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RI Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Rhode Island
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 9,249 67 16 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 2,759 20 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 1,201 9 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 474 3 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 773 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exit Poll Question All < Vertical Pcts > < Horizontal Pcts > and Answer(s) Pct ALEX DOLE LUGR UNCM ALEX DOLE LUGR UNCM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote by Gender Men 58 55 58 0 58 18 65 4 9 Women 42 45 42 0 42 21 67 1 9 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 10 11 10 0 4 20 65 5 3 30-44 31 40 28 0 40 26 59 2 11 45-59 28 29 26 0 29 20 60 7 8 60 or Over 31 21 36 0 26 13 76 1 8 Vote By Age 18-64 78 84 73 0 85 21 62 4 9 Over 64 22 16 27 0 15 14 79 0 5 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 7 5 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 $15-30,000 14 16 12 0 13 25 59 5 8 $30-50,000 27 29 27 0 35 22 63 3 11 $50-75,000 27 28 26 0 30 22 62 2 9 $75-100,000 13 15 11 0 10 25 54 8 7 Over $100,000 12 6 15 0 10 11 79 0 9 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 3 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 High School Graduate 13 12 15 0 6 18 72 2 4 Some College 24 25 23 0 36 21 61 4 12 College Graduate 31 34 32 0 29 22 66 4 7 Post-Graduate Degree 28 28 27 0 27 20 62 5 9 Vote By Education No College Degree 40 38 41 0 45 19 66 3 9 College Graduate 60 62 59 0 55 21 64 4 8 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 37 32 40 0 26 18 70 4 5 Catholic 45 46 46 0 36 20 65 3 7 Other Christian 9 8 7 0 29 0 0 0 0 Jewish 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 3 5 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 None 4 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 11 14 8 0 16 26 46 12 14 Moderate 33 35 34 0 28 21 67 2 7 Somewhat Conserv. 36 38 40 0 22 21 71 1 5 Very Conservative 18 8 18 0 30 9 66 4 14 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 2 4 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 Republican 54 38 62 0 42 14 75 2 6 Independent 44 58 37 0 52 26 55 5 11 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 16 36 8 0 17 44 34 10 9 Bush 66 42 78 0 46 12 78 3 5 Perot 13 19 9 0 30 28 43 1 19 Other 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 4 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 17 19 15 0 29 22 59 4 14 Last Three Days 13 20 11 0 11 29 54 5 9 Last Week 19 26 17 0 15 27 58 4 6 Earlier This Year 34 32 35 0 31 18 67 3 7 Before That 16 3 21 0 12 3 87 2 6 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 51 30 61 0 42 12 78 1 7 No 44 63 35 0 55 28 52 6 11 Back to top
Vote in Buchanan/Dole Race Buchanan 20 34 7 0 66 33 24 5 26 Dole 77 58 92 0 26 15 79 3 3 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 18 12 18 0 33 13 65 3 15 No 78 82 79 0 64 21 65 4 7 Back to top
Opinion of Religious Right Favorable 39 26 42 0 50 13 70 3 10 Unfavorable 48 59 46 0 40 24 61 5 7 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 33 22 34 0 53 13 66 4 13 Oppose 63 75 61 0 45 24 64 3 6 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 66 31 85 0 26 9 85 2 3 No 31 67 12 0 70 43 25 7 19 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 8 1 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 Hurt Him 22 46 10 0 38 41 30 9 14 No Effect 67 52 75 0 58 15 73 2 7 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 63 61 69 0 36 19 71 3 5 No 35 38 29 0 63 21 53 5 14 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 38 32 42 0 31 16 72 3 6 Loses Jobs 35 40 32 0 48 22 60 2 12 No Effect 20 21 19 0 17 21 63 6 7 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 46 56 43 0 38 24 62 4 7 Moral Problems 50 43 51 0 61 17 66 4 10 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 49 46 55 0 26 18 74 2 4 Will Fall 46 52 39 0 72 22 56 5 13 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 38 39 37 0 48 20 63 1 10 Current System 59 58 60 0 50 19 66 5 7 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 28 32 27 0 30 22 63 4 9 Somewhat Important 26 26 26 0 20 20 67 5 6 Not Too Important 20 20 19 0 31 19 62 1 15 Not Important at All 23 22 24 0 15 19 66 5 5 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 3 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 4 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 Taxes 14 23 12 0 18 31 53 1 10 Education 4 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 Economy/Jobs 25 25 26 0 18 20 68 3 6 Budget Deficit 24 9 32 0 9 7 87 1 3 Abortion 8 5 5 0 31 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 9 22 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 Stand Up for Beliefs 15 12 13 0 25 16 57 6 16 Can Beat Clinton 15 11 18 0 11 15 78 0 6 Conservative Values 19 12 20 0 32 13 71 0 13 Not a Politician 2 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 Experience in D.C. 18 1 26 0 0 1 96 3 0 Not Too Extreme 11 26 8 0 5 46 45 4 4 Back to top


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