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ME Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Maine
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 30,936 46 8 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 16,482 25 4 FORB = Steve Forbes 9,984 15 3 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 4,462 7 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 1,932 3 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 1,500 2 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 1,224 2 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 1,272 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 55 53 53 56 58 7 24 47 16 0 0 0 2 3 2 Women 45 47 47 44 42 7 25 44 14 0 0 0 2 3 4 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 10 15 10 8 12 10 25 39 18 0 0 0 1 3 4 30-44 30 28 38 25 32 6 31 38 16 0 0 0 3 2 2 45-59 27 32 27 24 32 8 24 42 18 0 0 0 2 2 3 60 or Over 34 25 25 43 24 5 18 58 10 0 0 0 1 5 2 Vote By Age 18-64 76 79 85 68 85 7 27 41 17 0 0 0 2 2 3 Over 64 24 21 15 32 15 6 15 61 9 0 0 0 1 6 2 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 9 0 13 7 8 6 36 33 12 0 0 0 2 5 5 $15-30,000 22 0 30 19 15 5 35 39 10 0 0 0 3 4 3 $30-50,000 31 0 28 31 33 8 23 44 16 0 0 0 2 3 3 $50-75,000 22 0 19 23 28 7 22 44 18 0 0 0 2 3 3 $75-100,000 8 0 5 12 7 4 16 62 13 0 0 0 0 2 2 Over $100,000 7 0 4 8 9 12 14 51 18 0 0 0 2 1 1 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 4 4 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 High School Graduate 22 21 25 21 21 6 27 45 15 0 0 0 2 1 3 Some College 25 23 33 21 27 6 31 37 16 0 0 0 3 3 3 College Graduate 29 26 25 30 34 6 21 47 17 0 0 0 2 4 3 Post-Graduate Degree 20 25 13 23 15 8 16 54 11 0 0 0 1 5 4 Vote By Education No College Degree 51 49 62 47 51 6 29 41 15 0 0 0 3 2 3 College Graduate 49 51 38 53 49 7 19 50 15 0 0 0 1 4 3 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 62 0 57 65 60 6 23 48 14 0 0 0 2 3 3 Catholic 21 0 21 22 23 5 25 47 16 0 0 0 1 3 3 Other Christian 9 0 17 4 6 4 48 23 10 0 0 0 6 5 3 Jewish 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 3 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 5 0 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 8 0 2 8 9 5 7 50 18 0 0 0 1 5 10 Moderate 30 0 16 33 34 8 13 51 17 0 0 0 1 5 4 Somewhat Conserv. 38 0 41 40 38 6 26 47 15 0 0 0 2 2 1 Very Conservative 22 0 40 16 17 3 45 34 11 0 0 0 4 1 1 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Republican 79 68 75 87 75 5 24 50 14 0 0 0 2 2 2 Independent 19 31 22 12 24 10 28 28 18 0 0 0 2 7 5 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 11 16 10 8 8 10 24 33 11 0 0 0 2 6 10 Bush 68 60 66 80 54 6 24 53 12 0 0 0 2 2 1 Perot 16 16 19 9 32 6 29 24 28 0 0 0 3 5 5 Other 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 4 8 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 17 32 16 12 21 13 24 32 18 0 0 0 3 6 3 Last Three Days 10 10 7 10 17 6 17 47 25 0 0 0 1 3 0 Last Week 22 27 22 20 24 8 25 44 16 0 0 0 2 3 1 Earlier This Year 39 24 46 41 35 4 28 48 13 0 0 0 1 2 2 Before That 11 6 8 16 3 4 16 67 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 46 21 53 53 39 3 28 53 13 0 0 0 2 1 0 No 49 69 41 42 57 9 20 40 17 0 0 0 2 5 5 Back to top
Vote in Buchanan/Dole Race Buchanan 32 21 96 1 30 4 74 1 14 0 0 0 3 2 1 Dole 64 68 4 98 60 7 1 69 14 0 0 0 1 4 3 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 27 12 55 18 17 3 50 30 9 0 0 0 5 2 0 No 69 84 41 78 81 8 15 51 17 0 0 0 1 4 4 Back to top
Opinion of Religious Right Favorable 47 15 74 41 36 2 39 39 11 0 0 0 3 2 1 Unfavorable 44 70 16 52 52 10 9 54 17 0 0 0 1 4 5 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 34 15 67 24 21 3 48 33 9 0 0 0 4 1 1 Oppose 62 81 32 70 74 8 12 52 18 0 0 0 1 4 4 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 57 30 36 87 26 3 15 71 7 0 0 0 1 2 1 No 40 62 61 9 72 10 37 11 27 0 0 0 3 5 5 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 9 4 4 14 5 3 10 75 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 Hurt Him 28 48 29 17 42 11 25 29 23 0 0 0 1 5 5 No Effect 61 38 65 66 51 4 26 50 12 0 0 0 2 3 2 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 55 87 11 75 53 10 5 62 14 0 0 0 1 4 3 No 42 13 86 22 45 2 50 24 15 0 0 0 3 3 2 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 42 54 19 53 42 8 11 57 14 0 0 0 1 4 2 Loses Jobs 39 27 60 27 42 4 38 32 16 0 0 0 2 2 3 No Effect 13 13 11 16 11 6 19 53 12 0 0 0 2 4 3 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 42 59 22 45 62 9 13 49 22 0 0 0 0 4 3 Moral Problems 53 37 73 50 35 4 34 43 10 0 0 0 3 3 2 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 45 30 31 56 44 4 17 58 14 0 0 0 1 2 2 Will Fall 50 61 63 38 53 8 30 35 16 0 0 0 2 4 3 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 45 40 44 37 78 6 24 38 26 0 0 0 3 3 1 Current System 52 60 52 59 21 7 24 52 6 0 0 0 1 3 5 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 30 40 31 29 19 8 25 44 9 0 0 0 2 5 3 Somewhat Important 28 35 30 27 30 8 26 44 16 0 0 0 2 3 2 Not Too Important 19 8 17 20 26 3 21 48 20 0 0 0 2 3 2 Not Important at All 19 13 17 20 22 4 23 49 17 0 0 0 2 0 5 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 6 2 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Taxes 18 13 8 14 52 5 11 36 43 0 0 0 0 2 2 Education 4 9 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Economy/Jobs 26 32 23 28 24 8 21 49 14 0 0 0 0 4 2 Budget Deficit 19 15 5 32 10 5 6 77 7 0 0 0 1 3 0 Abortion 14 10 40 4 2 5 70 13 2 0 0 0 5 1 4 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 9 12 5 4 29 8 14 22 46 0 0 0 1 5 2 Stand Up for Beliefs 24 9 50 13 16 3 50 26 10 0 0 0 4 4 2 Can Beat Clinton 10 9 2 16 4 6 6 80 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 Conservative Values 19 14 33 15 12 5 42 36 10 0 0 0 4 2 0 Not a Politician 6 8 2 0 30 9 8 4 73 0 0 0 1 1 2 Experience in D.C. 17 0 2 34 1 0 2 95 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Not Too Extreme 9 30 1 11 2 23 4 58 3 0 0 0 1 4 7 Back to top


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