Profile of the Electorate

The electorate that produced Tuesday's results was more Democratic than usual and reflected a somewhat higher turnout of union members and supporters than four years ago. Otherwise, the turnout fit California's classic profile, with voters tending to be older, wealthier and better educated.

Governor

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% of all voters SEX Checchi Davis Harman Lungren 52% Male 12% 34% 10% 37% 48% Female 14% 33% 15% 33% AGE 8% 18 to 29 19% 28% 14% 27% 38% 30 to 49 13% 33% 14% 33% 30% 50 to 64 11% 34% 13% 36% 24% 65 or older 11% 39% 7% 40% RACE/ETHNICITY 69% White 9% 30% 11% 43% 14% Black 17% 53% 17% 9% 12% Latino 30% 36% 11% 17% 3% Asian 14% 36% 10% 39% EDUCATION 20% High school graduate or less 20% 35% 9% 31% 27% Some college 11% 32% 11% 39% 28% College graduate 10% 33% 12% 38% 25% Postgraduate study 9% 38% 17% 30% PARTY REGISTRATION 48% Democrats 16% 52% 18% 9% 6% Independents 13% 42% 15% 21% 40% Republicans 7% 13% 5% 70% SEX AND PARTY 25% Democratic men 14% 56% 15% 11% 26% Democratic women 18% 49% 20% 9% 25% Republican men 9% 12% 3% 70% 19% Republican women 6% 10% 6% 74% POLITICAL IDEOLOGY 20% Liberal 14% 49% 21% 7% 43% Moderate 13% 44% 15% 23% 37% Conservative 10% 15% 5% 65% PARTY AND IDEOLOGY 13% Liberal Democrat 14% 53% 23% 4% 29% Other Democrat 17% 52% 15% 12% 12% Other Republican 11% 21% 10% 53% 24% Conservative Republican 6% 6% 2% 81% ANNUAL FAMILY INCOME 10% Less than $20,000 23% 36% 9% 24% 20% $20,000 to $39,999 15% 37% 12% 32% 22% $40,000 to $59,999 12% 34% 12% 35% 16% $60,000 to $74,999 11% 33% 11% 38% 32% $75,000 or more 9% 33% 15% 37% RELIGION 50% Non-Catholic Christian 11% 29% 11% 44% 24% Roman Catholic 18% 38% 10% 30% 5% Jewish 11% 46% 19% 19% UNION MEMBERSHIP 23% Union member 13% 48% 11% 23% 12% Union member in household 10% 36% 13% 35% 65% Non-union household 13% 29% 13% 39% REGION 25% Los Angeles County 18% 36% 11% 30% 32% Rest of Southern California 13% 29% 11% 43% 14% Bay Area 12% 44% 17% 17% 29% Rest of Northern California 10% 37% 12% 35%

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U.S. Senator

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% of all voters SEX Boxer Fong Issa 52% Male 39% 26% 20% 48% Female 48% 19% 18% AGE 8% 18 to 29 48% 17% 15% 38% 30 to 49 44% 21% 19% 30% 50 to 64 44% 21% 20% 24% 65 or older 41% 27% 19% RACE/ETHNICITY 69% White 35% 26% 24% 14% Black 78% 8% 3% 12% Latino 57% 11% 11% 3% Asian 34% 50% 9% EDUCATION 20% High school graduate or less 47% 19% 15% 27% Some college 40% 21% 21% 28% College graduate 41% 24% 19% 25% Postgraduate study 48% 25% 18% PARTY REGISTRATION 48% Democrats 73% 10% 5% 6% Independents 51% 22% 13% 40% Republicans 10% 39% 36% SEX AND PARTY 25% Democratic men 71% 12% 5% 26% Democratic women 71% 9% 6% 25% Republican men 7% 43% 37% 19% Republican women 11% 36% 37% POLITICAL IDEOLOGY 20% Liberal 78% 8% 3% 43% Moderate 52% 20% 12% 37% Conservative 15% 32% 36% PARTY AND IDEOLOGY 13% Liberal Democrat 83% 5% 2% 29% Other Democrat 66% 13% 7% 12% Other Republican 19% 40% 23% 24% Conservative Republican 3% 39% 45% ANNUAL FAMILY INCOME 10% Less than $20,000 50% 16% 14% 20% $20,000 to $39,999 47% 21% 16% 22% $40,000 to $59,999 45% 18% 20% 16% $60,000 to $74,999 40% 23% 21% 32% $75,000 or more 42% 27% 19% RELIGION 50% Non-Catholic Christian 35% 26% 24% 24% Roman Catholic 47% 21% 16% 5% Jewish 69% 12% 9% UNION MEMBERSHIP 23% Union member 56% 16% 12% 12% Union member in household 43% 24% 17% 65% Non-union household 39% 24% 22% REGION 25% Los Angeles County 51% 18% 16% 32% Rest of Southern California 37% 22% 26% 14% Bay Area 59% 20% 7% 29% Rest of Northern California 39% 26% 18%

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Ballot Propositions

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% of all 226 227 voters SEX Yes No Yes No 52% Male 50% 50% 64% 36% 48% Female 45% 55% 57% 43% AGE 8% 18 to 29 40% 60% 50% 50% 38% 30 to 49 45% 55% 59% 41% 30% 50 to 64 49% 51% 61% 39% 24% 65 or older 55% 45% 66% 34% RACE/ETHNICITY 69% White 55% 45% 67% 33% 14% Black 31% 69% 48% 52% 12% Latino 25% 75% 37% 63% 3% Asian 48% 52% 57% 43% EDUCATION 20% High school graduate or less 39% 61% 56% 44% 27% Some college 47% 53% 65% 35% 28% College graduate 53% 47% 63% 37% 25% Postgraduate study 50% 50% 57% 43% PARTY REGISTRATION 48% Democrats 28% 72% 47% 53% 6% Independents 45% 55% 59% 41% 40% Republicans 72% 28% 77% 23% SEX AND PARTY 25% Democratic men 28% 72% 48% 52% 26% Democratic women 27% 73% 48% 52% 25% Republican men 74% 26% 81% 19% 19% Republican women 71% 29% 72% 28% POLITICAL IDEOLOGY 20% Liberal 23% 77% 36% 64% 43% Moderate 40% 60% 59% 41% 37% Conservative 71% 29% 77% 28% PARTY AND IDEOLOGY 13% Liberal Democrat 19% 81% 35% 65% 29% Other Democrat 32% 68% 55% 45% 12% Other Republican 59% 41% 68% 32% 24% Conservative Republican 80% 20% 82% 18% ANNUAL FAMILY INCOME 10% Less than $20,000 41% 59% 49% 51% 20% $20,000 to $39,999 42% 58% 56% 44% 22% $40,000 to $59,999 48% 52% 61% 39% 16% $60,000 to $74,999 50% 50% 65% 35% 32% $75,000 or more 51% 49% 64% 36% RELIGION 50% Non-Catholic Christian 56% 44% 66% 34% 24% Roman Catholic 41% 59% 54% 46% 5% Jewish 37% 63% 55% 45% UNION MEMBERSHIP 23% Union member 33% 67% 51% 49% 12% Union member in household 41% 59% 57% 43% 65% Non-union household 55% 45% 65% 35% REGION 25% Los Angeles County 47% 53% 57% 43% 32% Rest of Southern California 53% 47% 68% 32% 14% Bay Area 37% 63% 49% 51% 29% Rest of Northern California 48% 52% 59% 41%

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Note: Numbers may not add up to 100% where some voter groups or candidates are not shown.

Source: Los Angeles Times / CNN exit poll conducted Tuesday

How the Poll Was Conducted

The Times Poll/CNN interviewed 5,143 voters as they left 100 polling places across California during voting hours. Precincts were chosen based on the pattern of turnout in past statewide elections. The survey was by confidential questionnaire. The margin of sampling error for percentages based on the entire sample is plus or minus 2 percentage points; for some subgroups the error margin may be somewhat higher. Because the survey does not include absentee voters or those who declined to participate when approached, actual returns and demographic estimates by the interviewers were used to adjust the sample slightly. Interviews at the precinct level were conducted by Davis Research of Calabasas. Times Poll results are also available at http://www.latimes.com/HOME/NEWS/POLLS or http://www.allpolitics.com.

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