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U.S. SENATE / MONTANA / EXIT POLL
1,902 Respondents Updated: 11:45 a.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Burns Tester
Male (49%) 50% 48%
Female (51%) 45% 52%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
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White Men (45%) 51% 47%
White Women (47%) 45% 51%
Non-White Men (4%) 39% 61%
Non-White Women (4%) 40% 60%


VOTE BY RACE
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White (92%) 48% 49%
African-American (1%) * *
Latino (1%) * *
Asian (0%) * *
Other (5%) 39% 61%


VOTE BY AGE
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18-29 (17%) 44% 56%
30-44 (25%) 51% 45%
45-59 (34%) 44% 53%
60 and Older (24%) 51% 47%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Burns Tester
18-64 (85%) 47% 51%
65 and Older (15%) 50% 48%


VOTE BY INCOME
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Under $15,000 (10%) 38% 59%
$15-30,000 (20%) 46% 51%
$30-50,000 (26%) 48% 49%
$50-75,000 (24%) 50% 47%
$75-100,000 (10%) 51% 48%
$100-150,000 (7%) 46% 51%
$150-200,000 (2%) * *
$200,000 or More (2%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
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Less Than $50,000 (55%) 46% 52%
$50,000 or More (45%) 50% 48%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Burns Tester
Less Than $100,000 (89%) 48% 50%
$100,000 or More (11%) 48% 51%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Burns Tester
Getting Ahead (29%) 62% 37%
Have Just Enough (52%) 43% 54%
Falling Behind (17%) 36% 61%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
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No High School (4%) 57% 40%
H.S. Graduate (21%) 50% 44%
Some College (35%) 50% 49%
College Graduate (24%) 52% 46%
Postgraduate (16%) 30% 68%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
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No College Degree (60%) 51% 46%
College Graduate (40%) 43% 55%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
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No College Education (25%) 51% 44%
College Educated (75%) 46% 52%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
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Democrat (32%) 7% 91%
Republican (39%) 88% 11%
Independent (29%) 35% 59%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
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Liberal (19%) 9% 89%
Moderate (47%) 38% 59%
Conservative (34%) 83% 15%


VOTE BY RELIGION
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Protestant (56%) 57% 40%
Catholic (21%) 48% 50%
Jewish (1%) * *
Other (8%) 21% 77%
None (15%) 28% 71%


VOTE BY RELIGION AMONG WHITES
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White Protestants (51%) 58% 39%
White Catholics (18%) 48% 49%
White Jewish Voters (1%) * *
Whites - Other (6%) 21% 76%
White - No Religion (13%) 26% 73%
Non-White Voters (10%) 42% 58%


BORN-AGAIN OR EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN?
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Yes (31%) 69% 27%
No (69%) 38% 60%


WHITE EVANGELICAL/BORN-AGAIN?
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Yes (26%) 71% 25%
No (74%) 39% 59%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
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Weekly (35%) 63% 33%
Occasionally (40%) 43% 55%
Never (22%) 32% 67%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
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More Than Weekly (12%) 76% 20%
Weekly (22%) 55% 41%
Monthly (10%) 48% 49%
A Few Times a Year (30%) 41% 57%
Never (22%) 32% 67%


GUN OWNER IN HOUSEHOLD?
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Yes (69%) 54% 44%
No (31%) 34% 62%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
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Strongly Approve (24%) 90% 9%
Somewhat Approve (23%) 77% 20%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 38% 58%
Strongly Disapprove (37%) 5% 92%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Burns Tester
Approve (47%) 84% 15%
Disapprove (52%) 15% 82%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
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Strongly Approve (22%) 87% 12%
Somewhat Approve (26%) 77% 19%
Somewhat Disapprove (18%) 33% 64%
Strongly Disapprove (33%) 7% 91%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
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Approve (48%) 81% 16%
Disapprove (51%) 16% 82%


U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ
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Send More (18%) 74% 24%
Same As Now (26%) 78% 20%
Withdraw Some (25%) 33% 63%
Withdraw All (26%) 12% 84%


SHOULD U.S. WITHDRAW SOME OR ALL TROOPS?
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No (44%) 76% 22%
Yes (50%) 22% 74%


IMPORTANCE OF WAR IN IRAQ
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Extremely Important (35%) 41% 57%
Very Important (29%) 55% 43%
Somewhat Important (24%) 48% 49%
Not At All Important (11%) 54% 42%


IMPORTANCE OF TERRORISM
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Extremely Important (35%) 64% 34%
Very Important (29%) 52% 45%
Somewhat Important (25%) 33% 66%
Not At All Important (11%) 23% 72%


IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMY
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Extremely Important (39%) 46% 51%
Very Important (42%) 50% 48%
Somewhat Important (15%) 46% 51%
Not At All Important (3%) 49% 45%


IMPORTANCE OF CORRUPTION/ETHICS
TOTAL Burns Tester
Extremely Important (39%) 26% 72%
Very Important (28%) 47% 49%
Somewhat Important (24%) 73% 25%
Not At All Important (9%) 77% 23%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT IN 2004
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Kerry (33%) 4% 96%
Bush (54%) 80% 18%
Someone Else (6%) 20% 68%
Did Not Vote (7%) 33% 62%


WAS YOUR VOTE MAINLY...
TOTAL Burns Tester
For Your Candidate (64%) 52% 46%
Against Opponent (34%) 41% 56%


VOTED TODAY TO...
TOTAL Burns Tester
Support Bush (21%) 94% 6%
Oppose Bush (29%) 5% 93%
Bush Not a Factor (49%) 54% 43%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOUR SENATE VOTE?
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Today (8%) 50% 44%
Last Three Days (4%) 62% 36%
Last Week (5%) 55% 41%
Last Month (16%) 51% 45%
Before Then (66%) 46% 53%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
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Today/Last 3 Days (12%) 54% 41%
Earlier Than That (88%) 47% 51%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
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Today/Last Week (18%) 55% 41%
Earlier Than That (82%) 47% 51%


WHO HAS HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS?
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Only Tester (35%) 4% 96%
Only Burns (20%) 96% 2%
Both (17%) 65% 35%
Neither (23%) 62% 29%


TESTER HAS HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS?
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Yes (52%) 23% 76%
No (42%) 78% 17%


BURNS HAS HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS?
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Yes (36%) 82% 17%
No (58%) 26% 70%


TESTER'S POSITIONS ON ISSUES
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Too Liberal (43%) 90% 7%
Too Conservative (5%) 49% 48%
About Right (46%) 8% 92%


HAS BURNS BEEN IN OFFICE TOO LONG?
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Yes (59%) 20% 77%
No (39%) 91% 8%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
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Big Cities (-) * *
Smaller Cities (38%) 40% 58%
Suburbs (5%) 48% 52%
Small Towns (20%) 51% 46%
Rural (37%) 53% 45%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
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Urban (38%) 40% 58%
Suburban (5%) 48% 52%
Rural (57%) 52% 45%


VOTE BY REGION
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Urban West (32%) 35% 64%
Rural West (33%) 56% 42%
Eastern Montana (35%) 51% 46%


VOTE FOR U.S. HOUSE
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Lindeen (42%) 7% 91%
Rehberg (58%) 77% 20%


 
NOTE
• All Times Eastern Standard
• CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources. Details about CNN's projection process
• Technical help and advice
• Notes for individual races, by state
• Poll closing times by state and time zone
• The ZIP code lookup matches addresses to the current congressional district for the 109th U.S. Congress, which ends January 3, 2007. Due to redistricting, some districts may be different in the November 7 elections, which are being held to choose members of the 110th U.S. Congress.
 
 
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