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Louisiana Exit Poll Results: President Election


Nov. 2, 2004

Highlights of an exit poll in the Louisiana election Tuesday for president. Survey conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International among 1,683 voters statewide. Sampling error margin plus or minus 4 percentage points for overall sample, larger for subgroups. Data as of 1:30 a.m. Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding or because some respondents skipped a question; dashes indicate insufficient data for statistical reliability. Percentages are not final and are subject to minor change.

Candidate list:
Kery = John F. Kerry (Dem)
Bush = George W. Bush (Rep)
Nadr = Ralph Nader (TBL)

ALL Kery Bush Nadr
Are you:
Male4539601
Female5545540
Are you:
White7024750
Black279091
Hispanic/Latino2---
Asian1---
Other1---
AGE (60 and over)
18-292045531
30-443042560
45-592747530
60 or over2334660
2003 total family income:
Under $15,0001360390
$15,000-$29,9991950490
$30,000-$49,9992344560
$50,000-$74,9991929690
$75,000-$99,9991134651
$100,000-$149,999931681
$150,000-$199,999430691
$200,000 or more2---
What was the last grade of school you completed?
Did not complete high school75248-
High school graduate2744540
Some college or associate degree3141581
College graduate2134641
Postgraduate study1445541
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Democrat4278210
Republican405950
Independent or something else1839581
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Liberal1774250
Moderate4447511
Conservative4019800
Is this the first time you have ever voted?
Yes860392
No9240590
Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian.
Protestant/Other Christian4939590
Catholic3831680
Jewish1---
Something else676231
None57623-
How often do you attend religious services?
More than once a week2138601
Once a week3138610
A few times a month1648510
A few times a year2141571
Never84852-
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
Just today559401
In the last three days452452
Sometime last week2---
During the last month1059410
Before that8038610
Was your vote for president mainly:
For your candidate7434650
Against his opponent2368311
Which ONE issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
Taxes63562-
Education570281
Iraq1465341
Terrorism2215840
Economy/Jobs1874240
Moral values2112861
Health care666331
Which ONE candidate quality mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
He cares about people like me1463370
He has strong religious faith105941
He is honest and trustworthy1021780
He is a strong leader2014860
He is intelligent564361
He will bring about needed change209450
He has clear stands on the issues1523741
Do you think the condition of Louisiana's economy is:
Excellent4---
Good3919800
Not so good4053451
Poor1670300
Compared to four years ago, is the country:
Safer from terrorism5816830
Less safe from terrorism4077211
How confident are you that votes in your state will be counted accurately?
Very confident5025741
Somewhat confident4052470
Not very confident97426-
Not at all confident2---
How do you feel about the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq?
Strongly approve376940
Somewhat approve2123760
Somewhat disapprove1473251
Strongly disapprove268991
Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation:
Better today3613860
Worse today2573271
About the same3749501


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