Exit Poll Comentary
Beast ArmonkyiMembers, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-21 Member: 15731Posts: 2,201
edited November 2004 in Discussions
By yours truely.Well I was bored. So I looked at the CNN exit polls. Some things REALLY caught my attention. So I wrote a short summary. Here follows a report/rant written by a not-so-average Englishman/wolf thing (hah XD), written at 12am on a sugar fueled brain, so please forgive typos, and any direct opinions (shock horror ) that may exist here. And the rant thingy at the end. And my odd writing style and formatting >.>. Infact, just read the thing and think for a while before posting and make sure I haven't eaten your brain in the process or something.
(original source: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/res...0/epolls.0.html )
Interesting Notes From CNN Exit poll statistics:
Vote by race (generalised)
White: (77%) : majority voted for bush (59%)
Non-white:(22%): Majority voted for kerry (71%)
*comentary: big surprise after the last election, huh? (sarcasm)
Sallary less than 100k/year(82%): slight majority for kerry (50%)
Sallary more than 100k/year(18%): majority for bush (58%)
*comentary: looks like bush's rich cronies simply love him, and how his tax cuts gave them the easy life.
Christian: (81%): Majority for bush (55%)
Nonchristian (20%): Majority for kerry (72%)
*oh yeah, big surprise here ¬_¬.
Served (18%): majority for bush (57%)
Not served (82%): slight majority for kerry (50%)
*Interesting statistics here. I don't like it to be honest.
straight (96%): Majority for bush (53%)
bi/****/lesbian (4%): majority for kerry (77%)
*big duh here, even though kerry doesnt really support **** rights either from what ive seen.
Most important issue:
taxes (5%): majority for bush (57%)
education (4%): majority for kerry (77%)
iraq (15%): majority for kerry (73%)
Terrorism (19%): Majority for bush (86%)
Economy (20%): majority for kerry (80%)
Moral values (22%): majority for bush (80%)
healthcare (8%): majority for kerry (77%)
*looks like only 42% cared about the important things (health, education, economy).
opinion of how good bush is doing:
like (53%): majority for bush (89%)
dislike(46%): majority for kerry (89%)
*the majority (compared to "dont care" and "love") hate bush... somewhat. but an almost equal ammount love him. This is somewhat disturbing.
(HA!)most important quality:
Cares about people (9%): Majority for kerry (75%)
religious faith (8%): majority for bush (91%)
honesty (11%): majority for bush (70%)
strong leader (17%): majority for bush (87%)
inteligent(7%): majority for kerry (91%)
will bring change (24%): majority for kerry (95%)
clear stand on issue (17%): majority for bush (79%)
*what people need is a leader who cares about the people, is inteligent, and will bring change. (40%).. and those voted kerry. It seems those who voted bush dont care about that, and would rather have an strong, dumb, christian leader, who is honest and clear about how much he is evil...bah.
terrorism opinion on us:
Safer (54%): majority for bush (79%)
less safe (41%): majority for kerry (85%)
*Looks like those who think america is less safe voted for kerry.. poor bush... what a fool.
decision to goto iraq:
Approve (51%): Majority for bush (85%)
disapprove (45%): majority for kerry (87%)
how iraq is going:
good (44%): majority for bush (90%)
bad (52%): majoirty for kerry (82%)
* Interseting but predictable results. Those who think invading iraq was the best thing ever and it remains so voted bush. those who think not voted kerry.
how "average family's finances" are:
Better (32%): majority for bush (80%)
worse (28%): majority for kerry (79%)
same (39%): slight majority for kerry (50%)
*? Again very interesting statistics. most family's finances were the same or worse, and voted for kerry.
opinion of bush:
Hate (49%): majority for kerry (89%)
Love (48%): majority for bush (94%)
*so many hate bush, yet.. whats this? they didnt vote for him as much as those who loved bush voted bush... WTH? if you really hate him that much WHY THE HELL VOTE FOR HIM?
opinion of national economy:
good (47%) : majority for bush (87%)
bad (52%): majority for kerry (79%)
*the people have spoken! bush has mucked up the economy! why did more people vote for him then?
trust kerry with economy?:
yes (45%): Majority for kerry (88%)
no (53%): majority for bush (86%)
trust bush with economy?
yes (40%): majority for kerry (93%)
no (58%): majority for bush (84%)
*if you can't trust kerry or bush with the economy, why fecking vote for them? there are more candidates than bush and kerry.. shame they get totaly eclipsed by the two party system.
America going in right direction?
yes (49%) : majority for bush (89%)
no (46%): majority for kerry (86%)
*more interesting statistics. Have a LOOONG look at america's economy and tell me its going in a good direction. tell me why one British pound gets me almost $2 sometimes since bush was president?
job situation in av voters area:
better (23%) : majority for bush (90%)
worse (43%): majority for kerry (81%)
about the same (34%): majority for bush 70%)
*more somewhat interesting results. seems like the majority think their job sitation in their area got worse, and surprise surprise, they voted for kerry!
bush tax cuts for the economy:
good (41%): majority for bush (92%)
bad! (32%): majority for kerry (92%)
no dif (25%): majority for kerry (54%)
*Have a look again at american economy. yes.
iraq war made us more secure?:
yes (46%): majority for bush (90%)
no! (52%): majority for kerry (80%)
*d'oh! bush got found out again?
anyone in household lost a job?
yes (33%!): majority for kerry (64%)
no (67%): majority for bush (61%)
*33% of households have someone who lost a job. this is shocking. they also voted for kerry, not as shocking.
have average voter lost job?
yes (17%!): majority for kerry (63%)
no (83%): majority for bush (56%)
*yet again. 17% lost a job with bush in office. They voted for kerry as expected.
It seems people really hate both candidates. Why did people vote for one of them? If people hate bush so much, why did some of those who hate him VOTE FOR HIM? it's quite frankly is insane. The next four years are going to be VERY difficult for america. For anyone who supported kerry/other parties, now is the time to make sure bush doesnt mess up america any further. For those who support bush, keep your voted leader in check. if you do nothing bush will be able to do anything. Now is the time to defend your country and it's constitution. <RANT!> DOING NOTHING ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING AND WILL FURTHER SERVE TO RUIN AMERICA. :E</RANT!>
-end of report-
Sooo... opinions? Agreements? disagreements? confusion? (note: keep this related to the exit polls and thusly)