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BALLOT MEASURES / CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 71 / EXIT POLL


2,256 Respondents Updated: 2:05 p.m.

VOTE BY GENDER
TOTAL Yes No
Male (49%) 58% 42%
Female (51%) 61% 39%


VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER
TOTAL Yes No
White Men (33%) 56% 44%
White Women (34%) 60% 40%
Non-White Men (16%) 62% 38%
Non-White Women (17%) 63% 37%


VOTE BY RACE
TOTAL Yes No
White (66%) 58% 42%
African-American (6%) 61% 39%
Latino (20%) 63% 37%
Asian (4%) 64% 36%
Other (4%) 60% 40%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Yes No
18-29 (21%) 63% 37%
30-44 (28%) 56% 44%
45-59 (28%) 60% 40%
60 and Older (23%) 58% 42%


VOTE BY AGE
TOTAL Yes No
18-64 (84%) 59% 41%
65 and Older (16%) 61% 39%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Under $15,000 (8%) 66% 34%
$15-30,000 (13%) 62% 38%
$30-50,000 (19%) 59% 41%
$50-75,000 (23%) 60% 40%
$75-100,000 (15%) 53% 47%
$100-150,000 (14%) 61% 39%
$150-200,000 (5%) 55% 45%
$200,000 or More (4%) 51% 49%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Less Than $50,000 (40%) 61% 39%
$50,000 or More (60%) 58% 42%


VOTE BY INCOME
TOTAL Yes No
Less Than $100,000 (78%) 59% 41%
$100,000 or More (22%) 58% 42%


ANYONE IN HOUSEHOLD IN A UNION?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (28%) 60% 40%
No (72%) 59% 41%


ARE YOU A UNION MEMBER?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (17%) 58% 42%
No (83%) 60% 40%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Yes No
No High School (4%) 50% 50%
H.S. Graduate (16%) 56% 44%
Some College (34%) 60% 40%
College Graduate (29%) 59% 41%
Postgrad Study (17%) 66% 34%


VOTE BY EDUCATION
TOTAL Yes No
No College Degree (54%) 58% 42%
College Graduate (46%) 61% 39%


VOTE BY PARTY ID
TOTAL Yes No
Democrat (39%) 80% 20%
Republican (34%) 36% 64%
Independent (27%) 60% 40%


VOTE BY IDEOLOGY
TOTAL Yes No
Liberal (26%) 83% 17%
Moderate (46%) 63% 37%
Conservative (28%) 32% 68%


HAVE YOU EVER VOTED BEFORE?
TOTAL Yes No
No (12%) 68% 32%
Yes (88%) 58% 42%


VOTE BY RELIGION
TOTAL Yes No
Protestant (44%) 50% 50%
Catholic (29%) 63% 37%
Jewish (4%) 86% 14%
Other (8%) 70% 30%
None (15%) 68% 32%


ARE YOU A WHITE CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (11%) 25% 75%
No (89%) 64% 36%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
More Than Weekly (11%) 34% 66%
Weekly (21%) 45% 55%
Monthly (14%) 60% 40%
A Few Times a Year (30%) 70% 30%
Never (22%) 70% 30%


VOTE BY CHURCH ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
Weekly (31%) 42% 58%
Occasionally (43%) 67% 33%
Never (22%) 70% 30%


VOTE BY RELIGION AND ATTENDANCE
TOTAL Yes No
Protestant/Weekly (10%) 33% 67%
Prot./Less Often (14%) 61% 39%
Catholic/Weekly (11%) 51% 49%
Catholic/Less Often (16%) 70% 30%
All Others (46%) 63% 37%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Today (5%) 52% 48%
Last Three Days (4%) 66% 34%
Last Week (2%) * *
Last Month (13%) 68% 32%
Before That (76%) 55% 45%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Today/Last 3 Days (8%) 58% 42%
Earlier Than That (92%) 58% 42%


WHEN DID YOU DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?
TOTAL Yes No
Within the Last Week (11%) 65% 35%
Earlier Than That (89%) 57% 43%


YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT WAS MOSTLY...
TOTAL Yes No
For Your Candidate (64%) 55% 45%
Against His Opponent (31%) 66% 34%


STATE ECONOMY
TOTAL Yes No
Excellent (2%) * *
Good (38%) 46% 54%
Not So Good (45%) 64% 36%
Poor (13%) 73% 27%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Yes No
Strongly Approve (27%) 30% 70%
Somewhat Approve (19%) 50% 50%
Somewhat Disapprove (13%) 71% 29%
Strongly Disapprove (40%) 78% 22%


HOW BUSH IS HANDLING HIS JOB
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (46%) 39% 61%
Disapprove (53%) 76% 24%


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE
TOTAL Yes No
Taxes (6%) 40% 60%
Education (5%) 72% 28%
Iraq (24%) 76% 24%
Terrorism (20%) 47% 53%
Economy/Jobs (17%) 68% 32%
Moral Values (18%) 40% 60%
Health Care (5%) 76% 24%


MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY
TOTAL Yes No
Cares About People (7%) 65% 35%
Religious Faith (6%) 27% 73%
Honest/Trustworthy (13%) 47% 53%
Strong Leader (19%) 47% 53%
Intelligent (10%) 72% 28%
Will Bring Change (27%) 79% 21%
Clear Stand on Issue (13%) 48% 52%


COMPARED TO FOUR YEARS AGO, U.S. IS...
TOTAL Yes No
Safer From Terrorism (49%) 47% 53%
Less Safe (46%) 71% 29%


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Yes No
Very Confident (47%) 56% 44%
Somewhat Confident (43%) 62% 38%
Not Very Confident (6%) 63% 37%
Not At All Confident (3%) * *


WILL VOTES BE COUNTED ACCURATELY?
TOTAL Yes No
Confident (87%) 59% 41%
Not Confident (9%) 54% 46%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Strongly Approve (28%) 32% 68%
Somewhat Approve (20%) 49% 51%
Somewhat Disapprove (15%) 69% 31%
Strongly Disapprove (36%) 80% 20%


DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (47%) 39% 61%
Disapprove (50%) 77% 23%


HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ
TOTAL Yes No
Very Well (9%) 25% 75%
Somewhat Well (29%) 39% 61%
Somewhat Badly (23%) 68% 32%
Very Badly (38%) 78% 22%


HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR U.S. IN IRAQ?
TOTAL Yes No
Well (37%) 35% 65%
Badly (59%) 74% 26%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (46%) 76% 24%
No (50%) 42% 58%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE THE ECONOMY?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (46%) 39% 61%
No (54%) 76% 24%


FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION
TOTAL Yes No
Better (32%) 44% 56%
Worse (26%) 73% 27%
Same (40%) 61% 39%


SCHWARZENEGGER APPROVAL RATING
TOTAL Yes No
Approve (72%) 55% 45%
Disapprove (24%) 64% 36%


TRUST KERRY TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (42%) 79% 21%
No (54%) 43% 57%


TRUST BUSH TO HANDLE TERRORISM?
TOTAL Yes No
Yes (53%) 44% 56%
No (43%) 76% 24%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Yes No
Big Cities (24%) 72% 28%
Smaller Cities (23%) 58% 42%
Suburbs (41%) 57% 43%
Small Towns (7%) 42% 58%
Rural (5%) 48% 52%


VOTE BY SIZE OF COMMUNITY
TOTAL Yes No
Urban (47%) 62% 38%
Suburban (40%) 57% 43%
Rural (13%) 49% 51%


VOTE BY REGION
TOTAL Yes No
L.A. County (23%) 65% 35%
Southern California (28%) 55% 45%
Bay Area (18%) 71% 29%
Coastal California (10%) 62% 38%
Central Valley (20%) 48% 52%


VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
TOTAL Yes No
Kerry (53%) 80% 20%
Bush (44%) 35% 65%


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• Key: n/a = not available; * Represents a statistically insignificant number of respondents
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