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MN Presidential Exit Polls
Exit Polls: Minnesota President
Obama
Romney
Other/No Answer
N/A
Vote by Gender
Vote by Gender
  • total

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Other / NA
Vote by Age
Vote by Age
  • total

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Other / NA
Vote by Age
Vote by Age
  • total

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Other / NA
About Exit Polls

How to read exit polls

To illustrate how exit poll results should be read, let's use hypothetical results as an illustration.

The data is available in two formats: A graphic visualization and as a table.

In the examples to the left, the first column of numbers shows how many people who voted today fell into each category.

In our example, that means 18 percent of all voters were between the ages of 18-29.

Of those voters, 62 percent voted for the Democratic Party candidate (colored in blue), 33 percent voted for the Republican Party candidate (colored in red) and another 5 percent voted for a candidate that did not belong to either party.

Also you may notice some categories such as "Vote by Income" and "Vote by Age" appear more than once. In those cases, the data has been rolled up differently. While the data may vary among the tables, all of the tables are correct.

For instance, "Vote by Income" might show up three times, with different breakdowns: less or more than $50,000; less or more than $100,000; and less than $50,000, $50,000-$100,000 and more than $100,000.

How to read exit polls

To illustrate how exit poll results should be read, let's use hypothetical results as an illustration.

Vote by Age
  • 18-29:18%
  • 62%

  • 33%

  • 30-44:28%
  • 52%

  • 42%

  • 45-64:39%
  • 40%

  • 52%

  • 65+:15%
  • 41%

  • 51%

Vote by Age
  • total

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Other / NA
  • 18-29:21%
  • 53%

  • 46%

  • 1%

  • 30-44:29%
  • 39%

  • 57%

  • 4%

  • 45-64:37%
  • 29%

  • 68%

  • 3%

  • 65+:14%
  • 23%

  • 72%

  • 5%

The data is available in two formats: A graphic visualization and as a table.

In the examples to the left, the first column of numbers shows how many people who voted today fell into each category.

In our example, that means 18 percent of all voters were between the ages of 18-29.

Of those voters, 62 percent voted for the Democratic Party candidate (colored in blue), 33 percent voted for the Republican Party candidate (colored in red) and another 5 percent voted for a candidate that did not belong to either party.

Also you may notice some categories such as "Vote by Income" and "Vote by Age" appear more than once. In those cases, the data has been rolled up differently. While the data may vary among the tables, all of the tables are correct.

For instance, "Vote by Income" might show up three times, with different breakdowns: less or more than $50,000; less or more than $100,000; and less than $50,000, $50,000-$100,000 and more than $100,000.

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MN Senate Exit Polls
Exit Polls: Minnesota Senate
Klobuchar
Bills
Other/No Answer
N/A
Vote by Gender
Vote by Gender
  • total

  • Klobuchar
  • Bills
  • Other / NA
Vote by Age
Vote by Age
  • total

  • Klobuchar
  • Bills
  • Other / NA
Vote by Age
Vote by Age
  • total

  • Klobuchar
  • Bills
  • Other / NA
About Exit Polls

How to read exit polls

To illustrate how exit poll results should be read, let's use hypothetical results as an illustration.

The data is available in two formats: A graphic visualization and as a table.

In the examples to the left, the first column of numbers shows how many people who voted today fell into each category.

In our example, that means 18 percent of all voters were between the ages of 18-29.

Of those voters, 62 percent voted for the Democratic Party candidate (colored in blue), 33 percent voted for the Republican Party candidate (colored in red) and another 5 percent voted for a candidate that did not belong to either party.

Also you may notice some categories such as "Vote by Income" and "Vote by Age" appear more than once. In those cases, the data has been rolled up differently. While the data may vary among the tables, all of the tables are correct.

For instance, "Vote by Income" might show up three times, with different breakdowns: less or more than $50,000; less or more than $100,000; and less than $50,000, $50,000-$100,000 and more than $100,000.

How to read exit polls

To illustrate how exit poll results should be read, let's use hypothetical results as an illustration.

Vote by Age
  • 18-29:18%
  • 62%

  • 33%

  • 30-44:28%
  • 52%

  • 42%

  • 45-64:39%
  • 40%

  • 52%

  • 65+:15%
  • 41%

  • 51%

Vote by Age
  • total

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Other / NA
  • 18-29:21%
  • 53%

  • 46%

  • 1%

  • 30-44:29%
  • 39%

  • 57%

  • 4%

  • 45-64:37%
  • 29%

  • 68%

  • 3%

  • 65+:14%
  • 23%

  • 72%

  • 5%

The data is available in two formats: A graphic visualization and as a table.

In the examples to the left, the first column of numbers shows how many people who voted today fell into each category.

In our example, that means 18 percent of all voters were between the ages of 18-29.

Of those voters, 62 percent voted for the Democratic Party candidate (colored in blue), 33 percent voted for the Republican Party candidate (colored in red) and another 5 percent voted for a candidate that did not belong to either party.

Also you may notice some categories such as "Vote by Income" and "Vote by Age" appear more than once. In those cases, the data has been rolled up differently. While the data may vary among the tables, all of the tables are correct.

For instance, "Vote by Income" might show up three times, with different breakdowns: less or more than $50,000; less or more than $100,000; and less than $50,000, $50,000-$100,000 and more than $100,000.

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Ballot Measures

Minnesota Amendment 1: Ban Same-Sex Marriage Minnesota: Ban Same-Sex Marriage


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This measure would amend the state constitution to define marriage as a union of one man and one woman. A "YES" vote opposes same-sex marriage; defines marriage as between one man and one woman. A "NO" vote supports same-sex marriage; would not define marriage as between one man and one woman. (Majority of all votes cast on Election Day required for passage, not just a majority of votes cast for this measure)

 
 
 

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MN Ballot Measure Exit Polls
Exit Polls: Minnesota Ballot Measure
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N/A
Vote by Gender
Vote by Gender
  • total

  • Yes
  • No
Vote by Age
Vote by Age
  • total

  • Yes
  • No
Vote by Age
Vote by Age
  • total

  • Yes
  • No
About Exit Polls

How to read exit polls

To illustrate how exit poll results should be read, let's use hypothetical results as an illustration.

The data is available in two formats: A graphic visualization and as a table.

In the examples to the left, the first column of numbers shows how many people who voted today fell into each category.

In our example, that means 18 percent of all voters were between the ages of 18-29.

Of those voters, 62 percent voted for the Democratic Party candidate (colored in blue), 33 percent voted for the Republican Party candidate (colored in red) and another 5 percent voted for a candidate that did not belong to either party.

Also you may notice some categories such as "Vote by Income" and "Vote by Age" appear more than once. In those cases, the data has been rolled up differently. While the data may vary among the tables, all of the tables are correct.

For instance, "Vote by Income" might show up three times, with different breakdowns: less or more than $50,000; less or more than $100,000; and less than $50,000, $50,000-$100,000 and more than $100,000.

How to read exit polls

To illustrate how exit poll results should be read, let's use hypothetical results as an illustration.

Vote by Age
  • 18-29:18%
  • 62%

  • 33%

  • 30-44:28%
  • 52%

  • 42%

  • 45-64:39%
  • 40%

  • 52%

  • 65+:15%
  • 41%

  • 51%

Vote by Age
  • total

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Other / NA
  • 18-29:21%
  • 53%

  • 46%

  • 1%

  • 30-44:29%
  • 39%

  • 57%

  • 4%

  • 45-64:37%
  • 29%

  • 68%

  • 3%

  • 65+:14%
  • 23%

  • 72%

  • 5%

The data is available in two formats: A graphic visualization and as a table.

In the examples to the left, the first column of numbers shows how many people who voted today fell into each category.

In our example, that means 18 percent of all voters were between the ages of 18-29.

Of those voters, 62 percent voted for the Democratic Party candidate (colored in blue), 33 percent voted for the Republican Party candidate (colored in red) and another 5 percent voted for a candidate that did not belong to either party.

Also you may notice some categories such as "Vote by Income" and "Vote by Age" appear more than once. In those cases, the data has been rolled up differently. While the data may vary among the tables, all of the tables are correct.

For instance, "Vote by Income" might show up three times, with different breakdowns: less or more than $50,000; less or more than $100,000; and less than $50,000, $50,000-$100,000 and more than $100,000.

Notes
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  • In Indiana and Kentucky, most polls close at 6 p.m. ET, but counties in some parts of the state close at 7 p.m. ET.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Party change" denotes a race where the 2012 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Not all candidates are listed.