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1,991 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (47%)
49%
n/a
48% 1%
Female (53%)
42%
+3
57% 1%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (45%)
49%
n/a
48% 1%
White Women (52%)
42%
n/a
57% 1%
Non-White Men (2%)
*
n/a
* *
Non-White Women (1%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (97%)
45%
+1
53% 1%
African-American (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Latino (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Asian (0%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (1%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (17%)
50%
+5
48% 1%
30-44 (28%)
50%
+2
48% 1%
45-59 (33%)
39%
+1
59% 1%
60 and Older (22%)
45%
n/a
54% 1%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (86%)
46%
+2
52% 1%
65 and Older (14%)
43%
+0
56% *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (12%)
37%
n/a
59% 3%
$15-30,000 (22%)
41%
n/a
56% 1%
$30-50,000 (26%)
49%
n/a
49% 2%
$50-75,000 (21%)
49%
n/a
50% 1%
$75-100,000 (10%)
48%
n/a
51% *
$100-150,000 (6%)
40%
n/a
59% 0%
$150-200,000 (1%)
*
n/a
* *
$200,000 or More (1%)
*
n/a
* *


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (60%)
44%
n/a
54% 2%
$50,000 or More (40%)
47%
n/a
52% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (91%)
45%
n/a
52% 1%
$100,000 or More (9%)
39%
n/a
60% 0%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (31%)
13%
+3
86% 1%
Republican (30%)
85%
-3
15% 0%
Independent (38%)
40%
n/a
56% 2%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (26%)
17%
-2
81% 1%
Moderate (47%)
43%
+2
55% 1%
Conservative (27%)
77%
+0
20% 1%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (19%)
50%
n/a
47% 1%
No (81%)
45%
n/a
53% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (50%)
55%
+3
43% 1%
Catholic (26%)
40%
-4
58% 1%
Jewish (1%)
*
n/a
* *
Other (7%)
32%
n/a
65% 2%
None (16%)
34%
+10
63% 1%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (14%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%
No (86%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (52%)
56%
n/a
42% 1%
No (48%)
36%
n/a
63% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (8%)
47%
n/a
47% 5%
Last Three Days (4%)
41%
n/a
57% 0%
Last Week (3%)
28%
n/a
72% *
Last Month (12%)
43%
n/a
55% 1%
Before That (72%)
47%
n/a
52% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (12%)
45%
n/a
50% 3%
Earlier Than That (88%)
46%
n/a
53% 1%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (15%)
42%
n/a
54% 3%
Earlier Than That (85%)
46%
n/a
52% 1%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (61%)
54%
n/a
44% 1%
Against His Opponent (34%)
34%
n/a
64% 2%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (25%)
95%
n/a
5% *
Somewhat Approve (21%)
88%
n/a
10% 0%
Somewhat Disapprove (17%)
16%
n/a
79% 3%
Strongly Disapprove (36%)
1%
n/a
97% 1%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (46%)
92%
n/a
7% 0%
Disapprove (53%)
6%
n/a
91% 2%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (7%)
52%
n/a
46% 1%
Education (4%)
38%
n/a
60% *
Iraq (24%)
26%
n/a
73% 1%
Terrorism (17%)
83%
n/a
17% *
Economy/Jobs (18%)
20%
n/a
77% 2%
Moral Values (18%)
69%
n/a
29% 1%
Health Care (4%)
16%
n/a
84% *


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (8%)
25%
n/a
73% 1%
Religious Faith (7%)
95%
n/a
5% *
Honest/Trustworthy (9%)
60%
n/a
37% 3%
Strong Leader (20%)
87%
n/a
13% 0%
Intelligent (10%)
12%
n/a
87% 1%
Will Bring Change (28%)
5%
n/a
92% 1%
Clear Stand on Issue (14%)
71%
n/a
27% 1%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (52%)
74%
n/a
25% 1%
Less Safe (43%)
13%
n/a
85% 1%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (25%)
79%
+43
20% 0%
Worse (33%)
15%
-43
82% 2%
Same (41%)
50%
+1
48% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (25%)
90%
n/a
9% *
Somewhat Approve (25%)
72%
n/a
26% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%)
21%
n/a
76% 2%
Strongly Disapprove (34%)
5%
n/a
92% 1%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (49%)
81%
n/a
18% 0%
Disapprove (47%)
10%
n/a
87% 2%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (44%)
13%
n/a
86% 0%
No (51%)
75%
n/a
22% 2%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (55%)
75%
n/a
24% 0%
No (39%)
7%
n/a
90% 2%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (-)
*
n/a
* *
Smaller Cities (3%)
42%
n/a
56% 2%
Suburbs (11%)
46%
n/a
53% 0%
Small Towns (17%)
40%
n/a
58% 1%
Rural (69%)
47%
n/a
51% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (3%)
42%
n/a
56% 2%
Suburban (11%)
46%
n/a
53% 0%
Rural (86%)
45%
n/a
53% 1%


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• Key: n/a = not available; * Represents a statistically insignificant number of respondents
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