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Exit polls - President

South Dakota
Are you:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Male5038602
Female5039601

Sex by race
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
White male4636611
White female4838611
Non-white male35050-
Non-white female2---

Are you:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
White9537611
Black1---
Hispanic / Latino0---
Asian0---
Other453461

AGE (60 and over)
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
18-291943552
30-442829691
45-592843551
60 or over2439592

Age 65 & over
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
18-648338611
65 or over1740572

2003 total family income:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Under $15,0001254451
$15,000-$29,9991846511
$30,000-$49,9992633651
$50,000-$74,9992234651
$75,000-$99,9991434651
$100,000-$149,99953565-
$150,000-$199,9992---
$200,000 or more2---

Total family income:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Less than $50,0005542561
$50,000 or more4534651

Total family income:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Less than $100,0009139601
$100,000 or more933640

What was the last grade of school you completed?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Did not complete high school441572
High school graduate2538601
Some college or associate degree3234642
College graduate2734650
Postgraduate study1254451

College Education
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
No college degree6136621
College graduate3940591

No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Democrat3281181
Republican476930
Independent or something else2142543

On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Liberal1673252
Moderate4547521
Conservative3911861

Is this the first time you have ever voted?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Yes842552
No9237611

Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian.
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Protestant / Other Christian6534651
Catholic2536631
Jewish----
Something else556413
None563282

Religion among whites
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
White Protestant / Other Christian6033661
White Catholic2335640
White Jewish----
White something else454424
White none461292
Non-white851463

White Protestant Conservatives
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
White Protestant conservatives246931
All others7648501

When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Just today553413
In the last three days43268-
Sometime last week454424
During the last month1245531
Before that7535641

Time: Last three days/Earlier than that
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Today / Within the last three days844532
Within the last week or earlier9237611

Time: Last week/Earlier than that
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Today through within the last three days1347493
Within the last week or earlier8736621

Was your vote for president mainly:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
For your candidate6830691
Against his opponent2857402

Do you think the condition of South Dakota's economy is:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Excellent71782-
Good6231681
Not so good2454423
Poor675232

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Strongly approve343970
Somewhat approve2814851
Somewhat disapprove1375222
Strongly disapprove249613

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Approve628910
Disapprove378982

Which ONE issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Taxes529701
Education453452
Iraq2170281
Terrorism1813870
Economy / Jobs1562333
Moral values2511881
Health care551461

Which ONE candidate quality mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
He cares about people like me756431
He has strong religious faith101981
He is honest and trustworthy1422771
He is a strong leader2514850
He is intelligent782171
He will bring about needed change208963
He has clear stands on the issues121881-

Compared to four years ago, is the country:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Safer from terrorism6618811
Less safe from terrorism3277192

Which of these candidates would make sure South Dakota gets its fair share of federal funds?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Tom Daschle would3476221
Only John Thune would23594-
Both candidates would3824751
Neither candidate would3---

Which of these candidates would make sure South Dakota gets its fair share of federal funds?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Daschle / Both did6949501
Only Thune / Neither did258902

Which of these candidates would make sure South Dakota gets its fair share of federal funds?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Thune / Both did5917820
Only Daschle / Neither did3573252

How do you feel about the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Strongly approve304950
Somewhat approve2916830
Somewhat disapprove1663342
Strongly disapprove239063

How do you feel about the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Approve5710900
Disapprove3979182

How do you think things are going for the U.S. in Iraq now?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Very well10199-
Somewhat well4210901
Somewhat badly2556421
Very badly228883

How do you think things are going for the U.S. in Iraq now?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Very / Somewhat well508910
Very / Somewhat badly4571262

Who would you trust to handle the economy?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only John Kerry289820
Only George W. Bush461990
Both of them1431690
Neither of them10454010

Who would you trust to handle the economy?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Kerry / Both4175250
Only Bush / Neither549882

Who would you trust to handle the economy?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Bush / Both618920
Only Kerry / Neither3984123

Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Better today3611880
Worse today2075222
About the same4342562

Have Bush administration policies on drought relief:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Helped your state2913861
Hurt your state3570272
Not affected your state2627721

Who would you trust to handle terrorism?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only John Kerry229811
Only George W. Bush501980
Both of them1752470
Neither of them965219

Who would you trust to handle terrorism?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Kerry / Both3878211
Only Bush / Neither5711872

Who would you trust to handle terrorism?
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Only Bush / Both6614850
Only Kerry / Neither308973

Population of area, five categories
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Over 500 thousand----
50 to 500 thousand2737611
Suburbs74159-
10 to 50 thousand1342571
Rural5337612

Population of area, three categories
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
City over 50 thousand2737611
Suburbs74159-
Small city and Rural6638601

Geo Stratum Code
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
SO. EAST4240581
NO. EAST2440581
WEST3434641

In today's election for U.S. senator, did you just vote for:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Tom Daschle4972271
John Thune516931

In today's election for the U.S. House of Representatives, did you just vote for:
Category% TotalKerryBushNader
Stephanie Herseth5367311
Larry Diedrich476931


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