KnowledgeStorm Technology Sector Poll Shows Divide Among the Sexes: Kerry Wins U. S. Technology Businesswoman Vote By 17.3% -- Bush Wins U. S. Technology Businessman Vote By 7.4%
KnowledgeStorm Technology Sector Poll Shows Divide Among the Sexes: Kerry Wins U. S. Technology Businesswoman Vote By 17.3% -- Bush Wins U. S. Technology Businessman Vote By 7.4% -- 1165 U. S. registered voters - all from the Computers & Technology industry - responded to questions regarding the 2004 Presidential Election: whether theyÂd vote for George W. Bush or John Kerry
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 27, 2004 -
Â KnowledgeStorm (www. knowledgestorm. com), the top-ranked technology search site, today released figures from its 2004 Presidential Election Poll of the U. S. Technology sector. 1165 U. S. registered voters - all from the Computers & Technology industry - responded to questions regarding the 2004 Presidential Election: whether theyÂd vote for George W. Bush or John Kerry, which issues were most/least important, and how much confidence they had that their vote would go to the winner. Additionally, the poll added a global track to show the international Technology Sector vote, if given the opportunity.
Key Findings from KnowledgeStormÂs Presidential Election Poll of the U. S. Technology Sector:
Who do you plan to vote for in the 2004 presidential election?
In the technology industry, Bush and Kerry are neck-and-neck 48.3% plan to vote for Bush, 47.1% plan to vote for Kerry 3.1% are undecided 1.4% plan to vote for another candidate (e. g. Nader) Margin of error: 2.9% However, 56.9% believe Bush will win the election
Among technology businessmen, Bush leads by 7.4% Among technology businesswomen, Kerry leads by 17.3%%
What issues are most important to you as you decide who to vote for?
Bush technology voters care most about: 1. Defense / Homeland security (cited by 85.3% of Bush voters)
2. Taxes (68.6%)
3. Economy (67.5%)
4. Principles & values (59.3%)
Kerry technology voters care most about: 1. Economy (cited by 83.6% of Kerry voters)
2. Jobs & unemployment (76.9%)
3. Foreign policy (65.0%)
4. Healthcare (62.8%)
Undecided voters care most about: 1. Economy (cited by 77.8% of undecided voters)
2. Defense / Homeland security (75.0%)
3. Jobs & unemployment (72.2%)
4. Tie: Taxes & Healthcare (each cited by 63.9% of undecideds)
There's a lot of party-line voting -- about 90% of technology voters who identify as Republican or Democrat plan to vote for their party's candidate. Moderates favor Kerry. Among technology voters who don't identify strongly with either party, Kerry leads by 14.9%.
Bush's support is strongest among technology professionals 35 to 65 year olds. Kerry leads among younger technology voters.
Kerry holds a slight lead in small technology companies -- 3.4% of people at technology companies with less than 100 employees support Kerry. Bush is way out in front at larger technology companies (companies with over 100 employees), where he leads by 10.7%.
Computers & Technology industries are about evenly split between Bush and Kerry. By contrast, 3,799 respondents from other industries favored Bush by 11.1%.
Among Computers & Technology professionals, Bush is doing particularly well in battleground states. In these states, Bush leads by 6.5% (versus Kerry's razor-thin advantage of 0.8% in all other states).
Technology management favors Bush by 7.5%; Technology non-management favors Kerry by 1.8%.
The rest of the world
Respondents from the Computers & Technology industry outside the U. S. strongly support Kerry. Kerry draws the support of 73.2% of international technology respondents; Bush gets only 13.4% of their "vote." That's a 59.7% lead for Kerry among non-U. S. respondents in Technology.
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