CNN.com
Search
Home World U.S. Weather Business Sports Analysis Politics Law Tech Science Health Entertainment Offbeat Travel Education Specials Autos I-Reports
Main Page Issues Senate House Ballot Measures Campaign Headquarters Election Exchange
EXIT POLLS
Select a state to view an Exit Poll for a specific race. How to read exit polls  |  Party key

GOVERNOR / ILLINOIS / EXIT POLL
1,896 Respondents Updated: 11:45 a.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Male (47%) 45% 42% 12%
Female (53%) 53% 36% 10%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
White Men (37%) 37% 47% 14%
White Women (40%) 44% 44% 11%
Non-White Men (10%) 73% 23% 3%
Non-White Women (13%) 84% 10% 5%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
White (77%) 41% 46% 13%
African-American (10%) 80% 16% 2%
Latino (10%) 83% 12% 4%
Asian (2%) * * *
Other (1%) * * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
18-29 (12%) 58% 29% 12%
30-44 (26%) 50% 37% 11%
45-59 (33%) 46% 43% 10%
60 and Older (29%) 49% 40% 10%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
18-64 (82%) 49% 39% 11%
65 and Older (18%) 50% 40% 9%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Under $15,000 (7%) 74% 21% 4%
$15-30,000 (11%) 62% 31% 7%
$30-50,000 (22%) 55% 31% 12%
$50-75,000 (21%) 46% 40% 13%
$75-100,000 (16%) 40% 45% 13%
$100-150,000 (13%) 40% 50% 9%
$150-200,000 (5%) 49% 33% 17%
$200,000 or More (6%) 30% 56% 13%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Less Than $50,000 (39%) 60% 29% 9%
$50,000 or More (61%) 42% 44% 13%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Less Than $100,000 (76%) 52% 35% 11%
$100,000 or More (24%) 39% 48% 12%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Yes, I Am (17%) 58% 29% 13%
Yes, Someone Else Is (13%) 52% 39% 9%
Yes, Both (3%) * * *
No, No One Is (68%) 45% 43% 11%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Yes (32%) 54% 34% 12%
No (68%) 45% 43% 11%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Yes (20%) 56% 31% 13%
No (80%) 46% 42% 11%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
No High School (4%) 69% 25% 6%
H.S. Graduate (22%) 59% 31% 9%
Some College (31%) 52% 37% 10%
College Graduate (25%) 37% 49% 12%
Postgraduate (18%) 35% 47% 17%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
No College Degree (57%) 56% 34% 9%
College Graduate (43%) 36% 48% 14%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
No College Education (26%) 61% 30% 8%
College Educated (74%) 43% 44% 12%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Democrat (46%) 81% 11% 8%
Republican (31%) 10% 81% 7%
Independent (23%) 35% 42% 22%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Liberal (23%) 70% 15% 15%
Moderate (52%) 51% 37% 11%
Conservative (25%) 23% 67% 8%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Protestant (50%) 42% 46% 9%
Catholic (32%) 55% 35% 9%
Jewish (2%) * * *
Other (5%) 59% 28% 13%
None (10%) 60% 23% 18%


VOTE BY RELIGION AMONG WHITES
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
White Protestants (40%) 34% 53% 11%
White Catholics (23%) 45% 42% 12%
White Jewish Voters (1%) * * *
Whites - Other (3%) * * *
White - No Religion (8%) 52% 27% 21%
Non-White Voters (24%) 78% 17% 4%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Yes (37%) 49% 39% 10%
No (63%) 48% 39% 11%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Fathers (16%) 43% 45% 10%
Mothers (21%) 54% 35% 10%
Men w/No Children (31%) 46% 41% 13%
Women w/No Children (32%) 50% 38% 10%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Strongly Approve (17%) 15% 78% 4%
Somewhat Approve (19%) 24% 63% 11%
Somewhat Disapprove (19%) 51% 37% 11%
Strongly Disapprove (45%) 75% 13% 12%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Approve (35%) 19% 70% 8%
Disapprove (64%) 68% 20% 12%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Strongly Approve (13%) 16% 76% 5%
Somewhat Approve (21%) 27% 61% 10%
Somewhat Disapprove (20%) 49% 41% 9%
Strongly Disapprove (45%) 69% 18% 13%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Approve (34%) 23% 67% 8%
Disapprove (65%) 63% 25% 12%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Excellent (4%) * * *
Good (44%) 58% 35% 6%
Not So Good (41%) 45% 39% 14%
Poor (10%) 26% 56% 16%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Excellent or Good (48%) 59% 34% 6%
Not Good or Poor (51%) 41% 43% 14%


IMPORTANCE OF CORRUPTION AND ETHICS
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Extremely Important (58%) 47% 40% 11%
Very Important (28%) 50% 41% 9%
Somewhat Important (11%) 64% 27% 9%
Not At All Important (2%) * * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Very Confident (42%) 44% 45% 9%
Somewhat Confident (48%) 52% 36% 12%
Not Very Confident (8%) 51% 32% 15%
Not At All Confident (2%) * * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Confident (89%) 48% 40% 10%
Not Confident (9%) 51% 31% 16%


OPINION OF DENNIS HASTERT
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Favorable (34%) 32% 61% 7%
Unfavorable (49%) 63% 24% 12%


WOULD OBAMA MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT?
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Yes (64%) 63% 26% 11%
No (29%) 24% 64% 10%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Big Cities (18%) 76% 16% 8%
Smaller Cities (8%) 38% 41% 19%
Suburbs (52%) 43% 46% 11%
Small Towns (3%) 75% 16% 9%
Rural (19%) 42% 45% 10%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Blagojevich Topinka Whitney
Urban (26%) 65% 23% 11%
Suburban (52%) 43% 46% 11%
Rural (22%) 47% 41% 10%


 
NOTE
• All Times Eastern Standard
• CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources. Details about CNN's projection process
• Technical help and advice
• Notes for individual races, by state
• Poll closing times by state and time zone
• The ZIP code lookup matches addresses to the current congressional district for the 109th U.S. Congress, which ends January 3, 2007. Due to redistricting, some districts may be different in the November 7 elections, which are being held to choose members of the 110th U.S. Congress.
 
 
International Edition
CNN TV CNN International Headline News Transcripts Advertise with Us About Us Contact Us
Search
© 2007 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us. Site Map.
SERVICES » E-mails RSSRSS Feed PodcastsRadio News Icon CNNtoGo CNN Pipeline
Offsite Icon External sites open in new window; not endorsed by CNN.com
Pipeline Icon Pay service with live and archived video. Learn more