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1,577 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Male (48%)
67%
+5
33%
Female (52%)
64%
+6
36%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
White Men (38%)
73%
n/a
27%
White Women (38%)
69%
n/a
31%
Non-White Men (10%)
42%
n/a
58%
Non-White Women (14%)
50%
n/a
50%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
White (77%)
71%
+9
29%
African-American (9%)
28%
n/a
72%
Latino (4%)
74%
n/a
26%
Asian (1%)
*
n/a
*
Other (9%)
53%
n/a
47%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
18-29 (19%)
62%
n/a
38%
30-44 (27%)
69%
+7
31%
45-59 (28%)
65%
+3
35%
60 and Older (26%)
66%
+14
34%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
18-64 (83%)
66%
+5
34%
65 and Older (17%)
65%
+10
35%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Under $15,000 (14%)
44%
n/a
56%
$15-30,000 (20%)
58%
n/a
42%
$30-50,000 (27%)
67%
n/a
33%
$50-75,000 (20%)
74%
n/a
26%
$75-100,000 (10%)
73%
n/a
27%
$100-150,000 (5%)
73%
n/a
27%
$150-200,000 (2%)
*
n/a
*
$200,000 or More (3%)
*
n/a
*


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Less Than $50,000 (61%)
59%
n/a
41%
$50,000 or More (39%)
75%
n/a
25%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Less Than $100,000 (90%)
64%
n/a
36%
$100,000 or More (10%)
79%
n/a
21%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Democrat (40%)
32%
+5
68%
Republican (43%)
96%
+3
4%
Independent (16%)
66%
+11
34%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Liberal (13%)
25%
+3
75%
Moderate (44%)
56%
+8
44%
Conservative (43%)
88%
+2
12%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Protestant (79%)
68%
+7
32%
Catholic (9%)
66%
n/a
34%
Jewish (0%)
*
n/a
*
Other (5%)
47%
n/a
53%
None (7%)
45%
n/a
55%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (28%)
90%
n/a
10%
No (72%)
55%
n/a
45%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (44%)
77%
n/a
23%
No (56%)
56%
n/a
44%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Today (4%)
39%
n/a
61%
Last Three Days (3%)
59%
n/a
41%
Last Week (3%)
*
n/a
*
Last Month (9%)
50%
n/a
50%
Before That (80%)
68%
n/a
32%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (7%)
48%
n/a
52%
Earlier Than That (93%)
66%
n/a
34%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Within the Last Week (10%)
53%
n/a
47%
Earlier Than That (90%)
67%
n/a
33%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
For Your Candidate (67%)
72%
n/a
28%
Against His Opponent (29%)
50%
n/a
50%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Taxes (5%)
61%
n/a
39%
Education (6%)
41%
n/a
59%
Iraq (11%)
44%
n/a
56%
Terrorism (20%)
89%
n/a
11%
Economy/Jobs (16%)
22%
n/a
78%
Moral Values (29%)
90%
n/a
10%
Health Care (3%)
*
n/a
*


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Strongly Approve (45%)
96%
n/a
4%
Somewhat Approve (20%)
88%
n/a
12%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%)
24%
n/a
76%
Strongly Disapprove (21%)
2%
n/a
98%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Approve (65%)
94%
n/a
6%
Disapprove (34%)
10%
n/a
90%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Cares About People (8%)
40%
n/a
60%
Religious Faith (15%)
94%
n/a
6%
Honest/Trustworthy (11%)
82%
n/a
18%
Strong Leader (22%)
90%
n/a
10%
Intelligent (4%)
6%
n/a
94%
Will Bring Change (19%)
11%
n/a
89%
Clear Stand on Issue (16%)
86%
n/a
14%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Safer From Terrorism (64%)
86%
n/a
14%
Less Safe (34%)
25%
n/a
75%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Better (34%)
91%
+46
9%
Worse (26%)
20%
-55
80%
Same (39%)
71%
-6
29%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Strongly Approve (41%)
94%
n/a
6%
Somewhat Approve (25%)
79%
n/a
21%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%)
34%
n/a
66%
Strongly Disapprove (20%)
6%
n/a
94%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Approve (64%)
88%
n/a
12%
Disapprove (32%)
17%
n/a
83%


WHICH CANDIDATE IS TOO EXTREME?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Only Carson (26%)
92%
n/a
8%
Only Coburn (20%)
28%
n/a
72%
Both (26%)
70%
n/a
30%
Neither (23%)
57%
n/a
43%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (30%)
17%
n/a
83%
No (65%)
86%
n/a
14%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Yes (66%)
88%
n/a
12%
No (29%)
9%
n/a
91%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Big Cities (19%)
67%
n/a
33%
Smaller Cities (18%)
63%
n/a
37%
Suburbs (20%)
69%
n/a
31%
Small Towns (10%)
58%
n/a
42%
Rural (33%)
65%
n/a
35%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Urban (37%)
65%
n/a
35%
Suburban (20%)
69%
n/a
31%
Rural (43%)
64%
n/a
36%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Oklahoma City Area (28%)
66%
n/a
34%
Tulsa Area (27%)
65%
n/a
35%
Eastern Oklahoma (19%)
59%
n/a
41%
Western Oklahoma (25%)
71%
n/a
29%


VOTE FOR U.S. SENATE
BUSH
KERRY
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
Democrat (41%)
26%
n/a
74%
Republican (53%)
95%
n/a
5%


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