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685 Respondents Updated: 2:03 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Male (45%) 66% 29%
Female (55%) 75% 22%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
White Men (44%) 65% 30%
White Women (53%) 75% 23%
Non-White Men (2%) * *
Non-White Women (2%) * *


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
White (97%) 70% 26%
African-American (2%) * *
Latino (0%) * *
Asian (0%) * *
Other (1%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
18-29 (14%) 76% 23%
30-44 (31%) 74% 23%
45-59 (33%) 70% 24%
60 and Older (22%) 65% 33%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
18-64 (88%) 72% 24%
65 and Older (12%) 64% 36%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Under $15,000 (8%) * *
$15-30,000 (13%) 73% 25%
$30-50,000 (25%) 76% 19%
$50-75,000 (24%) 67% 31%
$75-100,000 (14%) 78% 18%
$100-150,000 (11%) 67% 28%
$150-200,000 (3%) * *
$200,000 or More (2%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Less Than $50,000 (46%) 74% 21%
$50,000 or More (54%) 70% 27%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Less Than $100,000 (84%) 73% 23%
$100,000 or More (16%) 67% 30%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Democrat (31%) 97% 1%
Republican (27%) 32% 65%
Independent (41%) 77% 17%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Liberal (31%) 95% 3%
Moderate (44%) 76% 20%
Conservative (24%) 33% 65%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Protestant (37%) 65% 33%
Catholic (32%) 63% 30%
Jewish (3%) * *
Other (11%) 90% 10%
None (17%) 86% 12%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Yes (10%) 24% 75%
No (90%) 76% 20%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Yes (66%) 69% 28%
No (34%) 76% 19%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Today (6%) * *
Last Three Days (4%) * *
Last Week (2%) * *
Last Month (9%) 69% 25%
Before That (79%) 70% 27%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Today/Last 3 Days (10%) 79% 16%
Earlier Than That (90%) 70% 27%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Within the Last Week (12%) 77% 19%
Earlier Than That (88%) 70% 27%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
For Your Candidate (62%) 62% 35%
Against His Opponent (35%) 85% 11%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Strongly Approve (23%) 25% 72%
Somewhat Approve (18%) 61% 35%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 84% 16%
Strongly Disapprove (46%) 92% 2%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Approve (40%) 41% 56%
Disapprove (60%) 90% 6%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Taxes (4%) * *
Education (5%) * *
Iraq (31%) 86% 11%
Terrorism (19%) 53% 46%
Economy/Jobs (13%) 81% 13%
Moral Values (20%) 60% 36%
Health Care (2%) * *


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Cares About People (6%) * *
Religious Faith (4%) * *
Honest/Trustworthy (9%) 50% 49%
Strong Leader (20%) 48% 52%
Intelligent (14%) 93% 4%
Will Bring Change (32%) 92% 5%
Clear Stand on Issue (9%) 53% 40%


POLICY TOWARD SAME-SEX COUPLES
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Legally Marry (40%) 92% 6%
Civil Unions (37%) 66% 27%
No Legal Recognition (21%) 40% 60%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Better (32%) 51% 48%
Worse (23%) 85% 5%
Same (45%) 77% 21%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Strongly Approve (18%) 34% 63%
Somewhat Approve (21%) 49% 48%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 83% 17%
Strongly Disapprove (45%) 91% 3%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Approve (38%) 42% 55%
Disapprove (58%) 89% 7%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Yes (44%) 91% 5%
No (50%) 51% 44%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Yes (43%) 48% 49%
No (51%) 89% 6%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Big Cities (-) * *
Smaller Cities (-) * *
Suburbs (30%) 65% 30%
Small Towns (13%) 70% 27%
Rural (57%) 74% 23%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Urban (-) * *
Suburban (30%) 65% 30%
Rural (70%) 74% 23%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Burlington/Winooski (35%) 71% 22%
Rutland/Conn. Valley (16%) 70% 27%
Rest of Vermont (49%) 71% 27%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Kerry (59%) 94% 3%
Bush (39%) 37% 60%
Nader (2%) * *


VOTE FOR GOVERNOR
TOTAL Leahy McMullen
Clavelle (38%) 97% 3%
Douglas (59%) 56% 41%
Diamondstone (0%) * *
Ericson (1%) * *
Hejny (1%) * *
Machia (1%) * *


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