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1,728 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (47%)
55%
-2
43% 1%
Female (53%)
56%
+9
43% 0%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (45%)
57%
n/a
42% 1%
White Women (50%)
57%
n/a
42% 0%
Non-White Men (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Non-White Women (2%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (95%)
57%
+4
42% 1%
African-American (3%)
15%
n/a
83% 2%
Latino (0%)
*
n/a
* *
Asian (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (1%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (16%)
48%
-9
52% 0%
30-44 (26%)
58%
+6
41% 1%
45-59 (31%)
58%
+10
40% 1%
60 and Older (26%)
53%
+0
47% 0%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (84%)
57%
+5
42% 1%
65 and Older (16%)
48%
-4
51% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (10%)
40%
n/a
58% 1%
$15-30,000 (23%)
57%
n/a
42% 0%
$30-50,000 (28%)
57%
n/a
41% 1%
$50-75,000 (20%)
59%
n/a
41% *
$75-100,000 (10%)
53%
n/a
45% 1%
$100-150,000 (6%)
55%
n/a
43% 2%
$150-200,000 (2%)
*
n/a
* *
$200,000 or More (2%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (61%)
54%
n/a
45% 1%
$50,000 or More (39%)
58%
n/a
42% 1%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (90%)
55%
n/a
44% 1%
$100,000 or More (10%)
59%
n/a
39% 1%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (33%)
47%
n/a
53% 1%
No (67%)
60%
n/a
39% 1%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (17%)
41%
n/a
58% 0%
No (83%)
59%
n/a
41% 1%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No High School (6%)
54%
n/a
46% 0%
H.S. Graduate (32%)
58%
+6
41% 1%
Some College (27%)
53%
-3
45% 1%
College Graduate (19%)
59%
+1
40% 1%
Postgrad Study (16%)
49%
+2
50% 0%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No College Degree (65%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%
College Graduate (35%)
55%
n/a
45% 0%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (50%)
30%
+5
69% 1%
Republican (32%)
94%
+10
6% 0%
Independent (18%)
56%
-6
42% 2%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (17%)
25%
+4
73% 1%
Moderate (49%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%
Conservative (33%)
85%
+4
15% 0%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No (10%)
47%
n/a
53% 0%
Yes (90%)
57%
n/a
42% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (74%)
59%
+5
40% 1%
Catholic (10%)
53%
+13
46% 0%
Jewish (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (7%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%
None (9%)
36%
n/a
61% 1%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (24%)
87%
n/a
13% 0%
No (76%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (48%)
66%
n/a
33% 0%
No (52%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (71%)
59%
n/a
40% 1%
No (29%)
46%
n/a
54% 0%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (70%)
60%
n/a
39% 1%
No (30%)
45%
n/a
55% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (7%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%
Last Three Days (3%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%
Last Week (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Last Month (10%)
42%
n/a
56% 1%
Before That (78%)
58%
n/a
42% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (10%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%
Earlier Than That (90%)
56%
n/a
44% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (12%)
54%
n/a
44% 2%
Earlier Than That (88%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (69%)
63%
n/a
36% 0%
Against His Opponent (28%)
38%
n/a
61% 1%


STATE ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Good (26%)
85%
n/a
15% 0%
Not So Good (47%)
51%
n/a
48% 1%
Poor (24%)
29%
n/a
70% 1%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (34%)
97%
n/a
3% 0%
Somewhat Approve (23%)
85%
n/a
14% 0%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%)
16%
n/a
82% 2%
Strongly Disapprove (30%)
1%
n/a
97% 1%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (57%)
92%
n/a
8% 0%
Disapprove (42%)
6%
n/a
93% 1%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (3%)
65%
n/a
35% *
Education (3%)
*
n/a
* *
Iraq (17%)
29%
n/a
71% *
Terrorism (19%)
88%
n/a
12% 1%
Economy/Jobs (21%)
15%
n/a
84% 1%
Moral Values (25%)
88%
n/a
11% 0%
Health Care (5%)
35%
n/a
64% 1%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (11%)
41%
n/a
58% 1%
Religious Faith (14%)
96%
n/a
3% 0%
Honest/Trustworthy (9%)
75%
n/a
23% 1%
Strong Leader (21%)
85%
n/a
14% 1%
Intelligent (6%)
7%
n/a
90% 3%
Will Bring Change (23%)
4%
n/a
96% 0%
Clear Stand on Issue (10%)
80%
n/a
20% *


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (59%)
83%
n/a
17% 0%
Less Safe (37%)
14%
n/a
85% 1%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (30%)
94%
n/a
6% *
Somewhat Approve (27%)
77%
n/a
22% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%)
26%
n/a
73% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (26%)
6%
n/a
93% 1%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (56%)
86%
n/a
13% 0%
Disapprove (40%)
13%
n/a
86% 1%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Well (10%)
95%
n/a
5% *
Somewhat Well (39%)
91%
n/a
9% 0%
Somewhat Badly (24%)
36%
n/a
63% 1%
Very Badly (26%)
5%
n/a
94% 1%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Well (48%)
92%
n/a
8% 0%
Badly (48%)
20%
n/a
79% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (42%)
13%
n/a
87% 0%
No (53%)
89%
n/a
10% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (53%)
92%
n/a
7% 0%
No (47%)
14%
n/a
84% 1%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (31%)
87%
+47
13% *
Worse (28%)
19%
-51
80% 1%
Same (39%)
57%
-3
42% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (38%)
9%
n/a
91% 0%
No (58%)
86%
n/a
12% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (62%)
83%
n/a
17% 0%
No (34%)
6%
n/a
93% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (-)
*
n/a
* *
Smaller Cities (6%)
50%
n/a
50% *
Suburbs (7%)
61%
n/a
37% 2%
Small Towns (19%)
53%
n/a
46% 1%
Rural (68%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (6%)
50%
n/a
50% *
Suburban (7%)
61%
n/a
37% 2%
Rural (87%)
55%
n/a
44% 1%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Charleston Area (22%)
54%
n/a
46% 0%
Southwestern W.V. (20%)
51%
n/a
48% 1%
Monongahela Valley (14%)
53%
n/a
47% 1%
Appalachian Highland (24%)
61%
n/a
38% 0%
Ohio River Region (20%)
58%
n/a
42% 1%


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