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2,888 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (48%)
45%
-8
53% 1%
Female (52%)
42%
n/a
57% 0%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (37%)
52%
n/a
47% 0%
White Women (41%)
47%
n/a
52% 0%
Non-White Men (11%)
23%
n/a
75% 2%
Non-White Women (11%)
21%
n/a
77% 1%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (78%)
50%
-4
50% 0%
African-American (11%)
13%
+4
86% 0%
Latino (7%)
28%
-7
68% 3%
Asian (3%)
43%
+2
57% *
Other (2%)
16%
-23
76% 8%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (18%)
32%
-14
67% 0%
30-44 (30%)
43%
-6
55% 1%
45-59 (31%)
45%
-4
54% 1%
60 and Older (22%)
50%
+3
49% 0%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (87%)
42%
-6
57% 1%
65 and Older (13%)
51%
+4
49% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (7%)
34%
n/a
66% *
$15-30,000 (11%)
29%
n/a
71% 0%
$30-50,000 (21%)
38%
n/a
61% 1%
$50-75,000 (22%)
48%
n/a
50% 1%
$75-100,000 (15%)
46%
n/a
54% *
$100-150,000 (13%)
47%
n/a
52% 0%
$150-200,000 (4%)
55%
n/a
45% *
$200,000 or More (6%)
61%
n/a
37% 2%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (39%)
34%
n/a
65% 1%
$50,000 or More (61%)
49%
n/a
50% 1%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (77%)
41%
n/a
59% 1%
$100,000 or More (23%)
52%
n/a
47% 1%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (31%)
37%
n/a
63% 0%
No (69%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (18%)
35%
n/a
64% 0%
No (82%)
45%
n/a
54% 1%


DO YOU WORK FULL-TIME?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (65%)
46%
-2
53% 1%
No (35%)
43%
-5
56% 0%


ARE YOU A WORKING WOMAN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (29%)
37%
n/a
62% 0%
No (71%)
48%
n/a
51% 1%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No High School (4%)
26%
-13
74% *
H.S. Graduate (19%)
45%
-4
54% 0%
Some College (29%)
48%
-3
51% 0%
College Graduate (26%)
42%
-9
56% 1%
Postgrad Study (22%)
37%
-7
62% 0%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No College Degree (52%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
College Graduate (48%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (41%)
11%
+0
89% 0%
Republican (30%)
88%
-3
12% 0%
Independent (30%)
42%
-5
55% 1%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (26%)
11%
-2
88% 2%
Moderate (48%)
40%
-4
60% 0%
Conservative (26%)
81%
+0
19% 0%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No (13%)
37%
-6
62% *
Yes (87%)
42%
-6
57% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (38%)
45%
-11
54% 0%
Catholic (41%)
52%
+5
47% 1%
Jewish (5%)
24%
+5
75% *
Other (8%)
17%
-11
82% 0%
None (8%)
15%
-15
82% 2%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (10%)
72%
n/a
27% 0%
No (90%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
More Than Weekly (10%)
51%
+32
48% 0%
Weekly (25%)
52%
+19
47% 1%
Monthly (14%)
49%
+36
51% *
A Few Times a Year (34%)
39%
+15
61% 0%
Never (15%)
24%
+15
74% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Weekly (33%)
52%
n/a
47% 1%
Occasionally (45%)
41%
n/a
58% 0%
Never (14%)
24%
n/a
74% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant/Weekly (8%)
52%
n/a
47% *
Prot./Less Often (14%)
43%
n/a
56% 0%
Catholic/Weekly (16%)
57%
n/a
42% 1%
Catholic/Less Often (22%)
49%
n/a
51% 0%
All Others (33%)
29%
n/a
70% 1%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (16%)
48%
n/a
51% 1%
No (84%)
41%
n/a
59% 0%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (60%)
49%
-4
50% 0%
No (40%)
34%
-4
64% 1%


ARE YOU MARRIED WITH CHILDREN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (28%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%
No (72%)
42%
n/a
58% 0%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (37%)
42%
-10
56% 1%
No (63%)
43%
-3
56% 0%


ARE YOU GAY, LESBIAN OR BISEXUAL?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (3%)
8%
-17
92% *
No (97%)
46%
-4
53% 1%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (27%)
55%
-6
42% 2%
No (73%)
41%
+2
59% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (6%)
50%
n/a
47% 1%
Last Three Days (4%)
48%
n/a
50% 0%
Last Week (3%)
41%
n/a
58% *
Last Month (10%)
37%
n/a
62% 1%
Before That (77%)
43%
n/a
56% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (10%)
49%
n/a
48% 1%
Earlier Than That (90%)
43%
n/a
57% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (12%)
47%
n/a
50% 1%
Earlier Than That (88%)
43%
n/a
57% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (6%)
43%
n/a
57% *
Education (5%)
13%
n/a
85% *
Iraq (17%)
19%
n/a
80% 0%
Terrorism (21%)
83%
n/a
17% 0%
Economy/Jobs (20%)
14%
n/a
85% *
Moral Values (16%)
66%
n/a
31% 2%
Health Care (8%)
18%
n/a
82% *


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (23%)
89%
n/a
10% 0%
Somewhat Approve (22%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%)
18%
n/a
82% 0%
Strongly Disapprove (40%)
1%
n/a
98% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (45%)
86%
n/a
13% 1%
Disapprove (53%)
5%
n/a
94% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (10%)
26%
n/a
73% *
Religious Faith (6%)
92%
n/a
7% *
Honest/Trustworthy (9%)
56%
n/a
44% *
Strong Leader (15%)
86%
n/a
14% 1%
Intelligent (8%)
7%
n/a
92% 1%
Will Bring Change (30%)
3%
n/a
96% 1%
Clear Stand on Issue (16%)
73%
n/a
26% 0%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (48%)
71%
n/a
28% 0%
Less Safe (48%)
12%
n/a
86% 1%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (21%)
90%
n/a
9% 0%
Somewhat Approve (24%)
70%
n/a
28% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (16%)
22%
n/a
77% 0%
Strongly Disapprove (37%)
5%
n/a
94% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (43%)
80%
n/a
19% 1%
Disapprove (51%)
10%
n/a
89% 0%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Well (8%)
80%
n/a
19% 0%
Somewhat Well (29%)
89%
n/a
10% 1%
Somewhat Badly (21%)
31%
n/a
68% 0%
Very Badly (40%)
6%
n/a
94% 0%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Well (35%)
87%
n/a
12% 1%
Badly (58%)
14%
n/a
85% 0%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (29%)
68%
+32
32% 0%
Worse (29%)
14%
-49
85% 0%
Same (40%)
43%
-17
56% 1%


VOTE IF ONLY BUSH AND KERRY WERE RUNNING
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Kerry (55%)
2%
n/a
98% 0%
Bush (43%)
97%
n/a
3% 0%
Would Not Have Voted (2%)
17%
n/a
49% 22%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (69%)
51%
n/a
48% 1%
Against His Opponent (26%)
30%
n/a
69% *


OPINION OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Angry (29%)
3%
n/a
96% 0%
Dissatisfied (30%)
20%
n/a
78% 2%
Satisfied (22%)
91%
n/a
9% *
Enthusiastic (17%)
98%
n/a
2% 0%


DID KERRY ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (66%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%
No (31%)
17%
n/a
81% 2%


DID BUSH ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (65%)
33%
n/a
66% 0%
No (32%)
67%
n/a
32% 2%


IS IRAQ WAR PART OF WAR ON TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (49%)
80%
n/a
19% 0%
No (47%)
7%
n/a
92% 0%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY KERRY CAMPAIGN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (26%)
29%
n/a
68% 2%
No (74%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY BUSH CAMPAIGN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (16%)
58%
n/a
41% 0%
No (84%)
41%
n/a
58% 1%


KERRY MOSTLY SAYS WHAT...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
He Believes (45%)
4%
n/a
96% 0%
People Want to Hear (51%)
80%
n/a
18% 1%


BUSH PAYS MORE ATTENTION TO...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Ordinary Americans (34%)
91%
n/a
9% *
Large Corporations (62%)
16%
n/a
83% 1%


AVAILABILITY AND COST OF HEALTH CARE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Concerned (72%)
36%
n/a
63% 1%
Somewhat Concerned (23%)
65%
n/a
35% *
Not Very Concerned (3%)
*
n/a
* *
Not at All Concerned (1%)
*
n/a
* *


ABORTION SHOULD BE...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Always Legal (29%)
26%
+1
73% 0%
Mostly Legal (38%)
36%
-2
63% 0%
Mostly Illegal (18%)
68%
n/a
32% *
Always Illegal (11%)
78%
+4
21% *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Confident (50%)
52%
n/a
47% 0%
Somewhat Confident (42%)
38%
n/a
61% 0%
Not Very Confident (7%)
22%
n/a
69% 8%
Not At All Confident (1%)
*
n/a
* *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Confident (88%)
46%
n/a
54% 0%
Not Confident (7%)
25%
n/a
67% 7%


POLICY TOWARD SAME-SEX COUPLES
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Legally Marry (35%)
20%
n/a
79% 0%
Civil Unions (39%)
54%
n/a
46% 0%
No Legal Recognition (23%)
64%
n/a
36% *


PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 2000
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Did Not Vote (16%)
34%
n/a
62% 3%
Gore (44%)
11%
n/a
88% 0%
Bush (36%)
90%
n/a
10% 0%
Other (4%)
28%
n/a
63% 2%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent (3%)
*
*
* *
Good (40%)
84%
+32
15% 0%
Not Good (40%)
20%
-42
78% 1%
Poor (17%)
1%
-57
99% *


NATIONAL ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent or Good (42%)
85%
n/a
14% 0%
Not Good or Poor (57%)
14%
n/a
84% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (49%)
7%
n/a
93% *
No (49%)
81%
n/a
16% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (41%)
95%
n/a
5% *
No (59%)
10%
n/a
88% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (43%)
6%
n/a
94% 0%
No (54%)
77%
n/a
21% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (50%)
85%
n/a
15% 0%
No (47%)
3%
n/a
96% 1%


IS U.S. GOING IN RIGHT DIRECTION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (44%)
91%
+55
8% 0%
No (52%)
6%
-68
92% 1%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Important (30%)
42%
+22
57% *
Somewhat Important (22%)
40%
+19
60% *
Not Too Important (22%)
53%
+13
44% 3%
Not At All Important (25%)
48%
-19
52% 0%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Important (52%)
41%
n/a
59% *
Not Important (48%)
50%
n/a
48% 1%


OPINION OF GEORGE W. BUSH
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Favorable (44%)
95%
n/a
4% 0%
Unfavorable (55%)
4%
n/a
94% 1%


OPINION OF JOHN KERRY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Favorable (53%)
7%
n/a
92% 1%
Unfavorable (45%)
89%
n/a
9% 0%


GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (55%)
27%
+4
71% 1%
No (42%)
66%
-5
33% 0%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Worried (24%)
38%
n/a
62% *
Somewhat Worried (54%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%
Not Too Worried (18%)
42%
n/a
53% 3%
Not At All Worried (3%)
*
n/a
* *


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (73%)
46%
n/a
54% 0%
No (20%)
42%
n/a
54% 3%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better Today (19%)
89%
n/a
10% *
Worse Today (48%)
12%
n/a
88% 0%
About the Same (33%)
65%
n/a
32% 2%


BUSH TAX CUTS WERE...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Good for Economy (32%)
96%
n/a
4% *
Bad for Economy (37%)
4%
n/a
94% 1%
No Difference (28%)
39%
n/a
59% 1%


IRAQ WAR MADE U.S. MORE SECURE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (37%)
87%
n/a
12% 0%
No (61%)
19%
n/a
80% 1%


HAS ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD LOST A JOB?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (37%)
32%
n/a
66% 2%
No (63%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%


HAVE YOU LOST A JOB?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (19%)
31%
n/a
66% 3%
No (81%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Northeast (100%)
43%
+4
56% 1%
Midwest (-)
*
*
* *
South (-)
*
*
* *
West (-)
*
*
* *


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (20%)
34%
+8
65% *
Smaller Cities (1%)
40%
+0
59% 1%
Suburbs (66%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%
Small Towns (4%)
28%
-31
70% 1%
Rural (8%)
37%
-22
60% 2%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (21%)
35%
+0
65% 0%
Suburban (66%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%
Rural (12%)
34%
-25
64% 2%


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