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Dissecting the Vote


As a group, New Economy voters tend to be: Pro-business. Moderate to conservative on economic issues. Liberal to moderate on social issues. Pro-choice. Pro-environment. Suspicious of Big Government. They usually: Are highly educated. Have above-average incomes. Are under 50. Tend to live in suburbs or trendy urban areas. Surf the Net. Own stocks or mutual funds. Here is how key elements of this group voted:

                                       BUSH        GORE        OTHER*

NEW PROSPERITY INDEPENDENTS             50%         27%         23%
MODERATE REPUBLICANS                    80%         10%         10%
NEW DEMOCRATS                           10%         82%         8%
INTERNET USERS                          49%         47%         4%
COLLEGE/GRADUATE SCHOOL DEGREE          48%         49%         3%
$75,000 OR MORE INCOME                  52%         46%         2%
MODERATES                               43%         54%         3%
INDEPENDENTS                            49%         43%         8%

* Includes those who voted for other candidates or refused to state a preference

DATA: THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESS, ABC NEWS, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES


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