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BALLOT MEASURES / OHIO ISSUE 1 / EXIT POLL


1,959 Respondents Updated: 2:06 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Yes No
Male (47%) 63% 37%
Female (53%) 61% 39%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Yes No
White Men (40%) 64% 36%
White Women (46%) 62% 38%
Non-White Men (6%) 53% 47%
Non-White Women (7%) 57% 43%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Yes No
White (86%) 63% 37%
African-American (9%) 61% 39%
Latino (3%) 44% 56%
Asian (1%) * *
Other (1%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Yes No
18-29 (21%) 51% 49%
30-44 (30%) 61% 39%
45-59 (29%) 66% 34%
60 and Older (20%) 68% 32%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Yes No
18-64 (88%) 60% 40%
65 and Older (12%) 72% 28%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Under $15,000 (8%) 60% 40%
$15-30,000 (16%) 59% 41%
$30-50,000 (25%) 59% 41%
$50-75,000 (22%) 65% 35%
$75-100,000 (15%) 63% 37%
$100-150,000 (9%) 55% 45%
$150-200,000 (4%) 53% 47%
$200,000 or More (2%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Less Than $50,000 (48%) 59% 41%
$50,000 or More (52%) 62% 38%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Less Than $100,000 (85%) 62% 38%
$100,000 or More (15%) 55% 45%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (34%) 63% 37%
No (66%) 62% 38%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (17%) 64% 36%
No (83%) 62% 38%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Yes No
No High School (4%) 75% 25%
H.S. Graduate (29%) 69% 31%
Some College (29%) 63% 37%
College Graduate (25%) 58% 42%
Postgrad Study (14%) 51% 49%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Yes No
No College Degree (61%) 67% 33%
College Graduate (39%) 56% 44%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Yes No
Democrat (35%) 44% 56%
Republican (40%) 81% 19%
Independent (25%) 54% 46%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Yes No
Liberal (19%) 28% 72%
Moderate (48%) 58% 42%
Conservative (33%) 87% 13%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Yes No
No (14%) 59% 41%
Yes (86%) 64% 36%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Yes No
Protestant (56%) 69% 31%
Catholic (27%) 64% 36%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (6%) 44% 56%
None (10%) 35% 65%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (17%) 89% 11%
No (83%) 57% 43%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (25%) 86% 14%
No (75%) 55% 45%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
More Than Weekly (14%) 85% 15%
Weekly (27%) 72% 28%
Monthly (15%) 64% 36%
A Few Times a Year (28%) 52% 48%
Never (14%) 39% 61%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
Weekly (39%) 76% 24%
Occasionally (41%) 57% 43%
Never (13%) 39% 61%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
Protestant/Weekly (16%) 79% 21%
Prot./Less Often (17%) 62% 38%
Catholic/Weekly (12%) 71% 29%
Catholic/Less Often (13%) 57% 43%
All Others (38%) 55% 45%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (63%) 68% 32%
No (37%) 50% 50%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Today (5%) 62% 38%
Last Three Days (4%) 52% 48%
Last Week (3%) * *
Last Month (11%) 55% 45%
Before That (78%) 64% 36%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Today/Last 3 Days (9%) 58% 42%
Earlier Than That (91%) 63% 37%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Within the Last Week (12%) 59% 41%
Earlier Than That (88%) 63% 37%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Yes No
For Your Candidate (71%) 66% 34%
Against His Opponent (25%) 52% 48%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Yes No
Excellent (3%) * *
Good (38%) 79% 21%
Not So Good (39%) 56% 44%
Poor (19%) 44% 56%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Yes No
Strongly Approve (31%) 88% 12%
Somewhat Approve (23%) 72% 28%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 57% 43%
Strongly Disapprove (32%) 38% 62%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (53%) 81% 19%
Disapprove (46%) 44% 56%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Yes No
Taxes (6%) 69% 31%
Education (5%) 54% 46%
Iraq (13%) 44% 56%
Terrorism (17%) 78% 22%
Economy/Jobs (24%) 52% 48%
Moral Values (23%) 81% 19%
Health Care (5%) 51% 49%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Yes No
Cares About People (11%) 59% 41%
Religious Faith (10%) 91% 9%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%) 72% 28%
Strong Leader (19%) 77% 23%
Intelligent (6%) 25% 75%
Will Bring Change (24%) 45% 55%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%) 75% 25%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Yes No
Safer From Terrorism (58%) 77% 23%
Less Safe (39%) 44% 56%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Yes No
Very Confident (41%) 72% 28%
Somewhat Confident (47%) 59% 41%
Not Very Confident (9%) 39% 61%
Not At All Confident (3%) * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Yes No
Confident (84%) 65% 35%
Not Confident (12%) 40% 60%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Strongly Approve (30%) 82% 18%
Somewhat Approve (27%) 74% 26%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 51% 49%
Strongly Disapprove (27%) 40% 60%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (55%) 78% 22%
Disapprove (41%) 44% 56%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Very Well (11%) 85% 15%
Somewhat Well (36%) 81% 19%
Somewhat Badly (25%) 56% 44%
Very Badly (27%) 39% 61%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Yes No
Well (45%) 82% 18%
Badly (50%) 47% 53%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (44%) 43% 57%
No (51%) 79% 21%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (52%) 80% 20%
No (48%) 43% 57%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Yes No
Better (30%) 79% 21%
Worse (32%) 52% 48%
Same (38%) 60% 40%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
TOTAL Yes No
Better Today (17%) 81% 19%
Worse Today (55%) 49% 51%
About the Same (28%) 76% 24%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (40%) 42% 58%
No (54%) 77% 23%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (58%) 76% 24%
No (36%) 39% 61%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Yes No
Big Cities (6%) 61% 39%
Smaller Cities (19%) 52% 48%
Suburbs (50%) 63% 37%
Small Towns (6%) 59% 41%
Rural (19%) 70% 30%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Yes No
Urban (25%) 54% 46%
Suburban (50%) 63% 37%
Rural (25%) 67% 33%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Yes No
Cuyahoga County (11%) 61% 39%
Northeastern Ohio (27%) 61% 39%
Central Ohio (20%) 61% 39%
Northwestern Ohio (14%) 62% 38%
Southwestern Ohio (27%) 64% 36%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Yes No
Kerry (48%) 41% 59%
Bush (51%) 81% 19%


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