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2,640 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (43%)
54%
+1
44% 1%
Female (57%)
45%
+2
54% 0%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (33%)
60%
n/a
39% 1%
White Women (44%)
49%
n/a
50% 1%
Non-White Men (10%)
38%
n/a
57% 2%
Non-White Women (13%)
31%
n/a
69% *


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (77%)
54%
+0
45% 1%
African-American (5%)
18%
+9
80% *
Latino (13%)
39%
+4
58% 1%
Asian (2%)
37%
-4
63% *
Other (3%)
43%
+4
57% *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (15%)
47%
+1
51% 0%
30-44 (27%)
51%
+2
47% 2%
45-59 (30%)
46%
-3
52% 0%
60 and Older (28%)
51%
+4
48% *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (79%)
49%
+1
49% 1%
65 and Older (21%)
49%
+2
50% *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (8%)
33%
n/a
66% 1%
$15-30,000 (15%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
$30-50,000 (21%)
54%
n/a
46% 0%
$50-75,000 (24%)
51%
n/a
46% 0%
$75-100,000 (13%)
51%
n/a
49% *
$100-150,000 (12%)
50%
n/a
47% 3%
$150-200,000 (4%)
46%
n/a
54% *
$200,000 or More (3%)
59%
n/a
41% *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (44%)
47%
n/a
52% 0%
$50,000 or More (56%)
51%
n/a
47% 1%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (81%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%
$100,000 or More (19%)
51%
n/a
47% 2%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (22%)
44%
n/a
53% 1%
No (78%)
51%
n/a
47% 0%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (15%)
40%
n/a
57% 1%
No (85%)
51%
n/a
47% 0%


DO YOU WORK FULL-TIME?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (55%)
52%
+4
46% 1%
No (45%)
52%
+4
46% 0%


ARE YOU A WORKING WOMAN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (27%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%
No (73%)
53%
n/a
45% 1%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No High School (4%)
52%
+13
45% *
H.S. Graduate (17%)
58%
+9
42% 0%
Some College (35%)
54%
+3
45% 0%
College Graduate (28%)
47%
-4
50% 2%
Postgrad Study (17%)
35%
-9
63% 0%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No College Degree (56%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%
College Graduate (44%)
43%
n/a
55% 1%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (34%)
8%
-3
91% 1%
Republican (36%)
92%
+1
7% 0%
Independent (30%)
44%
-3
52% 1%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (23%)
9%
-4
89% 1%
Moderate (45%)
47%
+3
52% 0%
Conservative (31%)
82%
+1
16% 1%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No (10%)
43%
+0
53% 1%
Yes (90%)
48%
+0
50% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (50%)
61%
+5
37% 1%
Catholic (22%)
39%
-8
60% *
Jewish (2%)
26%
+7
74% *
Other (8%)
19%
-9
75% 4%
None (17%)
38%
+8
61% 0%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (19%)
79%
n/a
20% 1%
No (81%)
40%
n/a
58% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
More Than Weekly (13%)
69%
+50
28% 3%
Weekly (21%)
57%
+24
42% 0%
Monthly (11%)
44%
+31
54% *
A Few Times a Year (30%)
43%
+19
56% 0%
Never (23%)
36%
+27
62% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Weekly (34%)
62%
n/a
36% 1%
Occasionally (39%)
43%
n/a
56% 0%
Never (23%)
36%
n/a
62% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant/Weekly (15%)
76%
n/a
23% 0%
Prot./Less Often (15%)
58%
n/a
41% *
Catholic/Weekly (9%)
40%
n/a
59% *
Catholic/Less Often (12%)
37%
n/a
61% *
All Others (46%)
40%
n/a
58% 1%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (20%)
59%
n/a
37% 2%
No (80%)
45%
n/a
53% 0%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (60%)
55%
+2
43% 1%
No (40%)
39%
+1
59% 0%


ARE YOU MARRIED WITH CHILDREN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (25%)
59%
n/a
39% 2%
No (75%)
46%
n/a
52% 0%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (33%)
54%
+2
44% 1%
No (67%)
48%
+2
51% 0%


ARE YOU GAY, LESBIAN OR BISEXUAL?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (4%)
25%
+0
75% *
No (96%)
51%
+1
47% 1%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (41%)
59%
-2
40% 1%
No (59%)
38%
n/a
61% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (5%)
40%
n/a
56% *
Last Three Days (4%)
46%
n/a
51% *
Last Week (3%)
36%
n/a
64% *
Last Month (13%)
49%
n/a
49% 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 (9%)
42%
n/a
54% *
Earlier Than That (91%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (11%)
41%
n/a
56% *
Earlier Than That (89%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (5%)
63%
n/a
34% *
Education (4%)
22%
n/a
78% *
Iraq (20%)
24%
n/a
76% 0%
Terrorism (19%)
83%
n/a
17% *
Economy/Jobs (17%)
22%
n/a
74% 1%
Moral Values (22%)
71%
n/a
26% 2%
Health Care (7%)
23%
n/a
77% *


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (30%)
94%
n/a
5% 1%
Somewhat Approve (21%)
82%
n/a
17% 0%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%)
21%
n/a
74% 2%
Strongly Disapprove (37%)
1%
n/a
97% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (50%)
89%
n/a
10% 1%
Disapprove (48%)
6%
n/a
91% 1%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (7%)
23%
n/a
75% 2%
Religious Faith (7%)
86%
n/a
14% *
Honest/Trustworthy (14%)
68%
n/a
31% 0%
Strong Leader (18%)
86%
n/a
11% 1%
Intelligent (9%)
8%
n/a
91% *
Will Bring Change (24%)
4%
n/a
94% 1%
Clear Stand on Issue (15%)
76%
n/a
23% 0%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (53%)
79%
n/a
20% 1%
Less Safe (41%)
12%
n/a
87% *


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (28%)
94%
n/a
4% 1%
Somewhat Approve (23%)
76%
n/a
22% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%)
21%
n/a
77% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (34%)
4%
n/a
94% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (50%)
86%
n/a
12% 1%
Disapprove (47%)
9%
n/a
89% 0%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Well (12%)
92%
n/a
7% 2%
Somewhat Well (30%)
87%
n/a
11% 1%
Somewhat Badly (22%)
40%
n/a
59% 0%
Very Badly (35%)
6%
n/a
93% *


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Well (41%)
88%
n/a
9% 1%
Badly (56%)
19%
n/a
80% 0%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (33%)
78%
+42
20% 0%
Worse (23%)
20%
-43
77% 0%
Same (43%)
40%
-20
59% 1%


VOTE IF ONLY BUSH AND KERRY WERE RUNNING
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Kerry (50%)
0%
n/a
98% 1%
Bush (49%)
98%
n/a
1% 0%
Would Not Have Voted (1%)
15%
n/a
38% 2%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (66%)
57%
n/a
42% 0%
Against His Opponent (27%)
21%
n/a
79% *


OPINION OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Angry (25%)
3%
n/a
95% 1%
Dissatisfied (26%)
13%
n/a
85% 1%
Satisfied (29%)
85%
n/a
14% *
Enthusiastic (18%)
98%
n/a
1% 1%


DID KERRY ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (71%)
57%
n/a
41% 0%
No (25%)
17%
n/a
80% 1%


DID BUSH ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (64%)
31%
n/a
67% 0%
No (32%)
78%
n/a
20% 1%


IS IRAQ WAR PART OF WAR ON TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (52%)
81%
n/a
18% 0%
No (46%)
8%
n/a
90% 1%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY KERRY CAMPAIGN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (24%)
34%
n/a
64% 0%
No (76%)
51%
n/a
47% 1%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY BUSH CAMPAIGN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (18%)
61%
n/a
37% *
No (82%)
44%
n/a
54% 1%


KERRY MOSTLY SAYS WHAT...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
He Believes (39%)
6%
n/a
94% *
People Want to Hear (56%)
78%
n/a
20% 1%


BUSH PAYS MORE ATTENTION TO...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Ordinary Americans (37%)
96%
n/a
3% 0%
Large Corporations (56%)
14%
n/a
84% 1%


AVAILABILITY AND COST OF HEALTH CARE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Concerned (65%)
35%
n/a
63% 0%
Somewhat Concerned (25%)
69%
n/a
31% 0%
Not Very Concerned (7%)
76%
n/a
20% 2%
Not at All Concerned (3%)
*
n/a
* *


ABORTION SHOULD BE...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Always Legal (24%)
24%
n/a
75% 0%
Mostly Legal (38%)
43%
+5
56% 1%
Mostly Illegal (24%)
70%
+1
27% 0%
Always Illegal (9%)
67%
-7
30% 2%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Confident (48%)
58%
n/a
41% 0%
Somewhat Confident (43%)
37%
n/a
61% 1%
Not Very Confident (6%)
39%
n/a
56% 2%
Not At All Confident (2%)
*
n/a
* *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Confident (88%)
48%
n/a
51% 1%
Not Confident (8%)
39%
n/a
57% 2%


POLICY TOWARD SAME-SEX COUPLES
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Legally Marry (30%)
22%
n/a
77% 1%
Civil Unions (36%)
49%
n/a
50% *
No Legal Recognition (31%)
72%
n/a
26% 1%


PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 2000
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Did Not Vote (16%)
38%
n/a
60% 0%
Gore (37%)
8%
n/a
92% 1%
Bush (42%)
90%
n/a
10% 0%
Other (5%)
19%
n/a
66% 2%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent (4%)
93%
+67
7% *
Good (45%)
83%
+31
16% 0%
Not Good (33%)
26%
-36
73% 0%
Poor (17%)
8%
-50
87% 2%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent or Good (49%)
84%
n/a
16% 0%
Not Good or Poor (50%)
20%
n/a
77% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (42%)
9%
n/a
90% 0%
No (57%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (52%)
88%
n/a
12% 0%
No (48%)
14%
n/a
84% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (39%)
5%
n/a
94% 0%
No (59%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (60%)
82%
n/a
17% 1%
No (38%)
4%
n/a
93% 1%


IS U.S. GOING IN RIGHT DIRECTION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (50%)
86%
+50
13% 1%
No (45%)
11%
-63
86% 1%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Important (27%)
58%
+38
41% 0%
Somewhat Important (25%)
65%
+44
34% 0%
Not Too Important (20%)
54%
+14
45% *
Not At All Important (28%)
50%
-17
48% *


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Important (52%)
62%
n/a
38% 0%
Not Important (48%)
51%
n/a
47% *


OPINION OF GEORGE W. BUSH
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Favorable (54%)
93%
n/a
7% 0%
Unfavorable (45%)
3%
n/a
94% 1%


OPINION OF JOHN KERRY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Favorable (47%)
8%
n/a
90% 1%
Unfavorable (50%)
94%
n/a
5% 0%


GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (40%)
32%
+9
66% 1%
No (53%)
68%
-3
30% 1%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Worried (20%)
48%
n/a
52% *
Somewhat Worried (51%)
53%
n/a
45% 0%
Not Too Worried (22%)
53%
n/a
46% *
Not At All Worried (6%)
47%
n/a
47% 5%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (69%)
52%
n/a
47% 0%
No (27%)
52%
n/a
46% 1%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better Today (27%)
90%
n/a
10% 1%
Worse Today (37%)
16%
n/a
82% 1%
About the Same (36%)
61%
n/a
38% 0%


BUSH TAX CUTS WERE...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Good for Economy (43%)
91%
n/a
8% *
Bad for Economy (31%)
5%
n/a
92% 0%
No Difference (24%)
42%
n/a
55% 2%


IRAQ WAR MADE U.S. MORE SECURE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (46%)
93%
n/a
6% 0%
No (51%)
14%
n/a
83% 1%


HAS ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD LOST A JOB?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (29%)
38%
n/a
61% 0%
No (71%)
58%
n/a
40% 1%


HAVE YOU LOST A JOB?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (15%)
33%
n/a
65% 0%
No (85%)
55%
n/a
43% 1%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Northeast (-)
*
*
* *
Midwest (-)
*
*
* *
South (-)
*
*
* *
West (100%)
49%
+3
50% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (18%)
35%
+9
63% *
Smaller Cities (21%)
49%
+9
49% 1%
Suburbs (41%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%
Small Towns (8%)
64%
+5
33% 2%
Rural (12%)
61%
+2
38% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (37%)
45%
+10
54% *
Suburban (42%)
50%
+1
48% 0%
Rural (21%)
69%
+10
30% 0%


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