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SC Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   South Carolina
For Election Occurring 03/02/96         Contest: Rep Primary-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del +DOLE = Robert Dole 124,658 45 37 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 81,526 29 0 FORB = Steve Forbes 35,429 13 0 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 29,199 11 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 5,787 2 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 1,024 0 0 GRAM = Phil Gramm 466 0 0 TAYL = Morry Taylor 94 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 1,894 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 53 49 56 51 55 10 31 43 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Women 47 51 44 49 45 12 28 47 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 8 16 7 8 9 19 25 40 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 30-44 31 39 31 27 34 13 30 39 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 45-59 28 27 30 27 30 10 31 42 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 60 or Over 32 19 32 39 27 6 29 54 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vote By Age 18-64 77 85 80 71 81 12 31 41 13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Over 64 23 15 20 29 19 7 26 57 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 6 5 8 5 3 11 40 41 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 $15-30,000 15 20 15 17 8 15 28 48 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 $30-50,000 30 25 32 27 36 9 31 41 16 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 $50-75,000 26 25 27 26 25 11 30 44 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 $75-100,000 12 12 10 13 12 11 25 50 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Over $100,000 11 13 7 12 16 13 19 48 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 5 4 8 4 3 8 44 36 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 High School Graduate 20 13 22 22 14 7 33 49 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Some College 25 17 28 26 27 7 33 45 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 College Graduate 28 35 23 28 31 14 25 45 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Post-Graduate Degree 22 31 18 20 24 15 25 41 14 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Vote By Education No College Degree 51 34 58 52 45 7 34 46 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 College Graduate 49 66 42 48 55 14 25 43 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 69 65 65 74 61 10 27 49 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Catholic 11 15 12 10 11 15 31 41 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Other Christian 14 10 18 11 18 8 37 35 16 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Jewish 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 3 4 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 2 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 5 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 6 12 6 5 6 21 26 38 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Moderate 25 40 15 28 32 17 17 49 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Somewhat Conserv. 41 32 38 47 39 8 27 51 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Very Conservative 25 10 40 19 20 5 47 34 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 5 12 5 2 6 26 33 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Republican 69 48 67 79 59 7 28 51 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Independent 26 40 28 19 35 16 31 33 17 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 11 23 13 6 12 23 36 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Bush 75 59 69 85 67 8 27 51 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Perot 9 11 12 5 15 13 38 27 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Other 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 4 6 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 17 30 14 16 19 18 24 41 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Last Three Days 14 22 18 9 16 16 36 30 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Last Week 24 25 31 19 26 11 37 35 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Earlier This Year 31 18 31 35 31 6 29 51 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Before That 13 5 8 20 8 4 18 69 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 51 31 56 56 42 6 32 49 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No 44 65 38 41 53 15 25 42 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top
Second Choice for Nomination Alexander 26 10 16 38 29 4 17 64 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Buchanan 18 11 14 22 16 7 23 54 11 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 Dole 27 42 39 15 29 17 42 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Forbes 19 27 21 16 17 16 33 38 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 36 18 55 32 19 5 44 40 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 No 61 78 42 65 79 14 20 48 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Back to top
Opinion of Religious Right Favorable 59 36 80 54 43 7 40 42 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Unfavorable 34 54 15 37 51 17 13 49 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 43 20 66 38 20 5 45 40 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Oppose 54 79 30 58 76 16 17 48 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 60 40 41 87 30 7 20 65 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No 36 57 54 10 69 16 44 13 24 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 9 7 5 14 4 8 16 69 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Hurt Him 24 41 33 11 36 18 40 21 19 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No Effect 64 49 59 73 57 8 27 51 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 51 77 10 70 61 16 6 61 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 No 46 19 88 28 36 5 56 27 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 49 60 32 56 60 13 19 51 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Loses Jobs 37 26 57 29 28 8 45 36 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No Effect 9 7 8 10 8 9 25 51 11 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 30 43 19 32 40 16 19 48 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Moral Problems 67 54 78 64 56 9 34 43 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 51 53 38 60 52 11 22 53 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Will Fall 44 43 57 34 43 10 39 35 13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 21 59 17 14 24 31 23 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 No 53 32 54 57 54 7 30 48 13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 33 17 79 12 17 6 70 16 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No 46 66 14 58 61 15 9 56 17 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 61 36 43 85 38 6 21 63 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No 24 46 30 10 41 21 36 19 22 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 23 17 21 13 72 8 26 24 39 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 No 52 64 51 58 24 13 28 50 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 33 40 35 31 25 14 32 42 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Somewhat Important 29 31 28 29 32 11 28 45 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Not Too Important 19 15 18 21 22 8 27 48 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Not Important at All 15 10 16 15 19 7 30 44 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Back to top
Which Issue Mattered Most? Environment 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 7 6 15 5 1 8 58 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Taxes 22 23 10 16 69 11 14 33 40 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Education 5 15 5 3 2 32 30 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Economy/Jobs 22 26 23 23 13 13 31 48 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Budget Deficit 20 8 7 36 6 4 11 81 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Abortion 13 8 29 4 3 7 67 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 9 15 7 5 25 17 23 22 35 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Stand Up for Beliefs 25 15 57 11 9 6 67 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Can Beat Clinton 17 13 4 29 5 8 8 80 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Conservative Values 18 16 20 17 10 9 34 43 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 Not a Politician 7 5 3 0 41 7 13 1 76 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Experience in D.C. 13 0 1 28 0 0 2 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Not Too Extreme 7 30 2 6 5 43 7 39 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Back to top


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