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EXIT POLLS: Massachusetts
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Updated: 10:24 p.m. EST March 2, 2004 1101 Respondents

Vote by Gender Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Male (46%) 3% 17% 73% 3% 1% 0%
Female (54%) 3% 19% 70% 5% 1% 1%

Vote by Race and Gender Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
White Men (42%) 3% 18% 73% 3% 1% 0%
White Women (48%) 2% 21% 69% 5% 1% 1%
Non-White Men (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Non-White Women (5%) 3% 6% 80% 3% 4% 2%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
18-29 (9%) 7% 20% 67% 3% 1% 1%
30-44 (22%) 3% 18% 67% 7% 1% 2%
45-64 (42%) 2% 18% 73% 4% 2% 0%
65 and Older (26%) 2% 19% 74% 1% 1% 0%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
18-64 (74%) 3% 18% 70% 5% 1% 1%
65 and Older (26%) 2% 19% 74% 1% 1% 0%

Vote by Race Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
White (90%) 3% 19% 71% 4% 1% 1%
African-American (5%) 3% 8% 81% 0% 5% 1%
Latino (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Income Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Under $15,000 (9%) 1% 12% 70% 12% 2% 0%
$15-30,000 (15%) 5% 17% 74% 3% 0% 1%
$30-50,000 (21%) 3% 18% 67% 7% 1% 1%
$50-75,000 (23%) 5% 24% 65% 4% 0% 0%
$75-100,000 (16%) 1% 19% 75% 4% 1% 1%
$100,000 or More (16%) 1% 17% 76% 1% 2% 2%

Vote by Income Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Under $50,000 (45%) 3% 17% 70% 6% 1% 1%
$50,000 or More (55%) 3% 20% 71% 3% 1% 1%

Family's Financial Situation Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Better (21%) 4% 27% 60% 2% 1% 2%
Worse (38%) 3% 16% 73% 5% 1% 0%
Same (34%) 3% 16% 75% 4% 1% 0%

Vote by Education Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
No High School (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
H.S. Graduate (18%) 2% 16% 80% 0% 0% 1%
Some College (25%) 1% 18% 75% 2% 1% 0%
College Graduate (27%) 3% 24% 63% 4% 1% 1%
Postgrad Study (26%) 5% 17% 65% 10% 2% 0%

Vote by Education Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
No College Degree (46%) 2% 17% 78% 1% 0% 1%
College Graduate (54%) 4% 20% 64% 7% 1% 1%

Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (6%) 2% 19% 51% 23% 3% 2%
No (94%) 3% 18% 72% 3% 1% 1%

Anyone in Household in Union? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes, I Am (17%) 2% 17% 75% 4% 0% 0%
Yes, Someone Else Is (14%) 1% 22% 68% 6% 1% 2%
Yes, Both (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No, No One Is (67%) 3% 18% 70% 4% 1% 1%

Union Household? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (33%) 2% 19% 72% 5% 0% 1%
No (67%) 3% 18% 70% 4% 1% 1%

Are You a Union Member? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (19%) 2% 17% 76% 4% 0% 0%
No (81%) 3% 19% 70% 4% 1% 1%

Vote by Party ID Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Democrat (61%) 2% 12% 81% 3% 1% 0%
Republican (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Independent (36%) 4% 29% 56% 6% 1% 1%

Vote by Ideology Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Very Liberal (19%) 6% 12% 67% 14% 2% 0%
Somewhat Liberal (31%) 3% 15% 78% 3% 0% 0%
Moderate (37%) 2% 18% 76% 1% 0% 1%
Somewhat Conserv. (10%) 0% 40% 49% 1% 1% 0%
Very Conservative (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Ideology Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Liberal (50%) 4% 14% 73% 7% 1% 0%
Moderate (37%) 2% 18% 76% 1% 0% 1%
Conservative (13%) 2% 39% 46% 0% 1% 2%

Vote by Religion Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Protestant (20%) 5% 20% 69% 3% 2% 0%
Catholic (53%) 1% 20% 74% 2% 0% 1%
Other Christian (4%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Jewish (5%) 1% 11% 78% 7% 1% 0%
Other (6%) 2% 12% 58% 24% 0% 0%
None (12%) 8% 19% 65% 6% 1% 0%

Vote by Religion Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Protestant (24%) 5% 20% 68% 3% 2% 1%
Catholic (53%) 1% 20% 74% 2% 0% 1%
Jewish (5%) 1% 11% 78% 7% 1% 0%
Other (6%) 2% 12% 58% 24% 0% 0%
None (12%) 8% 19% 65% 6% 1% 0%

Vote by Religion and Race Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
White Protestant (18%) 4% 22% 67% 3% 1% 1%
White Catholic (44%) 1% 20% 74% 1% 0% 1%
White Jewish (4%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White-Other Religion (5%) 2% 11% 54% 28% 0% 0%
Whites - No Religion (10%) 9% 19% 64% 7% 1% 0%

When Did You Make Up Your Mind Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Today (11%) 5% 30% 48% 7% 4% 1%
Last Three Days (5%) 4% 35% 46% 11% 4% 0%
Last Week (7%) 1% 39% 48% 11% 1% 0%
Last Month (27%) 1% 18% 78% 2% 0% 0%
Before That (49%) 4% 12% 79% 3% 0% 1%

When Did You Make Up Your Mind Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Within Last Week (23%) 3% 34% 47% 9% 3% 1%
Before That (76%) 2% 14% 79% 2% 0% 1%

More Important to Your Vote Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Can Beat Bush (40%) 0% 11% 87% 1% 1% 0%
Issues (50%) 5% 24% 59% 7% 1% 1%

Importance of the Debates Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Very Important (24%) 2% 19% 74% 2% 0% 1%
Somewhat Important (34%) 2% 17% 74% 4% 1% 0%
Not Too Important (19%) 4% 18% 71% 3% 1% 1%
Not Important at All (13%) 4% 24% 55% 9% 1% 2%

Importance of the Debates Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Important (58%) 2% 18% 74% 3% 1% 0%
Not Important (32%) 4% 21% 64% 6% 1% 1%

Opinion of Bush Administration Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Angry (51%) 4% 16% 72% 7% 1% 0%
Dissatisfied (35%) 1% 16% 79% 2% 0% 1%
Satisfied (9%) 2% 30% 58% 1% 1% 1%
Enthusiastic (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Former Dean Supporter? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (26%) 0% 25% 62% 9% 2% 0%
No (63%) 0% 17% 77% 2% 0% 1%

Do You Support: Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Gay Marriage (41%) 4% 17% 69% 8% 2% 0%
Only Civil Unions (36%) 2% 19% 73% 1% 0% 1%
Neither (15%) 2% 23% 68% 1% 1% 1%

Would You Be Satisfied... Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Only if Edwards Wins (10%) 3% 83% 12% 0% 1% 0%
Only if Kerry Wins (44%) 1% 1% 96% 1% 1% 0%
If Either Wins (37%) 2% 21% 69% 6% 1% 0%
Only if Someone Else (6%) 16% 30% 13% 15% 4% 7%

Satisfied if Edwards Wins? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (47%) 3% 34% 57% 4% 1% 0%
No (50%) 3% 5% 86% 3% 1% 1%

Satisfied if Kerry Wins? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (82%) 2% 10% 83% 3% 1% 0%
No (15%) 8% 63% 12% 6% 2% 2%

Stands Up to Special Interests Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Only Edwards (13%) 4% 65% 20% 6% 1% 0%
Only Kerry (25%) 1% 3% 96% 0% 0% 0%
Both (41%) 2% 13% 82% 2% 1% 0%
Neither (17%) 6% 20% 50% 11% 4% 3%

Stands Up to Special Interests Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Edwards Does (54%) 2% 25% 68% 3% 1% 0%
Edwards Does Not (41%) 3% 10% 78% 4% 2% 1%

Stands Up to Special Interests Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Kerry Does (66%) 1% 9% 87% 1% 0% 0%
Kerry Does Not (29%) 5% 40% 37% 9% 3% 2%

National Security Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Only Trust Edwards (6%) 3% 83% 11% 0% 0% 2%
Only Trust Kerry (37%) 1% 1% 97% 0% 1% 0%
Trust Both (46%) 3% 21% 68% 6% 1% 0%
Don't Trust Either (8%) 7% 37% 23% 10% 2% 4%

National Security Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Trust Edwards (51%) 3% 28% 61% 5% 1% 0%
Do Not Trust Edwards (46%) 2% 8% 83% 2% 1% 1%

National Security Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Trust Kerry (83%) 2% 12% 81% 3% 1% 0%
Do Not Trust Kerry (14%) 5% 56% 18% 6% 1% 4%

Trade With Other Countries Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Creates Jobs (17%) 2% 16% 77% 2% 1% 1%
Loses Jobs (58%) 2% 21% 69% 4% 1% 0%
No Effect (14%) 6% 14% 72% 4% 1% 2%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
18-29 (9%) 7% 20% 67% 3% 1% 1%
30-44 (22%) 3% 18% 67% 7% 1% 2%
45-59 (31%) 3% 17% 72% 5% 2% 0%
60 and Older (37%) 2% 19% 75% 1% 1% 1%

Top Issue Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Taxes (5%) 0% 34% 62% 0% 2% 0%
Education (7%) 0% 14% 83% 1% 1% 1%
Health Care (20%) 4% 15% 73% 4% 0% 1%
Iraq (16%) 7% 10% 69% 10% 3% 0%
National Security (6%) 3% 12% 70% 3% 0% 4%
Economy and Jobs (35%) 1% 22% 73% 2% 1% 0%

Top Candidate Quality Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Cares About People (13%) 2% 24% 61% 5% 3% 1%
Honest - Trustworthy (8%) 4% 38% 51% 3% 1% 3%
Stands for Beliefs (21%) 9% 22% 53% 12% 1% 1%
Right Experience (13%) 0% 3% 96% 0% 0% 0%
Positive Message (11%) 0% 38% 48% 6% 2% 0%
Can Beat Bush (34%) 1% 9% 89% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Region Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Boston Area (32%) 3% 19% 68% 5% 2% 1%
Other Large Cities (11%) 2% 14% 79% 2% 1% 1%
N. Shore - S. Shore (14%) 3% 20% 71% 3% 1% 0%
Eastern Mass. (33%) 2% 20% 74% 1% 1% 1%
Western Mass. (10%) 4% 14% 68% 12% 0% 0%

Vote by Size of Community Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Big Cities (18%) 3% 16% 69% 6% 2% 2%
Smaller Cities (19%) 3% 15% 71% 6% 1% 0%
Suburbs (13%) 1% 22% 72% 0% 1% 2%
Small Towns (40%) 2% 21% 73% 2% 1% 0%
Rural (10%) 4% 14% 68% 12% 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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