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Democratic Exit Poll Highlights

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Republican Exit Poll Highlights

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Winners and Losers Within Groups
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Arkansas Democratic Primary Exit Polls

Jump to RepublicansVOTER CHARACTERISTICS
AND ATTITUDES
Leader
Clinton
Sanders
Gender Male 43% of voters Clinton +17 5740
Female 57% Clinton +50 7424
Age 18-24 11% of voters Not enough data --
25-29 7% Not enough data --
30-39 13% Clinton +12 5543
40-49 14% Clinton +23 5835
50-64 31% Clinton +62 8119
65 or over 24% Clinton +61 7918
Age 18-44 36% of voters Sanders +5 4651
45+ 64% Clinton +58 7820
Race White 66% of voters Clinton +23 6037
Black 27% Clinton +80 9010
Hispanic/Latino 3% Not enough data --
Asian 0% Not enough data --
Other 3% Not enough data --
Which best describes your education? High school or less 32% of voters Clinton +44 7026
Some college/assoc. degree 25% Clinton +25 6237
College graduate 22% Clinton +20 5939
Postgraduate study 20% Clinton +51 7524
Education by race White college graduates 32% of voters Clinton +29 6334
White non-college graduates 35% Clinton +17 5740
Non White college graduates 11% Clinton +54 7723
Non White non-college graduates 23% Clinton +65 8217
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 31% of voters Clinton +33 6633
$30,000 - $49,999 21% Clinton +43 7027
$50,000 - $99,999 27% Clinton +33 6532
$100,000 - $199,999 16% Clinton +27 6336
$200,000 or more 5% Not enough data --
Before today, had you ever voted in a Democratic presidential primary? Yes 81% of voters Clinton +56 7721
No 17% Not enough data --
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 71% of voters Clinton +58 7921
Republican 5% Not enough data --
Independent or something else 24% Sanders +19 3857
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Very liberal 22% of voters Clinton +24 6238
Somewhat liberal 27% Clinton +30 6535
Moderate 33% Clinton +48 7123
Conservative 17% Not enough data --
Are you currently married? Yes 54% of voters Clinton +44 7026
No 46% Clinton +24 6238
Gender by marital status Married men 24% of voters Clinton +31 6231
Married women 30% Clinton +55 7722
Non-married men 22% Not enough data --
Non-married women 24% Clinton +48 7426
How often do you attend religious services? More than once a week 24% of voters Clinton +53 7320
Once a week 25% Clinton +49 7425
A few times a month 15% Not enough data --
A few times a year 15% Not enough data --
Never 20% Sanders +12 4456
How often do you attend religious services? Weekly 49% of voters Clinton +50 7323
Occasionally 29% Clinton +43 7128
Never 20% Sanders +12 4456
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Health care 22% of voters Clinton +56 7822
Economy/Jobs 39% Clinton +34 6531
Terrorism 13% Clinton +39 6728
Income inequality 23% Clinton +10 5545
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted today? Can win in November 11% of voters Clinton +73 8411
Cares about people like me 29% Clinton +10 5545
Honest and trustworthy 24% Sanders +16 3955
Has the right experience 34% Clinton +79 8910
Who do you think shares your values? Only Clinton 32% of voters Clinton +98 991
Only Sanders 20% Sanders +90 393
Both of them 37% Clinton +60 8020
Neither of them 9% Not enough data --
Who do you think shares your values? Only Clinton or both of them 69% of voters Clinton +78 8911
Only Sanders or neither of them 29% Sanders +67 1380
Who do you think shares your values? Only Sanders or both of them 57% of voters Clinton +8 5345
Only Clinton or neither of them 42% Clinton +73 8512
Who do you think is honest and trustworthy? Only Clinton 25% of voters Not enough data --
Only Sanders 21% Sanders +96 298
Both of them 37% Clinton +76 8812
Neither of them 15% Not enough data --
Who do you think is honest and trustworthy? Only Clinton or both of them 63% of voters Clinton +84 928
Only Sanders or neither of them 36% Sanders +50 2272
Who do you think is honest and trustworthy? Only Sanders or both of them 58% of voters Clinton +14 5743
Only Clinton or neither of them 41% Clinton +67 8114
Who would you trust to handle an international crisis? Only Clinton 48% of voters Clinton +88 946
Only Sanders 10% Not enough data --
Both of them 30% Clinton +10 5545
Neither of them 10% Not enough data --
Who would you trust to handle an international crisis? Only Clinton or both of them 79% of voters Clinton +58 7921
Only Sanders or neither of them 20% Not enough data --
Who would you trust to handle an international crisis? Only Sanders or both of them 40% of voters Sanders +16 4258
Only Clinton or neither of them 58% Clinton +70 8313
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Clinton 33% of voters Clinton +96 982
Only Sanders 19% Not enough data --
Both of them 35% Clinton +46 7327
Neither of them 10% Not enough data --
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Clinton or both of them 69% of voters Clinton +70 8515
Only Sanders or neither of them 29% Sanders +50 2171
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Sanders or both of them 54% of voters Clinton +4 5248
Only Clinton or neither of them 44% Clinton +72 8311
In the last few years, have race relations in this country: Gotten better 11% of voters Not enough data --
Stayed about the same 40% Clinton +41 7029
Gotten worse 48% Clinton +22 5937
Did either of these candidates attack the other unfairly? Only Clinton did 13% of voters Not enough data --
Only Sanders did 6% Not enough data --
Both did 26% Not enough data --
Neither did 49% Clinton +48 7426
Did either of these candidates attack the other unfairly? Only Clinton did or both did 39% of voters Clinton +14 5642
Only Sanders did or neither did 54% Clinton +53 7623
Did either of these candidates attack the other unfairly? Only Sanders did or both did 32% of voters Clinton +52 7523
Only Clinton did or neither did 62% Clinton +29 6435
Which ONE of these candidates would best handle Supreme Court nominations? Hillary Clinton 68% of voters Clinton +90 944
Bernie Sanders 30% Sanders +83 790
Should the next president: Generally continue Barack Obama's policies 47% of voters Clinton +70 8515
Change to more liberal policies 29% Sanders +5 4752
Change to less liberal policies 18% Not enough data --
Do you think the U.S. economic system generally: Favors the wealthy 79% of voters Clinton +31 6534
Is fair to most Americans 18% Not enough data --
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very worried 48% of voters Clinton +18 5739
Somewhat worried 32% Clinton +41 7029
Not too worried 15% Not enough data --
Not at all worried 4% Not enough data --
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very or somewhat worried 80% of voters Clinton +27 6235
Not too or not at all worried 19% Not enough data --
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 5% of voters Not enough data --
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 29% Clinton +68 8416
Dissatisfied, but not angry 42% Clinton +33 6633
Angry 22% Not enough data --
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 34% of voters Clinton +70 8515
Dissatisfied or angry 64% Clinton +16 5640
Would you like the next president to: Have experience in politics 84% of voters Clinton +48 7426
Be from outside the political establishment 14% Not enough data --
If Hillary Clinton won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 74% of voters Clinton +75 8712
Dissatisfied 24% Not enough data --
If Bernie Sanders won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 52% of voters Sanders +12 4456
Dissatisfied 42% Clinton +87 914
Do you think Hillary Clinton's positions on the issues are: Too liberal 12% of voters Not enough data --
Not liberal enough 17% Not enough data --
About right 66% Clinton +68 8416
Do you think Bernie Sanders' positions on the issues are: Too liberal 32% of voters Clinton +74 8410
Not liberal enough 15% Not enough data --
About right 44% Sanders +14 4357
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary? Just today 10% of voters Not enough data --
In the last few days 5% Not enough data --
Sometime last week 8% Not enough data --
In the last month 14% Not enough data --
Before that 62% Clinton +44 7228
Population City over 50,000 33% of voters Clinton +38 6931
Suburbs 24% Clinton +16 5741
Small city and Rural 44% Clinton +46 7125
Region East 27% of voters Clinton +48 7123
North Central 13% Clinton +30 6535
Pulaski County 21% Clinton +42 7129
Northwest 24% Clinton +19 5940
Southwest 16% Clinton +38 6729

Arkansas Republican Primary Exit Polls

Jump to DemocratsVOTER CHARACTERISTICS
AND ATTITUDES
Leader
Carson
Cruz
Kasich
Rubio
Trump
Gender Male 52% of voters Trump +3 63142334
Female 48% Tie 63032830
Age 18-24 5% of voters Not enough data -----
25-29 4% Not enough data -----
30-39 10% Trump +14 32562439
40-49 15% Cruz +2 73422332
50-64 34% Tie 53262432
65 or over 33% Trump +1 62823031
Age 18-44 25% of voters Trump +9 72732436
45+ 75% Tie 63142631
Race White 95% of voters Trump +2 63042632
Black 3% Not enough data -----
Hispanic/Latino 1% Not enough data -----
Asian 0% Not enough data -----
Other 2% Not enough data -----
Which best describes your education? High school or less 20% of voters Trump +3 33412137
Some college/assoc. degree 32% Trump +8 63121939
College graduate 28% Tie 72962928
Postgraduate study 19% Rubio +5 52973423
Education by race White college graduates 44% of voters Rubio +2 62973125
White non-college graduates 51% Trump +8 53122139
Non White college graduates 3% Not enough data -----
Non White non-college graduates 2% Not enough data -----
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 15% of voters Not enough data -----
$30,000 - $49,999 19% Trump +3 33312636
$50,000 - $99,999 34% Cruz +7 53472725
$100,000 - $199,999 25% Trump +3 93112434
$200,000 or more 7% Not enough data -----
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 5% of voters Not enough data -----
Republican 62% Cruz +2 73322631
Independent or something else 32% Trump +6 42882334
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Very conservative 41% of voters Cruz +17 74312026
Somewhat conservative 41% Trump +7 62432936
Moderate 17% Trump +7 316112936
Liberal 1% Not enough data -----
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Conservative 82% of voters Cruz +3 63422531
Moderate or liberal 18% Trump +9 316102938
Have you ever served in the U.S. military? Yes 18% of voters Trump +9 32542938
No 82% Tie 73142531
Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian? Yes 77% of voters Cruz +3 73422431
No 23% Trump +4 220103135
White evangelical or white born-again Christians White evangelical or white born-again Christian 71% of voters Cruz +3 73422431
All others 29% Trump +8 42282836
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs? A great deal 47% of voters Cruz +14 83922524
Somewhat 31% Trump +11 52442839
Not much 10% Not enough data -----
Not at all 11% Not enough data -----
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs? A great deal or somewhat 78% of voters Cruz +3 73332630
Not much or not at all 22% Trump +21 32272143
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Immigration 9% of voters Trump +26 12741453
Economy/Jobs 30% Trump +7 62562633
Terrorism 26% Trump +1 73122632
Government spending 33% Cruz +8 63632826
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted today? Can win in November 11% of voters Rubio +23 42454721
Shares my values 39% Cruz +12 104253010
Tells it like it is 18% Trump +48 1192867
Can bring needed change 29% Trump +20 42532245
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very worried 70% of voters Trump +5 63222237
Somewhat worried 23% Rubio +7 43073716
Not too worried 5% Not enough data -----
Not at all worried 2% Not enough data -----
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very or somewhat worried 93% of voters Trump +1 63132632
Not too or not at all worried 7% Not enough data -----
Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be: Offered a chance to apply for legal status 48% of voters Rubio +7 72663325
Deported to the country they came from 43% Trump +5 53621441
How do you feel about temporarily banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the U.S.? Support 76% of voters Trump +5 53312138
Oppose 20% Rubio +21 919124016
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 0% of voters Not enough data -----
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 4% Not enough data -----
Dissatisfied, but not angry 49% Tie 63153124
Angry 46% Trump +9 53231841
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 4% of voters Not enough data -----
Dissatisfied or angry 95% Trump +1 63242533
Would you say you feel betrayed by politicians from the Republican Party? Yes 53% of voters Cruz +6 83552129
No 44% Trump +5 22523237
Would you like the next president to: Have experience in politics 44% of voters Tie 3408407
Be from outside the political establishment 49% Trump +35 82101256
If Ted Cruz won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 57% of voters Cruz +32 65322116
Dissatisfied 40% Trump +26 5153056
If Marco Rubio won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 58% of voters Rubio +11 63024119
Dissatisfied 38% Trump +20 4335253
If Donald Trump won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 46% of voters Trump +53 416-1169
Dissatisfied 51% Cruz +7 8447371
Which ONE of these four candidates would best handle the economy? Ted Cruz 27% of voters Cruz +84 791-1-
John Kasich 9% Not enough data -----
Marco Rubio 19% Rubio +90 32-931
Donald Trump 41% Trump +69 48-978
Which ONE of these four candidates would best handle an international crisis? Ted Cruz 31% of voters Cruz +79 386-37
John Kasich 7% Not enough data -----
Marco Rubio 27% Rubio +74 56-817
Donald Trump 30% Trump +85 43-289
Which ONE of these four candidates would best handle Supreme Court nominations? Ted Cruz 35% of voters Cruz +66 5762610
John Kasich 11% Not enough data -----
Marco Rubio 23% Rubio +74 83-826
Donald Trump 26% Trump +90 32-193
Which ONE of these four candidates do you think ran the most unfair campaign? Ted Cruz 30% of voters Trump +46 41221763
John Kasich 3% Not enough data -----
Marco Rubio 9% Not enough data -----
Donald Trump 46% Cruz +8 7436358
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary? Just today 6% of voters Not enough data -----
In the last few days 14% Cruz +3 73953613
Sometime last week 10% Not enough data -----
In the last month 27% Rubio +1 53223328
Before that 37% Trump +19 5296948
Population City over 50,000 28% of voters Rubio +3 62843127
Suburbs 45% Trump +2 73132533
Small city and Rural 27% Trump +6 43251938
Region East 12% of voters Trump +3 43611739
North Central 21% Trump +9 62532736
Pulaski County 13% Rubio +2 63223423
Northwest 40% Tie 73052630
Southwest 14% Trump +5 33361838

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