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Iowa Caucus Results

Democratic Entrance Poll Highlights

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Profile of Voters for Each Candidate
The data below provide a profile of each candidate's supporters by age, gender, race and ideology.
Breakdown by..
Age
Gender
Race
Ideology
Winners and Losers Within Groups
The data below provide a profile of each candidate's supporters by age, gender, race and ideology.

Republican Entrance Poll Highlights

Entrance and exit polls are representative samples of voters taken before they enter (entrance poll, used for caucuses) or after they leave (exit poll, used for primaries) their voting place. This data is used to understand who voted for whom and why they did so.
Profile of Voters for Each Candidate
The data below provide a profile of each candidates supporters by age, gender, race and ideology.
Breakdown by..
Age
Gender
Race
Ideology
Winners and Losers Within Groups
The data below show the share of the electorate in each of several groups and how each group voted.

Iowa Democratic Caucus Entrance Polls

Jump to RepublicansVOTER CHARACTERISTICS
AND ATTITUDES
Leader
Clinton
O'Malley
Sanders
Uncommitted
Gender Male 43% of voters Sanders +6 443503
Female 57% Clinton +11 533422
Age 17-29 18% of voters Sanders +70 142841
30-44 19% Sanders +21 372583
45-64 36% Clinton +23 584353
65 or over 28% Clinton +43 693261
Race White 91% of voters Clinton +3 493462
Black 3% Not enough data ----
Hispanic/Latino 4% Not enough data ----
Other 2% Not enough data ----
Education High school or less 18% of voters Clinton +19 580392
Some college/assoc. degree 32% Sanders +10 424521
College graduate 27% Tie 482482
Postgraduate study 23% Clinton +14 534394
Education More than high school graduate 82% of voters Tie 474472
High school graduate or less 18% Clinton +19 580392
Education by race White college graduates 45% of voters Clinton +5 502453
White non-college graduates 46% Sanders +1 473482
Non White college graduates 4% Not enough data ----
Non White non-college graduates 4% Not enough data ----
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 18% of voters Sanders +16 411572
$30,000 - $49,999 23% Sanders +3 472501
$50,000 - $99,999 38% Clinton +6 504442
$100,000 or more 20% Clinton +18 554374
Before today, had you ever attended an Iowa Democratic presidential caucus? Yes, I attended a caucus before 56% of voters Clinton +24 594352
No, this is my first caucus 44% Sanders +22 372592
No matter which caucus you attend today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 78% of voters Clinton +17 563392
Republican 2% Not enough data ----
Independent or something else 20% Sanders +43 261694
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Very liberal 28% of voters Sanders +19 391582
Somewhat liberal 40% Clinton +6 503442
Moderate 28% Clinton +23 584353
Conservative 4% Not enough data ----
Are you currently married? Yes 60% of voters Clinton +19 564373
No 40% Sanders +20 382581
Gender by marital status Married men 27% of voters Clinton +11 524413
Married women 33% Clinton +26 603342
Non-married men 16% Sanders +36 302662
Non-married women 25% Sanders +10 432531
Does anyone in your household belong to a labor union? Yes 21% of voters Clinton +9 523433
No 79% Clinton +1 483472
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Health care 30% of voters Clinton +21 591382
Economy/Jobs 33% Clinton +9 514423
Terrorism 6% Clinton +37 655282
Income inequality 27% Sanders +27 343612
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding whom to support today? Can win in November 20% of voters Clinton +60 772174
Cares about people like me 26% Sanders +52 223742
Honest and trustworthy 24% Sanders +73 105832
Has the right experience 28% Clinton +79 88291
Who would you trust to handle health care? Only Clinton 26% of voters Clinton +93 96311
Only Sanders 24% Sanders +95 12971
Both of them 47% Clinton +5 493443
Neither of them 1% Not enough data ----
Who do you think shares your values? Only Clinton 16% of voters Clinton +91 94321
Only Sanders 25% Sanders +94 12960
Both of them 56% Clinton +24 593353
Neither of them 2% Not enough data ----
Who do you think shares your values? Only Clinton or both of them 72% of voters Clinton +39 673282
Only Sanders or neither of them 26% Sanders +90 23931
Who do you think shares your values? Only Sanders or both of them 81% of voters Sanders +13 413542
Only Clinton or neither of them 18% Clinton +80 87473
Should the next president: Generally continue Barack Obama's policies 55% of voters Clinton +42 684262
Change to more liberal policies 33% Sanders +55 212762
Change to less liberal policies 7% Sanders +7 433503
When did you finally decide whom to support in today's caucus? Just today 7% of voters Clinton +3 4514213
In the last few days 9% Tie 466462
Sometime last week 6% Not enough data ----
In the last month 18% Sanders +16 41257-
Before that 59% Clinton +12 543421
Time of Decision This month 40% of voters Sanders +8 433513
Earlier than that 59% Clinton +12 543421
Population City over 50,000 32% of voters Sanders +4 463502
Suburbs 24% Clinton +13 534403
Small city and Rural 44% Clinton +5 502452
Region Eastern Cities 27% of voters Tie 482482
East Central 19% Clinton +3 502472
Des Moines Area 26% Clinton +10 515413
Central 16% Clinton +5 503452
West 13% Tie 474472

Iowa Republican Caucus Entrance Polls

Jump to DemocratsVOTER CHARACTERISTICS
AND ATTITUDES
Leader
Bush
Carson
Christie
Cruz
Fiorina
Huckabee
Kasich
Paul
Rubio
Santorum
Trump
Gender Male 52% of voters Cruz +4 28229122525125
Female 48% Cruz +3 311227222521124
Age 17-29 12% of voters Cruz +3 1102271121324119
30-44 16% Cruz +9 36231212922022
45-64 46% Cruz +3 210228222324125
65 or over 27% Cruz +1 510127222222126
Race White 97% of voters Cruz +4 39228222523124
Black 0% Not enough data -----------
Hispanic/Latino 2% Not enough data -----------
Other 1% Not enough data -----------
Education High school or less 16% of voters Trump +4 41002811-418132
Some college/assoc. degree 33% Cruz +6 210132221517226
College graduate 33% Rubio +1 310126222427122
Postgraduate study 19% Rubio +6 38423223529120
Education More than high school graduate 84% of voters Cruz +4 29228222524123
High school graduate or less 16% Trump +4 41002811-418132
Education by race White college graduates 50% of voters Rubio +4 39224223528122
White non-college graduates 47% Cruz +4 310131221517227
Non White college graduates 2% Not enough data -----------
Non White non-college graduates 2% Not enough data -----------
Before today, had you ever attended an Iowa Republican presidential caucus? Yes, I attended a caucus before 54% of voters Cruz +8 39232222424119
No, this is my first caucus 45% Trump +7 29223222622130
No matter which caucus you attend today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 2% of voters Not enough data -----------
Republican 79% Cruz +5 39230221323125
Independent or something else 20% Tie 2111192341022222
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Very conservative 40% of voters Cruz +23 19144230315221
Somewhat conservative 45% Rubio +5 311219222629124
Moderate 14% Trump +6 5639217528-34
Liberal 1% Not enough data -----------
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Conservative 85% of voters Cruz +8 210131221422123
Moderate or liberal 15% Trump +6 5739217627-33
Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian? Yes 64% of voters Cruz +12 112134131421122
No 36% Trump +3 45318314726129
White evangelical White evangelical or white born-again Christian 62% of voters Cruz +12 212133131421121
All others 38% Trump +3 45319314726129
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Immigration 13% of voters Trump +10 17134110110044
Economy/Jobs 27% Rubio +6 49218214430124
Terrorism 25% Cruz +7 18233120226221
Government spending 32% Cruz +6 311127322921119
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding whom to support today? Can win in November 21% of voters Rubio +20 21222102144124
Shares my values 42% Cruz +17 41513823272125
Tells it like it is 14% Trump +55 163113-144066
Can bring needed change 21% Trump +8 38225322517133
Would you like the next president to: Have experience in politics 46% of voters Rubio +4 4233512463913
Be from outside the political establishment 48% Trump +26 11702031047146
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 3% of voters Not enough data -----------
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 5% Not enough data -----------
Dissatisfied, but not angry 49% Cruz +1 311226222425121
Angry 42% Cruz +2 18132211518130
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 8% of voters Rubio +17 58418106635-16
Dissatisfied or angry 91% Cruz +4 29129221522125
Did anyone personally contact you about coming out today to support your candidate? Yes 36% of voters Cruz +8 310231321320223
No 62% Cruz +1 29226122624125
When did you finally decide whom to support in today's caucus? Just today 16% of voters Rubio +6 313322331628215
In the last few days 19% Rubio +4 38327235531113
Sometime last week 10% Cruz +9 211236112427113
In the last month 20% Cruz +5 28132221227123
Before that 35% Trump +13 29126110513139
Time of Decision This month 65% of voters Cruz +1 39229223428116
Earlier than that 35% Trump +13 29126110513139
Population City over 50,000 20% of voters Rubio +4 47224213728123
Suburbs 36% Cruz +3 37228223525122
Small city and Rural 44% Cruz +2 212129231418127
Region Eastern Cities 22% of voters Cruz +1 38226313625123
East Central 17% Cruz +6 29132221419126
Des Moines Area 27% Rubio +2 47226122528121
Central 18% Cruz +6 210131130320225
West 16% Trump +4 114125212320229

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