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VT Rep Primary-President
Voter News Service Exit Poll            State:   Vermont
For Election Occurring 03/05/96         Contest: Rep Primary-President
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Candidates (*/+ indicates VNS/CNN winner) Votes V% Del *DOLE = Robert Dole 23,160 41 12 BCHN = Patrick Buchanan 9,699 17 0 FORB = Steve Forbes 9,218 16 0 LUGR = Dick Lugar 7,744 14 0 ALEX = Lamar Alexander 6,093 11 0 Back to top
Results Recorded for 1,289 Respondents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exit Poll Question All < Vertical Pcts > < Horizontal Pcts > and Answer(s) Pct ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB ALEX BCHN DOLE FORB LUGR LUGR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote by Gender Men 55 48 64 54 55 10 20 39 15 53 13 Women 45 52 36 46 45 13 14 41 15 47 14 Back to top
Vote By Age 18-29 8 13 9 6 9 17 19 28 17 10 17 30-44 29 41 35 24 30 15 20 33 17 26 12 45-59 33 22 36 28 43 7 18 34 21 37 16 60 or Over 30 23 20 42 19 8 11 56 10 26 12 Vote By Age 18-64 79 84 87 67 92 11 18 34 19 83 14 Over 64 21 16 13 33 8 8 11 62 6 17 11 Back to top
Vote By Income Under $15,000 9 10 12 8 8 12 22 35 14 9 14 $15-30,000 27 24 27 26 29 10 17 38 17 29 15 $30-50,000 27 30 30 28 27 12 18 40 16 20 10 $50-75,000 24 26 23 24 22 12 16 39 15 25 14 $75-100,000 7 4 6 9 7 7 13 49 15 8 15 Over $100,000 6 6 3 6 8 0 0 0 0 9 0 Back to top
Vote By Education No H.S. Degree 4 3 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 7 0 High School Graduate 21 22 27 21 20 12 21 40 15 17 11 Some College 24 18 28 26 27 8 19 43 17 19 11 College Graduate 29 34 27 29 27 13 15 40 15 29 14 Post-Graduate Degree 22 23 16 21 22 12 12 39 16 28 18 Vote By Education No College Degree 49 43 58 51 52 10 19 41 17 43 12 College Graduate 51 57 42 49 48 13 14 39 15 57 16 Back to top
Vote By Religion Protestant 49 47 37 54 46 11 12 45 15 55 15 Catholic 29 28 33 29 31 11 18 40 17 23 11 Other Christian 10 9 22 9 4 10 36 35 7 6 8 Jewish 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 Other 3 6 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 None 7 8 6 5 11 13 13 27 24 9 17 Back to top
Political Ideology Very Liberal 3 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 Somewhat Liberal 13 22 7 12 11 19 8 35 13 17 18 Moderate 40 43 29 41 40 12 11 41 16 48 17 Somewhat Conserv. 30 27 36 31 34 10 19 41 18 26 12 Very Conservative 13 5 26 14 13 4 31 42 16 4 4 Back to top
Party Identification Democrat 9 12 5 5 10 16 10 23 17 15 23 Republican 57 44 59 72 47 9 17 51 13 36 9 Independent 35 44 35 23 43 14 16 27 19 49 20 Back to top
1992 Presidential Vote Clinton 26 38 17 16 27 16 11 25 17 48 25 Bush 53 37 58 72 35 8 18 54 11 30 8 Perot 17 18 20 8 35 12 20 20 33 18 15 Other 2 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 Did Not Vote 3 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 Back to top
Decided Who To Vote For... Today 21 32 20 18 20 16 16 35 16 24 16 Last Three Days 13 21 13 11 9 17 17 34 11 17 18 Last Week 22 25 20 16 23 12 16 30 16 41 26 Earlier This Year 33 22 40 38 41 7 20 45 20 14 6 Before That 10 0 6 16 7 0 10 62 11 3 4 Back to top
Satisfied with Candidates? Yes 44 35 51 54 40 8 19 49 14 25 8 No 49 60 43 39 53 13 15 31 17 71 20 Back to top
Vote in Buchanan/Dole Race Buchanan 25 18 90 2 27 8 58 4 17 21 11 Dole 68 75 7 97 61 12 2 57 14 61 12 Back to top
Member of Religious Right Yes 16 9 34 15 12 6 34 37 11 11 9 No 79 90 62 79 87 13 13 40 17 84 14 Back to top
Opinion of Religious Right Favorable 36 26 65 35 31 8 30 38 14 20 8 Unfavorable 54 64 28 54 59 13 8 40 17 71 18 Back to top
Abortion Ban in GOP Platform Favor 27 18 58 23 18 7 36 35 11 13 7 Oppose 70 80 40 72 77 12 10 41 18 85 17 Back to top
Ever Planned to Vote for Dole? Yes 50 30 37 80 25 6 12 64 8 30 8 No 46 65 61 15 73 15 22 13 25 68 20 Back to top
Effect of Dole's Age Help Him 7 3 3 12 4 4 8 71 8 4 7 Hurt Him 34 46 34 20 48 14 17 23 23 49 20 No Effect 56 49 59 66 45 9 18 46 13 44 11 Back to top
Is Buchanan Too Extreme? Yes 63 73 16 75 67 13 4 47 17 73 16 No 33 24 82 21 29 8 41 25 14 22 9 Back to top
Trade With Other Countries Creates Jobs 41 51 23 44 44 14 9 42 17 47 15 Loses Jobs 28 18 49 24 29 7 28 34 16 25 12 No Effect 24 24 26 25 24 11 17 41 15 21 12 Back to top
Which Concerns You More? Economic Problems 51 50 39 52 57 11 12 41 18 57 15 Moral Problems 44 45 57 43 38 12 21 39 14 39 12 Back to top
Americans' Standard of Living Will Rise 37 38 28 48 29 11 13 52 13 23 9 Will Fall 57 54 66 45 66 10 20 31 19 72 17 Back to top
Prefer Which Tax System? Flat Tax 38 30 40 31 70 9 17 32 29 32 11 Current System 59 68 58 67 28 13 16 45 8 65 15 Back to top
Send Message on Negative Ads Very Important 36 49 27 32 26 15 12 36 12 60 23 Somewhat Important 28 25 35 30 24 10 20 43 14 20 10 Not Too Important 16 13 17 20 17 9 17 49 17 9 8 Not Important at All 16 11 17 14 29 7 16 35 28 8 6 Back to top
Which Issues Mattered Most? Environment 5 7 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 17 0 Foreign Trade 4 1 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Taxes 19 14 8 13 57 8 7 27 48 13 9 Education 6 16 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 Economy/Jobs 27 30 28 25 23 12 17 37 13 31 16 Budget Deficit 19 13 8 32 6 8 7 69 5 14 11 Abortion 8 6 25 5 2 8 56 26 3 1 2 Back to top
Which Quality Mattered Most? Vision for Future 12 16 11 4 22 14 16 13 30 18 21 Stand Up for Beliefs 22 17 49 13 17 8 38 23 12 25 16 Can Beat Clinton 13 14 8 23 5 12 10 70 6 2 2 Conservative Values 12 8 18 14 7 7 24 45 9 12 13 Not a Politician 8 5 3 0 41 7 6 2 79 2 4 Experience in D.C. 14 2 2 33 1 1 3 90 1 3 3 Not Too Extreme 12 32 4 6 5 28 5 20 6 29 33 Back to top


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