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2,693 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Male (49%) 54% 43%
Female (51%) 60% 37%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Democrat Republican
White Men (38%) 48% 50%
White Women (40%) 55% 42%
Non-White Men (11%) 75% 22%
Non-White Women (11%) 79% 20%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
White (77%) 51% 46%
African-American (11%) 89% 9%
Latino (7%) 67% 30%
Asian (3%) 62% 37%
Other (2%) 74% 26%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
18-29 (17%) 67% 30%
30-44 (30%) 55% 42%
45-59 (31%) 57% 41%
60 and Older (22%) 52% 46%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
18-64 (86%) 58% 39%
65 and Older (14%) 52% 46%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Under $15,000 (7%) 73% 25%
$15-30,000 (11%) 69% 28%
$30-50,000 (21%) 62% 36%
$50-75,000 (22%) 54% 44%
$75-100,000 (15%) 54% 43%
$100-150,000 (14%) 52% 46%
$150-200,000 (4%) 48% 50%
$200,000 or More (6%) 40% 56%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Less Than $50,000 (39%) 66% 32%
$50,000 or More (61%) 52% 46%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Less Than $100,000 (76%) 60% 37%
$100,000 or More (24%) 48% 49%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (31%) 65% 33%
No (69%) 54% 43%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (17%) 68% 29%
No (83%) 55% 43%


DO YOU WORK FULL-TIME?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (66%) 54% 44%
No (34%) 58% 39%


ARE YOU A WORKING WOMAN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (30%) 63% 33%
No (70%) 53% 45%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
No High School (3%) 66% 27%
H.S. Graduate (19%) 57% 42%
Some College (28%) 58% 41%
College Graduate (27%) 55% 42%
Postgrad Study (22%) 58% 38%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
No College Degree (51%) 58% 40%
College Graduate (49%) 56% 40%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Democrat (42%) 90% 9%
Republican (29%) 12% 88%
Independent (29%) 57% 37%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Liberal (26%) 82% 14%
Moderate (48%) 62% 36%
Conservative (26%) 23% 75%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
No (12%) 62% 37%
Yes (88%) 58% 39%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Protestant (38%) 55% 43%
Catholic (41%) 51% 48%
Jewish (5%) 77% 21%
Other (8%) 80% 13%
None (8%) 74% 18%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (9%) 12% 87%
No (91%) 62% 35%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (10%) 33% 65%
No (90%) 60% 37%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
More Than Weekly (10%) 53% 44%
Weekly (25%) 49% 49%
Monthly (14%) 51% 47%
A Few Times a Year (34%) 63% 35%
Never (15%) 70% 24%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Weekly (33%) 50% 48%
Occasionally (46%) 59% 39%
Never (14%) 70% 24%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Protestant/Weekly (8%) 45% 51%
Prot./Less Often (15%) 55% 42%
Catholic/Weekly (16%) 46% 53%
Catholic/Less Often (22%) 55% 45%
All Others (34%) 70% 26%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (16%) 46% 54%
No (84%) 61% 37%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (60%) 52% 46%
No (40%) 66% 32%


ARE YOU MARRIED WITH CHILDREN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (28%) 55% 43%
No (72%) 58% 39%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (37%) 58% 41%
No (63%) 57% 40%


ARE YOU GAY, LESBIAN OR BISEXUAL?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (3%) 77% 21%
No (97%) 55% 42%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (28%) 48% 49%
No (72%) 61% 37%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Today (6%) 58% 40%
Last Three Days (3%) 56% 39%
Last Week (2%) 74% 25%
Last Month (10%) 60% 36%
Before That (78%) 57% 41%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Today/Last 3 Days (9%) 57% 40%
Earlier Than That (91%) 57% 40%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Within the Last Week (11%) 60% 37%
Earlier Than That (89%) 57% 41%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Taxes (5%) 60% 35%
Education (5%) 79% 14%
Iraq (17%) 75% 22%
Terrorism (21%) 29% 70%
Economy/Jobs (21%) 79% 19%
Moral Values (17%) 36% 62%
Health Care (7%) 83% 15%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Strongly Approve (24%) 16% 83%
Somewhat Approve (21%) 31% 67%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 70% 28%
Strongly Disapprove (41%) 92% 6%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Approve (44%) 23% 75%
Disapprove (55%) 86% 11%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Cares About People (10%) 79% 19%
Religious Faith (6%) 25% 71%
Honest/Trustworthy (9%) 37% 60%
Strong Leader (15%) 25% 73%
Intelligent (8%) 77% 18%
Will Bring Change (31%) 89% 10%
Clear Stand on Issue (16%) 36% 63%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Safer From Terrorism (48%) 34% 64%
Less Safe (49%) 81% 16%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Strongly Approve (20%) 14% 84%
Somewhat Approve (24%) 40% 58%
Somewhat Disapprove (16%) 74% 25%
Strongly Disapprove (39%) 86% 11%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Approve (42%) 28% 70%
Disapprove (52%) 83% 15%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Well (8%) 19% 77%
Somewhat Well (29%) 22% 77%
Somewhat Badly (20%) 68% 30%
Very Badly (42%) 86% 11%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Well (35%) 21% 77%
Badly (59%) 80% 17%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Better (29%) 33% 64%
Worse (28%) 83% 15%
Same (41%) 59% 40%


VOTE IF ONLY BUSH AND KERRY WERE RUNNING
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Kerry (56%) 89% 8%
Bush (42%) 16% 82%
Would Not Have Voted (2%) 55% 37%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
For Your Candidate (69%) 51% 46%
Against His Opponent (26%) 71% 25%


OPINION OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Angry (30%) 89% 6%
Dissatisfied (30%) 75% 22%
Satisfied (22%) 30% 70%
Enthusiastic (18%) 6% 93%


DID KERRY ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (67%) 48% 50%
No (31%) 77% 19%


DID BUSH ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (66%) 68% 29%
No (31%) 35% 62%


IS IRAQ WAR PART OF WAR ON TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (49%) 31% 68%
No (49%) 85% 12%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY KERRY CAMPAIGN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (27%) 68% 26%
No (73%) 53% 45%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY BUSH CAMPAIGN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (16%) 43% 56%
No (84%) 60% 37%


KERRY MOSTLY SAYS WHAT...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
He Believes (46%) 87% 10%
People Want to Hear (50%) 28% 69%


BUSH PAYS MORE ATTENTION TO...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Ordinary Americans (33%) 20% 79%
Large Corporations (63%) 77% 19%


AVAILABILITY AND COST OF HEALTH CARE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Concerned (72%) 63% 34%
Somewhat Concerned (23%) 43% 55%
Not Very Concerned (3%) * *
Not at All Concerned (1%) * *


ABORTION SHOULD BE...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Always Legal (29%) 74% 23%
Mostly Legal (40%) 60% 37%
Mostly Illegal (17%) 46% 53%
Always Illegal (10%) 23% 77%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Confident (51%) 51% 47%
Somewhat Confident (42%) 64% 34%
Not Very Confident (6%) 58% 27%
Not At All Confident (1%) * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Confident (88%) 57% 41%
Not Confident (7%) 59% 28%


POLICY TOWARD SAME-SEX COUPLES
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Legally Marry (35%) 74% 21%
Civil Unions (40%) 49% 49%
No Legal Recognition (23%) 46% 54%


PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 2000
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Did Not Vote (15%) 64% 30%
Gore (45%) 86% 11%
Bush (36%) 15% 84%
Other (4%) 68% 21%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Excellent (3%) * *
Good (39%) 21% 77%
Not Good (41%) 78% 19%
Poor (17%) 89% 7%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Excellent or Good (42%) 21% 78%
Not Good or Poor (58%) 81% 15%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (49%) 85% 12%
No (49%) 26% 71%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (40%) 18% 80%
No (60%) 82% 15%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (44%) 87% 10%
No (54%) 29% 68%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (50%) 25% 74%
No (48%) 87% 9%


IS U.S. GOING IN RIGHT DIRECTION?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (43%) 21% 78%
No (53%) 83% 12%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Important (31%) 59% 39%
Somewhat Important (22%) 62% 35%
Not Too Important (23%) 46% 51%
Not At All Important (24%) 53% 44%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Important (53%) 60% 37%
Not Important (47%) 50% 48%


OPINION OF GEORGE W. BUSH
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Favorable (44%) 15% 83%
Unfavorable (56%) 86% 10%


OPINION OF JOHN KERRY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Favorable (54%) 85% 12%
Unfavorable (45%) 18% 79%


GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (55%) 72% 26%
No (41%) 33% 63%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Worried (23%) 63% 35%
Somewhat Worried (55%) 51% 45%
Not Too Worried (18%) 53% 44%
Not At All Worried (3%) * *


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (74%) 55% 42%
No (20%) 55% 42%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Better Today (19%) 16% 82%
Worse Today (48%) 81% 15%
About the Same (32%) 40% 57%


BUSH TAX CUTS WERE...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Good for Economy (32%) 9% 90%
Bad for Economy (37%) 86% 9%
No Difference (28%) 62% 34%


IRAQ WAR MADE U.S. MORE SECURE?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (36%) 19% 78%
No (62%) 77% 20%


HAS ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD LOST A JOB?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (37%) 66% 30%
No (63%) 48% 50%


HAVE YOU LOST A JOB?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (19%) 62% 34%
No (81%) 53% 44%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Northeast (100%) 57% 40%
Midwest (-) * *
South (-) * *
West (-) * *


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Big Cities (20%) 70% 29%
Smaller Cities (1%) 62% 38%
Suburbs (66%) 53% 45%
Small Towns (4%) 53% 20%
Rural (9%) 60% 38%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Urban (21%) 70% 29%
Suburban (66%) 53% 45%
Rural (13%) 58% 32%


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