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DE Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Delaware
For Election Occurring 02/24/96         Contest: Rep Primary-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del *FORB = Steve Forbes 10,732 33 12 DOLE = Robert Dole 8,896 27 0 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 6,100 19 0 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 4,374 13 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 1,729 5 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 715 2 0 GRAM = Phil Gramm 218 1 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 1,448 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exit Poll Question All < Vertical Pcts > < Horizontal Pcts > and Answer(s) Pct ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB GRAM KEYS LUGR GRAM KEYS LUGR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote by Gender Men 54 62 55 51 53 15 18 26 34 0 55 0 0 5 2 Women 46 38 45 49 47 11 17 28 35 0 45 0 1 5 3 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 10 11 9 9 10 15 16 24 35 0 16 0 1 9 1 30-44 30 31 30 25 33 14 18 23 37 0 42 0 1 7 1 45-59 28 30 30 21 31 14 20 21 38 0 18 0 1 3 3 60 or Over 33 28 31 45 26 11 17 37 27 0 24 0 0 4 3 Vote By Age 18-64 75 78 80 63 83 14 19 23 37 0 78 0 1 5 2 Over 64 25 22 20 37 17 12 15 41 24 0 22 0 0 5 4 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 4 5 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 $15-30,000 12 10 15 13 10 11 23 28 27 0 13 0 2 6 3 $30-50,000 25 16 29 29 23 9 22 31 30 0 24 0 1 5 3 $50-75,000 27 28 26 25 30 15 19 25 36 0 30 0 0 5 1 $75-100,000 16 19 16 15 16 16 18 25 32 0 17 0 1 5 3 Over $100,000 16 23 9 16 18 20 10 27 38 0 12 0 0 5 1 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 2 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 High School Graduate 16 9 25 18 13 8 30 31 28 0 4 0 1 1 1 Some College 24 23 27 20 26 13 21 22 35 0 25 0 1 6 1 College Graduate 33 35 26 34 34 14 15 28 34 0 43 0 1 6 2 Post-Graduate Degree 25 30 19 26 26 16 14 28 34 0 25 0 0 5 3 Vote By Education No College Degree 42 35 55 40 41 11 25 26 32 0 32 0 1 4 1 College Graduate 58 65 45 60 59 15 14 28 34 0 68 0 0 6 3 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 51 54 45 60 46 14 17 32 30 0 44 0 0 5 3 Catholic 27 26 35 22 27 13 24 22 32 0 36 0 1 7 1 Other Christian 12 8 17 9 14 9 27 19 38 0 16 0 0 7 0 Jewish 2 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 3 3 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 5 6 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 8 11 7 9 6 18 16 30 24 0 4 0 3 3 6 Moderate 32 49 18 32 36 21 10 27 36 0 11 0 0 2 3 Somewhat Conserv. 39 34 39 44 40 12 19 30 33 0 35 0 0 4 2 Very Conservative 19 4 35 14 17 3 34 20 29 0 49 0 0 13 0 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 2 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Republican 76 74 80 85 71 13 20 30 30 0 73 0 1 5 1 Independent 21 22 18 14 26 14 16 18 40 0 26 0 0 6 5 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 13 23 10 10 13 24 14 21 32 0 2 0 1 1 7 Bush 67 60 70 79 57 12 20 32 28 0 84 0 0 7 1 Perot 15 10 17 7 25 9 21 12 54 0 9 0 0 3 2 Other 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 4 7 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 18 24 12 19 17 17 12 28 32 0 20 0 1 6 3 Last Three Days 17 22 20 13 18 17 21 19 35 0 24 0 0 7 1 Last Week 26 35 35 21 22 18 24 22 28 0 26 0 1 5 3 Earlier This Year 29 16 25 32 35 7 16 30 41 0 22 0 1 4 2 Before That 8 2 8 14 7 2 17 47 28 0 6 0 0 4 1 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 22 10 50 15 11 6 43 18 17 0 60 0 0 14 1 No 75 87 46 81 86 16 12 29 38 0 35 0 1 3 2 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 30 16 63 23 18 7 38 20 21 0 66 0 1 12 1 Oppose 65 82 32 70 76 17 9 29 40 0 29 0 1 2 3 Back to top
Candidates' Ads Mainly... Addressed Issues 47 29 51 42 54 8 20 24 39 0 48 0 1 5 2 Attacked Opponents 43 58 41 41 40 18 17 25 31 0 46 0 0 5 3 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 27 28 33 25 21 14 23 25 26 0 30 0 1 6 5 Somewhat Important 28 35 30 27 27 17 20 26 31 0 21 0 1 4 1 Not Too Important 22 23 17 23 25 15 15 29 38 0 9 0 0 2 1 Not Important at All 20 12 16 20 25 8 15 27 40 0 34 0 0 8 1 Back to top
Did You Ever Support Dole? Yes 52 43 41 91 34 11 14 47 22 0 44 0 0 4 2 No 46 56 58 9 63 16 23 5 46 0 54 0 1 6 3 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 4 2 4 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hurt Him 35 52 39 16 42 19 20 12 40 0 29 0 1 4 3 No Effect 58 42 53 75 54 10 17 35 31 0 69 0 0 6 2 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 57 38 62 41 75 9 20 19 43 0 67 0 0 6 1 Current System 40 58 35 54 23 20 16 37 19 0 31 0 1 4 3 Back to top
Forbes Using Money in Campaign No Special Interests 77 70 74 64 94 12 18 22 40 0 75 0 0 5 2 Unfair Advantage 17 23 20 26 4 19 23 42 8 0 12 0 2 4 3 Back to top
Alexander and GOP Agenda Committed 47 64 39 48 45 18 16 28 31 0 42 0 0 5 2 Not Committed 29 22 36 24 32 10 23 22 36 0 37 0 1 6 1 Back to top
Buchanan and GOP Agenda Committed 53 41 87 39 48 11 31 20 30 0 64 0 0 6 1 Not Committed 29 42 5 35 32 20 3 33 36 0 26 0 1 5 3 Back to top
Dole and GOP Agenda Committed 58 53 42 78 55 12 14 36 31 0 48 0 0 4 2 Not Committed 24 26 37 6 27 15 29 7 38 0 39 0 1 8 1 Back to top
Forbes and GOP Agenda Committed 56 34 49 47 76 8 16 23 45 0 49 0 0 5 2 Not Committed 26 45 30 26 14 24 22 27 17 0 35 0 1 7 2 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 26 69 17 19 19 35 12 19 24 0 32 0 1 6 2 No 53 25 52 57 62 6 19 29 38 0 50 0 0 5 3 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 25 8 76 10 13 4 58 11 18 0 34 0 1 7 1 No 59 78 15 67 69 18 5 31 39 0 52 0 0 5 3 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 46 20 37 81 34 6 15 48 24 0 52 0 1 6 1 No 38 66 35 11 48 24 17 8 42 0 34 0 1 5 4 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 33 10 21 15 66 4 12 12 66 0 31 0 1 5 1 No 49 79 48 62 26 22 18 34 17 0 51 0 1 5 3 Back to top
Candidate Campaigning in State Very Important 27 16 20 12 47 8 14 12 56 0 37 0 1 7 2 Somewhat Important 30 34 34 29 28 15 21 25 30 0 41 0 0 7 1 Not Too Important 28 36 29 39 17 17 19 37 20 0 13 0 0 2 4 Not Important at All 13 14 15 19 8 14 22 39 20 0 8 0 0 3 1 Back to top
Which Issue Mattered Most? Environment 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 4 5 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Taxes 27 15 11 14 56 7 7 14 69 0 9 0 0 2 1 Education 4 7 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 Economy/Jobs 22 26 28 24 18 16 24 30 27 0 9 0 1 2 1 Budget Deficit 18 19 10 35 10 14 10 52 19 0 9 0 0 3 2 Abortion 11 13 28 4 3 16 46 11 10 0 36 0 0 17 0 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 17 32 8 6 26 24 8 10 50 0 15 0 1 5 2 Stand Up for Beliefs 21 18 47 12 11 11 40 15 18 0 48 0 0 12 4 Can Beat Clinton 11 19 4 23 3 23 7 60 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 Conservative Values 15 9 31 12 9 8 38 22 20 0 31 0 0 11 2 Not a Politician 12 9 3 0 30 9 5 1 82 0 2 0 2 1 0 Experience in D.C. 12 2 0 40 1 3 0 92 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 Campaigned in State 6 1 1 0 16 1 3 0 93 0 1 0 2 1 0 Back to top


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