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13,660 Respondents Updated: 2:04 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Male (46%)
55%
+2
44% 0%
Female (54%)
48%
+5
51% 0%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White Men (36%)
62%
n/a
37% 0%
White Women (41%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%
Non-White Men (10%)
30%
n/a
67% 1%
Non-White Women (12%)
24%
n/a
75% 1%


VOTE BY RACE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
White (77%)
58%
+4
41% 0%
African-American (11%)
11%
+2
88% 0%
Latino (8%)
44%
+9
53% 2%
Asian (2%)
44%
+3
56% *
Other (2%)
40%
+1
54% 2%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-29 (17%)
45%
n/a
54% 0%
30-44 (29%)
53%
+4
46% 1%
45-59 (30%)
51%
+2
48% 0%
60 and Older (24%)
54%
+7
46% 0%


VOTE BY AGE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
18-64 (84%)
51%
+3
48% 0%
65 and Older (16%)
52%
+5
47% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Under $15,000 (8%)
36%
n/a
63% 0%
$15-30,000 (15%)
42%
n/a
57% 0%
$30-50,000 (22%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%
$50-75,000 (23%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%
$75-100,000 (14%)
55%
n/a
45% 0%
$100-150,000 (11%)
57%
n/a
42% 1%
$150-200,000 (4%)
58%
n/a
42% *
$200,000 or More (3%)
63%
n/a
35% 1%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $50,000 (45%)
44%
n/a
55% 0%
$50,000 or More (55%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%


VOTE BY INCOME
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Less Than $100,000 (82%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%
$100,000 or More (18%)
58%
n/a
41% 1%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (24%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%
No (76%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (14%)
38%
n/a
61% 1%
No (86%)
54%
n/a
45% 0%


DO YOU WORK FULL-TIME?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (60%)
53%
+5
45% 1%
No (40%)
51%
+3
49% 0%


ARE YOU A WORKING WOMAN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (29%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%
No (71%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No High School (4%)
49%
+10
50% 0%
H.S. Graduate (22%)
52%
+3
47% 0%
Some College (32%)
54%
+3
46% 0%
College Graduate (26%)
52%
+1
46% 1%
Postgrad Study (16%)
44%
+0
55% 1%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No College Degree (58%)
53%
n/a
47% 0%
College Graduate (42%)
49%
n/a
49% 1%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Democrat (37%)
11%
+0
89% 0%
Republican (37%)
93%
+2
6% 0%
Independent (26%)
48%
+1
49% 1%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Liberal (21%)
13%
+0
85% 1%
Moderate (45%)
45%
+1
54% 0%
Conservative (34%)
84%
+3
15% 0%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
No (11%)
46%
+3
53% 0%
Yes (89%)
51%
+3
48% 0%


VOTE BY RELIGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant (54%)
59%
+3
40% 0%
Catholic (27%)
52%
+5
47% 0%
Jewish (3%)
25%
+6
74% *
Other (7%)
23%
-5
74% 1%
None (10%)
31%
+1
67% 1%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (23%)
78%
n/a
21% 0%
No (77%)
43%
n/a
56% 0%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
More Than Weekly (16%)
64%
+1
35% 1%
Weekly (26%)
58%
+1
41% 0%
Monthly (14%)
50%
+4
49% *
A Few Times a Year (28%)
45%
+3
54% 0%
Never (15%)
36%
+4
62% 1%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Weekly (41%)
61%
n/a
39% 0%
Occasionally (40%)
47%
n/a
53% 0%
Never (14%)
36%
n/a
62% 1%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Protestant/Weekly (16%)
70%
n/a
29% 0%
Prot./Less Often (15%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%
Catholic/Weekly (11%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%
Catholic/Less Often (14%)
49%
n/a
50% 1%
All Others (39%)
40%
n/a
59% 1%


HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (18%)
57%
n/a
41% 0%
No (82%)
49%
n/a
50% 0%


ARE YOU MARRIED?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (63%)
57%
+4
42% 0%
No (37%)
40%
+2
58% 0%


ARE YOU MARRIED WITH CHILDREN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (28%)
59%
n/a
40% 1%
No (72%)
48%
n/a
51% 0%


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (37%)
53%
+1
45% 1%
No (63%)
50%
+4
49% 0%


ARE YOU GAY, LESBIAN OR BISEXUAL?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (4%)
23%
-2
77% 0%
No (96%)
53%
+3
46% 0%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (41%)
63%
+2
36% 1%
No (59%)
43%
+4
57% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today (5%)
45%
n/a
52% 1%
Last Three Days (4%)
42%
n/a
55% 1%
Last Week (2%)
51%
n/a
48% 0%
Last Month (10%)
44%
n/a
54% 1%
Before That (78%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Today/Last 3 Days (9%)
44%
n/a
53% 1%
Earlier Than That (91%)
52%
n/a
47% 0%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Within the Last Week (11%)
46%
n/a
52% 1%
Earlier Than That (89%)
52%
n/a
47% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Taxes (5%)
57%
n/a
43% 0%
Education (4%)
26%
n/a
73% *
Iraq (15%)
26%
n/a
73% 0%
Terrorism (19%)
86%
n/a
14% 0%
Economy/Jobs (20%)
18%
n/a
80% 0%
Moral Values (22%)
80%
n/a
18% 1%
Health Care (8%)
23%
n/a
77% *


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (33%)
94%
n/a
5% 0%
Somewhat Approve (20%)
83%
n/a
15% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (12%)
18%
n/a
80% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (34%)
2%
n/a
97% 0%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (53%)
90%
n/a
9% 0%
Disapprove (46%)
6%
n/a
93% 0%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Cares About People (9%)
24%
n/a
75% 1%
Religious Faith (8%)
91%
n/a
8% *
Honest/Trustworthy (11%)
70%
n/a
29% 1%
Strong Leader (17%)
87%
n/a
12% 0%
Intelligent (7%)
9%
n/a
91% 0%
Will Bring Change (24%)
5%
n/a
95% 0%
Clear Stand on Issue (17%)
79%
n/a
20% 0%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Safer From Terrorism (54%)
79%
n/a
20% 0%
Less Safe (41%)
14%
n/a
85% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Strongly Approve (29%)
94%
n/a
6% 0%
Somewhat Approve (23%)
75%
n/a
24% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%)
25%
n/a
73% 1%
Strongly Disapprove (31%)
5%
n/a
94% 0%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Approve (51%)
85%
n/a
14% 0%
Disapprove (45%)
12%
n/a
87% 0%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Well (11%)
91%
n/a
8% 1%
Somewhat Well (34%)
90%
n/a
9% 1%
Somewhat Badly (20%)
36%
n/a
63% 0%
Very Badly (33%)
6%
n/a
93% 0%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Well (44%)
90%
n/a
9% 1%
Badly (52%)
17%
n/a
82% 0%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better (32%)
80%
+44
19% 0%
Worse (28%)
20%
-43
79% 0%
Same (39%)
49%
-11
50% 1%


VOTE IF ONLY BUSH AND KERRY WERE RUNNING
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Kerry (47%)
1%
n/a
98% 0%
Bush (51%)
98%
n/a
2% 0%
Would Not Have Voted (1%)
29%
n/a
38% 11%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
For Your Candidate (69%)
59%
n/a
40% 0%
Against His Opponent (25%)
30%
n/a
70% 0%


OPINION OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Angry (23%)
3%
n/a
96% 1%
Dissatisfied (26%)
16%
n/a
82% 1%
Satisfied (26%)
89%
n/a
11% 0%
Enthusiastic (22%)
98%
n/a
2% 0%


DID KERRY ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (67%)
62%
n/a
37% 0%
No (28%)
23%
n/a
75% 1%


DID BUSH ATTACK UNFAIRLY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (60%)
36%
n/a
63% 0%
No (35%)
75%
n/a
24% 1%


IS IRAQ WAR PART OF WAR ON TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (55%)
81%
n/a
18% 0%
No (42%)
11%
n/a
88% 1%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY KERRY CAMPAIGN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (26%)
33%
n/a
66% 1%
No (74%)
57%
n/a
42% 0%


WERE YOU CONTACTED BY BUSH CAMPAIGN?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (24%)
62%
n/a
38% 0%
No (76%)
47%
n/a
52% 1%


KERRY MOSTLY SAYS WHAT...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
He Believes (40%)
5%
n/a
94% 0%
People Want to Hear (56%)
84%
n/a
15% 1%


BUSH PAYS MORE ATTENTION TO...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Ordinary Americans (41%)
94%
n/a
6% 0%
Large Corporations (54%)
16%
n/a
82% 1%


AVAILABILITY AND COST OF HEALTH CARE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Concerned (70%)
41%
n/a
58% 0%
Somewhat Concerned (23%)
71%
n/a
28% 0%
Not Very Concerned (5%)
84%
n/a
15% 1%
Not at All Concerned (2%)
83%
n/a
15% 2%


ABORTION SHOULD BE...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Always Legal (21%)
25%
+0
73% 1%
Mostly Legal (34%)
38%
+0
61% 0%
Mostly Illegal (26%)
73%
+4
26% 0%
Always Illegal (16%)
77%
+3
22% 0%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Confident (50%)
61%
n/a
38% 0%
Somewhat Confident (40%)
43%
n/a
56% 1%
Not Very Confident (7%)
30%
n/a
67% 2%
Not At All Confident (2%)
29%
n/a
71% *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Confident (87%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%
Not Confident (9%)
29%
n/a
68% 2%


POLICY TOWARD SAME-SEX COUPLES
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Legally Marry (25%)
22%
n/a
77% 1%
Civil Unions (35%)
52%
n/a
47% 0%
No Legal Recognition (37%)
70%
n/a
29% 0%


PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 2000
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Did Not Vote (17%)
45%
n/a
54% 1%
Gore (37%)
10%
n/a
90% 0%
Bush (43%)
91%
n/a
9% 0%
Other (3%)
21%
n/a
71% 3%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent (4%)
89%
+63
11% *
Good (43%)
87%
+35
13% 0%
Not Good (35%)
26%
-36
72% 1%
Poor (17%)
6%
-52
92% 0%


NATIONAL ECONOMY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Excellent or Good (47%)
87%
n/a
13% 0%
Not Good or Poor (52%)
20%
n/a
79% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (45%)
12%
n/a
88% 0%
No (53%)
86%
n/a
12% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (49%)
93%
n/a
7% 0%
No (51%)
12%
n/a
86% 1%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (40%)
6%
n/a
93% 0%
No (58%)
84%
n/a
15% 1%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (58%)
85%
n/a
14% 0%
No (40%)
4%
n/a
94% 0%


IS U.S. GOING IN RIGHT DIRECTION?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (49%)
89%
+53
10% 0%
No (46%)
12%
-62
86% 0%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Important (32%)
47%
n/a
53% 0%
Somewhat Important (24%)
54%
n/a
45% 0%
Not Too Important (20%)
57%
n/a
41% 1%
Not At All Important (24%)
55%
n/a
44% 0%


OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEOTAPE
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Important (56%)
50%
n/a
50% 0%
Not Important (44%)
56%
n/a
43% 1%


OPINION OF GEORGE W. BUSH
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Favorable (53%)
94%
n/a
6% 0%
Unfavorable (46%)
4%
n/a
94% 1%


OPINION OF JOHN KERRY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Favorable (47%)
9%
n/a
90% 0%
Unfavorable (51%)
92%
n/a
7% 0%


GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (46%)
33%
+10
66% 1%
No (49%)
70%
n/a
29% 0%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Very Worried (22%)
44%
n/a
56% 0%
Somewhat Worried (53%)
56%
n/a
43% 0%
Not Too Worried (19%)
51%
n/a
47% 1%
Not At All Worried (5%)
50%
n/a
48% 1%


WORRIED ABOUT TERRORISM?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (71%)
53%
n/a
46% 0%
No (23%)
50%
n/a
48% 1%


JOB SITUATION IN YOUR AREA
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Better Today (23%)
90%
n/a
10% 0%
Worse Today (43%)
18%
n/a
81% 0%
About the Same (34%)
70%
n/a
29% 1%


BUSH TAX CUTS WERE...
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Good for Economy (41%)
92%
n/a
7% 0%
Bad for Economy (32%)
7%
n/a
92% 0%
No Difference (25%)
44%
n/a
54% 1%


IRAQ WAR MADE U.S. MORE SECURE?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (46%)
90%
n/a
10% 0%
No (52%)
19%
n/a
80% 1%


HAS ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD LOST A JOB?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (33%)
34%
n/a
64% 1%
No (67%)
61%
n/a
38% 0%


HAVE YOU LOST A JOB?
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Yes (17%)
35%
n/a
63% 1%
No (83%)
56%
n/a
44% 0%


VOTE BY REGION
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Northeast (22%)
43%
+4
56% 1%
Midwest (26%)
51%
+2
48% 0%
South (32%)
58%
+3
42% 0%
West (20%)
49%
+3
50% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Big Cities (13%)
39%
+13
60% *
Smaller Cities (19%)
49%
+9
49% 0%
Suburbs (45%)
52%
+3
47% 0%
Small Towns (8%)
50%
-9
48% 1%
Rural (16%)
59%
+0
40% 1%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
BUSH
KERRY NADER
TOTAL
2004
2000
2004
2004
Urban (30%)
45%
+10
54% 0%
Suburban (46%)
52%
+3
47% 0%
Rural (25%)
57%
-2
42% 0%


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