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GOVERNOR / TEXAS / EXIT POLL
2,090 Respondents Updated: 11:45 a.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Male (49%) 41% 29% 13% 16%
Female (51%) 38% 31% 11% 19%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
White Men (37%) 46% 22% 15% 16%
White Women (38%) 42% 26% 11% 20%
Non-White Men (13%) 24% 47% 9% 18%
Non-White Women (13%) 26% 48% 9% 15%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
White (75%) 44% 24% 13% 18%
African-American (8%) 16% 63% 4% 15%
Latino (15%) 31% 41% 9% 18%
Asian (1%) * * * *
Other (1%) * * * *


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
18-29 (12%) 34% 31% 18% 16%
30-44 (24%) 37% 30% 14% 19%
45-59 (35%) 39% 29% 14% 18%
60 and Older (29%) 45% 30% 6% 18%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
18-64 (82%) 38% 30% 14% 17%
65 and Older (18%) 44% 29% 5% 21%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Under $15,000 (8%) 28% 39% 10% 22%
$15-30,000 (10%) 32% 39% 11% 17%
$30-50,000 (19%) 38% 26% 14% 22%
$50-75,000 (23%) 36% 32% 13% 18%
$75-100,000 (15%) 39% 32% 13% 16%
$100-150,000 (14%) 45% 27% 12% 15%
$150-200,000 (5%) 51% 30% 9% 9%
$200,000 or More (6%) 40% 25% 13% 22%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Less Than $50,000 (36%) 34% 32% 12% 20%
$50,000 or More (64%) 41% 30% 12% 16%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Less Than $100,000 (74%) 36% 32% 12% 19%
$100,000 or More (26%) 45% 27% 12% 15%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
No High School (3%) * * * *
H.S. Graduate (16%) 41% 31% 11% 15%
Some College (33%) 39% 27% 15% 18%
College Graduate (30%) 45% 25% 11% 19%
Postgraduate (18%) 34% 36% 11% 18%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
No College Degree (53%) 40% 29% 14% 17%
College Graduate (47%) 41% 29% 11% 18%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
No College Education (19%) 40% 32% 11% 15%
College Educated (81%) 40% 28% 13% 18%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Democrat (31%) 8% 67% 8% 15%
Republican (40%) 73% 5% 8% 14%
Independent (29%) 25% 25% 22% 26%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Liberal (16%) 17% 54% 14% 13%
Moderate (42%) 25% 38% 14% 23%
Conservative (42%) 64% 12% 9% 15%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Strongly Approve (28%) 73% 6% 9% 13%
Somewhat Approve (24%) 55% 13% 11% 19%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 18% 37% 18% 27%
Strongly Disapprove (32%) 5% 63% 13% 18%


HOW GEORGE W. BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Approve (52%) 65% 9% 10% 16%
Disapprove (47%) 9% 55% 15% 21%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Strongly Approve (26%) 72% 8% 8% 11%
Somewhat Approve (27%) 53% 14% 12% 19%
Somewhat Disapprove (14%) 19% 38% 19% 23%
Strongly Disapprove (31%) 9% 59% 12% 19%


U.S. WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Approve (53%) 62% 11% 10% 15%
Disapprove (45%) 12% 53% 14% 20%


IMPORTANCE OF WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Extremely Important (39%) 40% 34% 11% 14%
Very Important (29%) 45% 25% 12% 18%
Somewhat Important (20%) 29% 32% 16% 23%
Not At All Important (10%) 39% 31% 11% 19%


IMPORTANCE OF TERRORISM
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Extremely Important (45%) 48% 25% 12% 14%
Very Important (31%) 38% 30% 11% 21%
Somewhat Important (16%) 22% 39% 15% 22%
Not At All Important (6%) 27% 49% 12% 11%


IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMY
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Extremely Important (46%) 36% 33% 13% 18%
Very Important (37%) 43% 28% 10% 18%
Somewhat Important (14%) 38% 31% 16% 15%
Not At All Important (1%) * * * *


IMPORTANCE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Extremely Important (34%) 48% 26% 10% 15%
Very Important (33%) 41% 28% 10% 19%
Somewhat Important (25%) 27% 37% 17% 19%
Not At All Important (6%) 27% 46% 10% 15%


MOST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE...
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Offered Legal Status (59%) 34% 36% 12% 17%
Deported (34%) 44% 22% 13% 20%


FENCE WOULD REDUCE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION:
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Great Deal (17%) 59% 14% 8% 17%
Some (34%) 53% 23% 9% 16%
Not Much (22%) 25% 37% 15% 21%
Not At All (25%) 18% 47% 16% 18%


HOW PERRY IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Strongly Approve (17%) 91% 5% 1% 3%
Somewhat Approve (30%) 65% 13% 8% 13%
Somewhat Disapprove (22%) 11% 42% 20% 27%
Strongly Disapprove (29%) 3% 55% 17% 25%


HOW PERRY IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Approve (47%) 74% 10% 5% 9%
Disapprove (51%) 6% 49% 18% 26%


GOVERNOR VOTE IF NO INDEPENDENTS RUNNING
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Bell (42%) 2% 70% 10% 18%
Perry (47%) 79% 1% 8% 11%
Would Not Have Voted (10%) 5% 6% 38% 48%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Big Cities (26%) 29% 43% 11% 16%
Smaller Cities (12%) 38% 29% 12% 19%
Suburbs (40%) 44% 25% 13% 17%
Small Towns (10%) 44% 24% 12% 20%
Rural (12%) 45% 24% 12% 19%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Urban (38%) 32% 39% 11% 17%
Suburban (40%) 44% 25% 13% 17%
Rural (23%) 44% 24% 12% 19%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Perry Bell Friedman Strayhorn
Eastern Texas (23%) 42% 26% 12% 19%
Dallas/Ft. Worth (15%) 40% 33% 10% 16%
Houston (14%) 40% 33% 12% 15%
South-Central Texas (18%) 34% 33% 14% 19%
Western Texas (12%) 46% 20% 13% 20%
Hispanic South (17%) 35% 35% 11% 17%


 
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
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• 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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