2004 National Election Day
Exit Poll

First Time vs Non-First Time Latino Voters
(Updated March 8th 2005)


STATE
First Time Voter AZ CA CO CT FL MI NM NV PA TX
Yes 3.2% 23.5% 7.4% 4.1% 9.2% 5.1% 10.6% 6.5% 2.8% 27.6%
No 3.5% 30.0% 5.2% 3.2% 14.1% 2.9% 7.0% 1.1% 1.1% 32.0%


Language of survey
First Time Voter English Spanish
Yes 81.0% 19.0%
No 79.2% 20.8%


For whom did you vote in the Presidential race?
  George W. Bush/Dick Cheney John Kerry/John Edwards Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo
Yes
33.3% 66.7% .0%
No
35.7% 63.5% .9%


For whom did you vote in your Congressional District race?
  Democratic Candidate Republican Candidate Other
Yes 71.0% 29.0% .0%
No 70.3% 27.9% 1.8%


Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for president?
  Abortion Bilingual Education Crime/Drugs Economy/Jobs Iraq War
Yes 9.4% 3.1% 3.1% 25.0% 18.8%
No 8.6% 2.6% 1.7% 21.6% 21.6%
  Gun Control The Environment Health Care Immigration Policy Public Education
Yes .0% .0% 9.4% 3.1% 3.1%
No .9% .9% 8.6% 2.6% 3.4%
  War on Terrorism Taxes Same Sex Marriage Other Multiple Responses
Yes 9.4% 3.1% 6.3% 3.1% 3.1%
No 9.5% 1.7% .9% 3.4% 12.1%


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?
  Wait for Stable Government Bring Home Next Year Unsure
Yes 26.5% 50.0% 23.5%
No 35.3% 50.0% 14.7%


Which of the following media sources most influenced for whom you voted in the 2004 Presidential campaign?
  Spanish language newspapers English language nespapers Spanish language radio English language radio Spanish language TV
Yes 6.1% 15.2% 3.0% 3.0% 12.1%
No 5.2% 12.1% 3.4% 6.0% 12.9%
  English language TV Spanish language Internet English language Internet None influenced Multiple Responses
Yes 36.4% 3.0% 3.0% 18.2% .0%
No 35.3% 1.7% 1.7% 19.0% 2.6%


When did you first register to vote?
  During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
Yes 21.2% 21.2% 57.6%
No 88.8% 9.5% 1.7%


In what country were you born?
  US Mexico Puerto Rico Cuba Central America (specify): South America (specify): Other (specify):
Yes 69.7% 21.2% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% .0% .0%
No 63.8% 21.6% 3.4% 3.4% 5.2% 1.7% .9%


If not born in the U.S., when did you become a cititzen?
  During or before 2000 During 2001/2002 During 2003/2004
Yes 46.2% 30.8% 23.1%
No 92.9% 5.4% 1.8%


Do you or any member of your household belong to a labor union or a teacher's organization?
  I belong I do not, but someone in my household does No one in my household belongs
Yes 12.1% 18.2% 69.7%
No 14.0% 16.7% 69.3%


What is your religious affiliation?
  Catholic Protestant Jewish Muslim Other No religious affiliation
Yes 57.6% 12.1% 3.0% 6.1% 9.1% 12.1%
No 68.1% 9.5% .9% .9% 11.2% 9.5%


What is your ancestry?
  Mexican-American/Mexican/Chicano Puerto Rican/Boricua Cuban/Cuban-American Central American (specify):
Yes 58.8% 8.8% 8.8% 5.9%
No 59.5% 4.5% 5.4% 9.0%
  South American (specify) Caribbean (specify): Latino or Hispanic  
Yes .0% .0% 17.6%  
No .9% .9% 19.8%  


What age group best describes you:
  18-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 or older
Yes 51.5% 12.1% 12.1% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 6.1% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
No 10.3% 10.3% 12.9% 13.8% 12.1% 11.2% 11.2% 6.0% 5.2% 6.9%


What is the highest grade in school you completed?
  Some high school or less High school graduate or equivalent Some college/vocational College graduate Graduate education or higher
Yes 15.2% 33.3% 36.4% 12.1% 3.0%
No 15.0% 24.8% 35.4% 16.8% 8.0%


If you added together your entire household's income, would it be:
  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 15.2% 12.1% 21.2% 12.1% 12.1% 12.1% 3.0% 6.1% 6.1%
No 8.8% 15.0% 17.7% 11.5% 16.8% 12.4% 6.2% 8.0% 3.5%


Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?
  Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure
Yes 17.6% 47.1% 35.3%
No 26.7% 55.2% 18.1%


Naturalized Citizen
  Naturalized Citizen Native Born Citizen
Yes 38.2% 61.8%
No 48.7% 51.3%


Foreign or Native Born
  Native Born Foreign Born
Yes 72.7% 27.3%
No 66.7% 33.3%


Cuban vs. Non Cuban Hispanic
  Non Cuban Hispanic/Latino Cuban Latino or Hispanic
Yes 72.7% 9.1% 18.2%
No 74.5% 5.5% 20.0%


Union Membership
  I belong or someone in my houeshold belongs No one belongs
Yes 30.3% 69.7%
No 30.7% 69.3%


Media Sources
  Spanish media sources English media sources
Yes 29.6% 70.4%
No 28.9% 71.1%


Bush/Kerry Voters
  Bush Voters Kery Voters
Yes 33.3% 66.7%
No 36.0% 64.0%


Are you:
  Male Female
Yes 46.9% 53.1%
No 54.0% 46.0%


Language of survey
  English Spanish
Yes 85.3% 14.7%
No 82.1% 17.9%


How would you characterize your political affiliation?Are you a:
  Democrat Republican Green Other Party Independent None of the above
Yes 57.6% 24.2% .0% .0% 12.1% 6.1%
No 54.7% 25.6% .9% .9% 12.8% 5.1%


In what category do you see your political views closest to:
  Liberal Moderate Conservative Other
Yes 31.3% 37.5% 15.6% 15.6%
No 23.2% 42.0% 27.7% 7.1%
 
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