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Exit polls - President

Illinois
Are you:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Male465446
Female545643

Sex by race
Category% TotalKerryBush
White male364851
White female424951
Non-white male107623
Non-white female128415

Are you:
Category% TotalKerryBush
White784851
Black108910
Hispanic / Latino87623
Asian2--
Other1--

AGE (60 and over)
Category% TotalKerryBush
18-29216435
30-44305247
45-59295743
60 or over204852

Age 65 & over
Category% TotalKerryBush
18-64905545
65 or over105941

2003 total family income:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Under $15,00076831
$15,000-$29,999126435
$30,000-$49,999245643
$50,000-$74,999245050
$75,000-$99,999145742
$100,000-$149,999115148
$150,000-$199,99945446
$200,000 or more45050

Total family income:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Less than $50,000436039
$50,000 or more575248

Total family income:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Less than $100,000815643
$100,000 or more195148

Do you or does someone in your household belong to a labor union?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Yes, I do177426
Yes, someone else does165941
Yes, I do and someone else does3--
No one does644950

UNION HOUSEHOLD
Category% TotalKerryBush
Yes (Vote is union member, union member in household, or noth member in household and voter is memeber)366634
No (No union voter in household644950

Voter is union member:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Yes207228
No805148

No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Democrat39937
Republican341189
Independent or something else275741

On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Liberal23919
Moderate505841
Conservative272079

Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian.
Category% TotalKerryBush
Protestant / Other Christian474455
Catholic365644
Jewish3--
Something else58810
None97522

Religion among whites
Category% TotalKerryBush
White Protestant / Other Christian373763
White Catholic275050
White Jewish3--
White something else3--
White none77126
Non-white237822

White Protestant Conservatives
Category% TotalKerryBush
White Protestant conservatives13991
All others876138

When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Just today55941
In the last three days47920
Sometime last week3--
During the last month115446
Before that765545

Time: Last three days/Earlier than that
Category% TotalKerryBush
Today / Within the last three days106831
Within the last week or earlier905445

Time: Last week/Earlier than that
Category% TotalKerryBush
Today through within the last three days136137
Within the last week or earlier875545

Was your vote for president mainly:
Category% TotalKerryBush
For your candidate633961
Against his opponent327326

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Strongly approve281188
Somewhat approve191287
Somewhat disapprove148218
Strongly disapprove37981

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Approve471288
Disapprove51936

Which ONE issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
Category% TotalKerryBush
Taxes55344
Education57822
Iraq217524
Terrorism181684
Economy / Jobs208513
Moral values192080
Health care58020

Which ONE candidate quality mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
Category% TotalKerryBush
He cares about people like me97226
He has strong religious faith81090
He is honest and trustworthy113664
He is a strong leader201585
He is intelligent9926
He will bring about needed change27963
He has clear stands on the issues112772

Do you think the condition of Illinois' economy is:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Excellent1--
Good513663
Not so good376435
Poor107324

Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Better today282971
Worse today337722
About the same385446

How do you feel about the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Strongly approve22793
Somewhat approve252871
Somewhat disapprove187325
Strongly disapprove33964

How do you feel about the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Approve461881
Disapprove508811

Do you think Barack Obama would make a good president?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Yes437523
No412673

Who would you trust to handle terrorism?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Only John Kerry291000
Only George W. Bush42298
Both of them157030
Neither of them138113

Who would you trust to handle terrorism?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Only Kerry / Both429010
Only Bush / Neither532177

Who would you trust to handle terrorism?
Category% TotalKerryBush
Only Bush / Both552080
Only Kerry / Neither41944

Population of area, five categories
Category% TotalKerryBush
Over 500 thousand208218
50 to 500 thousand114852
Suburbs474950
10 to 50 thousand3--
Rural194554

Population of area, three categories
Category% TotalKerryBush
City over 50 thousand317029
Suburbs474950
Small city and Rural224653

Geo Stratum Code
Category% TotalKerryBush
Chicago208218
Cook Suburbs205940
Collar Counties244554
North244555
South134654

In today's election for U.S. senator, did you just vote for:
Category% TotalKerryBush
Barack Obama707624
Alan Keyes27991


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