News Interest Index, October 2003

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VOTENOW4

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Wesley Clark, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW4 and LEANNOW4, see variable named 'VOTE_LN4.']
  1) George W. Bush, the Republican
  2) Wesley Clark, the Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
George W. Bush, the Republican 46.2% 46.2%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 39.6% 85.8%
Other candidate 2.2% 88%
Don't know/Refused 12% 100%
Total N = 780

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 49.1% 38.3% 49.3% 52.0% 53.2% 36.5% 46.1%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 37.7% 44.4% 37.1% 38.2% 39.8% 42.2% 39.9%
Other candidate 0.0% 0.8% 2.8% 2.8% 0.6% 5.2% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.2% 16.5% 10.8% 6.9% 6.4% 16.1% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


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 61.0% 55.5% 46.2% 39.4% 35.9% 36.1% 46.7%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 28.2% 29.3% 41.5% 47.4% 49.8% 47.2% 39.6%
Other candidate 0.9% 2.4% 3.5% 1.0% 3.4% 2.8% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 12.8% 8.8% 12.2% 11.0% 13.9% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
770


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 35.7% 48.3% 51.5% 48.1% 35.0% 46.3%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 41.2% 38.4% 37.0% 38.7% 51.3% 39.5%
Other candidate 4.4% 1.1% 1.6% 3.3% 1.7% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 18.7% 12.2% 9.9% 9.9% 12.0% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
778


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 50.8% 42.0% 46.2%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 40.9% 38.5% 39.6%
Other candidate 1.4% 2.8% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 16.7% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
780


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 89.8% 12.6% 44.4% 46.3%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 5.1% 72.7% 37.9% 41.0%
Other candidate 1.5% 1.2% 3.4% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 13.4% 14.4% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
George W. Bush, the Republican 52.1% 15.3% 39.9% 46.3%
Wesley Clark, the Democrat 34.4% 65.3% 47.0% 39.6%
Other candidate 2.4% 2.8% 0.5% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 16.7% 12.6% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
768



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