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U.S. SENATE / WASHINGTON / EXIT POLL


2,159 Respondents Updated: 2:32 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Male (45%) 50% 47%
Female (55%) 59% 40%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
White Men (38%) 51% 47%
White Women (50%) 57% 42%
Non-White Men (6%) 45% 44%
Non-White Women (5%) 80% 20%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
White (88%) 54% 44%
African-American (2%) 74% 26%
Latino (5%) 58% 30%
Asian (2%) 68% 32%
Other (3%) 54% 42%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
18-29 (12%) 50% 49%
30-44 (27%) 56% 40%
45-59 (34%) 62% 37%
60 and Older (27%) 48% 51%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
18-64 (80%) 58% 40%
65 and Older (20%) 45% 53%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Under $15,000 (9%) 62% 35%
$15-30,000 (11%) 66% 33%
$30-50,000 (19%) 51% 49%
$50-75,000 (23%) 44% 53%
$75-100,000 (15%) 55% 42%
$100-150,000 (13%) 63% 36%
$150-200,000 (5%) 72% 28%
$200,000 or More (4%) 63% 35%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Less Than $50,000 (40%) 58% 41%
$50,000 or More (60%) 55% 43%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Less Than $100,000 (78%) 53% 45%
$100,000 or More (22%) 65% 34%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (28%) 58% 40%
No (72%) 54% 44%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (17%) 62% 36%
No (83%) 54% 44%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
No High School (3%) 64% 36%
H.S. Graduate (16%) 51% 48%
Some College (29%) 51% 45%
College Graduate (33%) 53% 45%
Postgrad Study (19%) 68% 32%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
No College Degree (47%) 52% 46%
College Graduate (53%) 58% 40%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Democrat (36%) 94% 5%
Republican (31%) 9% 88%
Independent (33%) 57% 41%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Liberal (26%) 91% 8%
Moderate (40%) 63% 36%
Conservative (33%) 17% 80%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
No (7%) 53% 46%
Yes (93%) 55% 43%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Protestant (59%) 47% 52%
Catholic (16%) 61% 38%
Jewish (1%) 77% 23%
Other (8%) 69% 25%
None (16%) 73% 25%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (21%) 16% 83%
No (79%) 66% 32%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
More Than Weekly (13%) 29% 66%
Weekly (22%) 42% 57%
Monthly (11%) 53% 45%
A Few Times a Year (27%) 64% 34%
Never (26%) 70% 28%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Weekly (34%) 38% 60%
Occasionally (37%) 61% 38%
Never (26%) 70% 28%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Protestant/Weekly (18%) 28% 69%
Prot./Less Often (21%) 55% 44%
Catholic/Weekly (6%) 49% 51%
Catholic/Less Often (9%) 69% 30%
All Others (44%) 64% 33%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Today (4%) * *
Last Three Days (3%) * *
Last Week (2%) * *
Last Month (9%) 59% 40%
Before That (82%) 55% 44%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Today/Last 3 Days (7%) 58% 38%
Earlier Than That (93%) 56% 43%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Within the Last Week (10%) 59% 37%
Earlier Than That (90%) 55% 43%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
For Your Candidate (63%) 47% 52%
Against His Opponent (30%) 73% 24%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Excellent (1%) * *
Good (41%) 47% 51%
Not So Good (45%) 62% 36%
Poor (12%) 64% 35%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Strongly Approve (26%) 10% 87%
Somewhat Approve (19%) 20% 77%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%) 74% 25%
Strongly Disapprove (41%) 94% 4%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Approve (46%) 15% 83%
Disapprove (54%) 90% 9%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Taxes (4%) 32% 60%
Education (3%) 69% 24%
Iraq (26%) 78% 21%
Terrorism (17%) 23% 76%
Economy/Jobs (19%) 83% 16%
Moral Values (20%) 29% 69%
Health Care (6%) 64% 33%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Cares About People (8%) 75% 25%
Religious Faith (7%) 13% 86%
Honest/Trustworthy (15%) 42% 57%
Strong Leader (17%) 26% 72%
Intelligent (11%) 91% 8%
Will Bring Change (25%) 87% 11%
Clear Stand on Issue (14%) 26% 70%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Safer From Terrorism (49%) 28% 71%
Less Safe (45%) 85% 13%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Very Confident (52%) 49% 49%
Somewhat Confident (40%) 62% 36%
Not Very Confident (6%) 58% 39%
Not At All Confident (2%) 76% 24%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Confident (90%) 55% 44%
Not Confident (8%) 63% 35%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Strongly Approve (25%) 11% 87%
Somewhat Approve (22%) 30% 69%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 72% 26%
Strongly Disapprove (38%) 93% 5%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Approve (46%) 20% 78%
Disapprove (52%) 87% 11%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Very Well (8%) 6% 90%
Somewhat Well (31%) 18% 81%
Somewhat Badly (24%) 70% 30%
Very Badly (35%) 91% 7%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Well (39%) 15% 83%
Badly (58%) 82% 16%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (51%) 86% 12%
No (46%) 21% 77%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (43%) 18% 80%
No (57%) 84% 15%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Better (29%) 32% 66%
Worse (26%) 80% 18%
Same (44%) 56% 42%


WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Environment (34%) 79% 19%
Jobs (59%) 43% 56%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (46%) 90% 9%
No (51%) 23% 74%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Yes (55%) 27% 71%
No (43%) 90% 8%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Big Cities (11%) 76% 22%
Smaller Cities (20%) 61% 37%
Suburbs (46%) 52% 46%
Small Towns (14%) 50% 48%
Rural (8%) 40% 59%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Urban (27%) 71% 27%
Suburban (50%) 51% 49%
Rural (23%) 48% 49%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
King County (31%) 66% 32%
Urban Puget Sound (27%) 55% 41%
Western Washington (23%) 51% 46%
Eastern Washington (20%) 42% 57%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Murray Nethercutt
Kerry (53%) 93% 5%
Bush (46%) 12% 86%
Nader (1%) * *


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• Key: n/a = not available; * Represents a statistically insignificant number of respondents
• Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot measure.
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