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EXIT POLLS: Mississippi
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Updated: 9:59 p.m. EST March 9, 2004 810 Respondents

Vote by Gender Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Male (42%) 3% 8% 75% 1% 5% 2%
Female (58%) 2% 8% 80% 1% 5% 2%

Vote by Race and Gender Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
White Men (18%) 5% 12% 68% 2% 0% 5%
White Women (22%) 4% 10% 76% 2% 1% 5%
Non-White Men (24%) 2% 6% 80% 0% 8% 1%
Non-White Women (36%) 1% 6% 82% 1% 8% 1%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
18-29 (7%) 8% 10% 64% 1% 12% 2%
30-44 (20%) 6% 11% 69% 2% 10% 0%
45-64 (42%) 2% 8% 80% 2% 3% 2%
65 and Older (31%) 1% 5% 85% 0% 4% 5%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
18-64 (69%) 4% 9% 75% 1% 6% 1%
65 and Older (31%) 1% 5% 85% 0% 4% 5%

Vote by Race Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
White (40%) 4% 11% 72% 2% 1% 5%
African-American (56%) 2% 6% 82% 1% 8% 1%
Latino (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian (0%) 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 (19%) 2% 4% 85% 1% 5% 2%
$15-30,000 (30%) 2% 7% 80% 1% 5% 2%
$30-50,000 (24%) 1% 5% 82% 1% 8% 2%
$50-75,000 (14%) 4% 9% 75% 0% 1% 3%
$75-100,000 (8%) 0% 18% 66% 2% 6% 3%
$100,000 or More (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Income Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Under $50,000 (73%) 1% 6% 82% 1% 6% 2%
$50,000 or More (27%) 4% 11% 72% 2% 2% 2%

Family's Financial Situation Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Better (14%) 4% 10% 65% 4% 9% 4%
Worse (42%) 2% 6% 83% 1% 6% 1%
Same (39%) 2% 8% 78% 1% 3% 3%

Vote by Education Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
No High School (10%) 3% 10% 81% 1% 3% 0%
H.S. Graduate (26%) 0% 6% 83% 0% 5% 3%
Some College (29%) 2% 6% 78% 1% 6% 3%
College Graduate (14%) 4% 5% 77% 0% 8% 2%
Postgrad Study (20%) 3% 14% 72% 3% 3% 3%

Vote by Education Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
No College Degree (66%) 1% 7% 80% 1% 5% 2%
College Graduate (34%) 3% 10% 74% 2% 5% 2%

Anyone in Household in Union? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes, I Am (11%) 4% 7% 73% 1% 8% 5%
Yes, Someone Else Is (9%) 0% 8% 76% 1% 4% 6%
Yes, Both (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No, No One Is (78%) 2% 8% 79% 1% 5% 2%

Union Household? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (22%) 2% 7% 77% 1% 6% 5%
No (78%) 2% 8% 79% 1% 5% 2%

Are You a Union Member? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (13%) 3% 6% 77% 0% 7% 4%
No (87%) 2% 8% 79% 1% 5% 2%

Vote by Party ID Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Democrat (85%) 1% 8% 82% 1% 5% 2%
Republican (6%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Independent (9%) 6% 9% 61% 4% 8% 4%

Vote by Ideology Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Very Liberal (16%) 4% 9% 79% 3% 4% 1%
Somewhat Liberal (28%) 1% 6% 85% 1% 6% 1%
Moderate (41%) 1% 8% 82% 1% 5% 1%
Somewhat Conserv. (10%) 5% 13% 61% 1% 5% 7%
Very Conservative (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Ideology Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Liberal (44%) 2% 7% 83% 1% 5% 1%
Moderate (41%) 1% 8% 82% 1% 5% 1%
Conservative (15%) 4% 10% 56% 1% 7% 10%

Vote by Religion Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Protestant (40%) 2% 8% 78% 1% 4% 4%
Catholic (9%) 3% 10% 76% 2% 0% 3%
Other Christian (27%) 1% 7% 80% 1% 7% 2%
Jewish (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other (20%) 2% 8% 79% 1% 8% 2%
None (4%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Religion Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Protestant (67%) 2% 7% 78% 1% 5% 3%
Catholic (9%) 3% 10% 76% 2% 0% 3%
Jewish (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other (20%) 2% 8% 79% 1% 8% 2%
None (4%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vote by Religion and Race Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
White Protestant (26%) 2% 10% 75% 2% 1% 5%
White Catholic (6%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White Jewish (0%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White-Other Religion (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Whites - No Religion (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Attend Religious Services Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
More Than Weekly (30%) 2% 9% 75% 1% 6% 4%
Once a Week (33%) 2% 9% 80% 1% 3% 1%
Few Times a Month (14%) 0% 2% 85% 1% 9% 2%
Few Times a Year (15%) 1% 5% 78% 1% 7% 2%
Never (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Attend Religious Services Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Weekly (63%) 2% 9% 78% 1% 4% 3%
Occasionally (29%) 1% 4% 81% 1% 8% 2%
Never (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Religion and Church Attendance Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Protestants - Weekly (44%) 2% 8% 78% 1% 4% 3%
Other Protestants (18%) 1% 6% 79% 1% 8% 2%
Catholics - Weekly (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other Catholics (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

NASCAR Fan? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Yes (18%) 3% 7% 75% 1% 7% 2%
No (82%) 2% 8% 79% 1% 5% 2%

Do You Support: Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Gay Marriage (14%) 5% 5% 79% 3% 6% 0%
Only Civil Unions (26%) 3% 11% 74% 1% 7% 0%
Neither (51%) 1% 6% 80% 1% 4% 4%

Opinion of President Bush Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Angry (35%) 3% 8% 82% 1% 4% 0%
Dissatisfied (50%) 2% 7% 83% 0% 6% 1%
Satisfied (10%) 1% 14% 64% 2% 2% 10%
Enthusiastic (4%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Opinion of Gov. Barbour Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Angry (22%) 5% 11% 74% 2% 6% 0%
Dissatisfied (50%) 2% 6% 84% 1% 4% 1%
Satisfied (20%) 1% 8% 77% 0% 4% 6%
Enthusiastic (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Number of U.S. Troops in Iraq Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Send More Troops (8%) 1% 11% 68% 4% 6% 2%
Keep the Same Number (16%) 4% 12% 67% 1% 2% 7%
Withdraw Some Troops (23%) 3% 10% 82% 2% 2% 1%
Withdraw All Troops (50%) 2% 6% 81% 1% 7% 1%

U.S. Troops in Iraq Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Do Not Withdraw Any (24%) 3% 11% 67% 2% 3% 6%
Withdraw Some or All (73%) 3% 7% 81% 1% 6% 1%

Will Kerry Beat Bush in MS? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Very Likely (47%) 1% 5% 88% 0% 5% 0%
Somewhat Likely (32%) 3% 11% 77% 2% 5% 1%
Not Too Likely (14%) 4% 12% 65% 1% 4% 7%
Not At All Likely (6%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Will Kerry Beat Bush? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Likely (78%) 2% 7% 83% 1% 5% 1%
Not Likely (20%) 5% 11% 57% 2% 5% 9%

Kerry Shares Your Values? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
A Lot (47%) 1% 5% 90% 1% 3% 0%
Somewhat (36%) 2% 8% 78% 1% 7% 2%
Not Much (9%) 7% 15% 39% 2% 10% 9%
Not At All (4%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Does Kerry Share Your Values? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
A Lot/Somewhat (82%) 2% 6% 85% 1% 5% 1%
Not Much/Not At All (13%) 5% 16% 36% 3% 9% 11%

Choice for Running Mate Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Wesley Clark (10%) 5% 4% 69% 3% 4% 3%
Hillary Clinton (28%) 3% 8% 76% 0% 11% 0%
John Edwards (42%) 1% 9% 82% 1% 3% 3%
Dick Gephardt (7%) 2% 8% 87% 2% 2% 0%
Bob Graham (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mary Landrieu (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Bill Richardson (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Opinion of NAFTA Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Creates Jobs (9%) 8% 4% 73% 2% 9% 1%
Loses Jobs (72%) 2% 8% 81% 1% 4% 2%
No Effect (12%) 2% 12% 65% 2% 8% 5%

National Economy Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Excellent (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Good (15%) 4% 12% 67% 2% 3% 6%
Not Good (48%) 2% 7% 80% 1% 6% 2%
Poor (31%) 1% 7% 81% 1% 6% 1%

National Economy Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Excellent or Good (17%) 4% 12% 68% 2% 3% 6%
Not Good or Poor (79%) 2% 7% 81% 1% 6% 2%

Votes Counted Accurately? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Very Confident (33%) 1% 9% 79% 1% 4% 2%
Somewhat Confident (44%) 2% 9% 82% 2% 3% 2%
Not Too Confident (15%) 2% 3% 75% 1% 14% 4%
Not Confident At All (3%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Votes Counted Accurately? Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Confident (77%) 2% 9% 81% 1% 3% 2%
Not Confident (18%) 3% 2% 70% 1% 13% 4%

Vote by Age Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
18-29 (7%) 8% 10% 64% 1% 12% 2%
30-44 (20%) 6% 11% 69% 2% 10% 0%
45-59 (30%) 2% 7% 81% 1% 4% 2%
60 and Older (42%) 1% 7% 83% 1% 3% 3%

Most Important Issue Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Taxes (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Education (13%) 3% 7% 80% 1% 7% 0%
Health Care (30%) 1% 9% 81% 1% 5% 2%
Iraq (8%) 7% 6% 77% 1% 4% 5%
Terrorism (5%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Economy (35%) 2% 8% 78% 1% 6% 2%

Vote by Region Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Jackson and Delta (48%) 3% 6% 78% 1% 6% 3%
Southeastern MS (27%) 1% 9% 78% 1% 2% 3%
Northeastern MS (24%) 3% 11% 78% 2% 5% 0%

Vote by Size of Community Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton Uncommitted
Big Cities (0%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Smaller Cities (14%) 1% 3% 86% 1% 9% 0%
Suburbs (0%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Small Towns (33%) 3% 13% 74% 1% 3% 6%
Rural (53%) 3% 6% 78% 1% 6% 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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