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EXIT POLLS: Illinois

Republicans
HOW TO READ EXIT AND ENTRANCE POLLS: The first column of numbers in each table shows how many voters fall into each category; those numbers should be read down. The remaining figures show how each category voted; those numbers should be read across.

REPUBLICAN PARTY, March 20, 2012

1,621 Respondents
Vote by Gender
Men
Women
Vote by Race
Other/No Answer
White
Black
Other
Vote by Age
Other/No Answer
18-29
30-44
45-64
65 and Older
Vote by Age
Other/No Answer
18-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-64
65 or 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
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
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?
Yes
No
White Evangelical/Born-Again?
Yes
No
Vote by Religion
Other/No Answer
Protestant
Catholic
Jewish
Other
None
How Often Do You Attend Religious Services?
Other/No Answer
Weekly
Occasionally
Never
Vote by Religion and Church Attendance
Other/No Answer
Protestant/Attend Weekly
Protestant/Not Weekly
Catholic/Attend Weekly
Catholic/Not Weekly
All Others
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
Most Important Issue
Other/No Answer
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
Your Support for Your Candidate
Other/No Answer
Strongly Favor
Have Reservations
Dislike Others
Gingrich's Positions on the Issues
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
Who Best Understands Average Americans' Problems?
Other/No Answer
Gingrich
Paul
Romney
Santorum
Which Would You Prefer:
Other/No Answer
Your Candidate Wins
GOP Campaign Ends Soon
Vote if Only Romney and Santorum on Ballot
Other/No Answer
Romney
Santorum
Would Not Have Voted
Nation's Economy Is:
Other/No Answer
Starting to Recover
Staying the Same
Getting Worse
Vote by Time of Decision
Other/No Answer
Just Today
Last Few Days
Earlier This Month
Earlier This Year
Before That
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 the Campaign Ads Affect Your Vote?
Other/No Answer
Most Important Factor
Important Factor
Minor Factor
Not a Factor At All
Were Campaign Ads Important To Your Vote?
Other/No Answer
Yes
No
Were Campaign Ads 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
Chicago
Cook County Suburbs
Collar Counties
Northern Illinois
Southern Illinois
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.