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Virginia Exit Poll Results - Vertical Table


The following are the complete 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.

The results are presented in two tables.

Results in the vertical table below should be read column by column from the top. The table shows what percentage of each candidate's supporters gave the answers on the left. For example, this table will tell you that 49 percent of the voters who backed Republican James S. Gilmore III were male and 51 percent were female.

An accompanying horizontal table should be read across, row by row.

Percentages for different categories may not total to 100 due to rounding.

Total Beyer voters Gilmore voters DeBauche voters
Total 100% 44% 55% 1%
Sex Male 45% 39% 49% 57%
Female 55% 61% 51% 43%
Sex by Race White Males 45% 39% 49% 61%
White Females 55% 61% 51% 39%
Age 18-29 11% 12% 9% 29%
30-44 30% 31% 30% 20%
45-59 31% 30% 31% 26%
60+ 28% 27% 29% 25%
Age 18-29 11% 12% 9% 29%
30-39 19% 18% 20% 18%
40-49 24% 24% 25% 21%
50-59 18% 20% 16% 7%
60+ 28% 27% 29% 25%
Race White 83% 71% 93% 70%
Black 14% 26% 3% 30%
Hispanic/Latino 1% 1% 1% 0%
Asian 1% 1% 1% 0%
Most Important Issue Environment 4% 7% 1% 15%
Abortion 11% 13% 9% 0%
Education 29% 51% 12% 28%
Taxes 32% 11% 48% 36%
Crime 4% 4% 4% 0%
Family Values/Morality 13% 6% 19% 15%
Economy/Jobs 6% 7% 5% 0%
Tobacco 1% 1% 1% 6%
When Decide on Who to Vote For In the last three days 12% 17% 8% 43%
In the last week 10% 11% 9% 30%
In the last month 21% 19% 22% 10%
Before that 57% 54% 61% 17%
Va. Needs a Gov. Who Can Move state in new direction 52% 73% 35% 90%
Keep state moving in same direction 48% 27% 65% 10%
Better Tax Plan Beyer's plan 36% 78% 2% 33%
Gilmore's plan 49% 2% 87% 18%
Both equally good 5% 6% 3% 3%
Neither plan is good 11% 14% 8% 46%
Did Either Candidate Attack Other Unfairly Beyer did 22% 4% 37% 18%
Gilmore did 14% 26% 4% 21%
Both did 46% 52% 40% 54%
Neither did 18% 17% 18% 7%
1993 Governor Vote Terry (D) 29% 59% 4% 48%
Allen (R) 55% 22% 82% 32%
Someone else 3% 4% 2% 7%
Did not vote for governor in 1993 13% 15% 12% 12%
Lt. Governor Vote Payne (D) 46% 92% 11% 24%
Hager (R) 52% 7% 88% 32%
Evans (RP) 2% 1% 1% 44%
Atty. General Vote Dolan (D) 44% 86% 11% 38%
Earley (R) 56% 14% 89% 62%
Condition of Va. Economy Excellent 17% 13% 21% 16%
Good 70% 69% 71% 52%
Not so good 11% 16% 6% 20%
Poor 2% 3% 1% 12%
Abortion Should Be Legal in all cases 23% 36% 12% 26%
Legal in most cases 40% 45% 36% 45%
Illegal in most cases 27% 14% 37% 26%
Illegal in all cases 10% 5% 15% 3%
Party ID Democrat 31% 61% 7% 44%
Republican 40% 10% 65% 14%
Independent 26% 26% 25% 39%
Something else 3% 4% 2% 4%
Ideology Liberal 16% 27% 6% 43%
Moderate 49% 58% 41% 42%
Conservative 35% 15% 53% 15%
Opinion of Don Beyer Favorable 59% 93% 26% 66%
Unfavorable 41% 7% 74% 34%
Opinion of Jim Gilmore Favorable 65% 26% 93% 25%
Unfavorable 35% 74% 7% 75%
Opinion of Beyer and Gilmore Favorable of Beyer only 33% 63% 4% 47%
Favorable of Gilmore only 38% 5% 71% 9%
Both favorable 26% 30% 22% 20%
Favor neither 3% 2% 3% 24%
Opinion of George Allen Favorable 68% 38% 91% 30%
Unfavorable 32% 62% 9% 70%
Opinion of Pat Robertson Favorable 32% 14% 48% 11%
Unfavorable 68% 86% 52% 89%
Opinion of Doug Wilder Favorable 50% 59% 42% 61%
Unfavorable 50% 41% 58% 39%
Opinion of Al Gore Favorable 48% 79% 22% 66%
Unfavorable 52% 21% 78% 34%
Religion Protestant 51% 43% 59% 13%
Catholic 19% 17% 21% 10%
Other Christian 16% 18% 14% 47%
Jewish 4% 6% 2% 6%
Something else 5% 8% 2% 17%
None 5% 8% 2% 6%
Religion by Race White/Protestant 56% 51% 61% 19%
White/Catholic 20% 21% 20% 0%
White/Other Christian 11% 7% 14% 40%
Jewish 4% 8% 1% 8%
Something else 4% 5% 2% 24%
None 5% 9% 2% 8%
Attend Religious Services Almost every week 48% 42% 53% 40%
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 14% 20%
Less than once a month 28% 30% 26% 21%
Never 10% 14% 7% 19%
Religious Right - Whites Yes 11% 2% 18% 2%
No 89% 98% 82% 98%
Children Under 18 at Home Yes 35% 34% 37% 14%
No 65% 66% 63% 86%
Currently Married Yes 67% 60% 74% 47%
No 33% 40% 26% 53%
Marital/Parental Status Married with children 32% 28% 35% 7%
Married, no children 36% 32% 39% 40%
Not married, with children 8% 11% 6% 13%
Not married, no children 25% 30% 20% 40%
Education Some high school 5% 6% 4% 4%
High school grad 18% 17% 19% 28%
Some college 24% 23% 26% 17%
College grad 34% 30% 37% 32%
Postgraduate 19% 24% 14% 19%
Born in Virginia Yes 45% 47% 43% 29%
No 55% 53% 57% 71%
1996 Family Income Under $15,000 6% 8% 4% 7%
$15,000-$29,999 15% 16% 14% 12%
$30,000-$49,999 23% 24% 21% 34%
$50,000-$74,999 27% 24% 30% 14%
$75,000-$99,999 16% 15% 16% 10%
$100,000 or more 14% 13% 14% 22%
Region North Virginia 35% 35% 36% 22%
Richmond area 18% 15% 21% 36%
Tidewater 18% 22% 15% 16%
Remainder 28% 28% 28% 25%

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