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ND Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   North Dakota
For Election Occurring 02/27/96         Contest: Rep Primary-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del +DOLE = Robert Dole 26,736 42 8 FORB = Steve Forbes 12,421 20 4 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 11,606 18 3 GRAM = Phil Gramm 5,972 10 2 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 3,980 6 1 KEYS = Alan Keyes 2,024 3 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 555 1 0 TAYL = Morry Taylor 210 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 558 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exit Poll Question All < Vertical Pcts > < Horizontal Pcts > and Answer(s) Pct ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB GRAM KEYS LUGR TAYL GRAM KEYS LUGR TAYL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote by Gender Men 52 44 62 49 56 5 21 39 22 45 39 7 100 8 2 0 2 Women 48 56 38 51 44 7 14 45 18 55 61 93 0 10 4 2 0 Back to top
Vote By Race White 93 89 94 94 100 6 18 42 21 88 92 7 100 9 3 0 1 African-American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 100 0 0 Hispanic 5 11 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 Asian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 100 0 0 Other 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 11 6 10 5 27 3 15 21 50 2 21 0 53 1 6 0 3 30-44 29 46 28 28 25 10 18 41 18 14 29 93 47 4 3 3 2 45-59 28 35 33 24 18 8 22 37 13 57 12 0 0 19 2 0 0 60 or Over 33 13 29 42 29 2 16 54 18 28 39 7 0 8 3 0 0 Vote By Age 18-64 77 91 83 68 81 7 19 37 21 79 79 93 100 9 3 1 1 Over 64 23 9 17 32 19 2 13 57 17 21 21 7 0 8 2 1 0 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 11 8 9 13 9 4 14 50 17 12 24 0 0 11 3 0 0 $15-30,000 23 12 21 26 26 3 16 45 22 24 25 7 0 10 3 1 0 $30-50,000 35 41 38 34 27 7 19 39 15 41 32 93 19 12 4 3 0 $50-75,000 19 25 22 16 20 11 21 35 21 16 3 0 81 9 0 0 3 $75-100,000 6 9 7 4 8 0 0 0 0 7 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 Over $100,000 6 6 3 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 14 18 14 16 15 9 17 48 21 6 8 7 0 4 1 1 0 High School Graduate 24 12 29 23 16 3 21 40 13 57 13 0 53 21 1 0 1 Some College 35 35 34 31 43 6 18 38 25 22 52 93 23 6 4 3 1 College Graduate 21 20 19 23 22 5 17 46 21 14 20 0 24 6 4 0 1 Post-Graduate Degree 6 15 4 7 5 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vote By Education No College Degree 73 65 77 71 73 5 19 41 20 85 73 100 76 10 2 1 1 College Graduate 27 35 23 29 27 8 16 46 20 15 27 0 24 5 5 0 1 Back to top
Religion Protestant 48 68 45 56 38 8 17 49 16 33 37 7 15 6 3 0 1 Catholic 33 14 41 27 40 2 22 34 24 40 31 93 33 11 3 3 1 Other Christian 14 17 10 16 9 6 13 48 13 24 26 0 0 16 3 0 0 Jewish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other Religion 1 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 3 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 53 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 8 5 8 8 15 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Moderate 28 36 20 28 36 7 13 43 26 23 17 7 15 8 2 0 1 Somewhat Conserv. 46 44 44 50 44 6 17 46 19 32 54 93 53 6 4 2 1 Very Conservative 16 2 27 12 6 1 31 31 7 44 23 0 33 24 4 0 2 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 11 14 8 10 15 7 12 35 27 18 14 0 0 14 5 0 0 Republican 60 58 54 68 48 6 16 47 16 62 46 100 100 9 2 1 2 Independent 28 28 38 22 37 6 24 33 27 20 40 0 0 7 4 0 0 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 19 28 18 14 30 10 17 31 32 9 20 0 0 5 5 0 0 Bush 65 61 57 74 48 6 16 48 15 76 57 100 85 11 2 2 1 Perot 11 9 18 9 12 4 30 36 22 9 6 0 0 6 2 0 0 Other 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 6 0 6 3 11 0 0 0 0 6 17 0 15 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Attention Paid to Primary A Lot 47 54 56 44 39 7 21 40 17 61 33 7 91 12 2 0 2 Some 37 36 33 38 38 6 16 43 20 29 64 93 9 7 5 2 0 Hardly Any 11 7 7 14 11 4 12 54 20 10 3 0 0 8 2 0 0 None 5 2 4 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 5 16 3 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Last Three Days 7 1 14 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 Last Week 23 57 29 18 19 14 23 33 16 15 25 100 9 6 3 4 0 Earlier This Year 46 16 45 50 47 2 18 46 20 51 53 0 67 10 3 0 1 Before That 14 9 8 20 7 4 11 61 10 23 5 0 0 15 1 0 0 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 59 41 74 64 51 4 22 45 17 50 61 7 61 8 2 0 1 No 36 56 23 28 48 9 12 33 27 45 36 93 39 11 4 2 2 Back to top
Second Choice for Nomination Alexander 18 0 19 20 21 0 20 48 24 11 16 7 0 5 2 1 0 Buchanan 19 27 0 20 33 9 0 44 34 17 29 0 0 8 4 0 0 Dole 16 23 39 0 20 9 43 0 24 26 11 93 23 14 2 5 2 Forbes 12 21 14 16 0 10 22 57 0 6 11 0 53 5 3 0 3 Back to top
Prefer Which Method of Voting? In Person 34 42 32 33 39 8 17 41 22 33 24 0 85 9 2 0 2 By Mail 24 20 19 27 25 5 14 47 21 22 31 0 15 8 4 0 1 No Difference 40 36 48 39 36 5 21 40 18 45 42 100 0 10 3 2 0 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 24 21 37 22 4 6 28 38 4 42 52 93 0 16 6 4 0 No 71 73 56 73 93 6 14 44 26 47 48 7 100 6 2 0 1 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 42 36 58 39 30 5 24 39 14 49 49 93 33 10 3 2 1 Oppose 49 58 28 52 65 7 10 45 26 50 25 7 15 9 2 0 1 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 55 35 38 81 36 4 13 62 13 28 32 93 77 5 1 2 1 No 41 65 56 15 60 9 25 16 30 63 68 7 23 14 5 0 1 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 11 11 10 17 7 8 16 64 12 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Hurt Him 26 25 30 18 37 6 21 30 29 29 43 7 0 10 4 0 0 No Effect 59 64 54 62 53 6 16 44 18 61 54 93 100 9 3 1 2 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 50 77 15 70 43 9 6 59 17 15 48 100 15 3 3 2 1 No 43 21 79 23 50 3 33 22 23 67 44 0 85 14 3 0 2 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 40 45 36 40 44 7 16 41 22 33 59 7 39 7 4 0 1 Loses Jobs 25 18 38 22 20 5 27 36 16 22 33 93 9 8 4 3 0 No Effect 25 28 12 27 30 6 9 45 25 36 6 0 53 13 1 0 1 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 36 44 38 23 57 8 19 27 32 42 13 0 100 10 1 0 3 Current System 54 46 49 65 42 5 16 50 15 44 77 100 0 7 4 2 0 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 41 46 30 42 52 7 13 43 26 38 28 0 23 8 1 0 1 Will Fall 45 46 55 43 39 6 22 40 17 45 52 93 53 9 4 2 1 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 23 57 25 17 19 15 20 31 17 42 8 0 9 16 1 0 0 No 59 37 62 66 57 4 19 47 19 41 61 100 67 6 3 2 1 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 35 39 73 20 30 7 37 24 17 39 41 0 33 10 4 0 1 No 53 61 17 67 61 7 6 53 23 33 57 100 67 6 3 2 1 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 57 60 39 71 60 6 12 53 21 35 26 0 85 6 1 0 1 No 32 37 45 17 34 7 25 22 21 47 65 100 15 13 6 3 1 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 22 38 17 11 52 11 14 20 47 17 3 0 24 7 0 0 1 No 69 62 69 79 44 5 18 48 13 72 89 100 76 9 4 1 1 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 34 49 51 28 23 9 27 34 13 36 59 100 0 9 5 3 0 Somewhat Important 25 19 17 31 30 4 12 52 23 13 19 0 33 5 1 0 2 Not Too Important 19 22 17 16 18 7 16 36 19 41 3 0 53 20 1 0 2 Not Important at All 20 11 13 21 30 3 11 45 30 10 19 0 15 5 4 0 2 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 2 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 6 2 8 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 15 0 0 0 0 Taxes 21 18 10 14 41 5 9 28 40 37 3 7 9 16 1 1 1 Farm Policy 9 5 11 12 8 3 20 53 16 7 8 0 0 7 1 0 0 Economy/Jobs 21 30 19 24 16 8 16 49 15 10 16 93 53 4 1 4 1 Budget Deficit 25 29 21 32 20 7 15 54 16 14 9 0 24 5 1 0 1 Abortion 9 1 21 7 1 1 41 32 2 6 57 0 0 6 18 0 0 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 10 23 10 7 14 15 18 29 26 4 10 0 39 3 3 0 6 Stand Up for Beliefs 27 12 54 19 24 2 36 29 17 30 64 0 0 10 6 0 0 Can Beat Clinton 10 19 4 12 10 12 8 48 19 11 2 0 53 10 1 0 3 Conservative Values 14 1 10 10 10 1 13 29 14 52 8 93 9 33 3 6 1 Not a Politician 9 8 5 6 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Experience in D.C. 14 0 6 28 2 0 8 88 3 0 8 7 0 0 1 1 0 Not Too Extreme 11 34 2 13 13 18 4 50 23 4 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 Back to top


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