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TX Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Texas
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 567,956 56 122 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 218,722 21 1 FORB = Steve Forbes 131,108 13 0 KEYS = Alan Keyes 41,793 4 0 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 18,884 2 0 UNCM = Uncommitted 18,699 2 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 2,205 0 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 2,419 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 52 0 51 51 54 1 21 55 13 52 0 39 4 1 2 Women 48 0 49 49 46 1 22 57 12 48 0 61 4 0 3 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 10 0 11 9 11 1 23 48 13 18 0 18 7 2 4 30-44 30 0 33 27 36 0 24 49 15 38 0 38 5 0 4 45-59 31 0 34 28 30 2 24 51 13 37 0 28 5 0 2 60 or Over 29 0 21 36 23 1 16 71 10 7 0 15 1 0 1 Vote By Age 18-64 80 0 88 73 85 1 24 51 14 96 0 94 5 0 3 Over 64 20 0 12 27 15 1 13 75 9 4 0 6 1 0 0 Back to top
Are You Hispanic or Mexican? Yes 6 0 6 6 4 3 19 53 8 2 0 14 1 0 9 No 94 0 94 94 96 1 21 56 13 98 0 86 5 0 2 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 6 0 7 5 5 0 27 51 12 6 0 3 5 0 2 $15-30,000 15 0 16 14 15 1 23 53 14 15 0 16 4 0 3 $30-50,000 27 0 32 26 20 0 26 52 10 31 0 30 5 1 3 $50-75,000 28 0 29 29 23 1 22 56 11 25 0 42 4 0 3 $75-100,000 12 0 10 13 14 3 18 59 15 12 0 4 4 0 1 Over $100,000 13 0 7 13 22 0 13 57 22 12 0 5 4 0 1 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 High School Graduate 18 0 20 19 9 1 25 58 7 17 0 16 4 0 3 Some College 31 0 34 29 31 1 23 53 14 24 0 25 3 0 2 College Graduate 29 0 25 29 35 1 19 56 16 23 0 38 3 1 3 Post-Graduate Degree 21 0 18 21 24 0 19 55 16 34 0 18 7 0 1 Vote By Education No College Degree 50 0 57 50 41 1 24 55 11 44 0 44 4 0 3 College Graduate 50 0 43 50 59 1 19 56 16 56 0 56 5 0 3 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 60 0 58 65 52 1 20 60 11 55 0 40 4 0 2 Catholic 17 0 16 16 19 2 20 52 14 18 0 20 5 0 4 Other Christian 16 0 21 14 16 0 28 47 13 22 0 20 6 0 3 Jewish 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 Other 3 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 None 3 0 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 Somewhat Liberal 4 0 3 4 6 2 14 57 17 0 0 20 0 0 10 Moderate 26 0 13 28 31 2 11 60 16 15 0 36 3 1 4 Somewhat Conserv. 37 0 32 41 36 1 18 62 12 32 0 28 4 0 2 Very Conservative 31 0 51 25 26 1 35 43 11 53 0 9 7 0 1 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 4 0 4 3 4 2 21 41 15 1 0 12 1 0 10 Republican 71 0 66 77 67 1 20 60 12 67 0 42 4 0 1 Independent 26 0 31 21 29 2 25 45 15 32 0 46 5 1 5 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 8 0 7 6 12 2 18 42 19 9 0 23 5 2 8 Bush 74 0 69 81 62 1 20 61 11 73 0 44 4 0 1 Perot 14 0 20 9 23 0 32 38 22 9 0 20 3 0 4 Other 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Vote 3 0 3 3 2 1 19 53 8 8 0 13 10 0 9 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 9 0 12 7 13 1 26 39 18 10 0 21 4 1 7 Last Three Days 10 0 10 10 9 2 22 55 11 19 0 13 8 0 2 Last Week 23 0 20 23 26 1 19 56 14 30 0 23 6 0 2 Earlier This Year 43 0 45 44 45 1 22 57 13 28 0 21 3 0 1 Before That 14 0 13 15 7 0 20 63 7 9 0 13 3 0 2 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 50 0 48 56 41 0 21 62 10 51 0 6 4 0 0 No 44 0 44 39 57 2 22 49 16 39 0 81 4 0 4 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 37 0 62 30 18 0 36 46 6 61 0 20 7 0 1 No 59 0 36 65 79 1 13 61 17 32 0 77 2 0 3 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 44 0 67 38 23 0 33 48 7 81 0 19 8 0 1 Oppose 52 0 30 58 74 1 12 62 18 15 0 76 1 0 3 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 54 0 9 72 61 1 4 74 15 26 0 70 2 0 3 No 44 0 89 25 39 1 44 32 11 71 0 30 7 0 2 Back to top
Does Dole Have New Ideas? Yes 43 0 16 64 17 0 8 83 5 18 0 19 2 0 1 No 52 0 80 32 80 2 33 34 19 72 0 71 6 1 3 Back to top
Vote for Dole in November Very Likely 76 0 58 91 59 1 16 67 10 66 0 27 4 0 1 Somewhat Likely 12 0 20 6 18 0 37 30 19 12 0 28 4 0 6 Not Too Likely 5 0 8 2 8 5 36 19 20 12 0 13 10 0 6 Not Likely At All 7 0 13 0 16 4 42 3 29 7 0 31 4 2 11 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 46 0 33 53 47 1 15 64 13 33 0 27 3 1 2 Will Fall 49 0 64 42 50 1 28 47 13 56 0 68 5 0 3 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 29 0 18 30 46 2 13 58 20 12 0 40 2 1 3 Moral Problems 66 0 79 65 48 1 26 55 9 87 0 48 5 0 2 Back to top
Trust Government in Washington Always 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 Most of the Time 19 0 10 24 14 0 11 70 10 8 0 14 2 1 2 Some of the Time 68 0 72 67 68 1 22 55 13 78 0 75 5 0 3 Never 10 0 17 6 15 0 34 32 18 13 0 10 5 0 3 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 42 0 25 46 50 1 13 61 15 39 0 36 4 1 2 Loses Jobs 44 0 65 38 37 1 32 49 11 38 0 44 4 0 3 No Effect 9 0 8 9 10 0 18 57 14 10 0 11 5 1 3 Back to top
U.S. Should Welcome Immigrants Yes 53 0 45 54 57 2 18 57 14 66 0 46 5 0 2 No 44 0 52 43 40 0 25 53 12 27 0 53 3 0 3 Back to top
Can Alexander Beat Clinton? Yes 13 0 12 11 18 2 21 46 18 22 0 9 7 0 2 No 54 0 54 53 59 1 21 54 14 52 0 63 4 0 3 Back to top
Can Buchanan Beat Clinton? Yes 25 0 70 9 17 0 60 20 9 44 0 11 7 0 1 No 47 0 19 55 61 1 9 65 17 33 0 63 3 1 3 Back to top
Can Dole Beat Clinton? Yes 73 0 54 89 54 0 16 67 10 65 0 41 4 0 2 No 15 0 20 7 29 4 29 26 25 18 0 39 5 1 5 Back to top
Can Forbes Beat Clinton? Yes 23 0 21 13 70 1 20 30 40 30 0 15 6 1 1 No 47 0 46 52 23 1 21 61 6 46 0 59 4 0 3 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Immigration 4 0 11 3 1 1 52 40 2 1 0 3 1 0 2 Foreign Trade 3 0 6 2 2 4 41 37 9 0 0 2 0 0 2 Taxes 21 0 13 18 55 1 13 47 32 12 0 21 2 0 2 Education 7 0 5 8 4 1 17 63 8 7 0 17 4 0 6 Economy/Jobs 16 0 12 18 16 1 16 63 13 8 0 14 2 0 2 Budget Deficit 23 0 8 33 10 0 8 81 6 10 0 18 2 0 2 Abortion 13 0 33 5 5 0 55 23 5 45 0 4 14 0 1 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 9 0 7 5 31 1 16 29 42 11 0 7 5 1 2 Stand Up for Beliefs 21 0 42 14 16 1 43 37 9 36 0 6 7 0 1 Can Beat Clinton 18 0 4 29 3 0 5 89 2 3 0 13 1 0 2 Conservative Values 21 0 35 18 10 1 35 48 6 31 0 9 6 0 1 Not a Politician 5 0 4 0 31 0 15 3 75 5 0 9 4 0 3 Experience in D.C. 13 0 1 22 1 1 1 94 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 Not Too Extreme 5 0 1 7 4 5 5 71 8 4 0 18 3 0 7 Back to top


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