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EXIT POLLS: California
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Updated: 12:36 p.m. EST March 3, 2004 2360 Respondents

Vote by Gender Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Male (47%) 4% 18% 65% 5% 2%
Female (53%) 4% 20% 65% 3% 2%

Vote by Race and Gender Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
White Men (31%) 4% 21% 64% 6% 1%
White Women (36%) 5% 21% 64% 4% 1%
Non-White Men (16%) 5% 15% 65% 3% 6%
Non-White Women (17%) 4% 16% 66% 2% 4%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
18-29 (11%) 4% 22% 54% 8% 6%
30-44 (25%) 6% 18% 63% 3% 2%
45-64 (42%) 4% 18% 66% 5% 2%
65 and Older (22%) 3% 20% 71% 2% 1%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
18-64 (78%) 4% 19% 63% 5% 2%
65 and Older (22%) 3% 20% 71% 2% 1%

Vote by Race Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
White (68%) 4% 21% 64% 5% 1%
African-American (8%) 5% 14% 56% 1% 14%
Latino (16%) 4% 13% 74% 1% 1%
Asian (4%) 4% 23% 64% 5% 1%
Other (5%) 3% 20% 57% 9% 2%

Vote by Income Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Under $15,000 (9%) 2% 20% 63% 5% 3%
$15-30,000 (13%) 5% 15% 68% 3% 5%
$30-50,000 (19%) 6% 18% 62% 4% 3%
$50-75,000 (24%) 3% 19% 66% 5% 2%
$75-100,000 (15%) 5% 24% 63% 4% 0%
$100,000 or More (21%) 4% 19% 66% 4% 1%

Vote by Income Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Under $50,000 (41%) 5% 18% 64% 4% 3%
$50,000 or More (59%) 4% 20% 65% 4% 1%

Family's Financial Situation Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Better (26%) 5% 19% 61% 4% 2%
Worse (35%) 4% 18% 66% 5% 3%
Same (35%) 4% 20% 66% 3% 2%

Vote by Education Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
No High School (3%) 7% 17% 63% 3% 1%
H.S. Graduate (13%) 7% 18% 65% 1% 2%
Some College (30%) 5% 18% 64% 3% 4%
College Graduate (28%) 3% 19% 65% 6% 2%
Postgrad Study (26%) 4% 22% 64% 5% 1%

Vote by Education Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
No College Degree (46%) 5% 18% 64% 2% 3%
College Graduate (54%) 3% 20% 65% 6% 2%

Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (7%) 4% 15% 62% 9% 3%
No (93%) 4% 20% 64% 4% 2%

Anyone in Household in Union? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes, I Am (18%) 5% 18% 64% 5% 1%
Yes, Someone Else Is (12%) 3% 17% 66% 4% 4%
Yes, Both (3%) 4% 12% 73% 2% 0%
No, No One Is (67%) 4% 20% 64% 4% 2%

Union Household? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (33%) 5% 17% 66% 4% 2%
No (67%) 4% 20% 64% 4% 2%

Are You a Union Member? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (21%) 5% 17% 65% 4% 1%
No (79%) 4% 20% 64% 4% 2%

Vote by Party ID Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Democrat (75%) 5% 18% 70% 3% 2%
Republican (4%) 5% 24% 33% 3% 1%
Independent (21%) 3% 23% 53% 6% 2%

Vote by Ideology Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Very Liberal (18%) 6% 18% 58% 12% 2%
Somewhat Liberal (33%) 4% 17% 70% 4% 2%
Moderate (33%) 4% 22% 66% 2% 2%
Somewhat Conserv. (11%) 5% 20% 53% 1% 3%
Very Conservative (4%) 5% 10% 65% 0% 2%

Vote by Ideology Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Liberal (52%) 5% 18% 66% 7% 2%
Moderate (33%) 4% 22% 66% 2% 2%
Conservative (15%) 5% 18% 56% 1% 3%

Vote by Religion Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Protestant (24%) 3% 21% 67% 2% 1%
Catholic (30%) 6% 16% 70% 2% 1%
Other Christian (16%) 3% 19% 62% 1% 6%
Jewish (6%) 1% 16% 71% 5% 1%
Other (11%) 7% 22% 57% 10% 1%
None (13%) 4% 20% 60% 9% 2%

Vote by Religion Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Protestant (40%) 3% 20% 65% 1% 3%
Catholic (30%) 6% 16% 70% 2% 1%
Jewish (6%) 1% 16% 71% 5% 1%
Other (11%) 7% 22% 57% 10% 1%
None (13%) 4% 20% 60% 9% 2%

Vote by Religion and Race Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
White Protestant (25%) 3% 21% 67% 2% 0%
White Catholic (13%) 7% 21% 65% 3% 1%
White Jewish (5%) 1% 17% 71% 6% 1%
White-Other Religion (7%) 7% 23% 56% 10% 1%
Whites - No Religion (9%) 4% 21% 61% 8% 2%

When Did You Make Up Your Mind Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Today (14%) 7% 23% 53% 6% 5%
Last Three Days (10%) 4% 36% 47% 4% 4%
Last Week (14%) 4% 25% 65% 4% 0%
Last Month (33%) 2% 18% 76% 2% 1%
Before That (28%) 5% 12% 64% 7% 1%

When Did You Make Up Your Mind Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Within Last Week (38%) 5% 27% 56% 5% 3%
Before That (61%) 3% 15% 70% 4% 1%

More Important to Your Vote Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Can Beat Bush (43%) 2% 13% 80% 1% 1%
Issues (50%) 6% 24% 53% 7% 3%

Importance of the Debates Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Very Important (33%) 3% 17% 69% 5% 2%
Somewhat Important (33%) 4% 21% 66% 4% 1%
Not Too Important (15%) 4% 24% 61% 6% 1%
Not Important at All (9%) 8% 18% 52% 7% 4%

Importance of the Debates Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Important (66%) 3% 19% 68% 4% 2%
Not Important (24%) 5% 22% 58% 6% 2%

Opinion of Bush Administration Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Angry (49%) 4% 19% 66% 7% 1%
Dissatisfied (35%) 3% 18% 70% 1% 3%
Satisfied (11%) 6% 22% 53% 1% 4%
Enthusiastic (4%) 9% 25% 24% 3% 4%

Former Dean Supporter? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (30%) 0% 23% 65% 7% 2%
No (59%) 0% 19% 69% 3% 2%

Do You Support: Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Gay Marriage (47%) 4% 18% 64% 7% 2%
Only Civil Unions (28%) 5% 20% 67% 1% 2%
Neither (19%) 3% 19% 63% 1% 3%

Would You Be Satisfied... Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Only if Edwards Wins (6%) 10% 65% 18% 3% 1%
Only if Kerry Wins (31%) 1% 3% 91% 1% 1%
If Either Wins (51%) 4% 25% 63% 4% 2%
Only if Someone Else (8%) 14% 14% 18% 14% 9%

Satisfied if Edwards Wins? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (58%) 4% 29% 58% 4% 2%
No (39%) 4% 5% 76% 4% 3%

Satisfied if Kerry Wins? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (82%) 3% 17% 74% 3% 2%
No (14%) 12% 36% 18% 9% 6%

Stands Up to Special Interests Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Only Edwards (11%) 7% 60% 25% 5% 0%
Only Kerry (20%) 2% 3% 90% 0% 2%
Both (45%) 3% 18% 72% 3% 2%
Neither (18%) 8% 15% 44% 10% 5%

Stands Up to Special Interests Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Edwards Does (55%) 4% 27% 63% 3% 1%
Edwards Does Not (39%) 5% 9% 68% 5% 3%

Stands Up to Special Interests Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Kerry Does (65%) 3% 14% 77% 2% 2%
Kerry Does Not (29%) 8% 32% 37% 8% 3%

National Security Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Only Trust Edwards (5%) 11% 61% 25% 0% 0%
Only Trust Kerry (27%) 1% 3% 92% 2% 1%
Trust Both (52%) 3% 25% 64% 5% 2%
Don't Trust Either (11%) 11% 13% 28% 8% 8%

National Security Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Trust Edwards (58%) 4% 28% 60% 4% 1%
Do Not Trust Edwards (38%) 4% 6% 73% 4% 3%

National Security Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Trust Kerry (79%) 3% 17% 73% 4% 1%
Do Not Trust Kerry (17%) 11% 28% 27% 5% 5%

Trade With Other Countries Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Creates Jobs (23%) 4% 18% 69% 3% 2%
Loses Jobs (57%) 4% 19% 64% 4% 2%
No Effect (10%) 5% 23% 58% 5% 4%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
18-29 (11%) 4% 22% 54% 8% 6%
30-44 (25%) 6% 18% 63% 3% 2%
45-59 (32%) 4% 19% 65% 5% 2%
60 and Older (32%) 3% 19% 70% 3% 1%

Top Issue Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Taxes (9%) 6% 25% 57% 1% 2%
Education (15%) 5% 18% 65% 2% 5%
Health Care (15%) 2% 17% 71% 2% 2%
Iraq (14%) 3% 17% 60% 13% 1%
National Security (4%) 1% 16% 54% 3% 2%
Economy and Jobs (36%) 4% 19% 68% 2% 2%

Top Candidate Quality Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Cares About People (10%) 4% 31% 52% 4% 4%
Honest - Trustworthy (14%) 4% 25% 52% 5% 3%
Stands for Beliefs (18%) 8% 17% 53% 10% 4%
Right Experience (10%) 5% 6% 82% 0% 1%
Positive Message (11%) 5% 35% 50% 5% 1%
Can Beat Bush (37%) 1% 14% 80% 2% 1%

Vote by Region Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
L.A. County (24%) 4% 19% 64% 3% 4%
Southern California (22%) 3% 18% 66% 2% 2%
Bay Area (23%) 4% 18% 65% 6% 2%
Coastal California (13%) 5% 19% 64% 7% 0%
Central Valley (17%) 5% 21% 65% 3% 1%

Vote by Size of Community Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Big Cities (22%) 6% 20% 64% 5% 3%
Smaller Cities (29%) 4% 21% 62% 5% 2%
Suburbs (42%) 4% 17% 67% 3% 2%
Small Towns (6%) 3% 22% 64% 2% 2%
Rural (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


• Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot measure. For more on how to read exit polls, click here .
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