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U.S. SENATE / SOUTH CAROLINA / EXIT POLL


1,740 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Male (43%) 60% 39%
Female (57%) 49% 49%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
White Men (32%) 74% 25%
White Women (36%) 68% 31%
Non-White Men (12%) 22% 77%
Non-White Women (21%) 16% 80%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
White (67%) 70% 28%
African-American (29%) 14% 83%
Latino (1%) * *
Asian (1%) * *
Other (2%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
18-29 (18%) 46% 51%
30-44 (29%) 53% 45%
45-59 (33%) 55% 43%
60 and Older (19%) 58% 40%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
18-64 (89%) 53% 45%
65 and Older (11%) 58% 41%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Under $15,000 (8%) 35% 65%
$15-30,000 (15%) 43% 52%
$30-50,000 (23%) 49% 50%
$50-75,000 (26%) 58% 40%
$75-100,000 (13%) 65% 34%
$100-150,000 (8%) 63% 35%
$150-200,000 (3%) 57% 35%
$200,000 or More (3%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Less Than $50,000 (46%) 45% 53%
$50,000 or More (54%) 61% 37%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Less Than $100,000 (86%) 52% 46%
$100,000 or More (14%) 64% 33%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Democrat (33%) 8% 91%
Republican (44%) 88% 11%
Independent (23%) 52% 45%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Liberal (15%) 22% 75%
Moderate (47%) 41% 56%
Conservative (38%) 80% 19%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Yes (18%) 63% 36%
No (82%) 53% 45%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Protestant (75%) 59% 40%
Catholic (10%) 54% 41%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (7%) 35% 62%
None (6%) 19% 77%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Yes (24%) 94% 6%
No (76%) 41% 56%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Yes (31%) 82% 17%
No (69%) 42% 56%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Today (5%) 38% 62%
Last Three Days (4%) 42% 58%
Last Week (3%) * *
Last Month (11%) 41% 55%
Before That (78%) 57% 41%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Today/Last 3 Days (8%) 40% 60%
Earlier Than That (92%) 55% 43%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Within the Last Week (11%) 44% 56%
Earlier Than That (89%) 55% 43%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
For Your Candidate (73%) 61% 37%
Against His Opponent (23%) 34% 64%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Strongly Approve (39%) 90% 9%
Somewhat Approve (21%) 68% 29%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%) 29% 69%
Strongly Disapprove (28%) 5% 92%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Approve (60%) 83% 16%
Disapprove (40%) 12% 85%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Taxes (6%) 66% 34%
Education (4%) 31% 69%
Iraq (16%) 34% 63%
Terrorism (23%) 76% 21%
Economy/Jobs (17%) 20% 79%
Moral Values (23%) 82% 16%
Health Care (4%) 13% 83%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Cares About People (10%) 33% 66%
Religious Faith (13%) 89% 11%
Honest/Trustworthy (12%) 73% 26%
Strong Leader (22%) 74% 24%
Intelligent (5%) 20% 71%
Will Bring Change (19%) 11% 87%
Clear Stand on Issue (14%) 65% 32%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN SENATE VOTE
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Trade (3%) * *
Health Care (7%) 43% 57%
Taxes (27%) 69% 31%
Social Security (10%) 47% 52%
Economy/Jobs (29%) 50% 48%
Education (15%) 41% 57%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Better (36%) 77% 22%
Worse (25%) 23% 73%
Same (37%) 53% 45%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Strongly Approve (34%) 90% 9%
Somewhat Approve (25%) 67% 31%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 28% 69%
Strongly Disapprove (25%) 9% 88%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Approve (57%) 80% 18%
Disapprove (38%) 16% 81%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Yes (34%) 14% 83%
No (60%) 77% 22%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Yes (61%) 78% 20%
No (33%) 10% 88%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Big Cities (-) * *
Smaller Cities (15%) 41% 57%
Suburbs (41%) 60% 37%
Small Towns (25%) 54% 45%
Rural (20%) 47% 49%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Urban (15%) 41% 57%
Suburban (41%) 60% 37%
Rural (44%) 51% 47%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL DeMint Tenenbaum
Piedmont (37%) 60% 38%
Midlands (25%) 48% 50%
Pee Dee (18%) 48% 50%
Low Country (20%) 53% 45%


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