Exit polls: Odds and ends
November 7th, 2012
01:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Exit polls: Odds and ends

(CNN) - There are some odd and interesting trends in the national exit polling Tuesday.

Sixty-nine percent of voters decided on a candidate before September. President Obama leads among this group by eight points, 53% to 45%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Exit Polls
Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue
November 6th, 2012
10:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue

(CNN) - Abortion became an issue in some of this year's U.S. Senate races as well as in the presidential race, exit polls show.

In Missouri, Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said in a local news interview that women have biological ways to avoid pregnancy after a "legitimate rape." Tuesday's early exit polls show 51% of Missouri voters say they believe abortion should be legal all or most of the time. Of those voters, exit polls show 76% supporting Akin's opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill while 19% voted for Akin. Forty-seven percent of Missouri's voters say abortion should be illegal. Exit polls show Akin takes 67% of this group's votes while 27% of people who think abortion should be illegal supported Sen. McCaskill.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Exit Polls
June 6th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Exit Poll: Wisconsin Governor Recall Election

TOPICS: Exit poll in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election held Tuesday, June 5, 2012

See the full results here, or download below.

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Exit Polls • Extra
November 4th, 2009
04:11 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN Exit Polls – November 3, 2009 – New Jersey and Virginia

TOPICS: Exit polls in New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections

Full results for New Jersey (pdf)

Full results for Virginia (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Exit Polls • Extra
November 4th, 2009
05:10 AM ET
5 years ago

Exit polls: Independents voting for Republicans in gov races

(CNN) – Independents appear to be playing an important role in the country's two off-year gubernatorial races and in both states, and they are voting Republican.

In Virginia, where 30 percent of voters identify themselves as independent, 65 percent cast their ballots for CNN's projected winner, Republican Bob McDonnell. That's according to early CNN Exit Poll data. Democrat Creigh Deeds earned the votes of 34 percent of independents.

In New Jersey, the projected winner, Republican Chris Christie, took 60 percent of the independent vote while incumbent Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, got only 30 percent. The candidate running as an official Independent, Chris Daggett, got just 9 percent of the independent vote. Independents made up 28 percent of the voters in New Jersey race.

Updated 10:42 pm ET


Filed under: Exit Polls • New Jersey • Virginia
November 3rd, 2009
10:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Exit polls: Independents voting for Republicans in gov races

(CNN) – Independents appear to be playing an important role in the country's two off-year gubernatorial races and in both states, and they are voting Republican.

In Virginia, where 30 percent of voters identify themselves as independent, 65 percent cast their ballots for CNN's projected winner, Republican Bob McDonnell. That's according to early CNN Exit Poll data. Democrat Creigh Deeds earned the votes of 34 percent of independents.

In New Jersey, the projected winner, Republican Chris Christie, took 60 percent of the independent vote while incumbent Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, got only 30 percent. The candidate running as an official Independent, Chris Daggett, got just 9 percent of the independent vote. Independents made up 28 percent of the voters in New Jersey race.

Updated 10:42pm ET


Filed under: Exit Polls • Extra • New Jersey • Virginia
November 3rd, 2009
10:38 PM ET
5 years ago

Exit polls: Economy, jobs important to N.J. voters

(CNN) - What was on the minds of New Jersey voters as they voted for governor Tuesday?

More than a third of voters - 39 percent - said the quality they were looking for most in a candidate was the ability to bring change, and most of them said they had voted for the Republican Chris Christie, a former federal prosecutor, who CNN projects won the race. That's according to early CNN Exit Poll data.

32 percent of voters said the economy and jobs was the most important issue. Most of these voters said they voted for Democratic incumbent Governor Jon Corzine. Property taxes were the most important issue for 26 percent of voters. They voted in large part for Christie.

Updated 10:38pm ET


Filed under: Economy • Exit Polls • New Jersey
November 3rd, 2009
09:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Exit polls: Voters divided on President Obama's performance

Exit polls: Voters divided on President Obama's performance.
Exit polls: Voters divided on President Obama's performance.

(CNN) - Tuesday's two races for governor offer a snapshot on how Americans feel President Obama is handling his job.

Virginia voters are essentially split, according to early CNN Exit Poll data, with 50 percent of voters saying they do not approve of the way President Obama is doing his job. 94 percent of those respondents voted for Republican Bob McDonnell, CNN's projected winner. 49 percent of Virginia voters approve of Pres. Obama's performance and the majority of them (80 percent) voted for Democrat Creigh Deeds. President Obama won the state last year, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate won Virginia since 1964.

In New Jersey, 58 percent of voters approve of the president's performance. Incumbent Jon Corzine, a Democrat, captured three-quarters of those voters. 41 percent disapprove and 88 percent of those voted for Republican Chris Christie. Independent candidate Chris Daggett captured a small percentage of voters on both sides of the divide.


Filed under: Exit Polls • New Jersey • President Obama • Virginia
November 3rd, 2009
08:58 PM ET
5 years ago

Exit polls: Male, rural, suburban vote boost McDonnell

(CNN) – On Tuesday, 61 percent of men voted for Republican Bob McDonnell, CNN's projected winner in the race for governor of Virginia. Democrat Creigh Deeds got just 38 percent of the male vote, according to early CNN Exit Poll data. McDonnell also had an edge among women with 53 percent telling pollsters they voted for the Republican.

Deeds, who comes from rural Bath County, captured 56 percent of the urban vote... while McDonnell took 55 percent of the suburban vote and 69 percent of the rural vote.


Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Exit Polls • Virginia
November 3rd, 2009
08:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Exit polls: Economy on the minds of Va. voters

(CNN) - As voters went to the polls in Virginia Tuesday to elect a new governor, the economy was on their mind.

83 percent said they are very or somewhat worried about economic conditions, according to early CNN Exit Poll data. Those who are most worried voted overwhelmingly for Republican Bob McDonnell, who CNN projects won the race. Another 11 percent said they are not too worried about the economy. Democrat Creigh Deeds captured most of that vote. Just three percent said they're not worried at all about the economy.

Almost half of the respondents said the economy and jobs was the most important issue. A quarter said health care was the most pressing issue.

More complete data will be released later in the evening.


Filed under: Economy • Exit Polls • Virginia
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