Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 27, 2004 -
Â KnowledgeStorm (http://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.
NOTE TO EDITOR:
The full survey/findings are available complimentary for credentialed members of the media.
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