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TN Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Tennessee
For Election Occurring 03/12/96         Contest: Rep Primary-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del *DOLE = Robert Dole 147,921 51 36 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 72,435 25 2 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 32,530 11 0 FORB = Steve Forbes 22,256 8 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 7,639 3 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 3,043 1 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 562 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 2,014 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 55 52 59 52 62 10 28 48 9 0 0 0 4 0 1 Women 45 48 41 48 38 11 24 54 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 13 11 13 12 15 9 27 47 9 0 0 0 6 1 1 30-44 32 37 38 27 40 11 31 44 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 45-59 28 27 31 25 29 10 29 46 8 0 0 0 3 0 2 60 or Over 28 25 17 36 16 9 16 67 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 Vote By Age 18-64 81 84 90 74 88 10 29 46 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 Over 64 19 16 10 26 12 8 13 71 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 8 9 9 8 7 11 28 50 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 $15-30,000 17 25 15 17 11 15 24 50 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 $30-50,000 30 35 31 28 33 12 27 47 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 $50-75,000 26 19 28 25 26 8 29 49 8 0 0 0 5 0 1 $75-100,000 12 8 10 13 12 7 23 57 8 0 0 0 3 1 1 Over $100,000 8 4 6 8 11 6 22 56 12 0 0 0 4 1 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 6 9 6 7 3 15 26 52 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 High School Graduate 23 26 27 23 17 12 30 49 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 Some College 28 29 30 28 28 10 27 50 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 College Graduate 26 23 22 27 33 9 22 52 10 0 0 0 5 0 1 Post-Graduate Degree 16 13 15 16 19 8 24 51 9 0 0 0 5 1 2 Vote By Education No College Degree 58 64 63 57 48 11 28 50 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 College Graduate 42 36 37 43 52 9 23 51 10 0 0 0 5 0 1 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 65 54 63 69 69 9 25 53 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 Catholic 7 8 6 7 5 12 22 49 6 0 0 0 8 1 2 Other Christian 21 28 26 18 15 14 33 43 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 Jewish 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other 4 7 3 4 5 19 17 50 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 None 2 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 5 8 3 5 7 16 13 50 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 Moderate 28 41 18 29 29 15 17 54 8 0 0 0 1 1 3 Somewhat Conserv. 37 40 35 40 32 11 24 54 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 Very Conservative 28 9 43 23 29 4 41 41 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 6 11 7 2 11 20 31 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 3 Republican 71 60 63 81 62 9 22 58 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 Independent 23 29 31 16 26 13 34 36 9 0 0 0 4 1 3 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 11 24 11 6 11 23 27 31 8 0 0 0 1 0 4 Bush 73 62 66 81 69 9 24 56 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 Perot 11 8 16 7 14 8 40 34 10 0 0 0 3 1 3 Other 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 5 4 6 5 3 9 31 52 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 13 22 15 10 14 17 29 41 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 Last Three Days 8 5 8 7 16 6 26 46 15 0 0 0 5 0 1 Last Week 24 11 19 29 29 5 20 62 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 Earlier This Year 40 42 47 38 36 11 30 48 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 Before That 14 20 10 15 5 14 19 56 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 49 32 47 57 31 6 25 60 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 No 47 63 46 39 68 14 25 43 11 0 0 0 3 0 2 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 46 29 69 39 33 6 39 43 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 No 48 64 29 52 65 13 15 56 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 52 38 77 45 29 7 38 45 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 Oppose 43 57 21 48 67 13 12 57 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 51 70 11 67 52 14 6 68 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 No 45 26 87 27 46 6 50 30 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 Back to top
Does Dole Have New Ideas? Yes 45 25 19 67 23 6 11 77 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 No 51 69 77 28 76 14 39 28 11 0 0 0 4 0 2 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 48 39 51 43 83 8 28 45 13 0 0 0 4 0 1 Current System 48 59 45 54 14 12 24 56 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 49 48 32 57 47 10 17 60 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 Will Fall 46 49 63 37 51 10 35 41 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 27 39 16 29 40 15 15 54 11 0 0 0 2 0 1 Moral Problems 68 52 81 66 55 8 31 50 6 0 0 0 4 0 1 Back to top
Trust Government in Washington Always 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Most of the Time 16 20 8 21 12 12 12 66 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 Some of the Time 67 65 71 64 70 10 28 49 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 Never 14 13 19 10 17 10 35 39 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 37 37 20 43 51 10 14 59 11 0 0 0 4 0 1 Loses Jobs 46 50 62 38 33 11 35 43 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 No Effect 12 10 12 12 12 9 26 53 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 Back to top
U.S. Should Welcome Immigrants Yes 50 61 41 49 59 13 22 51 9 0 0 0 4 0 1 No 47 37 56 47 39 8 31 50 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 29 58 21 28 30 20 19 49 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 No 40 34 51 34 46 9 33 43 9 0 0 0 3 0 2 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 24 7 60 10 17 3 65 22 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 No 47 64 29 50 61 14 16 54 10 0 0 0 3 0 2 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 63 38 40 83 55 6 16 67 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 No 24 41 37 11 29 18 40 23 9 0 0 0 3 0 3 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 15 7 15 9 61 4 25 31 30 0 0 0 7 0 0 No 52 66 56 51 25 13 28 50 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Immigration 4 2 8 3 1 6 51 39 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 Foreign Trade 4 3 8 3 1 6 47 40 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 Taxes 19 13 9 20 60 7 12 52 23 0 0 0 2 0 1 Education 8 26 4 7 4 31 12 46 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 Economy/Jobs 17 29 12 19 13 17 17 56 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 Budget Deficit 19 10 9 28 11 5 12 75 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 Abortion 16 3 40 7 2 2 64 24 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 11 33 8 6 35 29 17 27 23 0 0 0 2 1 0 Stand Up for Beliefs 23 23 46 13 12 10 50 29 4 0 0 0 5 0 1 Can Beat Clinton 17 10 6 27 6 6 9 81 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 Conservative Values 19 8 29 17 9 4 40 46 4 0 0 0 5 0 1 Not a Politician 4 1 4 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Experience in D.C. 13 6 0 24 1 5 1 93 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Not Too Extreme 5 9 1 5 6 19 8 53 10 0 0 0 5 0 4 Back to top


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