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03/12/96 (Summaries) Rep Primaries-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   United States
For Election Occurring 03/12/96         Contest: Rep Primaries-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del DOLE = Robert Dole 1,716,310 56 346 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 661,443 21 9 FORB = Steve Forbes 447,321 15 3 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 102,277 3 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 91,640 3 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 21,742 1 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 11,593 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 9,911 Respondents NOTE: See summaries by subset following this All States Summary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 51 50 54 49 54 3 23 53 15 49 0 42 3 0 1 Women 49 50 46 51 46 3 20 57 14 51 0 58 3 0 1 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 11 10 13 9 10 2 26 49 14 18 0 16 5 1 1 30-44 29 32 32 26 30 3 24 50 15 37 0 41 4 0 1 45-59 27 27 30 25 30 3 24 51 16 35 0 29 4 0 1 60 or Over 33 31 25 40 30 3 16 66 13 10 0 14 1 0 0 Vote By Age 18-64 76 76 83 70 79 3 23 51 15 95 0 95 4 0 1 Over 64 24 24 17 30 21 3 15 68 12 5 0 5 1 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 7 11 9 7 5 4 27 54 10 5 0 4 2 0 1 $15-30,000 19 19 21 18 16 3 25 54 13 17 0 17 3 1 1 $30-50,000 29 31 33 27 26 3 25 52 13 31 0 33 3 0 1 $50-75,000 25 20 22 25 26 2 20 56 16 26 0 36 3 0 1 $75-100,000 11 10 8 11 12 3 15 59 17 12 0 5 3 1 0 Over $100,000 10 8 7 11 15 2 14 57 22 9 0 5 3 0 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 5 4 5 5 3 3 25 61 8 2 0 4 1 0 1 High School Graduate 20 25 23 21 15 3 24 56 11 17 0 22 3 1 1 Some College 33 32 35 31 35 3 23 53 16 28 0 27 3 0 1 College Graduate 25 23 23 25 27 3 20 56 16 26 0 35 3 1 1 Post-Graduate Degree 17 16 14 17 20 3 17 55 17 28 0 12 5 0 1 Vote By Education No College Degree 58 61 63 57 53 3 24 55 13 46 0 53 2 0 1 College Graduate 42 39 37 43 47 3 19 55 16 54 0 47 4 1 1 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 58 57 55 60 54 3 20 58 14 61 0 45 3 1 1 Catholic 18 16 17 19 20 2 20 56 16 16 0 25 3 0 1 Other Christian 16 16 22 14 14 3 29 49 12 18 0 18 3 0 1 Jewish 1 2 1 1 2 5 10 52 25 1 0 6 4 0 4 Other 3 6 2 2 5 6 17 43 27 2 0 3 2 0 1 None 4 3 4 3 5 2 21 53 19 2 0 4 1 0 1 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 6 1 2 2 8 15 57 13 2 0 3 3 1 1 Somewhat Liberal 6 10 3 6 8 4 12 58 18 2 0 15 1 0 2 Moderate 28 37 18 30 36 4 14 59 19 12 0 43 1 1 1 Somewhat Conserv. 37 34 33 41 36 3 19 60 14 32 0 29 3 0 1 Very Conservative 26 13 44 21 19 1 36 44 10 53 0 9 6 0 0 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 4 8 4 2 4 6 23 37 14 3 0 14 3 1 3 Republican 77 62 73 83 72 2 20 59 14 74 0 38 3 0 0 Independent 19 29 23 14 25 4 26 42 19 22 0 48 4 1 2 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 9 28 8 7 12 9 19 41 20 7 0 26 2 2 3 Bush 72 52 68 80 56 2 20 61 11 77 0 41 3 0 1 Perot 13 12 18 8 24 3 29 36 27 9 0 22 2 0 2 Other 1 3 1 0 2 9 24 23 33 1 0 0 3 1 0 Did Not Vote 5 5 5 4 4 3 25 51 14 6 0 11 4 0 2 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 10 15 11 7 13 4 24 42 20 17 0 24 5 1 2 Last Three Days 9 9 9 8 13 3 20 50 20 13 0 8 4 1 1 Last Week 21 20 18 21 25 3 18 56 17 25 0 21 4 0 1 Earlier This Year 44 38 47 44 41 3 23 56 14 35 0 22 2 0 0 Before That 15 12 14 18 7 2 20 67 7 9 0 14 2 0 1 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 53 26 51 60 38 1 21 63 11 52 0 8 3 0 0 No 43 68 43 36 59 5 22 46 20 40 0 77 3 0 2 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 37 22 58 33 23 2 34 49 9 62 0 23 5 0 1 No 58 69 38 62 74 3 14 59 19 34 0 73 2 1 1 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 42 31 65 38 22 2 33 50 8 75 0 22 5 0 0 Oppose 53 62 31 56 75 3 13 59 20 22 0 72 1 0 1 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 54 71 11 68 62 4 4 70 17 32 0 69 2 1 1 No 43 23 87 28 37 2 44 36 13 64 0 28 5 0 1 Back to top
Does Dole Have New Ideas? Yes 45 21 20 66 16 1 9 81 5 23 0 21 2 0 0 No 50 72 76 30 80 4 32 33 23 68 0 68 4 1 1 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 48 40 33 56 48 2 15 64 14 39 0 28 2 0 1 Will Fall 46 52 62 38 48 3 29 46 15 51 0 67 3 0 1 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 31 37 18 33 44 3 12 59 21 13 0 38 1 1 1 Moral Problems 64 58 78 62 50 3 26 54 11 85 0 52 4 0 1 Back to top
Trust Government in Washington Always 2 4 2 3 2 5 15 62 14 1 0 2 2 0 1 Most of the Time 20 16 10 26 16 2 10 72 11 9 0 15 1 1 1 Some of the Time 66 66 69 63 68 3 23 53 15 74 0 70 3 0 1 Never 11 10 18 7 13 3 35 35 18 15 0 12 4 0 1 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 41 43 25 44 49 3 13 60 17 44 0 33 3 1 1 Loses Jobs 42 38 60 37 34 3 31 49 12 34 0 47 2 0 1 No Effect 12 12 10 13 13 3 18 58 16 12 0 10 3 1 1 Back to top
U.S. Should Welcome Immigrants Yes 52 60 43 54 58 3 18 57 16 65 0 42 4 1 1 No 44 36 54 43 39 2 26 54 13 27 0 55 2 0 1 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 14 41 13 12 16 9 20 47 17 21 0 11 5 0 1 No 55 46 59 52 62 2 23 52 16 54 0 57 3 1 1 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 24 14 64 10 15 2 58 24 9 36 0 12 5 0 0 No 50 63 26 55 65 4 11 60 19 44 0 56 3 1 1 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 69 37 50 85 48 2 15 68 10 64 0 42 3 0 1 No 19 43 27 10 34 6 31 27 26 23 0 34 4 1 2 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 22 17 19 13 61 2 19 32 41 30 0 10 4 0 0 No 49 56 52 53 30 3 23 59 9 50 0 59 3 0 1 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Immigration 4 6 10 3 2 4 46 43 5 0 0 3 0 0 1 Foreign Trade 4 5 7 3 2 4 42 40 9 1 0 3 1 2 1 Taxes 22 15 12 19 53 2 12 47 35 11 0 19 1 0 1 Education 7 18 5 8 5 7 16 60 10 9 0 17 4 0 2 Economy/Jobs 17 23 14 19 16 4 18 61 13 12 0 13 2 0 1 Budget Deficit 22 15 10 31 11 2 10 78 7 10 0 14 1 0 1 Abortion 12 7 31 6 4 2 54 27 4 44 0 5 11 0 0 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 11 19 8 6 30 5 15 33 41 9 0 8 3 1 1 Stand Up for Beliefs 21 16 44 14 15 2 44 37 10 35 0 9 5 0 0 Can Beat Clinton 16 10 5 24 6 2 7 84 6 3 0 13 0 0 1 Conservative Values 20 9 30 18 9 1 33 52 7 38 0 10 6 0 0 Not a Politician 6 5 4 0 29 3 16 5 72 4 0 5 2 1 1 Experience in D.C. 14 10 2 24 1 2 3 94 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 Not Too Extreme 6 20 1 7 5 10 5 65 13 4 0 14 2 2 2 Back to top


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