2004 Florida Election Day
Exit Poll

First Time vs Non-First Time Latino Voters


Language of survey
First Time Voter English Spanish
Yes 57.5% 42.5%
No 56.9% 43.1%


For whom did you vote in the Presidential race?
First Time Voter

George W. Bush/
Dick Cheney

John Kerry/
John Edwards
Ralph Nader/
Peter Camejo
Other
Yes 39.6% 59.6% .7% .0%
No 52.1% 47.0% .4% .4%


For whom did you vote in your Congressional District race?
First Time Voter Democratic
Candidate
Republican
Candidate
Other
Yes 58.8% 39.3% 1.9%
No 47.6% 51.5% .9%


Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president?
First Time Voter Abortion Bilingual
Education
Crime/
Drugs
Economy/
Jobs
Iraq
War
Yes 14.2% 4.0% 3.6% 22.3% 21.9%
No 13.3% 3.5% 3.4% 21.8% 19.8%
First Time Voter Gun
Control
The
Environment
Health
Care
Immigration
Policy
Public
Education
Yes .4% 1.6% 7.7% 3.6% 4.5%
No .3% 1.0% 8.4% 3.2% 2.2%
First Time Voter War on
Terrorism
Taxes Same
Sex
Marriage
Other Multiple
Responses
Yes 8.1% .8% 1.2% 3.6% 2.4%
No 12.1% 2.0% 1.3% 3.9% 3.9%


Do you favor keeping a large number of U.S. troops in Iraq until there is a stable government there OR bringing most of our troops home in the next year?
First Time Voter Wait for Stable Government Bring Home Next Year Unsure
Yes 33.1% 43.2% 23.7%
No 44.0% 41.3% 14.7%


How would you characterize your political affiliation?Are you a:
First Time Voter Democrat Republican Green Other Party Independent None of the above
Yes 47.2% 33.2% .7% .4% 11.8% 6.6%
No 41.8% 44.4% .4% .9% 9.1% 3.5%


In what category do you see your political views closest to:
First Time Voter Liberal Moderate Conservative Other
Yes 33.1% 30.9% 28.6% 7.4%
No 23.2% 37.4% 33.5% 5.9%


Which of the following media sources most influenced for whom you voted in the 2004 Presidential campaign?
First Time Voter Spanish
language
newspapers
English
language
nespapers
Spanish
language
radio
English
language
radio
Spanish
languag
TV
Yes 10.9% 9.4% 3.8% 4.5% 19.2%
No 9.3% 9.3% 4.0% 6.0% 17.0%
First Time Voter English
language
TV
Spanish
language
Internet
English
language
Internet
None
influenced
Multiple
Responses
Yes 20.7% 1.9% 4.5% 25.2% .0%
No 19.1% 1.4% 3.7% 29.2% .9%


In what country were you born?
First Time Voter US Mexico Puerto
Rico
Cuba Central
America:

South
America
:

Other
Caribbean:
Other:
Yes 39.6% 5.9% 11.7% 17.2% 8.1% 11.7% 4.4% 1.5%
No 31.3% 3.0% 12.3% 33.0% 4.9% 8.0% 4.7% 2.9%


If not born in the U.S., when did you become a cititzen?
First Time Voter During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
Yes 31.7% 22.6% 45.7%
No 90.3% 8.4% 1.3%


Do you or any member of your household belong to a labor union or a teacher's organization?
First Time Voter I belong I donot, but someone
in my household does
No one in my
household belongs
Yes 4.9% 9.1% 85.9%
No 9.6% 14.3% 76.0%


What is your ancestry?
First Time Voter Mexican-
American/
Mexican/
Chicano
Puerto
Rican/
Boricua
Cuban/
Cuban-
American
Central
American:
South
American:
Caribbean: Latino
or
Hispanic
Yes 6.9% 16.3% 33.9% 13.1% 13.9% 5.7% 10.2%
No 4.9% 16.2% 45.4% 7.3% 12.3% 7.1% 6.8%


Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?
First Time Voter Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure
Yes 24.1% 54.4% 21.5%
No 38.1% 48.8% 13.1%


For whom did you vote for in the Senatorial race?
First Time Voter Betty Castor Mel Martinez Other
Yes 46.4% 51.5% 2.1%
No 43.9% 54.7% 1.4%


How did you vote for Amendment 5 (Florida Minimum Wage Amendement)?
First Time Voter Favor Oppose Did Not Vote
Yes 84.9% 14.7% .4%
No 78.7% 21.3% .0%


How did you vote for Amendment 1 (Parental Notification of a Minor's Termination of Pregnancy)?
First Time Voter Favor Oppose Did Not Vote
Yes 66.9% 32.7% .4%
No 68.8% 30.9% .3%


Naturalized vs Native Citizen
First Time Voter Naturalized Citizen Native Born Citizen
Yes 64.8% 35.2%
No 70.7% 29.3%


Foreign vs Native Born
First Time Voter Native Born Foreign Born
Yes 51.3% 48.7%
No 43.6% 56.4%


Cuban vs. Non Cuban Hispanic
First Time Voter Non Cuban Hispanic Cuban Latino or Hispanic
Yes 56.1% 33.7% 10.2%
No 47.9% 45.4% 6.7%


Union Membership
First Time Voter I belong or someone in my household does No one belongs
Yes 14.1% 85.9%
No 24.0% 76.0%


Media Sources
First Time Voter Spanish Media Sources English Media Sources
Yes 47.7% 52.3%
No 45.4% 54.6%


Bush/Kerry Voters
First Time Voter Bush Voters Kerry Voters
Yes 39.9% 60.1%
No 52.6% 47.4%


Gender:
First Time Voter Male Female
Yes 48.3% 51.7%
No 52.1% 47.9%


If you added together your entire household's income, would it be:
First Time Voter

Under
$10,000

$10,001-
$20,000
$20,001-
$30,000
$30,001-
$40,000
$40,000-
$50,000
$50,001-
$60,000
$60,001-
$70,000
$70,001-
$100,000

Over
$100,000

Yes 7.7% 22.6% 18.4% 11.1% 11.9% 8.0% 8.0% 5.4% 6.9%
No 5.5% 11.2% 15.3% 14.6% 12.1% 13.4% 7.7% 8.9% 11.3%


What is the highest grade in school you completed?
First Time Voter Some
high school
or less
High school
graduate
or equivalent
Some
college/
vocational
College
graduate
Graduate
education
or higher
Yes 17.1% 30.9% 34.2% 14.5% 3.3%
No 10.9% 24.4% 24.4% 22.4% 17.8%


What age group best describes you:
First Time Voter 18-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 or older
Yes 39.6% 12.0% 13.8% 10.5% 6.9% 5.5% 5.1% 1.1% 2.5% 2.9%
No 4.3% 9.5% 10.5% 12.4% 14.4% 13.4% 10.6% 7.5% 6.3% 11.2%


What is your religious affiliation?
First Time Voter Catholic Protestant Jewish Muslim Other No religious affiliation
Yes 60.9% 10.7% 1.1% .0% 11.8% 15.5%
No 61.6% 15.4% 3.9% .4% 10.8% 7.8%


When did you first register to vote?
First Time Voter During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
Yes 14.6% 20.5% 64.9%

 
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