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U.S. SENATE / RHODE ISLAND / EXIT POLL
1,173 Respondents Updated: 11:45 a.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Male (46%) 50% 50%
Female (54%) 43% 57%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
White Men (41%) 54% 46%
White Women (46%) 46% 54%
Non-White Men (5%) 21% 77%
Non-White Women (8%) 21% 78%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
White (87%) 50% 50%
African-American (5%) 13% 85%
Latino (4%) 22% 77%
Asian (1%) * *
Other (2%) * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
18-29 (13%) 35% 65%
30-44 (26%) 45% 55%
45-59 (36%) 50% 50%
60 and Older (25%) 48% 52%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
18-64 (84%) 46% 53%
65 and Older (16%) 45% 55%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Under $15,000 (6%) 20% 80%
$15-30,000 (8%) 34% 65%
$30-50,000 (17%) 44% 56%
$50-75,000 (22%) 54% 46%
$75-100,000 (15%) 46% 54%
$100-150,000 (19%) 55% 45%
$150-200,000 (8%) 48% 52%
$200,000 or More (5%) * *


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Less Than $50,000 (31%) 37% 63%
$50,000 or More (69%) 52% 48%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Less Than $100,000 (69%) 45% 55%
$100,000 or More (31%) 54% 46%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Yes, I Am (16%) 40% 60%
Yes, Someone Else Is (13%) 44% 56%
Yes, Both (2%) * *
No, No One Is (70%) 48% 51%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Yes (30%) 41% 59%
No (70%) 48% 51%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Yes (17%) 39% 61%
No (83%) 48% 52%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
No High School (3%) * *
H.S. Graduate (15%) 41% 59%
Some College (28%) 51% 49%
College Graduate (29%) 49% 51%
Postgraduate (24%) 46% 54%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
No College Degree (47%) 45% 54%
College Graduate (53%) 48% 52%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
No College Education (18%) 36% 63%
College Educated (82%) 49% 51%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Democrat (38%) 15% 84%
Republican (18%) 94% 6%
Independent (44%) 55% 45%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Liberal (25%) 24% 76%
Moderate (56%) 48% 52%
Conservative (19%) 74% 25%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Protestant (28%) 51% 48%
Catholic (53%) 50% 50%
Jewish (2%) * *
Other (5%) 32% 68%
None (11%) 32% 67%


VOTE BY RELIGION AMONG WHITES
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
White Protestants (24%) 56% 44%
White Catholics (48%) 52% 48%
White Jewish Voters (2%) * *
Whites - Other (4%) * *
White - No Religion (9%) 34% 66%
Non-White Voters (13%) 22% 77%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
More Than Weekly (7%) 64% 35%
Weekly (27%) 49% 51%
Monthly (15%) 55% 45%
A Few Times a Year (29%) 43% 57%
Never (19%) 37% 63%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Weekly (34%) 52% 48%
Occasionally (44%) 47% 53%
Never (19%) 37% 63%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Excellent (2%) * *
Good (48%) 59% 41%
Not So Good (41%) 33% 67%
Poor (7%) 23% 77%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Excellent or Good (51%) 60% 40%
Not Good or Poor (48%) 31% 68%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Strongly Approve (8%) 88% 12%
Somewhat Approve (17%) 87% 12%
Somewhat Disapprove (19%) 55% 45%
Strongly Disapprove (56%) 25% 74%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Approve (24%) 88% 12%
Disapprove (75%) 33% 67%


IMPORTANCE OF WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Extremely Important (44%) 32% 68%
Very Important (30%) 54% 45%
Somewhat Important (18%) 69% 30%
Not At All Important (7%) 51% 49%


IMPORTANCE OF TERRORISM
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Extremely Important (41%) 43% 57%
Very Important (32%) 56% 44%
Somewhat Important (19%) 46% 53%
Not At All Important (8%) 32% 68%


IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMY
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Extremely Important (40%) 41% 59%
Very Important (43%) 52% 47%
Somewhat Important (15%) 48% 52%
Not At All Important (1%) * *


IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH CARE
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Extremely Important (44%) 35% 65%
Very Important (37%) 52% 48%
Somewhat Important (16%) 64% 36%
Not At All Important (3%) * *


IMPORTANCE OF VALUES ISSUES
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Extremely Important (24%) 47% 53%
Very Important (19%) 41% 58%
Somewhat Important (25%) 50% 50%
Not At All Important (31%) 47% 53%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Strongly Approve (8%) 81% 19%
Somewhat Approve (18%) 82% 18%
Somewhat Disapprove (21%) 53% 47%
Strongly Disapprove (52%) 27% 73%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Approve (26%) 81% 19%
Disapprove (73%) 34% 65%


U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Send More (11%) 76% 23%
Same As Now (15%) 83% 17%
Withdraw Some (29%) 49% 51%
Withdraw All (40%) 23% 77%


SHOULD U.S. WITHDRAW SOME OR ALL TROOPS?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
No (26%) 80% 20%
Yes (69%) 34% 66%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOUR SENATE VOTE?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Today (9%) 55% 44%
Last Three Days (8%) 51% 49%
Last Week (9%) 41% 59%
Last Month (26%) 40% 60%
Before Then (47%) 48% 52%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Today/Last 3 Days (18%) 53% 46%
Earlier Than That (82%) 45% 55%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Today/Last Week (27%) 49% 51%
Earlier Than That (73%) 45% 55%


WHO DO YOU WANT TO CONTROL SENATE?
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Democrats (63%) 21% 78%
Republicans (23%) 97% 3%
Does Not Matter (13%) 75% 25%


CHAFEE AGREES WITH BUSH...
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Too Often (36%) 11% 89%
Not Enough (19%) 70% 29%
About Right (39%) 71% 29%


HOW CHAFEE IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Strongly Approve (18%) 82% 18%
Somewhat Approve (45%) 60% 40%
Somewhat Disapprove (26%) 15% 85%
Strongly Disapprove (10%) 4% 96%


HOW CHAFEE IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Approve (63%) 66% 34%
Disapprove (36%) 12% 88%


CHAFEE'S POSITIONS ON ISSUES
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Too Liberal (17%) 59% 41%
Too Conservative (25%) 8% 92%
About Right (51%) 64% 36%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Big Cities (-) * *
Smaller Cities (32%) 42% 58%
Suburbs (68%) 49% 51%
Small Towns (-) * *
Rural (-) * *


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Urban (32%) 42% 58%
Suburban (68%) 49% 51%
Rural (-) * *


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Chafee Whitehouse
Providence Area (21%) 33% 67%
Warwick/Suburbs (33%) 46% 54%
Rest of Rhode Island (46%) 53% 47%


 
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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