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South Carolina Primary Results

Feb 27: South Carolina Democratic Primary

59 delegates
99% in
Feb 28 2016, 6:48 am ET
FULL RESULTS

Feb 20: South Carolina Republican Primary

50 delegates
99% in
Feb 22 2016, 12:03 pm ET
FULL RESULTS

Democratic Exit 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 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 Exit 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.

South Carolina Democratic Primary Exit Polls

Jump to RepublicansVOTER CHARACTERISTICS
AND ATTITUDES
Leader
Clinton
Sanders
Gender Male 39% of voters Clinton +36 6832
Female 61% Clinton +58 7921
Age 17-29 15% of voters Sanders +8 4654
30-44 20% Clinton +50 7525
45-64 47% Clinton +55 7722
65 or over 19% Clinton +77 8811
Age 17-44 35% of voters Clinton +26 6337
45+ 65% Clinton +62 8119
Race White 35% of voters Clinton +8 5446
Black 61% Clinton +72 8614
Hispanic/Latino 2% Not enough data --
Asian 1% Not enough data --
Other 1% Not enough data --
Sex by race White men 14% of voters Sanders +12 4456
White women 21% Clinton +20 6040
Black men 24% Clinton +64 8218
Black women 37% Clinton +78 8911
Latino men 1% Not enough data --
Latino women 1% Not enough data --
All other races 2% Not enough data --
Which best describes your education? High school or less 23% of voters Clinton +72 8614
Some college/assoc. degree 37% Clinton +42 7129
College graduate 24% Clinton +40 7030
Postgraduate study 16% Clinton +40 7030
Education by race White college graduates 21% of voters Clinton +4 5248
White non-college graduates 15% Clinton +14 5743
Non White college graduates 20% Clinton +78 8911
Non White non-college graduates 44% Clinton +67 8316
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 33% of voters Clinton +62 8119
$30,000 - $49,999 28% Clinton +42 7129
$50,000 - $99,999 24% Clinton +33 6633
$100,000 - $199,999 13% Clinton +40 7030
$200,000 or more 2% Not enough data --
Before today, had you ever voted in a Democratic presidential primary? Yes 85% of voters Clinton +64 8218
No 13% Sanders +26 3763
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 82% of voters Clinton +60 8020
Republican 3% Not enough data --
Independent or something else 16% Sanders +7 4653
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Very liberal 23% of voters Clinton +40 7030
Somewhat liberal 30% Clinton +40 7030
Moderate 35% Clinton +57 7821
Conservative 11% Clinton +44 7228
Are you currently married? Yes 52% of voters Clinton +45 7227
No 48% Clinton +46 7327
Gender by marital status Married men 24% of voters Clinton +28 6436
Married women 28% Clinton +60 8020
Non-married men 14% Not enough data --
Non-married women 34% Clinton +50 7525
How often do you attend religious services? More than once a week 27% of voters Clinton +77 8811
Once a week 26% Clinton +68 8416
A few times a month 16% Clinton +48 7426
A few times a year 19% Clinton +31 6534
Never 11% Not enough data --
How often do you attend religious services? Weekly 54% of voters Clinton +72 8614
Occasionally 35% Clinton +39 6930
Never 11% Not enough data --
Does anyone in your household own a gun? Yes 41% of voters Clinton +32 6634
No 59% Clinton +57 7821
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Health care 21% of voters Clinton +58 7921
Economy/Jobs 44% Clinton +50 7525
Terrorism 10% Clinton +65 8217
Income inequality 21% Clinton +26 6337
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted today? Can win in November 12% of voters Clinton +64 8218
Cares about people like me 31% Clinton +37 6831
Honest and trustworthy 23% Clinton +2 5149
Has the right experience 31% Clinton +88 946
Who do you think is honest and trustworthy? Only Clinton 29% of voters Clinton +94 973
Only Sanders 17% Sanders +84 892
Both of them 46% Clinton +60 8020
Neither of them 6% Not enough data --
Who do you think is honest and trustworthy? Only Clinton or both of them 75% of voters Clinton +74 8713
Only Sanders or neither of them 23% Sanders +48 2674
Who do you think is honest and trustworthy? Only Sanders or both of them 63% of voters Clinton +22 6139
Only Clinton or neither of them 34% Clinton +90 955
Who would you trust to handle an international crisis? Only Clinton 52% of voters Clinton +92 964
Only Sanders 8% Not enough data --
Both of them 36% Clinton +23 6138
Neither of them 2% Not enough data --
Who would you trust to handle an international crisis? Only Clinton or both of them 88% of voters Clinton +64 8218
Only Sanders or neither of them 10% Not enough data --
Who would you trust to handle an international crisis? Only Sanders or both of them 44% of voters Clinton +5 5247
Only Clinton or neither of them 54% Clinton +86 937
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Clinton 35% of voters Clinton +98 991
Only Sanders 10% Not enough data --
Both of them 50% Clinton +45 7227
Neither of them 4% Not enough data --
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Clinton or both of them 85% of voters Clinton +68 8416
Only Sanders or neither of them 13% Sanders +58 2179
Who would you trust to handle race relations? Only Sanders or both of them 59% of voters Clinton +24 6238
Only Clinton or neither of them 39% Clinton +90 955
In the last few years, have race relations in this country: Gotten better 18% of voters Clinton +68 8416
Stayed about the same 38% Clinton +54 7723
Gotten worse 43% Clinton +43 7128
Which ONE of these candidates would best handle Supreme Court nominations? Hillary Clinton 73% of voters Clinton +88 946
Bernie Sanders 24% Sanders +82 991
Which is more important to you? Reducing gun violence 81% of voters Clinton +50 7525
Protecting gun owners' rights 16% Not enough data --
Should the next president: Generally continue Barack Obama's policies 74% of voters Clinton +62 8119
Change to more liberal policies 16% Sanders +10 4555
Change to less liberal policies 5% Not enough data --
Do you think the U.S. economic system generally: Favors the wealthy 79% of voters Clinton +40 7030
Is fair to most Americans 19% Clinton +71 8514
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very worried 50% of voters Clinton +46 7327
Somewhat worried 34% Clinton +42 7129
Not too worried 14% Not enough data --
Not at all worried 1% Not enough data --
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very or somewhat worried 84% of voters Clinton +44 7228
Not too or not at all worried 15% Clinton +52 7624
Would you like the next president to: Have experience in politics 85% of voters Clinton +64 8218
Be from outside the political establishment 11% Not enough data --
If Hillary Clinton won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 85% of voters Clinton +74 8713
Dissatisfied 14% Sanders +88 593
If Bernie Sanders won the nomination, would you be: Satisfied 58% of voters Clinton +16 5842
Dissatisfied 38% Clinton +98 991
Do you think Hillary Clinton's positions on the issues are: Too liberal 8% of voters Not enough data --
Not liberal enough 14% Sanders +63 1881
About right 74% Clinton +80 9010
Do you think Bernie Sanders' positions on the issues are: Too liberal 22% of voters Clinton +88 946
Not liberal enough 23% Clinton +86 937
About right 49% Clinton +13 5643
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of race relations? The most important factor 25% of voters Clinton +62 8119
One of several important factors 56% Clinton +38 6931
A minor factor 6% Not enough data --
Not a factor at all 8% Not enough data --
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of race relations? Important 81% of voters Clinton +46 7327
Not important 14% Clinton +48 7426
Did anyone personally contact you about coming out to vote for your candidate? Yes 31% of voters Clinton +52 7624
No 68% Clinton +50 7525
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary? Just today 8% of voters Not enough data --
In the last few days 7% Not enough data --
Sometime last week 7% Not enough data --
In the last month 17% Clinton +23 6138
Before that 60% Clinton +52 7624
Population City over 50,000 13% of voters Clinton +40 7030
Suburbs 27% Clinton +40 7030
Small city and Rural 60% Clinton +55 7722
Region Upcountry 18% of voters Clinton +32 6634
Piedmont 11% Clinton +49 7425
Central 34% Clinton +56 7822
Pee Dee/Waccamaw 15% Clinton +66 8317
Low Country 23% Clinton +40 7030

South Carolina Republican Primary Exit Polls

Jump to DemocratsVOTER CHARACTERISTICS
AND ATTITUDES
Leader
Bush
Carson
Cruz
Kasich
Rubio
Trump
Are you: Male 51% of voters Trump +14 772272236
Female 49% Trump +6 982292329
In which age group are you? 17-29 10% of voters Cruz +2 4112892226
30-44 17% Tie 4102582626
45-64 46% Trump +13 872371936
65 or over 27% Trump +8 1241782533
To which age group do you belong? 17-44 27% of voters Tie 4102682526
45+ 73% Trump +13 962172235
Are you: White 96% of voters Trump +11 872282233
Black 1% 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 16% of voters Trump +18 652721645
Some college/assoc. degree 30% Trump +16 762461740
College graduate 33% Trump +5 992192429
Postgraduate study 21% Rubio +12 10718133220
Education by race White college graduates 52% of voters Rubio +2 9819112725
White non-college graduates 45% Trump +18 662441742
Non White college graduates 2% Not enough data ------
Non White non-college graduates 2% Not enough data ------
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 10% of voters Not enough data ------
$30,000 - $49,999 17% Trump +6 852772033
$50,000 - $99,999 37% Trump +8 682671934
$100,000 - $199,999 26% Tie 7717122828
$200,000 or more 10% Not enough data ------
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 2% of voters Not enough data ------
Republican 76% Trump +8 862462332
Independent or something else 22% Trump +14 71017131933
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Very conservative 38% of voters Cruz +6 583531929
Somewhat conservative 43% Trump +10 971762535
Moderate 17% Trump +11 957212334
Liberal 1% Not enough data ------
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Conservative 81% of voters Trump +6 782652232
Moderate or liberal 19% Trump +13 1057202235
Have you ever served in the U.S. military? Yes 17% of voters Trump +12 842172335
No 83% Trump +7 872492131
Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian? Yes 72% of voters Trump +6 772752233
No 28% Trump +8 9513192230
White evangelical or white born-again Christians White evangelical or white born-again Christian 67% of voters Trump +8 772652134
All others 33% Trump +7 9517162229
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs? A great deal 43% of voters Cruz +5 983242027
Somewhat 33% Trump +11 472082536
Not much 12% Trump +19 5415191938
Not at all 12% Trump +13 1818182033
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs? A great deal or somewhat 76% of voters Trump +4 782762231
Not much or not at all 24% Trump +15 11311192035
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? (CHECK ONLY ONE) Immigration 10% of voters Trump +26 372531151
Economy/Jobs 29% Trump +12 7615132436
Terrorism 32% Trump +6 972552331
Government spending 26% Tie 982582525
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted today? (CHECK ONLY ONE) Can win in November 15% of voters Rubio +26 621774721
Shares my values 37% Cruz +7 10113410278
Tells it like it is 16% Trump +70 4484378
Can bring needed change 31% Trump +26 861971645
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very worried 72% of voters Trump +13 682252336
Somewhat worried 25% Tie 14818112424
Not too worried 2% Not enough data ------
Not at all worried 0% Not enough data ------
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years? Very or somewhat worried 97% of voters Trump +10 882162333
Not too or not at all worried 3% Not enough data ------
Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be: Offered a chance to apply for legal status 53% of voters Rubio +9 11918103122
Deported to the country they came from 44% Trump +23 562421547
How do you feel about temporarily banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the U.S.? Support 74% of voters Trump +18 672332041
Oppose 24% Rubio +15 13816183313
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 0% of voters Not enough data ------
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 7% Not enough data ------
Dissatisfied, but not angry 52% Rubio +1 1072392625
Angry 40% Trump +20 372461644
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 8% of voters Not enough data ------
Dissatisfied or angry 92% Trump +9 772472233
Would you say you feel betrayed by politicians from the Republican Party? Yes 52% of voters Trump +13 762381936
No 45% Trump +2 991852830
Would you like the next president to: Have experience in politics 47% of voters Rubio +9 1442911384
Be from outside the political establishment 48% Trump +50 211133963
Who would you be satisfied with as the nominee: Only my candidate 30% of voters Trump +32 761781349
More than one Republican candidate 67% Rubio +2 892362826
Which ONE of these five candidates would best handle the economy? (CHECK ONLY ONE) Jeb Bush 10% of voters Not enough data ------
Ted Cruz 18% Cruz +81 1788-22
John Kasich 9% Kasich +47 25865182
Marco Rubio 14% Rubio +88 -51193-
Donald Trump 45% Trump +62 27811072
Which ONE of these five candidates would best handle an international crisis? (CHECK ONLY ONE) Jeb Bush 19% of voters Bush +17 3961051822
Ted Cruz 23% Cruz +63 01073287
John Kasich 7% Not enough data ------
Marco Rubio 20% Rubio +70 2532799
Donald Trump 27% Trump +87 -431191
Which ONE of these five candidates would best handle Supreme Court nominations? (CHECK ONLY ONE) Jeb Bush 11% of voters Bush +52 64753812
Ted Cruz 28% Cruz +67 -775188
John Kasich 10% Kasich +71 -537876
Marco Rubio 19% Rubio +80 1611866
Donald Trump 28% Trump +91 -31-194
Which ONE of these five candidates do you think ran the most unfair campaign? (CHECK ONLY ONE) Jeb Bush 8% of voters Not enough data ------
Ted Cruz 33% Trump +30 54862454
John Kasich 3% Not enough data ------
Marco Rubio 8% Not enough data ------
Donald Trump 39% Cruz +4 1083392911
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of Gov. Haley endorsing Rubio? The most important factor 6% of voters Not enough data ------
One of several important factors 19% Rubio +35 941775212
A minor factor 20% Rubio +1 9621102827
Not a factor at all 52% Trump +14 88269840
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of Gov. Haley endorsing Rubio? Important 25% of voters Rubio +25 742074517
Not important 72% Trump +12 882491436
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary? Just today 16% of voters Tie 10825102522
In the last few days 23% Rubio +2 11627142914
Sometime last week 7% Not enough data ------
In the last month 24% Trump +6 742592431
Before that 30% Trump +39 591731056
Population of area, three categories City over 50,000 23% of voters Rubio +8 10718123123
Suburbs 48% Trump +10 772651836
Small city and Rural 29% Trump +12 882082234
Geo Stratum Code Upcountry 29% of voters Trump +5 782472329
Piedmont 13% Trump +9 692462133
Central 23% Trump +7 982372230
Pee Dee/Waccamaw 15% Trump +22 752161843
Low Country 20% Trump +4 9518122630

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