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EXIT POLLS: Tennessee
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Updated: 10:38 p.m. EST February 10, 2004 2513 Respondents

Vote by Gender Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Male (46%) 22% 4% 27% 41% 1% 2%
Female (54%) 23% 4% 27% 42% 0% 1%

Vote by Race and Gender Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
White Men (36%) 21% 5% 30% 40% 1% 1%
White Women (38%) 22% 5% 32% 39% 0% 0%
Non-White Men (10%) 27% 2% 17% 44% 0% 8%
Non-White Women (16%) 28% 4% 15% 47% 0% 4%

Vote by Age Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
18-29 (7%) 22% 8% 25% 36% 1% 3%
30-44 (22%) 20% 5% 28% 42% 2% 2%
45-64 (49%) 25% 4% 27% 39% 0% 2%
65 and Older (23%) 20% 4% 26% 49% 0% 1%

Vote by Age Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
18-64 (77%) 23% 5% 27% 39% 1% 2%
65 and Older (23%) 20% 4% 26% 49% 0% 1%

Vote by Race Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
White (74%) 21% 5% 31% 40% 1% 1%
African-American (23%) 28% 3% 15% 47% 0% 6%
Latino (1%) 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 Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Under $15,000 (9%) 27% 3% 19% 46% 0% 2%
$15-30,000 (18%) 19% 4% 29% 44% 1% 3%
$30-50,000 (26%) 21% 4% 27% 45% 1% 1%
$50-75,000 (25%) 24% 4% 28% 38% 0% 2%
$75-100,000 (11%) 23% 6% 25% 40% 1% 1%
$100,000 or More (10%) 22% 5% 26% 40% 3% 1%

Vote by Income Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Under $50,000 (53%) 21% 4% 26% 45% 1% 2%
$50,000 or More (47%) 23% 5% 27% 39% 1% 2%

Family's Financial Situation Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Better (12%) 22% 6% 27% 34% 2% 2%
Worse (46%) 24% 4% 27% 43% 1% 1%
Same (36%) 22% 5% 26% 42% 0% 2%

Vote by Education Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
No High School (7%) 26% 7% 21% 45% 0% 1%
H.S. Graduate (27%) 23% 3% 27% 43% 0% 3%
Some College (29%) 22% 3% 26% 42% 1% 1%
College Graduate (19%) 22% 5% 30% 39% 0% 2%
Postgrad Study (18%) 22% 6% 27% 39% 2% 1%

Vote by Education Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
No College Degree (63%) 23% 4% 26% 43% 1% 2%
College Graduate (37%) 22% 6% 28% 39% 1% 2%

Anyone in Household in Union? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes, I Am (13%) 21% 4% 26% 44% 0% 3%
Yes, Someone Else Is (11%) 23% 3% 27% 43% 0% 1%
Yes, Both (2%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No, No One Is (75%) 23% 4% 27% 41% 1% 1%

Union Household? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (25%) 22% 4% 26% 43% 0% 3%
No (75%) 23% 4% 27% 41% 1% 1%

Are You a Union Member? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (15%) 21% 5% 25% 43% 0% 4%
No (85%) 23% 4% 27% 41% 1% 1%

Is Anyone in HH a Veteran? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes, I Am (21%) 20% 3% 25% 47% 0% 2%
Yes, Someone Else (32%) 22% 4% 26% 44% 0% 2%
Yes, Both (3%) 32% 4% 22% 40% 1% 1%
No One is a Veteran (44%) 24% 5% 29% 37% 1% 2%

Veteran in Household? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (56%) 22% 3% 25% 45% 0% 2%
No (44%) 24% 5% 29% 37% 1% 2%

Are You a Veteran? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (24%) 22% 3% 24% 46% 1% 2%
No (76%) 23% 5% 28% 40% 1% 2%

Visited Candidate Web Sites? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Frequently (9%) 16% 6% 26% 44% 2% 3%
Occasionally (18%) 20% 7% 27% 42% 1% 1%
Rarely (17%) 21% 4% 27% 41% 1% 3%
Never (57%) 25% 3% 27% 41% 0% 1%

Visited Candidate Web Sites? Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Yes (26%) 19% 7% 26% 43% 1% 2%
No (74%) 24% 4% 27% 41% 0% 2%

Vote by Party ID Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Democrat (75%) 22% 4% 25% 46% 1% 2%
Republican (5%) 30% 4% 26% 20% 2% 5%
Independent (20%) 25% 7% 32% 31% 1% 1%

Vote by Ideology Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Very Liberal (13%) 20% 9% 20% 45% 2% 3%
Somewhat Liberal (25%) 20% 4% 25% 47% 1% 1%
Moderate (45%) 24% 4% 28% 41% 0% 1%
Somewhat Conserv. (12%) 25% 3% 34% 31% 1% 1%
Very Conservative (5%) 28% 6% 26% 32% 0% 3%

Vote by Ideology Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Liberal (38%) 20% 5% 23% 46% 1% 2%
Moderate (45%) 24% 4% 28% 41% 0% 1%
Conservative (17%) 26% 4% 32% 31% 1% 2%

Vote by Employment Status Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Employed Full-Time (56%) 22% 5% 28% 40% 1% 2%
Employed Part-Time (12%) 23% 5% 24% 42% 1% 2%
Looking for Work (7%) 27% 3% 24% 44% 1% 1%
Not in Labor Force (25%) 22% 3% 28% 44% 0% 1%

Vote by Employment and Gender Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Working Women (32%) 21% 5% 27% 41% 1% 2%
Women Who Don't Work (17%) 25% 3% 27% 42% 0% 0%

Vote by Religion Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Protestant (51%) 21% 4% 32% 39% 0% 1%
Catholic (7%) 25% 3% 19% 50% 2% 1%
Other Christian (23%) 28% 4% 24% 39% 1% 3%
Jewish (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other (11%) 23% 5% 20% 45% 1% 3%
None (7%) 18% 7% 24% 45% 1% 1%

Vote by Religion Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Protestant (74%) 23% 4% 29% 39% 0% 2%
Catholic (7%) 25% 3% 19% 50% 2% 1%
Jewish (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other (11%) 23% 5% 20% 45% 1% 3%
None (7%) 18% 7% 24% 45% 1% 1%

Vote by Religion and Race Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
White - Protestant (52%) 22% 4% 33% 37% 1% 0%
White - Catholic (6%) 21% 3% 21% 51% 2% 1%
White - Jewish (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White - Other (6%) 20% 7% 24% 43% 1% 1%
White - No Religion (5%) 17% 8% 23% 47% 1% 0%

Vote by Church Attendance Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
More Than Weekly (25%) 24% 4% 26% 41% 1% 2%
Weekly (29%) 23% 3% 26% 43% 0% 2%
Monthly (12%) 24% 8% 27% 36% 0% 2%
Few Times a Year (20%) 22% 4% 30% 41% 1% 2%
Never (9%) 21% 8% 24% 42% 1% 0%

Attend Religious Services Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Weekly (54%) 23% 3% 26% 42% 1% 2%
Occasionally (31%) 23% 5% 29% 39% 1% 2%
Never (9%) 21% 8% 24% 42% 1% 0%

Religion and Church Attendance Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Protestant - Weekly (43%) 23% 3% 27% 42% 1% 2%
Other Protestant (25%) 23% 6% 33% 34% 0% 1%
Catholic - Weekly (4%) 28% 3% 22% 43% 1% 2%
Other Catholics (3%) 21% 2% 15% 58% 3% 1%

When Did You Make Up Your Mind Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Today (18%) 24% 6% 27% 38% 1% 2%
Last Three Days (13%) 17% 3% 35% 42% 0% 0%
Last Week (20%) 16% 2% 31% 48% 1% 2%
Last Month (29%) 25% 3% 25% 44% 0% 2%
Before That (18%) 24% 8% 24% 37% 1% 3%

When Did You Make Up Your Mind Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Within Last 3 Days (51%) 19% 4% 31% 43% 1% 1%
Before That (48%) 25% 5% 24% 41% 1% 2%

More Important to Your Vote Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Can Beat Bush (37%) 17% 2% 21% 59% 0% 0%
Issues (55%) 27% 5% 31% 31% 1% 3%

Opinion of Bush Administration Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Angry (39%) 20% 5% 25% 47% 1% 1%
Dissatisfied (45%) 26% 4% 24% 43% 0% 2%
Satisfied (11%) 24% 4% 37% 27% 0% 2%
Enthusiastic (3%) 14% 7% 35% 14% 5% 5%

War in Iraq Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Strongly Approve (9%) 22% 4% 33% 28% 1% 4%
Somewhat Approve (17%) 21% 4% 32% 37% 0% 1%
Somewhat Disapprove (26%) 23% 4% 30% 40% 0% 2%
Strongly Disapprove (44%) 23% 5% 22% 46% 1% 2%

War in Iraq Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Approve (26%) 22% 4% 32% 34% 1% 2%
Disapprove (69%) 23% 4% 25% 44% 1% 2%

National Economy Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Excellent (1%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Good (13%) 23% 6% 35% 26% 1% 2%
Not Good (50%) 25% 4% 25% 41% 1% 2%
Poor (31%) 19% 4% 27% 48% 1% 1%

National Economy Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Excellent or Good (14%) 22% 5% 34% 27% 1% 2%
Not Good or Poor (82%) 23% 4% 26% 44% 1% 2%

If Kerry Wins Nomination Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Very Satisfied (51%) 10% 2% 14% 72% 0% 1%
Somewhat Satisfied (30%) 37% 6% 39% 11% 1% 3%
Somewhat Dissat. (9%) 37% 8% 47% 2% 0% 2%
Very Dissatisfied (7%) 30% 8% 42% 5% 2% 3%

If Kerry Wins Nomination Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Satisfied (81%) 20% 4% 23% 50% 1% 2%
Dissatisfied (16%) 34% 8% 44% 3% 1% 3%

Trade With Other Countries Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Creates Jobs (12%) 21% 3% 29% 42% 1% 2%
Loses Jobs (71%) 22% 4% 29% 42% 1% 1%
No Effect (9%) 20% 7% 23% 43% 1% 3%

Vote by Age Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
18-29 (7%) 22% 8% 25% 36% 1% 3%
30-44 (22%) 20% 5% 28% 42% 2% 2%
45-59 (37%) 27% 3% 27% 37% 0% 2%
60 and Older (34%) 20% 4% 26% 47% 0% 1%

Top Issue Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Taxes (6%) 28% 8% 19% 41% 0% 2%
Education (9%) 25% 5% 28% 36% 1% 2%
Health Care (19%) 19% 5% 27% 45% 0% 2%
Iraq (15%) 29% 6% 16% 47% 1% 0%
National Security (4%) 28% 4% 23% 31% 0% 3%
Economy and Jobs (39%) 18% 3% 32% 42% 1% 2%

Top Candidate Quality Clark Dean Edwards Kerry Kucinich Sharpton
Cares About People (19%) 23% 2% 40% 29% 0% 3%
Right Temperament (5%) 23% 9% 41% 17% 0% 5%
Stands for Beliefs (20%) 27% 11% 19% 34% 2% 3%
Right Experience (10%) 37% 2% 8% 50% 1% 0%
Positive Message (14%) 19% 4% 42% 34% 1% 1%
Can Beat Bush (25%) 15% 1% 18% 64% 0% 0%
Understands State (2%) 20% 1% 49% 28% 0% 2%


• 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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