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Virginia Exit Poll Results: Presidential Election


Nov. 2, 2004

Highlights of an exit poll in the Virginia election Tuesday for president. Survey conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International among 1,431 voters statewide. Sampling error margin plus or minus 4 percentage points for overall sample, larger for subgroups. Data as of 12:54 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)

ALL Kery Bush
Are you:
Male464059
Female545050
Are you:
White723268
Black218712
Hispanic/Latino3--
Asian2--
Other2--
AGE (60 and over)
18-29175446
30-44324059
45-59324752
60 or over194456
2003 total family income:
Under $15,00056040
$15,000-$29,999135743
$30,000-$49,999214752
$50,000-$74,999224654
$75,000-$99,999164258
$100,000-$149,999134258
$150,000-$199,99953364
$200,000 or more54357
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Democrat35928
Republican39595
Independent or something else264454
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Liberal178317
Moderate455742
Conservative381585
Have you ever served in the U.S. military?
Yes193663
No814852
Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian.
Protestant/Other Christian684357
Catholic153663
Jewish2--
Something else77821
None86337
How often do you attend religious services?
More than once a week193862
Once a week274356
A few times a month145347
A few times a year254554
Never125940
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?
Just today54848
In the last three days3--
Sometime last week3--
During the last month84552
Before that814456
Was your vote for president mainly:
For your candidate713763
Against his opponent266535
Which ONE issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
Taxes52179
Education4--
Iraq178317
Terrorism221288
Economy/Jobs177920
Moral values221387
Health care68515
Which ONE candidate quality mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? (Check only one)
He cares about people like me86733
He has strong religious faith11297
He is honest and trustworthy112476
He is a strong leader181387
He is intelligent8955
He will bring about needed change23946
He has clear stands on the issues161881
Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation:
Better today371882
Worse today218613
About the same405049
How do you feel about the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq?
Strongly approve32694
Somewhat approve212375
Somewhat disapprove166634
Strongly disapprove29964


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