Exit poll results and analysis from Georgia

Data as of Nov. 9 at 5:45 p.m.

Who’s winning each group in Georgia

Groups that candidates are winning by six or more percentage points

Donald Trump
Joe Biden
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President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are locked in a tight race for Georgia’s 16 electoral college votes. The last time Republicans seriously worried about losing the state was in 1992, and Georgia has added more than 2 million voters since, most of them in Atlanta and its increasingly Democratic suburbs. The math only changed as the electorate got larger and more diverse.

In 2004, when Democrats made no effort in the state, 70 percent of all voters were White, according to exit polls. In 2016, the White share of the electorate fell to 60 percent, and Democrats won the state’s suburban Cobb and Gwinnett counties for the first time since Jimmy Carter won the presidency.

Georgia went for Trump in 2016 by a margin of about five points. Democrats added to their gains there in 2018, but Republicans held out with landslide support from White voters north and south of Atlanta.

The Post is publishing preliminary results from national and state exit polls that allow readers to explore demographic trends in the 2020 vote. These surveys randomly sample voters in three ways: in-person, as they exited voting places on or before Election Day, and by telephone, through a survey of more than 25,000 early voters, to help account for the huge increase of votes cast early.

Below, see how various groups voted in Georgia’s elections for president and U.S. Senate.

Full exit poll results

Candidates who won a demographic group by six or more percentage points are highlighted. Follow live election results from Georgia here.

Sex
Trump
Biden
Men44% of voters
trump
55%
biden
43%
Women56%
trump
45%
biden
54%
Age
Trump
Biden
18-2920% of voters
trump
43%
biden
56%
30-4424%
trump
44%
biden
54%
45-6436%
trump
53%
biden
46%
65+19%
trump
56%
biden
44%
Race
Trump
Biden
White61% of voters
trump
69%
biden
30%
Black29%
trump
11%
biden
88%
Hispanic/Latino7%
trump
37%
biden
62%
Asian1%
Not enough respondents to break down details
Other2%
trump
38%
biden
58%
NET Non-White39%
trump
18%
biden
81%
Sex by race
Trump
Biden
White men29% of voters
trump
72%
biden
27%
White women33%
trump
67%
biden
32%
Black men11%
trump
16%
biden
83%
Black women17%
trump
7%
biden
92%
Hispanic/Latino men3%
trump
48%
biden
51%
Hispanic/Latino women4%
trump
30%
biden
69%
All other voters3%
trump
38%
biden
59%
Party self-identification
Trump
Biden
Democrats34% of voters
trump
4%
biden
96%
Republicans38%
trump
94%
biden
6%
Independents/Others28%
trump
44%
biden
53%
Ideology
Trump
Biden
Liberal22% of voters
trump
12%
biden
87%
Moderate38%
trump
33%
biden
65%
Conservative40%
trump
86%
biden
14%
Education
Trump
Biden
College graduates40% of voters
trump
42%
biden
57%
Some college or less60%
trump
54%
biden
45%
Education by race
Trump
Biden
White college graduates26% of voters
trump
55%
biden
44%
White, some college or less35%
trump
79%
biden
20%
Non-White college graduates14%
trump
16%
biden
83%
Non-White, some college or less25%
trump
19%
biden
80%
Education by race by sex
Trump
Biden
White women, college graduates14% of voters
trump
55%
biden
45%
White women, some college or less19%
trump
76%
biden
23%
White men, college graduates12%
trump
55%
biden
43%
White men, some college or less17%
trump
83%
biden
17%
Family income
Trump
Biden
Under $50,00032% of voters
trump
42%
biden
56%
$50,000-$99,99936%
trump
53%
biden
46%
$100,000 or more32%
trump
46%
biden
53%
White evangelical Christians
Trump
Biden
White evangelical Christians33% of voters
trump
85%
biden
14%
All other voters67%
trump
29%
biden
70%
When did you decide?
Trump
Biden
Decided in the last week4% of voters
trump
40%
biden
56%
Decided before last week93%
trump
49%
biden
50%
Most important issue in your vote for president
Trump
Biden
The coronavirus pandemic14% of voters
trump
11%
biden
89%
The economy36%
trump
87%
biden
12%
Crime and safety11%
trump
72%
biden
27%
Health-care policy12%
trump
18%
biden
81%
Racial inequality21%
trump
7%
biden
90%
Which is more important?
Trump
Biden
Containing the coronavirus now, even if it hurts the economy51% of voters
trump
16%
biden
83%
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus44%
trump
83%
biden
16%

Senate exit poll

In one of two Georgia U.S. Senate races this year, the incumbent, David Perdue, a Republican, is headed to a runoff against Jon Ossoff, a Democrat. Perdue has represented Georgia in the Senate since 2015.

The other U.S. Senate race in Georgia also has the incumbent, Kelly Loeffler, headed to a runoff against Raphael Warnock, a Democrat. Loeffler, who has represented Georgia in the Senate since January when she was appointed by the state’s governor to fill a vacant seat, outpaced her Republican challenger, congressman Doug Collins.

Who’s winning each group in Georgia

Groups that candidates are winning by six or more percentage points

David Perdue
Jon Ossoff

Full exit poll results

Candidates who won a demographic group by six or more percentage points are highlighted. Follow live election results from Georgia here.

Sex
Ossoff
Perdue
Men44% of voters
43%
55%
Women56%
52%
46%
Age
Ossoff
Perdue
18-2920% of voters
54%
43%
30-4424%
53%
44%
45-6436%
44%
53%
65+19%
42%
58%
Race
Ossoff
Perdue
White62% of voters
29%
69%
Black28%
87%
11%
Hispanic/Latino7%
52%
43%
Asian1%
Not enough respondents to break down details
Other2%
52%
43%
NET Non-White38%
78%
19%
Sex by race
Ossoff
Perdue
White men29% of voters
26%
71%
White women33%
31%
67%
Black men11%
82%
17%
Black women17%
91%
8%
Hispanic/Latino men3%
54%
45%
Hispanic/Latino women4%
51%
42%
All other voters3%
54%
41%
Party self-identification
Ossoff
Perdue
Democrats34% of voters
94%
5%
Republicans38%
4%
95%
Independents/Others28%
51%
43%
Ideology
Ossoff
Perdue
Liberal22% of voters
85%
13%
Moderate38%
63%
34%
Conservative40%
13%
85%
Education
Ossoff
Perdue
College graduates40% of voters
55%
43%
Some college or less60%
43%
54%
Education by race
Ossoff
Perdue
White college graduates26% of voters
41%
56%
White, some college or less35%
19%
78%
Non-White college graduates14%
80%
18%
Non-White, some college or less25%
77%
20%
Education by race by sex
Ossoff
Perdue
White women, college graduates14% of voters
41%
56%
White women, some college or less19%
23%
75%
White men, college graduates12%
42%
56%
White men, some college or less17%
16%
82%
Family income
Ossoff
Perdue
Under $50,00033% of voters
55%
41%
$50,000-$99,99936%
45%
52%
$100,000 or more32%
51%
47%
White evangelical Christians
Ossoff
Perdue
White evangelical Christians33% of voters
13%
85%
All other voters67%
68%
29%
Most important issue in your vote for president
Ossoff
Perdue
The coronavirus pandemic14% of voters
86%
13%
The economy36%
12%
84%
Crime and safety11%
23%
72%
Health-care policy12%
79%
20%
Racial inequality21%
88%
9%
Which is more important?
Ossoff
Perdue
Containing the coronavirus now, even if it hurts the economy51% of voters
79%
19%
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus44%
16%
80%

Senate special election

Who’s winning each group in Georgia

Groups that candidates are winning by six or more percentage points

Raphael Warnock
Kelly Loeffler

Full exit poll results

Candidates who won a demographic group by six or more percentage points are highlighted. Follow live election results from Georgia here.

Sex
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
Men44% of voters
31%
32%
24%
9%
Women56%
40%
28%
18%
9%
Age
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
18-2919% of voters
38%
22%
19%
15%
30-4425%
37%
30%
15%
11%
45-6437%
36%
33%
21%
8%
65+20%
36%
30%
28%
5%
Race
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
White62% of voters
22%
42%
28%
5%
Black28%
69%
6%
6%
14%
Hispanic/Latino7%
31%
21%
14%
26%
Asian1%
Not enough respondents to break down details
Other2%
38%
32%
15%
7%
NET Non-White38%
59%
10%
8%
16%
Sex by race
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
White men29% of voters
20%
42%
30%
5%
White women33%
24%
41%
26%
5%
Black men11%
66%
7%
9%
13%
Black women17%
71%
5%
4%
14%
Hispanic/Latino men3%
21%
27%
15%
29%
Hispanic/Latino women4%
38%
16%
14%
24%
All other voters3%
32%
28%
19%
16%
Party self-identification
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
Democrats34% of voters
73%
2%
1%
16%
Republicans39%
4%
55%
39%
1%
Independents/Others28%
37%
27%
18%
12%
Ideology
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
Liberal22% of voters
64%
7%
5%
17%
Moderate38%
48%
20%
15%
12%
Conservative40%
10%
52%
34%
3%
Education
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
College graduates40% of voters
43%
25%
17%
9%
Some college or less60%
32%
32%
22%
10%
Education by race
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
White college graduates26% of voters
35%
33%
22%
6%
White, some college or less35%
13%
48%
33%
5%
Non-White college graduates14%
59%
10%
8%
15%
Non-White, some college or less25%
59%
10%
8%
17%
Education by race by sex
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
White women, college graduates15% of voters
37%
34%
20%
5%
White women, some college or less18%
15%
47%
30%
5%
White men, college graduates12%
33%
32%
23%
6%
White men, some college or less17%
10%
48%
35%
4%
Family income
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
Under $50,00033% of voters
37%
26%
17%
14%
$50,000-$99,99936%
36%
33%
20%
7%
$100,000 or more31%
44%
25%
23%
6%
White evangelical Christians
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
White evangelical Christians34% of voters
9%
52%
33%
3%
All other voters66%
53%
17%
13%
11%
Most important issue in your vote for president
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
The coronavirus pandemic14% of voters
66%
6%
6%
17%
The economy37%
8%
47%
37%
4%
Crime and safety11%
16%
46%
29%
7%
Health-care policy11%
68%
16%
5%
8%
Racial inequality21%
70%
6%
3%
13%
Which is more important?
Warnock
Loeffler
Collins
Lieberman
Containing the coronavirus now, even if it hurts the economy51% of voters
62%
10%
8%
14%
Rebuilding the economy now, even if it hurts efforts to contain the coronavirus44%
11%
49%
34%
4%

Methodology

Preliminary national and state exit poll results from interviews of randomly selected voters as they exited voting places across the country on Nov. 3, as well as from voters exiting early voting locations. Early voters were also reached through a telephone survey. The polls were conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. Results are weighted to match vote tallies by region and to correct for differential participation by subgroup.

Graphics by Brittany Mayes, Leslie Shapiro and Chris Alcantara. Text by David Weigel, Scott Clement, Emily Guskin, Kevin Uhrmacher, Ann Gerhart, Claudia Deane, Alauna Safarpour and Jocelyn Kiley.