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BALLOT MEASURES / MICHIGAN PROPOSAL 04-2 / EXIT POLL


2,443 Respondents Updated: 2:06 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Yes No
Male (49%) 63% 37%
Female (51%) 56% 44%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Yes No
White Men (40%) 64% 36%
White Women (42%) 56% 44%
Non-White Men (9%) 58% 42%
Non-White Women (8%) 57% 43%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Yes No
White (83%) 60% 40%
African-American (12%) 59% 41%
Latino (3%) 51% 49%
Asian (1%) * *
Other (2%) 50% 50%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Yes No
18-29 (20%) 51% 49%
30-44 (26%) 60% 40%
45-59 (30%) 61% 39%
60 and Older (24%) 65% 35%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Yes No
18-64 (85%) 59% 41%
65 and Older (15%) 65% 35%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Under $15,000 (8%) 56% 44%
$15-30,000 (15%) 61% 39%
$30-50,000 (22%) 58% 42%
$50-75,000 (23%) 59% 41%
$75-100,000 (14%) 59% 41%
$100-150,000 (11%) 60% 40%
$150-200,000 (3%) 54% 46%
$200,000 or More (3%) 56% 44%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Less Than $50,000 (46%) 58% 42%
$50,000 or More (54%) 59% 41%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Less Than $100,000 (83%) 59% 41%
$100,000 or More (17%) 58% 42%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (36%) 55% 45%
No (64%) 61% 39%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (19%) 57% 43%
No (81%) 59% 41%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Yes No
No High School (5%) 71% 29%
H.S. Graduate (24%) 62% 38%
Some College (33%) 60% 40%
College Graduate (23%) 56% 44%
Postgrad Study (15%) 51% 49%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Yes No
No College Degree (62%) 62% 38%
College Graduate (38%) 54% 46%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Yes No
Democrat (38%) 45% 55%
Republican (35%) 78% 22%
Independent (27%) 55% 45%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Yes No
Liberal (22%) 32% 68%
Moderate (44%) 54% 46%
Conservative (35%) 83% 17%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Yes No
No (11%) 49% 51%
Yes (89%) 60% 40%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Yes No
Protestant (53%) 66% 34%
Catholic (29%) 62% 38%
Jewish (2%) 14% 86%
Other (6%) 34% 66%
None (10%) 35% 65%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (17%) 88% 12%
No (83%) 53% 47%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (25%) 80% 20%
No (75%) 52% 48%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
More Than Weekly (16%) 82% 18%
Weekly (28%) 69% 31%
Monthly (13%) 58% 42%
A Few Times a Year (29%) 48% 52%
Never (13%) 35% 65%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
Weekly (43%) 74% 26%
Occasionally (40%) 51% 49%
Never (13%) 35% 65%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
Protestant/Weekly (16%) 74% 26%
Prot./Less Often (16%) 55% 45%
Catholic/Weekly (14%) 73% 27%
Catholic/Less Often (14%) 52% 48%
All Others (37%) 52% 48%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (62%) 63% 37%
No (38%) 53% 47%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Today (7%) 54% 46%
Last Three Days (5%) 60% 40%
Last Week (4%) 51% 49%
Last Month (10%) 58% 42%
Before That (74%) 59% 41%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Today/Last 3 Days (12%) 57% 43%
Earlier Than That (88%) 59% 41%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Within the Last Week (16%) 55% 45%
Earlier Than That (84%) 59% 41%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Yes No
For Your Candidate (69%) 62% 38%
Against His Opponent (26%) 48% 52%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Yes No
Excellent (3%) 74% 26%
Good (35%) 72% 28%
Not So Good (41%) 51% 49%
Poor (20%) 47% 53%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Yes No
Strongly Approve (29%) 80% 20%
Somewhat Approve (20%) 69% 31%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 52% 48%
Strongly Disapprove (36%) 37% 63%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (50%) 76% 24%
Disapprove (49%) 41% 59%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Yes No
Taxes (5%) 62% 38%
Education (4%) 52% 48%
Iraq (17%) 39% 61%
Terrorism (18%) 70% 30%
Economy/Jobs (25%) 52% 48%
Moral Values (19%) 80% 20%
Health Care (6%) 43% 57%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Yes No
Cares About People (13%) 52% 48%
Religious Faith (9%) 84% 16%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%) 67% 33%
Strong Leader (19%) 68% 32%
Intelligent (6%) 24% 76%
Will Bring Change (24%) 41% 59%
Clear Stand on Issue (14%) 72% 28%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Yes No
Safer From Terrorism (55%) 71% 29%
Less Safe (41%) 42% 58%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
TOTAL Yes No
Better Today (14%) 75% 25%
Worse Today (55%) 47% 53%
About the Same (31%) 70% 30%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Strongly Approve (27%) 80% 20%
Somewhat Approve (24%) 67% 33%
Somewhat Disapprove (18%) 49% 51%
Strongly Disapprove (30%) 39% 61%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (49%) 73% 27%
Disapprove (47%) 43% 57%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Very Well (10%) 77% 23%
Somewhat Well (33%) 74% 26%
Somewhat Badly (25%) 54% 46%
Very Badly (30%) 39% 61%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Yes No
Well (43%) 75% 25%
Badly (54%) 45% 55%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (48%) 45% 55%
No (47%) 72% 28%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (46%) 77% 23%
No (54%) 43% 57%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Yes No
Better (27%) 72% 28%
Worse (34%) 47% 53%
Same (38%) 59% 41%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (44%) 42% 58%
No (51%) 74% 26%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (53%) 73% 27%
No (42%) 40% 60%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Yes No
Big Cities (8%) 55% 45%
Smaller Cities (14%) 59% 41%
Suburbs (52%) 58% 42%
Small Towns (8%) 59% 41%
Rural (18%) 66% 34%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Yes No
Urban (22%) 58% 42%
Suburban (49%) 56% 44%
Rural (29%) 64% 36%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Yes No
Wayne County (17%) 57% 43%
Oakland/Macomb (22%) 54% 46%
University Belt (24%) 59% 41%
Southwestern Mich. (21%) 66% 34%
North/Northeast Mich (15%) 62% 38%


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