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CT Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Connecticut
For Election Occurring 03/05/96         Contest: Rep Primary-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del *DOLE = Robert Dole 68,784 55 27 FORB = Steve Forbes 25,012 20 0 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 19,231 15 0 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 6,791 6 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 2,157 2 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 1,700 1 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 1,407 1 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 1,823 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exit Poll Question All < Vertical Pcts > < Horizontal Pcts > and Answer(s) Pct ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB KEYS LUGR UNCM KEYS LUGR UNCM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote by Gender Men 56 51 65 54 52 5 17 53 19 0 0 0 2 1 1 Women 44 49 35 46 48 6 12 57 22 0 0 0 1 1 2 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 9 8 12 8 7 5 21 54 15 0 0 0 2 1 2 30-44 31 38 37 27 36 6 18 48 24 0 0 0 2 1 0 45-59 29 28 26 26 36 5 13 50 25 0 0 0 2 1 2 60 or Over 31 27 24 38 21 4 11 66 14 0 0 0 1 2 1 Vote By Age 18-64 78 82 85 71 86 5 16 50 22 0 0 0 2 1 1 Over 64 22 18 15 29 14 4 10 71 13 0 0 0 0 1 1 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 3 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $15-30,000 10 11 8 11 9 6 12 59 18 0 0 0 2 0 1 $30-50,000 19 21 25 20 12 6 19 57 13 0 0 0 2 1 2 $50-75,000 26 30 30 24 26 6 17 50 21 0 0 0 2 1 1 $75-100,000 16 15 17 16 16 5 16 54 20 0 0 0 2 2 1 Over $100,000 26 19 16 26 35 4 9 54 27 0 0 0 3 1 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 3 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 High School Graduate 14 15 22 14 9 6 24 51 13 0 0 0 1 1 4 Some College 22 21 27 21 23 5 19 52 21 0 0 0 1 1 0 College Graduate 33 33 28 34 36 5 13 56 22 0 0 0 2 1 0 Post-Graduate Degree 29 31 18 29 30 6 9 56 21 0 0 0 3 2 2 Vote By Education No College Degree 39 36 55 37 34 5 21 52 18 0 0 0 1 1 2 College Graduate 61 64 45 63 66 6 11 56 22 0 0 0 2 1 1 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 44 52 29 47 44 6 10 58 21 0 0 0 1 2 1 Catholic 41 32 55 41 35 4 20 54 17 0 0 0 2 1 1 Other Christian 6 9 10 4 7 8 24 38 22 0 0 0 4 0 0 Jewish 3 2 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 4 5 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 7 13 8 6 7 10 18 49 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 Moderate 33 45 18 37 34 7 8 60 21 0 0 0 1 1 2 Somewhat Conserv. 41 35 36 43 42 5 13 57 21 0 0 0 2 1 0 Very Conservative 18 5 36 13 15 1 31 42 17 0 0 0 5 1 1 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Republican 80 64 78 84 75 4 14 57 19 0 0 0 2 1 1 Independent 19 35 22 15 23 10 17 43 24 0 0 0 2 1 1 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 10 24 7 8 11 13 11 47 22 0 0 0 2 2 2 Bush 72 56 66 79 64 4 14 60 18 0 0 0 2 1 1 Perot 15 19 21 10 23 7 21 35 31 0 0 0 1 4 1 Other 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 15 27 15 11 17 9 15 42 23 0 0 0 3 3 3 Last Three Days 13 15 11 10 22 6 13 42 34 0 0 0 3 1 0 Last Week 20 29 20 17 29 7 15 45 29 0 0 0 1 1 1 Earlier This Year 37 23 36 43 29 3 15 63 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 Before That 14 6 16 19 3 2 17 74 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 46 25 50 52 36 3 16 62 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 No 50 70 43 44 60 7 13 49 24 0 0 0 2 1 2 Back to top
Vote in Buchanan/Dole Race Buchanan 20 15 92 1 20 4 67 4 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 Dole 75 75 7 98 68 5 1 71 18 0 0 0 2 1 1 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 16 13 34 14 10 4 32 46 12 0 0 0 3 0 1 No 81 85 65 83 87 6 12 56 22 0 0 0 2 1 1 Back to top
Opinion of Religious Right Favorable 39 26 61 36 34 4 23 50 17 0 0 0 3 1 1 Unfavorable 50 63 30 53 55 7 9 57 22 0 0 0 1 1 2 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 24 16 46 21 17 3 28 48 14 0 0 0 4 1 1 Oppose 72 79 53 75 78 6 11 57 22 0 0 0 1 1 1 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 65 33 46 87 37 3 10 73 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 No 32 65 51 10 59 11 24 17 38 0 0 0 4 3 2 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 7 4 4 10 4 3 8 77 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 Hurt Him 29 47 39 18 47 8 20 34 32 0 0 0 1 1 2 No Effect 62 46 54 71 48 4 13 63 16 0 0 0 2 1 1 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 65 77 13 77 70 6 3 65 22 0 0 0 1 1 1 No 32 23 85 20 27 4 39 33 17 0 0 0 3 1 0 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 45 49 21 48 52 6 7 58 23 0 0 0 3 2 1 Loses Jobs 34 30 61 29 30 5 27 46 18 0 0 0 1 0 2 No Effect 15 17 12 18 14 6 12 62 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 47 47 33 49 52 5 11 57 23 0 0 0 1 1 1 Moral Problems 49 49 63 46 44 5 19 52 18 0 0 0 3 1 1 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 45 36 28 52 39 4 9 64 18 0 0 0 2 1 1 Will Fall 50 61 67 43 54 6 20 47 22 0 0 0 2 1 2 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 46 33 48 33 81 4 15 39 35 0 0 0 2 2 1 Current System 51 67 49 64 18 7 14 68 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 26 31 28 27 18 6 16 57 14 0 0 0 2 2 2 Somewhat Important 26 26 26 27 25 5 15 56 20 0 0 0 2 1 1 Not Too Important 21 12 21 22 24 3 15 56 23 0 0 0 0 1 0 Not Important at All 25 28 24 22 30 6 15 48 25 0 0 0 4 0 1 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 1 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 6 4 14 5 2 4 36 51 7 0 0 0 1 2 0 Taxes 22 16 12 14 54 4 8 36 49 0 0 0 1 1 0 Education 3 9 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Economy/Jobs 30 33 34 32 23 6 17 58 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 Budget Deficit 20 15 10 29 7 4 7 79 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 Abortion 7 8 17 3 3 6 39 27 9 0 0 0 9 2 4 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 12 17 10 4 33 7 12 20 56 0 0 0 1 2 0 Stand Up for Beliefs 19 18 48 13 13 5 37 37 13 0 0 0 4 1 0 Can Beat Clinton 13 16 7 19 4 6 8 81 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Conservative Values 13 9 23 13 7 3 26 52 10 0 0 0 4 1 0 Not a Politician 8 5 5 0 32 3 10 1 83 0 0 0 2 1 0 Experience in D.C. 20 1 2 35 0 0 1 98 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Not Too Extreme 8 24 2 9 7 15 4 62 17 0 0 0 0 2 1 Back to top


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