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03/05/96 (Summaries) Rep Primaries-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   United States
For Election Occurring 03/05/96         Contest: Rep Primaries-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del DOLE = Robert Dole 735,958 46 199 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 384,829 24 25 FORB = Steve Forbes 238,422 15 12 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 154,753 10 2 KEYS = Alan Keyes 48,417 3 3 LUGR = Dick Lugar 22,633 1 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 7,748 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 6,394 Respondents NOTE: See summaries by subset following this All States Summary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 53 49 57 51 56 9 25 44 16 56 62 41 3 2 0 Women 47 51 43 49 44 11 22 48 14 44 38 59 3 1 1 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 10 14 11 9 11 13 26 38 16 11 13 12 3 2 1 30-44 32 37 36 27 36 11 26 38 16 52 28 26 5 1 0 45-59 29 31 30 27 32 10 25 43 16 25 29 30 3 1 1 60 or Over 29 18 23 38 21 6 19 60 11 12 30 32 1 2 1 Vote By Age 18-64 80 87 86 72 86 11 26 41 16 93 80 76 3 1 0 Over 64 20 13 14 28 14 6 16 63 10 7 20 24 1 1 1 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 6 7 5 5 4 12 23 45 12 7 12 8 4 3 1 $15-30,000 16 15 18 15 15 10 27 43 14 16 19 21 3 2 0 $30-50,000 26 26 32 24 22 10 29 42 13 30 19 25 4 1 0 $50-75,000 26 25 26 26 28 9 23 45 16 29 25 18 3 1 1 $75-100,000 13 15 11 14 13 12 20 47 15 10 16 14 2 2 0 Over $100,000 13 12 8 15 18 9 15 51 21 9 9 14 2 1 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 3 4 3 4 2 12 22 54 8 1 3 1 1 1 0 High School Graduate 18 14 24 17 14 8 32 44 12 10 11 22 2 1 1 Some College 27 24 30 27 27 9 26 45 15 31 23 19 3 1 0 College Graduate 29 29 26 29 31 10 21 46 16 29 29 38 3 2 1 Post-Graduate Degree 23 28 17 23 25 12 18 45 17 29 33 20 4 2 1 Vote By Education No College Degree 48 42 57 48 43 9 28 45 13 42 38 42 3 1 0 College Graduate 52 58 43 52 57 11 20 46 16 58 62 58 3 2 1 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 53 55 51 55 49 10 23 47 14 54 53 35 3 2 0 Catholic 24 20 24 25 25 8 24 47 15 12 21 47 1 1 1 Other Christian 13 13 18 11 12 10 32 37 13 24 7 10 5 1 0 Jewish 2 2 1 2 4 9 8 51 26 2 2 0 3 2 0 Other 3 4 2 3 4 14 18 40 19 4 5 4 3 2 0 None 5 5 3 4 7 12 17 40 23 4 12 4 3 4 1 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 3 2 2 2 13 19 42 18 2 3 7 2 3 2 Somewhat Liberal 7 13 5 6 9 18 17 40 18 3 16 11 1 3 1 Moderate 31 43 21 32 35 14 16 48 17 17 48 60 2 2 1 Somewhat Conserv. 39 34 38 42 37 9 23 49 14 38 24 12 3 1 0 Very Conservative 21 8 35 17 17 4 40 37 12 40 8 9 6 1 0 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 6 12 6 4 5 20 23 28 14 6 9 16 3 2 1 Republican 67 51 65 76 63 7 23 51 14 70 39 39 3 1 0 Independent 27 38 29 21 32 14 25 35 18 24 52 45 3 3 1 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 14 27 11 10 16 19 19 32 17 13 42 34 3 5 1 Bush 66 48 66 77 52 7 23 53 12 67 31 29 3 1 0 Perot 15 17 16 10 26 11 25 30 26 13 21 31 3 2 1 Other 1 2 1 1 1 15 25 28 14 4 3 4 10 4 2 Did Not Vote 4 6 6 3 5 14 31 33 17 4 4 2 3 1 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 17 24 17 14 18 13 23 39 16 26 27 25 5 2 1 Last Three Days 14 19 13 13 18 13 22 40 18 22 15 8 4 2 0 Last Week 22 28 24 19 27 12 25 40 18 14 30 13 2 2 0 Earlier This Year 33 25 37 35 32 7 26 48 14 26 23 20 2 1 0 Before That 12 4 9 18 4 3 18 67 5 11 5 18 3 1 1 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 47 32 55 52 38 6 28 50 12 37 21 11 2 1 0 No 48 63 39 44 57 13 20 42 18 56 76 84 3 2 1 Back to top
Vote in Buchanan/Dole Race Buchanan 32 22 94 2 27 7 70 3 13 42 20 37 4 1 1 Dole 64 68 5 97 62 10 2 68 14 50 63 40 2 1 0 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 27 18 49 22 13 6 43 37 7 53 11 11 6 1 0 No 69 79 47 73 85 11 16 49 18 43 86 77 2 2 1 Back to top
Opinion of Religious Right Favorable 48 32 72 43 33 7 36 41 10 72 22 32 4 1 0 Unfavorable 43 60 20 46 56 14 11 49 20 21 72 58 1 3 1 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 36 25 61 29 20 7 40 38 8 59 14 35 5 1 0 Oppose 59 72 35 65 76 12 14 50 19 37 84 56 2 2 1 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 56 31 36 83 32 5 15 68 8 34 33 18 2 1 0 No 40 66 61 12 66 16 36 13 24 63 66 78 5 2 1 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 8 5 4 13 3 6 12 74 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 Hurt Him 28 41 33 16 43 14 29 26 23 27 46 45 3 2 1 No Effect 62 51 59 70 52 8 23 51 12 64 50 48 3 1 0 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 56 75 12 74 65 13 5 59 17 36 72 57 2 2 1 No 40 21 86 23 32 5 51 26 12 59 24 35 4 1 0 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 43 47 23 48 51 11 13 51 18 43 62 37 3 2 0 Loses Jobs 35 30 57 28 27 9 39 36 12 33 18 48 3 1 1 No Effect 16 15 13 17 16 10 20 49 15 17 16 8 3 2 0 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 37 42 24 38 53 11 15 47 21 14 55 36 1 2 1 Moral Problems 59 56 72 57 44 9 29 44 11 84 41 58 4 1 0 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 46 40 35 54 47 8 18 53 15 41 29 27 3 1 0 Will Fall 48 54 60 40 49 11 29 38 15 54 60 69 3 2 1 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 51 42 53 43 83 8 25 38 24 59 36 40 3 1 0 Current System 45 56 42 54 16 12 22 54 5 36 58 58 2 2 1 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 28 38 28 27 22 13 24 43 12 31 47 40 3 2 1 Somewhat Important 27 28 29 28 24 10 25 47 13 20 23 21 2 1 0 Not Too Important 20 16 19 21 23 8 23 47 17 20 16 13 3 1 0 Not Important at All 21 14 20 21 29 7 22 45 20 25 12 17 4 1 0 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 2 7 2 1 1 31 20 30 6 3 9 4 4 6 1 Foreign Trade 6 3 11 5 2 6 47 40 5 2 4 4 1 1 1 Taxes 21 19 11 15 58 9 13 34 41 11 17 12 2 1 0 Education 5 12 4 5 3 22 18 40 9 10 9 6 6 3 1 Economy/Jobs 23 26 25 24 16 11 26 48 10 11 23 24 1 1 1 Budget Deficit 19 11 8 31 9 6 10 74 7 8 14 11 1 1 0 Abortion 11 8 27 5 4 7 57 20 5 34 4 13 9 0 1 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 11 19 9 5 30 16 18 19 39 10 17 2 3 2 0 Stand Up for Beliefs 22 18 48 12 12 8 51 24 8 43 22 18 6 1 0 Can Beat Clinton 14 14 5 24 4 9 8 77 4 1 4 5 0 0 0 Conservative Values 17 10 26 16 9 5 37 42 8 32 12 4 6 1 0 Not a Politician 7 5 4 0 34 7 14 2 73 6 3 6 3 1 0 Experience in D.C. 14 1 1 28 0 1 3 95 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 Not Too Extreme 9 27 2 9 6 30 5 49 10 2 30 14 1 5 1 Back to top


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