a
38% *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (53%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%
$50,000 or More (47%)
52%
n/a
46% 1%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (86%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%
$100,000 or More (14%)
54%
n/a
43% 3%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No High School (4%)
31%
n/a
68% 1%
H.S. Graduate (21%)
51%
+0
48% 0%
Some College (34%)
53%
+0
46% 0%
College Graduate (24%)
54%
+8
44% 1%
Postgrad Study (17%)
38%
+8
60% 1%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No College Degree (59%)
51%
n/a
48% 0%
College Graduate (41%)
48%
n/a
50% 1%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (40%)
15%
n/a
84% 1%
Republican (33%)
94%
+2
5% 0%
Independent (27%)
45%
+2
52% 1%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (22%)
14%
+1
84% 1%
Moderate (42%)
39%
-5
60% 0%
Conservative (36%)
85%
+9
14% 1%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No (12%)
49%
n/a
51% *
Yes (88%)
50%
n/a
49% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (49%)
67%
+1
33% 0%
Catholic (32%)
38%
+5
61% 0%
Jewish (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (8%)
27%
n/a
70% 3%
None (10%)
32%
+11
67% 1%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (16%)
95%
n/a
4% 1%
No (84%)
41%
n/a
57% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
More Than Weekly (13%)
75%
n/a
23% 2%
Weekly (29%)
54%
n/a
45% 0%
Monthly (15%)
49%
n/a
49% 0%
A Few Times a Year (22%)
46%
n/a
53% 0%
Never (18%)
31%
n/a
68% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Weekly (41%)
60%
n/a
38% 1%
Occasionally (37%)
47%
n/a
51% 0%
Never (17%)
31%
n/a
68% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant/Weekly (14%)
79%
n/a
20% 0%
Prot./Less Often (15%)
57%
n/a
43% 0%
Catholic/Weekly (16%)
40%
n/a
60% *
Catholic/Less Often (14%)
35%
n/a
62% 0%
All Others (37%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (64%)
55%
n/a
44% 1%
No (36%)
41%
n/a
57% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (9%)
41%
n/a
56% 2%
Last Three Days (4%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Week (4%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Month (12%)
49%
n/a
50% 1%
Before That (71%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (13%)
40%
n/a
57% 2%
Earlier Than That (87%)
52%
n/a
48% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (17%)
38%
n/a
59% 2%
Earlier Than That (83%)
53%
n/a
47% 0%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (67%)
57%
n/a
42% 0%
Against His Opponent (27%)
33%
n/a
66% 0%


STATE ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent (3%)
83%
n/a
17% *
Good (41%)
68%
n/a
31% 0%
Not So Good (35%)
38%
n/a
61% 1%
Poor (19%)
26%
n/a
73% 0%


BUSH POLICIES ON LAND USE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Helped (23%)
90%
n/a
10% 0%
Hurt (35%)
8%
n/a
92% 0%
No Effect (27%)
61%
n/a
36% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (34%)
95%
n/a
5% 0%
Somewhat Approve (19%)
78%
n/a
19% 0%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%)
12%
n/a
85% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (33%)
2%
n/a
97% 1%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (53%)
89%
n/a
10% 0%
Disapprove (46%)
5%
n/a
94% 1%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (4%)
59%
n/a
40% *
Education (5%)
35%
n/a
65% *
Iraq (20%)
26%
n/a
74% 0%
Terrorism (18%)
78%
n/a
21% *
Economy/Jobs (17%)
24%
n/a
73% 1%
Moral Values (23%)
80%
n/a
18% 1%
Health Care (6%)
11%
n/a
85% 1%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (10%)
30%
n/a
69% 1%
Religious Faith (8%)
94%
n/a
6% *
Honest/Trustworthy (14%)
69%
n/a
28% *
Strong Leader (20%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%
Intelligent (9%)
10%
n/a
89% 1%
Will Bring Change (22%)
5%
n/a
94% 1%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%)
70%
n/a
29% 0%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (51%)
80%
n/a
18% 1%
Less Safe (43%)
14%
n/a
85% 0%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better Today (25%)
91%
n/a
8% 0%
Worse Today (34%)
8%
n/a
91% 1%
About the Same (42%)
59%
n/a
40% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (29%)
95%
n/a
4% 0%
Somewhat Approve (22%)
75%
n/a
23% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%)
22%
n/a
74% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (32%)
4%
n/a
95% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (49%)
87%
n/a
12% 0%
Disapprove (46%)
10%
n/a
88% 1%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Well (12%)
95%
n/a
5% 1%
Somewhat Well (33%)
87%
n/a
11% 1%
Somewhat Badly (21%)
30%
n/a
67% 0%
Very Badly (32%)
6%
n/a
93% 1%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Well (43%)
89%
n/a
10% 1%
Badly (51%)
15%
n/a
83% 0%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (45%)
12%
n/a
87% 0%
No (50%)
84%
n/a
14% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (49%)
91%
n/a
8% 0%
No (51%)
10%
n/a
88% 1%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (30%)
84%
+57
15% 0%
Worse (27%)
12%
-64
87% 1%
Same (41%)
49%
-11
49% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (42%)
9%
n/a
91% 0%
No (53%)
83%
n/a
16% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (54%)
84%
n/a
16% 0%
No (41%)
5%
n/a
93% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (-)
*
n/a
* *
Smaller Cities (44%)
46%
n/a
52% 1%
Suburbs (16%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
Small Towns (26%)
62%
n/a
37% 1%
Rural (15%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (36%)
47%
n/a
52% 1%
Suburban (19%)
45%
n/a
53% 0%
Rural (44%)
56%
n/a
44% 0%


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