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2,381 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Male (44%) 43% 54%
Female (56%) 52% 46%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Democrat Republican
White Men (34%) 38% 59%
White Women (44%) 46% 52%
Non-White Men (10%) 59% 41%
Non-White Women (13%) 70% 28%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
White (77%) 43% 55%
African-American (5%) 88% 12%
Latino (13%) 59% 40%
Asian (2%) 53% 39%
Other (2%) 53% 47%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
18-29 (14%) 50% 49%
30-44 (27%) 47% 52%
45-59 (29%) 52% 45%
60 and Older (30%) 45% 53%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
18-64 (78%) 48% 50%
65 and Older (22%) 47% 50%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Under $15,000 (7%) 65% 30%
$15-30,000 (15%) 56% 43%
$30-50,000 (21%) 43% 53%
$50-75,000 (24%) 42% 56%
$75-100,000 (14%) 47% 53%
$100-150,000 (11%) 48% 51%
$150-200,000 (4%) 53% 47%
$200,000 or More (3%) 46% 54%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Less Than $50,000 (43%) 51% 45%
$50,000 or More (57%) 45% 53%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Less Than $100,000 (82%) 48% 50%
$100,000 or More (18%) 49% 51%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (22%) 58% 41%
No (78%) 44% 53%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (15%) 60% 39%
No (85%) 45% 53%


DO YOU WORK FULL-TIME?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (54%) 47% 52%
No (46%) 45% 53%


ARE YOU A WORKING WOMAN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (26%) 54% 44%
No (74%) 45% 54%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
No High School (4%) 45% 54%
H.S. Graduate (17%) 39% 59%
Some College (35%) 43% 56%
College Graduate (28%) 52% 46%
Postgrad Study (17%) 57% 39%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
No College Degree (55%) 42% 57%
College Graduate (45%) 54% 43%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Democrat (35%) 92% 7%
Republican (37%) 6% 93%
Independent (28%) 49% 46%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Liberal (23%) 89% 9%
Moderate (45%) 51% 47%
Conservative (32%) 14% 84%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
No (9%) 55% 45%
Yes (91%) 47% 50%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Protestant (50%) 37% 61%
Catholic (22%) 56% 43%
Jewish (2%) 77% 15%
Other (8%) 67% 28%
None (17%) 56% 39%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (14%) 11% 87%
No (86%) 54% 43%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (19%) 20% 76%
No (81%) 55% 43%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
More Than Weekly (14%) 28% 72%
Weekly (22%) 35% 62%
Monthly (10%) 51% 48%
A Few Times a Year (30%) 58% 40%
Never (23%) 58% 37%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Weekly (35%) 33% 66%
Occasionally (39%) 56% 42%
Never (22%) 58% 37%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Protestant/Weekly (16%) 22% 76%
Prot./Less Often (15%) 46% 53%
Catholic/Weekly (9%) 47% 50%
Catholic/Less Often (12%) 62% 37%
All Others (45%) 55% 42%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (20%) 37% 58%
No (80%) 50% 48%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (60%) 42% 56%
No (40%) 57% 40%


ARE YOU MARRIED WITH CHILDREN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (25%) 41% 58%
No (75%) 49% 48%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (33%) 44% 55%
No (67%) 48% 49%


ARE YOU GAY, LESBIAN OR BISEXUAL?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (5%) 70% 30%
No (95%) 47% 51%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (41%) 39% 60%
No (59%) 58% 39%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Today (5%) 54% 41%
Last Three Days (4%) 40% 58%
Last Week (2%) 86% 14%
Last Month (11%) 45% 53%
Before That (78%) 42% 56%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Today/Last 3 Days (8%) 48% 48%
Earlier Than That (92%) 44% 55%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Within the Last Week (11%) 57% 41%
Earlier Than That (89%) 43% 56%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Taxes (5%) 29% 64%
Education (3%) 64% 36%
Iraq (21%) 69% 28%
Terrorism (19%) 20% 77%
Economy/Jobs (17%) 69% 28%
Moral Values (23%) 28% 71%
Health Care (7%) 63% 28%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Strongly Approve (30%) 6% 93%
Somewhat Approve (20%) 21% 78%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%) 71% 23%
Strongly Disapprove (37%) 88% 8%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Approve (51%) 12% 87%
Disapprove (49%) 84% 11%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Cares About People (7%) 71% 27%
Religious Faith (7%) 22% 75%
Honest/Trustworthy (14%) 33% 65%
Strong Leader (18%) 17% 83%
Intelligent (9%) 83% 11%
Will Bring Change (25%) 80% 17%
Clear Stand on Issue (15%) 27% 70%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Safer From Terrorism (53%) 23% 75%
Less Safe (42%) 77% 19%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Strongly Approve (29%) 9% 89%
Somewhat Approve (22%) 24% 74%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 68% 31%
Strongly Disapprove (35%) 86% 9%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Approve (50%) 15% 83%
Disapprove (47%) 81% 15%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Well (12%) 6% 91%
Somewhat Well (30%) 13% 84%
Somewhat Badly (20%) 60% 40%
Very Badly (36%) 84% 12%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Well (42%) 11% 86%
Badly (55%) 75% 22%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Better (33%) 23% 75%
Worse (24%) 71% 26%
Same (42%) 55% 43%


VOTE IF ONLY BUSH AND KERRY WERE RUNNING
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Kerry (49%) 87% 10%
Bush (50%) 9% 90%
Would Not Have Voted (1%) 49% 35%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
For Your Candidate (67%) 42% 57%
Against His Opponent (27%) 71% 26%


OPINION OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Angry (26%) 92% 5%
Dissatisfied (25%) 78% 19%
Satisfied (29%) 18% 80%
Enthusiastic (18%) 2% 97%


DID KERRY ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (71%) 42% 56%
No (26%) 73% 24%


DID BUSH ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (64%) 66% 32%
No (32%) 20% 78%


IS IRAQ WAR PART OF WAR ON TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (52%) 23% 75%
No (46%) 81% 16%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY KERRY CAMPAIGN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (24%) 68% 30%
No (76%) 45% 53%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY BUSH CAMPAIGN?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (18%) 39% 59%
No (82%) 54% 44%


KERRY MOSTLY SAYS WHAT...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
He Believes (41%) 84% 13%
People Want to Hear (55%) 24% 75%


BUSH PAYS MORE ATTENTION TO...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Ordinary Americans (38%) 9% 90%
Large Corporations (56%) 79% 19%


AVAILABILITY AND COST OF HEALTH CARE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Concerned (65%) 62% 36%
Somewhat Concerned (26%) 32% 67%
Not Very Concerned (6%) 15% 81%
Not at All Concerned (3%) * *


ABORTION SHOULD BE...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Always Legal (24%) 71% 26%
Mostly Legal (38%) 56% 42%
Mostly Illegal (25%) 26% 73%
Always Illegal (9%) 34% 65%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Confident (49%) 39% 58%
Somewhat Confident (43%) 63% 36%
Not Very Confident (6%) 53% 44%
Not At All Confident (2%) * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Confident (89%) 50% 48%
Not Confident (8%) 60% 38%


POLICY TOWARD SAME-SEX COUPLES
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Legally Marry (31%) 75% 22%
Civil Unions (36%) 43% 54%
No Legal Recognition (30%) 32% 68%


PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 2000
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Did Not Vote (15%) 64% 35%
Gore (38%) 88% 10%
Bush (43%) 11% 89%
Other (4%) 59% 16%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Excellent (4%) 7% 89%
Good (44%) 17% 83%
Not Good (34%) 72% 26%
Poor (17%) 85% 11%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Excellent or Good (49%) 16% 83%
Not Good or Poor (51%) 76% 21%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (42%) 85% 13%
No (57%) 18% 81%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (52%) 15% 84%
No (48%) 81% 17%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (39%) 87% 12%
No (60%) 21% 78%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (61%) 21% 78%
No (38%) 89% 9%


IS U.S. GOING IN RIGHT DIRECTION?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (50%) 18% 81%
No (45%) 81% 17%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Important (26%) 45% 54%
Somewhat Important (25%) 36% 64%
Not Too Important (21%) 42% 58%
Not At All Important (28%) 51% 48%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Important (52%) 41% 59%
Not Important (48%) 47% 52%


OPINION OF GEORGE W. BUSH
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Favorable (54%) 12% 87%
Unfavorable (44%) 87% 10%


OPINION OF JOHN KERRY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Favorable (47%) 83% 15%
Unfavorable (50%) 10% 89%


GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (41%) 65% 33%
No (52%) 30% 69%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Very Worried (20%) 51% 46%
Somewhat Worried (53%) 44% 55%
Not Too Worried (21%) 50% 48%
Not At All Worried (5%) 36% 64%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (71%) 46% 53%
No (26%) 47% 51%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Better Today (27%) 8% 91%
Worse Today (38%) 78% 21%
About the Same (35%) 42% 57%


BUSH TAX CUTS WERE...
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Good for Economy (43%) 11% 89%
Bad for Economy (31%) 88% 11%
No Difference (24%) 56% 40%


IRAQ WAR MADE U.S. MORE SECURE?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (46%) 9% 90%
No (51%) 79% 19%


HAS ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD LOST A JOB?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (29%) 60% 38%
No (71%) 41% 58%


HAVE YOU LOST A JOB?
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Yes (15%) 61% 37%
No (85%) 44% 55%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Northeast (-) * *
Midwest (-) * *
South (-) * *
West (100%) 48% 50%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Big Cities (18%) 63% 35%
Smaller Cities (21%) 49% 49%
Suburbs (42%) 46% 52%
Small Towns (7%) 38% 58%
Rural (12%) 38% 62%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Democrat Republican
Urban (37%) 53% 45%
Suburban (43%) 46% 52%
Rural (21%) 31% 68%


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