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Virginia Exit Poll Excerpts


The following are excerpted results from an exit poll conducted Nov. 4 by Edison Media Research of New Jersey for The Washington Post, CNN, ABC and the Associated Press. Numbers represent percentages.

All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Q: Are you ...
Male 45 49 39
Female 55 51 61
White 83 93 71
Black 14 3 26
Hispanic/Latino 1 1 1
Asian 1 1 1
Other 1 2 1
Q: Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for governor?
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Environment 4 1 7
Abortion 11 9 13
Education 29 12 51
Taxes 32 48 11
Crime 4 4 4
Family Values 13 19 6
Economy/jobs 6 5 7
Tobacco 1 1 1
Q: Do you think the condition of Virginia's economy is:
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Excellent 17 21 13
Good 70 71 69
Not so good 11 6 16
Poor 2 1 3
Q: Do you think Virginia needs a governor who can:
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Move the state in a new direction 52 35 73
Keep the state moving in the same direction 48 65 27
Q: Whose tax plan would be better for Virginia?
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Don Beyer's plan 36 2 78
Jim Gilmore's plan 49 87 2
Both equally good 5 3 6
Neither plan is good 11 8 14
Q: Did either of these candidates for governor attack the other unfairly?
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Beyer did 22 37 4
Gilmore did 14 4 26
Both did 46 40 52
Neither did 18 18 17
Q: No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Democrat 31 7 61
Republican 40 65 10
Independent 26 25 26
Something else 3 2 4
Q: Do you consider yourself part of the Christian political movement, also known as the religious right?
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
Yes 11 18 2
No 89 82 98
Percentage who said they had a favorable opinion of:
All voters Gilmore voters Beyer voters
George Allen 68 91 38
Pat Robertson 32 48 14
Don Beyer 59 26 93
Jim Gilmore 65 93 26
Doug Wilder 50 42 59
Al Gore 48 22 79

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