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EXIT POLLS: Ohio

Republicans
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REPUBLICAN PARTY, March 6, 2012

2,728 Respondents
Vote by Gender
Other/No Answer
Men
Women
Vote by Race
Other/No Answer
White
Black
Other
Vote by Age
Other/No Answer
17-29
30-44
45-64
65 and Older
Vote by Age
Other/No Answer
17-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-64
65 and Older
Vote by Education
Other/No Answer
Never Attended College
Some College
College Graduates
Postgraduate Study
Vote by Education
Other/No Answer
College Graduates
No College Degree
Vote by Education
Other/No Answer
Attended College
No College Education
Vote by Income
Other/No Answer
Under $30K
$30-50K
$50-100K
$100-200K
$200K or More
Vote by Income
Other/No Answer
Less Than $50K
$50-100K
$100K or More
Do You Work Full-Time For Pay?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Vote by Gender and Employment Status
Other/No Answer
Working Women
All Others
Vote by Marital Status
Other/No Answer
Married
Unmarried
Vote by Marital Status and Gender
Other/No Answer
Married Men
Married Women
Unmarried Men
Unmarried Women
Vote by Party ID
Other/No Answer
Democrats
Republicans
Independents
Vote by Ideology
Other/No Answer
Very Conservative
Somewhat Conservative
Moderate or Liberal
Vote by Ideology
Other/No Answer
Conservative
Moderate or Liberal
Views on Social Issues Such as Abortion
Other/No Answer
Very Liberal
Somewhat Liberal
Moderate
Somewhat Conservative
Very Conservative
Views on Social Issues Such as Abortion
Other/No Answer
Very Conservative
Somewhat Conservative
Moderate or Liberal
Views on Social Issues Such as Abortion
Other/No Answer
Conservative
Moderate or Liberal
Views on Fiscal Issues Such as Taxes and Spending
Other/No Answer
Very Liberal
Somewhat Liberal
Moderate
Somewhat Conservative
Very Conservative
Views on Fiscal Issues Such as Taxes and Spending
Other/No Answer
Very Conservative
Somewhat Conservative
Moderate or Liberal
Views on Fiscal Issues Such as Taxes and Spending
Other/No Answer
Conservative
Moderate or Liberal
Opinion of Tea Party Movement
Other/No Answer
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Neutral
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Opinion of Tea Party Movement
Other/No Answer
Support
Neutral
Oppose
Born-Again or Evangelical Christian?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
White Evangelical/Born-Again?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Vote by Religion
Other/No Answer
Protestant
Catholic
Jewish
Other
None
Religious Beliefs of Candidates Matter...
Other/No Answer
Great Deal
Somewhat
Not Much
Not At All
Religious Beliefs of Candidates Matter...
Other/No Answer
Great Deal/Somewhat
Not Much/Not At All
Abortion Should Be...
Other/No Answer
Always Legal
Mostly Legal
Mostly Illegal
Always Illegal
Abortion Should Be...
Legal
Illegal
Most Important Issue
Abortion
Budget Deficit
Economy
Illegal Immigration
Most Important Candidate Quality
Other/No Answer
Can Defeat Obama
True Conservative
Strong Moral Character
Right Experience
Most Likely to Defeat Obama
Other/No Answer
Gingrich
Paul
Romney
Santorum
Best Experience for a President
Other/No Answer
Working in Government
Working in Business
This Year's Campaign Compared to Previous Years
Other/No Answer
More Positive
More Negative
About the Same
Opinion of How Government is Working
Other/No Answer
Enthusiastic
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Angry
Opinion of How Government is Working
Enthusiastic/Satisfied
Dissatisfied/Angry
Will You Vote for GOP Nominee in November?
Definitely
Probably
Only if My Candidate Wins
Your Support for Your Candidate
Other/No Answer
Strongly Favor
Have Reservations
Dislike Others
Worried About Economy?
Other/No Answer
Very Worried
Somewhat Worried
Not Too Worried
Not Worried At All
Worried About Economy?
Yes
No
Gingrich's Positions on the Issues
Other/No Answer
Too Conservative
Not Conservative Enough
About Right
Paul's Positions on Issues Are...
Other/No Answer
Too Conservative
Not Conservative Enough
About Right
Romney's Positions on the Issues
Other/No Answer
Too Conservative
Not Conservative Enough
About Right
Santorum's Positions on Issues Are...
Other/No Answer
Too Conservative
Not Conservative Enough
About Right
Satisfied if Gingrich Wins Nomination?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Satisfied if Paul Wins Nomination?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Satisfied if Romney Wins Nomination?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Satisfied if Santorum Wins Nomination?
Yes
No
Who Best Understands Average Americans' Problems?
Other/No Answer
Gingrich
Paul
Romney
Santorum
Vote by Time of Decision
Other/No Answer
Just Today
Last Few Days
Last Few Weeks
Earlier This Year
Last Year
Vote by Time of Decision
Other/No Answer
In the Last Few Days
Before That
Vote by Time of Decision
Other/No Answer
This Year
Last Year
Did Gas Prices Affect Your Vote?
Other/No Answer
Most Important Factor
Important Factor
Minor Factor
Not a Factor At All
Were Gas Prices Important To Your Vote?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Were Gas Prices A Factor in Your Vote?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Vote by Size of Place
Other/No Answer
Urban
Suburban
Rural
Vote by Region
Other/No Answer
Cleveland Area
Eastern Ohio
Northwestern Ohio
Columbus Area
Cincinnati/Southern Ohio
Special Notes
  • Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or a specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot measure. Because of the nature of caucuses, these polls are conducted as voters enter a caucus venue and are known as entrance polls.
  • Candidates who have dropped out of the presidential race may still be included in exit and entrance polls.