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U.S. SENATE / OHIO / EXIT POLL


1,940 Respondents Updated: 2:06 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Male (47%) 64% 35%
Female (53%) 63% 37%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
White Men (40%) 68% 32%
White Women (45%) 69% 31%
Non-White Men (7%) 41% 57%
Non-White Women (8%) 29% 70%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
White (86%) 69% 31%
African-American (9%) 32% 67%
Latino (3%) 33% 67%
Asian (1%) * *
Other (1%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
18-29 (21%) 60% 40%
30-44 (30%) 64% 35%
45-59 (29%) 64% 36%
60 and Older (21%) 67% 33%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
18-64 (87%) 63% 37%
65 and Older (13%) 71% 29%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Under $15,000 (8%) 48% 51%
$15-30,000 (16%) 51% 48%
$30-50,000 (25%) 61% 39%
$50-75,000 (22%) 67% 33%
$75-100,000 (15%) 68% 32%
$100-150,000 (9%) 68% 32%
$150-200,000 (4%) 80% 20%
$200,000 or More (2%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Less Than $50,000 (48%) 56% 44%
$50,000 or More (52%) 68% 31%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Less Than $100,000 (86%) 61% 39%
$100,000 or More (14%) 72% 28%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (35%) 54% 45%
No (65%) 69% 31%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (18%) 51% 48%
No (82%) 66% 33%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
No High School (4%) 53% 45%
H.S. Graduate (29%) 64% 35%
Some College (28%) 66% 34%
College Graduate (25%) 65% 34%
Postgrad Study (14%) 57% 42%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
No College Degree (61%) 64% 35%
College Graduate (39%) 62% 37%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Democrat (36%) 28% 72%
Republican (40%) 94% 5%
Independent (24%) 63% 37%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Liberal (20%) 30% 70%
Moderate (47%) 58% 41%
Conservative (34%) 90% 10%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
No (14%) 64% 35%
Yes (86%) 64% 36%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Protestant (56%) 66% 33%
Catholic (27%) 71% 29%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (6%) 39% 61%
None (10%) 42% 57%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (18%) 94% 6%
No (82%) 57% 42%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (24%) 79% 21%
No (76%) 59% 41%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
More Than Weekly (14%) 74% 26%
Weekly (27%) 72% 28%
Monthly (15%) 63% 37%
A Few Times a Year (28%) 58% 41%
Never (14%) 48% 51%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Weekly (39%) 73% 27%
Occasionally (41%) 60% 39%
Never (13%) 48% 51%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Protestant/Weekly (16%) 76% 24%
Prot./Less Often (17%) 58% 41%
Catholic/Weekly (12%) 76% 24%
Catholic/Less Often (13%) 67% 33%
All Others (37%) 55% 44%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (63%) 69% 31%
No (37%) 53% 45%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Today (5%) 67% 31%
Last Three Days (4%) 57% 43%
Last Week (3%) * *
Last Month (11%) 66% 34%
Before That (78%) 64% 35%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Today/Last 3 Days (9%) 63% 36%
Earlier Than That (91%) 64% 35%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Within the Last Week (11%) 62% 36%
Earlier Than That (89%) 65% 35%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
For Your Candidate (72%) 69% 30%
Against His Opponent (25%) 52% 48%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Excellent (3%) * *
Good (38%) 91% 9%
Not So Good (38%) 57% 42%
Poor (19%) 27% 73%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Strongly Approve (31%) 96% 3%
Somewhat Approve (22%) 88% 12%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 51% 49%
Strongly Disapprove (32%) 24% 76%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Approve (53%) 93% 7%
Disapprove (46%) 32% 68%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Taxes (6%) 78% 22%
Education (6%) 50% 50%
Iraq (13%) 48% 51%
Terrorism (17%) 91% 8%
Economy/Jobs (25%) 41% 59%
Moral Values (23%) 86% 14%
Health Care (5%) 47% 52%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Cares About People (12%) 54% 46%
Religious Faith (10%) 94% 6%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%) 79% 21%
Strong Leader (20%) 89% 11%
Intelligent (7%) 26% 72%
Will Bring Change (24%) 34% 65%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%) 82% 18%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Safer From Terrorism (58%) 83% 16%
Less Safe (39%) 37% 63%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Very Confident (41%) 78% 22%
Somewhat Confident (47%) 61% 39%
Not Very Confident (9%) 33% 67%
Not At All Confident (3%) * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Confident (84%) 68% 31%
Not Confident (11%) 33% 67%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Strongly Approve (30%) 93% 6%
Somewhat Approve (27%) 82% 17%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 47% 52%
Strongly Disapprove (27%) 23% 77%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Approve (55%) 88% 11%
Disapprove (40%) 32% 68%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Very Well (11%) 94% 5%
Somewhat Well (36%) 90% 9%
Somewhat Badly (24%) 54% 45%
Very Badly (27%) 25% 74%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Well (46%) 91% 8%
Badly (49%) 39% 61%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (44%) 35% 64%
No (50%) 90% 10%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (52%) 94% 6%
No (48%) 34% 66%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Better (30%) 91% 8%
Worse (32%) 36% 63%
Same (37%) 66% 34%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Better Today (17%) 94% 5%
Worse Today (55%) 45% 55%
About the Same (28%) 83% 17%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (40%) 34% 66%
No (54%) 88% 12%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Yes (58%) 86% 14%
No (36%) 29% 70%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Big Cities (6%) 63% 37%
Smaller Cities (19%) 49% 50%
Suburbs (49%) 67% 33%
Small Towns (6%) 62% 38%
Rural (19%) 72% 28%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Urban (26%) 52% 47%
Suburban (49%) 67% 33%
Rural (25%) 69% 31%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Cuyahoga County (12%) 54% 45%
Northeastern Ohio (27%) 62% 38%
Central Ohio (20%) 69% 31%
Northwestern Ohio (15%) 65% 35%
Southwestern Ohio (27%) 64% 35%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Voinovich Fingerhut
Kerry (48%) 30% 70%
Bush (51%) 95% 4%


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