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SD Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   South 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 30,910 45 11 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 19,770 29 7 FORB = Steve Forbes 8,826 13 0 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 6,029 9 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 2,379 3 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 676 1 0 GRAM = Phil Gramm 387 0 0 TAYL = Morry Taylor 163 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 1,584 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exit Poll Question All < Vertical Pcts > < Horizontal Pcts > and Answer(s) Pct ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB GRAM KEYS TAYL UNCM GRAM KEYS TAYL UNCM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote by Gender Men 55 61 56 55 59 10 28 43 14 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 Women 45 39 44 45 41 8 27 44 12 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 9 10 6 10 10 10 20 50 15 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 30-44 25 30 30 20 22 11 33 35 11 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 1 45-59 27 20 26 27 35 7 27 43 17 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 60 or Over 39 40 37 43 33 9 27 49 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 Vote By Age 18-64 73 73 74 69 76 9 28 42 14 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 Over 64 27 27 26 31 24 9 27 49 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 11 10 12 11 9 8 28 44 10 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 $15-30,000 31 24 33 30 34 7 29 43 15 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 $30-50,000 32 33 28 33 34 10 24 46 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 $50-75,000 16 20 18 16 12 12 31 43 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 $75-100,000 6 8 3 6 6 12 14 42 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 0 Over $100,000 5 5 6 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 8 4 9 9 4 5 32 51 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 High School Graduate 27 17 36 27 22 6 36 44 11 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Some College 26 28 27 24 27 10 28 40 13 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 College Graduate 25 34 19 25 28 13 21 45 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 Post-Graduate Degree 14 16 10 15 19 10 19 45 17 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 Vote By Education No College Degree 61 50 72 60 53 7 32 43 11 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 College Graduate 39 50 28 40 47 12 20 45 16 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 67 69 65 72 55 9 26 48 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 Catholic 17 17 16 18 19 9 26 46 15 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 Other Christian 11 10 16 8 10 8 39 33 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 Jewish 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 3 2 2 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 2 2 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 5 5 5 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Moderate 34 45 26 34 37 12 21 44 14 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 Somewhat Conserv. 38 36 37 42 36 9 26 49 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 Very Conservative 21 14 31 17 18 6 40 36 11 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 2 7 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Republican 82 77 78 92 76 9 26 50 12 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 Independent 16 16 19 8 22 9 34 22 18 0 0 0 0 3 5 7 3 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 14 26 16 6 24 17 29 19 23 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3 Bush 67 56 58 82 50 8 24 54 10 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 Perot 14 15 23 7 22 10 44 21 20 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 Other 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 3 2 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 20 21 18 20 21 10 24 43 13 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 Last Three Days 14 24 18 11 11 15 34 34 10 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 Last Week 22 31 30 20 12 12 37 40 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 Earlier This Year 32 21 29 33 42 6 26 45 17 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 Before That 11 3 5 16 12 2 13 66 15 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 56 37 64 60 46 6 32 47 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 No 39 60 29 36 49 14 21 40 16 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 2 Back to top
Second Choice for Nomination Alexander 22 16 16 27 23 7 20 54 14 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 Buchanan 22 8 15 27 28 3 18 55 16 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 Dole 23 36 33 16 20 14 40 30 12 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 Forbes 20 29 24 17 18 13 33 38 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 30 21 43 28 11 6 40 41 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 No 62 75 48 63 83 11 21 45 18 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 45 34 61 44 25 7 37 42 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 Oppose 49 57 35 49 72 11 20 44 19 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 56 28 40 84 26 4 20 66 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 No 40 72 56 10 73 16 39 11 24 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 7 6 3 11 3 8 13 68 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Hurt Him 29 56 35 16 42 17 34 24 19 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 No Effect 62 37 58 73 52 5 26 51 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 51 77 11 70 56 14 6 60 14 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 No 45 19 84 26 42 4 51 26 12 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 49 64 36 58 44 12 20 52 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 Loses Jobs 23 22 36 17 22 9 43 32 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 No Effect 22 12 23 20 27 5 28 40 16 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 1 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 40 46 38 32 69 11 26 35 23 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 Current System 56 51 55 64 30 8 27 51 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 42 44 32 47 47 9 21 50 15 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 Will Fall 52 51 60 46 50 9 32 39 13 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 16 66 12 9 14 37 20 24 11 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 No 45 26 41 47 54 5 24 46 16 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 30 9 71 14 16 3 65 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 No 39 62 13 43 51 15 9 49 17 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 50 22 29 78 28 4 16 68 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 No 27 50 28 13 45 17 28 21 22 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 19 12 14 10 61 6 20 23 43 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 No 44 57 40 47 27 12 24 47 8 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 35 53 36 32 33 14 28 41 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 Somewhat Important 29 20 33 29 25 6 31 43 11 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 Not Too Important 19 20 13 21 23 10 19 50 16 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 Not Important at All 12 4 12 12 16 3 27 45 17 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Foreign Trade 4 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Taxes 22 19 17 15 62 8 22 29 36 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 Farm Policy 8 0 5 13 4 0 16 71 6 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 Economy/Jobs 21 26 24 19 14 11 33 41 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 Budget Deficit 23 23 10 35 12 9 13 68 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 Abortion 12 8 25 5 2 6 58 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 8 18 5 4 19 20 19 21 32 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 Stand Up for Beliefs 24 11 48 14 16 4 55 26 9 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 Can Beat Clinton 14 19 7 21 5 13 14 67 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Conservative Values 18 9 22 18 11 4 35 45 8 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 Not a Politician 9 10 8 0 42 10 26 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Experience in D.C. 13 1 1 29 0 1 2 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Not Too Extreme 9 28 3 10 6 28 9 48 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 Back to top


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