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1,783 Respondents Updated: 2:31 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (45%)
57%
+1
41% 1%
Female (55%)
56%
+9
43% 0%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (37%)
66%
n/a
33% 0%
White Women (46%)
64%
n/a
35% 0%
Non-White Men (8%)
20%
n/a
78% 2%
Non-White Women (8%)
14%
n/a
86% 0%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (84%)
65%
+5
34% 0%
African-American (13%)
9%
+1
91% 1%
Latino (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Asian (0%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (1%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (16%)
53%
+7
46% 1%
30-44 (28%)
61%
+11
37% 0%
45-59 (31%)
56%
-2
43% 0%
60 and Older (25%)
56%
+10
43% 0%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (84%)
59%
+8
40% 0%
65 and Older (16%)
48%
+2
50% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (10%)
41%
n/a
54% 1%
$15-30,000 (17%)
47%
n/a
52% 0%
$30-50,000 (23%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%
$50-75,000 (21%)
60%
n/a
39% *
$75-100,000 (12%)
64%
n/a
36% 0%
$100-150,000 (10%)
74%
n/a
25% 1%
$150-200,000 (2%)
55%
n/a
45% *
$200,000 or More (5%)
44%
n/a
56% *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (50%)
50%
n/a
48% 1%
$50,000 or More (50%)
62%
n/a
37% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (83%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%
$100,000 or More (17%)
63%
n/a
36% 0%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (32%)
9%
n/a
90% 0%
Republican (40%)
95%
+3
4% 0%
Independent (28%)
57%
+1
40% 1%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (15%)
25%
+3
74% 0%
Moderate (39%)
40%
-2
59% 0%
Conservative (46%)
82%
n/a
17% 0%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (18%)
55%
n/a
43% 1%
No (82%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (79%)
62%
+9
37% 0%
Catholic (9%)
52%
n/a
47% 1%
Jewish (0%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (6%)
27%
n/a
68% 1%
None (6%)
29%
n/a
69% 1%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (32%)
91%
n/a
9% 0%
No (68%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (51%)
74%
n/a
26% 0%
No (49%)
38%
n/a
61% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (6%)
49%
n/a
49% 0%
Last Three Days (4%)
43%
n/a
55% 3%
Last Week (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Month (12%)
43%
n/a
56% 0%
Before That (76%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (10%)
47%
n/a
51% 1%
Earlier Than That (90%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (12%)
41%
n/a
56% 1%
Earlier Than That (88%)
54%
n/a
45% 0%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (70%)
64%
n/a
36% 0%
Against His Opponent (26%)
34%
n/a
65% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (39%)
96%
n/a
4% 0%
Somewhat Approve (18%)
85%
n/a
12% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (11%)
14%
n/a
84% 0%
Strongly Disapprove (31%)
2%
n/a
97% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (57%)
92%
n/a
6% 0%
Disapprove (42%)
5%
n/a
94% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (4%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%
Education (2%)
19%
n/a
81% *
Iraq (16%)
26%
n/a
73% 0%
Terrorism (19%)
84%
n/a
16% 0%
Economy/Jobs (18%)
16%
n/a
82% 1%
Moral Values (28%)
89%
n/a
10% 0%
Health Care (7%)
27%
n/a
68% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (9%)
28%
n/a
72% 1%
Religious Faith (13%)
94%
n/a
5% 0%
Honest/Trustworthy (12%)
76%
n/a
22% 1%
Strong Leader (22%)
82%
n/a
18% 0%
Intelligent (5%)
4%
n/a
96% 0%
Will Bring Change (21%)
3%
n/a
96% 0%
Clear Stand on Issue (15%)
73%
n/a
26% 0%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (56%)
85%
n/a
14% 0%
Less Safe (38%)
16%
n/a
83% 1%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (34%)
85%
+51
13% 0%
Worse (27%)
18%
-57
81% 0%
Same (37%)
58%
-11
41% 1%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (32%)
95%
n/a
4% 0%
Somewhat Approve (25%)
80%
n/a
18% 0%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%)
22%
n/a
75% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (29%)
5%
n/a
95% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (55%)
89%
n/a
10% 0%
Disapprove (40%)
10%
n/a
89% 0%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (35%)
9%
n/a
90% 0%
No (59%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (59%)
85%
n/a
14% 0%
No (35%)
6%
n/a
92% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (27%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
Smaller Cities (11%)
53%
n/a
44% 1%
Suburbs (28%)
63%
n/a
36% 1%
Small Towns (14%)
61%
n/a
39% *
Rural (20%)
62%
n/a
36% 0%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (43%)
44%
n/a
55% 0%
Suburban (28%)
58%
n/a
41% 1%
Rural (29%)
61%
n/a
38% 0%


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