News Interest Index, October 2003

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VOTENOW2

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

[ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Joe Lieberman, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW2 and LEANNOW2, see variable named 'VOTE_LN2.']
  1) George W. Bush, the Republican
  2) Joe Lieberman, the Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
George W. Bush, the Republican 48.2% 48.2%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 37.8% 86%
Other candidate 3.3% 89.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 100%
Total N = 735

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 44.4% 41.8% 52.2% 48.0% 60.0% 45.5% 48.4%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 43.2% 44.0% 32.1% 44.0% 26.1% 35.7% 37.8%
Other candidate 0.0% 3.0% 3.0% 1.6% 3.6% 7.5% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.3% 11.2% 12.7% 6.4% 10.3% 11.3% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
725


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 69.2% 51.2% 47.3% 42.8% 41.5% 32.0% 48.3%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 21.1% 32.5% 44.6% 43.2% 38.3% 55.2% 38.0%
Other candidate 0.5% 6.0% 1.4% 2.1% 2.6% 6.4% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 10.2% 6.8% 11.9% 17.6% 6.4% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 34.7% 47.6% 53.2% 53.7% 45.6% 48.2%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 43.2% 36.8% 35.6% 35.7% 44.7% 37.8%
Other candidate 3.7% 3.6% 2.7% 2.6% 4.9% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused 18.4% 12.0% 8.5% 7.9% 4.9% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
732


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 53.9% 43.1% 48.2%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 32.6% 42.5% 37.8%
Other candidate 5.3% 1.3% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 13.1% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
735


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 88.0% 19.0% 40.3% 48.5%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 8.1% 70.0% 40.6% 40.0%
Other candidate 0.5% 4.5% 5.4% 3.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 6.5% 13.7% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
676


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 56.6% 9.2% 34.3% 48.1%
Joe Lieberman, the Democrat 31.4% 78.0% 39.9% 37.8%
Other candidate 2.8% 2.8% 6.6% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 9.9% 19.2% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731



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