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Nov. 19th, 2004

Rasmussen...

For 11% of voters, the most important topics were Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care. Ten percent (10%) named cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, while 4% cite fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending.

The number saying National Security issues and Cultural issues increased from a survey conducted two weeks before Election Day.

Exit polls conducted by the networks created quite a stir by reporting that 22% of voters said "Moral Values" were most important. Our survey framed the question differently and drew attention specifically to same-sex marriage and abortion.

In the week leading up to the Election, we interviewed 652 Likely Voters who named cultural issues as most important to them. They were Bush voters by a 73% to 26% margin.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Cultural Issues Voters are under 40 and 61% are women. Those over 65 were least likely to name cultural issues as important.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Cultural Issues Voters are Investors and 83% are White.

Overall, on Election Day, 56% of Bush voters named National Security Issues most important. Fourteen percent (14%) said Cultural Issues, 13% Economic Issues, 6% Domestic Issues, and 3% Fiscal Issues.

Kerry voters had a different focus--40% named Economic Issues most important, 24% National Security Issues, 15% Domestic Issues, 6% Cultural Issues, and 4% Fiscal Issues.


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/Issue%20Clusters_Election%20Night.htm

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geckospot
Nov. 19th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC)
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No, I haven't been to the rasmussen site (so here goes my ignorance quotient!) but what exactly defines a cultural issue?

IMHO, I do think Kerry was the worst possible choice for the Dems; even the cheerleader had my vote b4 Kerry. That one soundbite killed his chance but, oh well.

Anyway, natl sec is BS, terrorists find ways to get inside (Fight Club is my fave fictional take on this). Even my 13-yr-old is let in the ofc regularly unless Bush ups the color scale, then we need my ID & mgr approval even though I am considered essential personnel for private banking of the ultra-wealthy (OK I'm roadkill or cannon fodder, whatever). The rules of war simply ARE NOT being followed and are not applicable in this battle (obtw, in the 10 yrs or so that Russia fought in Iraq, was there this much terrorism in Russia?).

Anyway - these are pretty pathetic statistics for any group. 22% for moral (read - gay/abortion) :-( ,11% soc sec & healthcare? (I personally expect to work til I die), 652 voters!?! WTF!?! 4% on fiscal!!??!! Shameful.

Specifically, abortion should be allowable (possibly 1 to 2 per person (shit happens) financed (perhaps 1 or 2 max w/ welfare assistance - hey, it decreases the # of dependents you're paying for in other taxes, or OOH, OOH how about the fewer the kids, the more welfare?), other than that, I believe in coughing up the $200 so you're not producing another govt leech.

What I found more interesting was that Bistet voted Rep., but seeing her reasons was very gratifying. I can respect that.

OBTW2, I don't see you & RK as the token elephants. T is quite the Rep & I am pleased to say that I inspired him (as the dark side of the force, Luke) to actually reregister and VOTE, dammit!

We know it's mostly white men that vote, no surprise there. The wonderful thing is how many minorities and women of any color actually turned out this year. I bow to your web leadership here, Bxiie! Can you/will you provide stats on that one?

I would like to be able to eat in my old age, but considering how many animals I keep, not to mention my gardening skills, I don't think I would starve. (Note to self, acquire good hunting dog or 2 by age 60 so that meat can be provided on regular basis (if SS is not available), names will be Ann and Dan {bonus pts for those that can correctly identify THOSE characters}).

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