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2,107 Respondents Updated: 2:06 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Male (47%)
51%
-3
48%
Female (53%)
46%
+6
54%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
White Men (38%)
57%
n/a
42%
White Women (43%)
51%
n/a
48%
Non-White Men (9%)
24%
n/a
75%
Non-White Women (10%)
22%
n/a
78%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
White (82%)
54%
+4
45%
African-American (13%)
16%
+9
84%
Latino (3%)
28%
n/a
72%
Asian (1%)
*
n/a
*
Other (1%)
*
n/a
*


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
18-29 (21%)
39%
-7
60%
30-44 (28%)
51%
+1
48%
45-59 (29%)
50%
+1
50%
60 and Older (22%)
52%
+12
48%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
18-64 (86%)
48%
n/a
51%
65 and Older (14%)
48%
+10
52%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Under $15,000 (9%)
40%
n/a
60%
$15-30,000 (16%)
39%
n/a
60%
$30-50,000 (26%)
51%
n/a
48%
$50-75,000 (22%)
52%
n/a
48%
$75-100,000 (12%)
47%
n/a
52%
$100-150,000 (9%)
48%
n/a
51%
$150-200,000 (3%)
65%
n/a
35%
$200,000 or More (3%)
78%
n/a
22%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Less Than $50,000 (52%)
45%
n/a
54%
$50,000 or More (48%)
53%
n/a
47%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Less Than $100,000 (85%)
47%
n/a
52%
$100,000 or More (15%)
58%
n/a
42%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (30%)
37%
n/a
62%
No (70%)
55%
n/a
45%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (16%)
37%
n/a
63%
No (84%)
52%
n/a
47%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
No High School (4%)
43%
+9
57%
H.S. Graduate (31%)
51%
+8
49%
Some College (29%)
46%
+0
54%
College Graduate (23%)
53%
-5
46%
Postgrad Study (14%)
48%
+0
52%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
No College Degree (64%)
48%
n/a
52%
College Graduate (36%)
51%
n/a
48%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Democrat (41%)
15%
+1
85%
Republican (39%)
89%
+7
11%
Independent (20%)
41%
-4
58%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Liberal (22%)
12%
-5
88%
Moderate (48%)
43%
+4
57%
Conservative (30%)
86%
+4
13%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
No (16%)
41%
n/a
59%
Yes (84%)
51%
n/a
49%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Protestant (50%)
55%
+0
45%
Catholic (35%)
49%
+4
51%
Jewish (2%)
*
n/a
*
Other (6%)
24%
n/a
75%
None (8%)
29%
-10
69%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (13%)
93%
n/a
7%
No (87%)
41%
n/a
58%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
More Than Weekly (12%)
62%
+1
38%
Weekly (27%)
55%
+3
45%
Monthly (15%)
52%
+9
48%
A Few Times a Year (29%)
43%
+0
56%
Never (13%)
31%
-5
68%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Weekly (37%)
57%
n/a
43%
Occasionally (42%)
46%
n/a
53%
Never (13%)
31%
n/a
68%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Protestant/Weekly (14%)
65%
n/a
35%
Prot./Less Often (17%)
54%
n/a
45%
Catholic/Weekly (15%)
53%
n/a
47%
Catholic/Less Often (18%)
45%
n/a
54%
All Others (31%)
37%
n/a
62%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (61%)
55%
+2
45%
No (39%)
40%
+3
59%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (46%)
62%
n/a
38%
No (54%)
39%
n/a
60%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Today (6%)
51%
n/a
46%
Last Three Days (3%)
40%
n/a
60%
Last Week (3%)
*
n/a
*
Last Month (10%)
38%
n/a
61%
Before That (79%)
50%
n/a
49%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (9%)
48%
n/a
51%
Earlier Than That (91%)
49%
n/a
51%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Within the Last Week (11%)
46%
n/a
52%
Earlier Than That (89%)
49%
n/a
51%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
For Your Candidate (69%)
57%
n/a
43%
Against His Opponent (26%)
28%
n/a
71%


STATE ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Excellent (2%)
*
n/a
*
Good (46%)
72%
n/a
27%
Not So Good (39%)
33%
n/a
66%
Poor (11%)
14%
n/a
86%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Strongly Approve (30%)
94%
n/a
6%
Somewhat Approve (20%)
89%
n/a
11%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%)
13%
n/a
86%
Strongly Disapprove (35%)
2%
n/a
98%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Approve (50%)
92%
n/a
8%
Disapprove (48%)
5%
n/a
95%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Taxes (7%)
48%
n/a
52%
Education (5%)
26%
n/a
74%
Iraq (19%)
29%
n/a
71%
Terrorism (20%)
83%
n/a
17%
Economy/Jobs (18%)
18%
n/a
82%
Moral Values (18%)
80%
n/a
19%
Health Care (6%)
19%
n/a
81%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Cares About People (12%)
36%
n/a
63%
Religious Faith (9%)
94%
n/a
6%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%)
74%
n/a
26%
Strong Leader (18%)
85%
n/a
14%
Intelligent (6%)
6%
n/a
94%
Will Bring Change (26%)
3%
n/a
96%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%)
69%
n/a
30%


DID KERRY ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (65%)
63%
n/a
37%
No (30%)
20%
n/a
80%


DID BUSH ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (60%)
34%
n/a
65%
No (35%)
76%
n/a
24%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Safer From Terrorism (53%)
79%
n/a
20%
Less Safe (42%)
12%
n/a
87%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Strongly Approve (27%)
94%
n/a
6%
Somewhat Approve (25%)
74%
n/a
25%
Somewhat Disapprove (16%)
19%
n/a
81%
Strongly Disapprove (31%)
7%
n/a
93%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Approve (49%)
84%
n/a
16%
Disapprove (45%)
11%
n/a
89%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Very Well (9%)
88%
n/a
12%
Somewhat Well (31%)
93%
n/a
7%
Somewhat Badly (24%)
35%
n/a
64%
Very Badly (33%)
6%
n/a
93%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Well (39%)
92%
n/a
8%
Badly (54%)
19%
n/a
81%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (44%)
11%
n/a
89%
No (49%)
86%
n/a
13%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (50%)
92%
n/a
7%
No (50%)
10%
n/a
90%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Better (30%)
79%
+45
21%
Worse (30%)
16%
-45
84%
Same (39%)
53%
-6
47%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (41%)
9%
n/a
91%
No (51%)
85%
n/a
15%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (56%)
82%
n/a
18%
No (37%)
5%
n/a
94%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Big Cities (12%)
19%
n/a
81%
Smaller Cities (6%)
28%
n/a
72%
Suburbs (65%)
52%
n/a
47%
Small Towns (8%)
48%
n/a
52%
Rural (9%)
73%
n/a
27%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Urban (18%)
22%
-6
78%
Suburban (65%)
52%
+3
47%
Rural (17%)
60%
+1
39%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Philadelphia (12%)
19%
n/a
81%
Phila. Suburbs (21%)
46%
n/a
54%
Northeastern Pa. (14%)
49%
n/a
51%
Pittsburgh Area (23%)
46%
n/a
53%
Central/North Tier (30%)
63%
n/a
37%


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