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U.S. SENATE / WISCONSIN / EXIT POLL


2,252 Respondents Updated: 2:06 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Male (47%) 52% 48%
Female (53%) 58% 42%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Feingold Michels
White Men (43%) 50% 49%
White Women (47%) 56% 44%
Non-White Men (4%) 69% 30%
Non-White Women (6%) 78% 20%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
White (90%) 53% 47%
African-American (5%) 83% 17%
Latino (2%) * *
Asian (1%) * *
Other (2%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
18-29 (20%) 56% 42%
30-44 (30%) 51% 49%
45-59 (29%) 57% 42%
60 and Older (21%) 56% 44%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
18-64 (86%) 55% 45%
65 and Older (14%) 57% 43%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Under $15,000 (10%) 62% 38%
$15-30,000 (16%) 59% 39%
$30-50,000 (25%) 57% 43%
$50-75,000 (24%) 55% 45%
$75-100,000 (12%) 48% 51%
$100-150,000 (7%) 54% 46%
$150-200,000 (2%) 36% 64%
$200,000 or More (3%) 38% 62%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Less Than $50,000 (51%) 58% 41%
$50,000 or More (49%) 51% 48%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Less Than $100,000 (87%) 56% 43%
$100,000 or More (13%) 47% 53%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (28%) 66% 33%
No (72%) 50% 49%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (16%) 69% 30%
No (84%) 52% 48%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Feingold Michels
No High School (5%) 65% 35%
H.S. Graduate (25%) 52% 48%
Some College (34%) 55% 44%
College Graduate (22%) 51% 48%
Postgrad Study (14%) 62% 38%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Feingold Michels
No College Degree (64%) 54% 45%
College Graduate (36%) 56% 44%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Democrat (35%) 93% 7%
Republican (38%) 14% 86%
Independent (27%) 62% 37%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Liberal (20%) 86% 13%
Moderate (48%) 63% 37%
Conservative (32%) 22% 78%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
No (10%) 57% 41%
Yes (90%) 54% 45%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (18%) 52% 48%
No (82%) 55% 44%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Protestant (50%) 46% 53%
Catholic (32%) 55% 45%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (7%) 72% 26%
None (11%) 79% 20%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (16%) 14% 86%
No (84%) 62% 37%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
More Than Weekly (9%) 29% 71%
Weekly (27%) 44% 55%
Monthly (15%) 53% 47%
A Few Times a Year (31%) 62% 37%
Never (15%) 73% 26%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Weekly (35%) 41% 59%
Occasionally (45%) 59% 40%
Never (15%) 73% 26%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Protestant/Weekly (12%) 37% 63%
Prot./Less Often (14%) 56% 43%
Catholic/Weekly (13%) 43% 56%
Catholic/Less Often (18%) 63% 37%
All Others (39%) 59% 40%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (61%) 50% 50%
No (39%) 63% 36%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Today (6%) 68% 32%
Last Three Days (4%) 68% 32%
Last Week (2%) * *
Last Month (11%) 61% 39%
Before That (77%) 52% 48%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Today/Last 3 Days (10%) 68% 32%
Earlier Than That (90%) 53% 46%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Within the Last Week (12%) 69% 31%
Earlier Than That (88%) 53% 47%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Feingold Michels
For Your Candidate (68%) 48% 52%
Against His Opponent (28%) 74% 25%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Excellent (3%) 26% 74%
Good (50%) 38% 62%
Not So Good (37%) 75% 24%
Poor (8%) 81% 19%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Strongly Approve (30%) 11% 89%
Somewhat Approve (23%) 38% 61%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%) 80% 20%
Strongly Disapprove (34%) 96% 4%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Approve (53%) 23% 77%
Disapprove (46%) 92% 8%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Taxes (8%) 45% 55%
Education (4%) 73% 27%
Iraq (18%) 77% 23%
Terrorism (20%) 29% 71%
Economy/Jobs (18%) 84% 16%
Moral Values (21%) 24% 74%
Health Care (6%) 81% 19%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Cares About People (10%) 74% 26%
Religious Faith (9%) 16% 84%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%) 34% 66%
Strong Leader (22%) 25% 74%
Intelligent (8%) 94% 6%
Will Bring Change (26%) 90% 9%
Clear Stand on Issue (11%) 32% 66%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Safer From Terrorism (56%) 32% 68%
Less Safe (42%) 85% 15%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Strongly Approve (28%) 15% 84%
Somewhat Approve (26%) 39% 61%
Somewhat Disapprove (16%) 79% 21%
Strongly Disapprove (30%) 92% 7%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Approve (52%) 27% 73%
Disapprove (44%) 88% 12%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Very Well (8%) 10% 90%
Somewhat Well (37%) 24% 75%
Somewhat Badly (23%) 71% 28%
Very Badly (31%) 91% 8%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Well (44%) 21% 78%
Badly (52%) 83% 17%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (47%) 85% 14%
No (49%) 26% 74%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (48%) 20% 80%
No (52%) 88% 11%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Better (32%) 28% 72%
Worse (30%) 81% 18%
Same (37%) 56% 44%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (42%) 88% 12%
No (54%) 28% 71%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Yes (56%) 29% 70%
No (40%) 90% 10%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Big Cities (6%) 81% 18%
Smaller Cities (19%) 61% 39%
Suburbs (39%) 51% 48%
Small Towns (9%) 51% 48%
Rural (26%) 51% 49%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Urban (26%) 66% 34%
Suburban (39%) 51% 48%
Rural (35%) 51% 48%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Feingold Michels
Milwaukee (16%) 68% 32%
Milwaukee Area (19%) 39% 61%
Southern Wisc. (25%) 61% 39%
Northeastern Wisc. (17%) 49% 50%
Northwestern Wisc. (23%) 57% 42%


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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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