Tuesday, February 03, 2004
I've been looking through their exit polls. I don't know if these are complete or not, but they've got upwards of 1200 respondents, so they're probably significant.
Some fun South Carolina exit poll facts:
Sharpton is a solid third among folks who work full time. Lieberman is a strong third among registered Republicans. Kerry wins the atheist vote hands down. Sharpton's vote is pretty evenly divided by ideology -- he gets as many votes from self-characterized conservatives as liberals. Veterans prefer Sharpton to Clark. 13% of respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the Bush Administration. Given a choice among Excellent, Good, Not Good, and Poor, 0% of respondents characterized the economy as Excellent. Voters with little or no formal education supported Edwards 58% of the time, but his support drops as education level increases.
Fun facts update:
The exit poll is up to 2000 respondents. Most trends have stayed the same, e.g., 0% continue to view the economy as Excellent. Sharpton's support among the very conservative has dropped off, but he's within 2% of Lieberman in the race for the Republican vote. Most notably, Edwards has surged among atheists, drawing to within two points of Kerry. Edwards also has taken a small lead among folks who profess religious beliefs but don't go to church. On the other hand, Kerry has taken six points out of Edwards' lead among the uneducated.