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CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS

Profile of the Electorate

June 04, 1998

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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