Who’s winning each group

Percentage-point lead in groups where candidate leads.

Full results

Republicans

Key

Sex

Men 53%
38
18
28
10
4
Women 47%
31
15
35
9
9

Age

Age 17-29 12%
30
22
35
8
3
Age 30-44 21%
30
12
37
8
8
Age 45-64 45%
36
17
30
9
7
Age 65+ 23%
36
18
28
11
5

Education

High school or less 12%
49
16
20
4
7
Some college/Associate's 28%
41
20
26
5
7
College graduate 31%
31
16
37
9
7
Postgraduate study 29%
23
15
38
18
4

Born-again or evangelical Christian

Born-again Christian 53%
36
20
28
6
8
Not born-again Christian 47%
31
13
37
14
4

Party self-identification

Republican 65%
37
18
32
6
6
Independent/Other 29%
29
16
31
15
7
Democrat 6%
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Ideology

Very conservative 32%
36
31
23
3
6
Somewhat conservative 40%
39
11
34
7
7
Moderate 25%
23
7
40
20
6
Liberal 3%
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When did you decide who to support?

Within last week 35%
18
15
39
17
10
Earlier than last week 65%
42
18
28
6
5

Most important candidate quality

Top quality: Can bring change 35%
43
14
27
8
7
Top quality: Can win in November 17%
25
9
55
6
3
Top quality: Shares my values 32%
10
28
34
15
10
Top quality: Tells it like it is 15%
72
7
12
6
3

Nation's top issue

Top issue: Economy/Jobs 45%
33
13
35
12
5
Top issue: Government spending 25%
32
18
31
9
9
Top issue: Immigration 8%
42
25
18
8
5
Top issue: Terrorism 19%
34
18
35
6
6

Experience vs. outsider

Prioritize experience in politics 43%
5
20
50
18
2
Want president from outside establishment 48%
62
11
15
1
9

Feelings on how federal government works

Angry with government 35%
43
22
21
4
9
Dissatisfied, not angry 51%
29
16
40
9
5
Satisfied, not enthusiastic 12%
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Enthusiastic 1%
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How worried about economy's direction

Very worried about economy 65%
40
19
28
6
5
Somewhat worried about economy 26%
26
13
37
16
6
Not too worried about economy 7%
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Not at all worried about economy 1%
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Most illegal immigrants working in U.S. should be

Offered a chance to apply for legal status 59%
24
10
41
15
8
Deported 36%
49
28
15
2
5

Temporary ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Support ban on Muslims entering U.S. 63%
44
18
25
4
8
Oppose ban on Muslims entering U.S. 33%
12
13
49
22
4

Satisfied with Cruz as nominee?

Satisfied with Cruz as nominee 43%
23
39
29
2
7
Dissatisfied with Cruz as nominee 54%
43
0
34
16
6

Satisfied with Rubio as nominee?

Satisfied with Rubio as nominee 59%
16
19
51
8
5
Dissatisfied with Rubio as nominee 38%
60
13
3
13
9

Satisfied with Trump as nominee?

Satisfied with Trump as nominee 44%
76
8
9
2
5
Dissatisfied with Trump as nominee 54%
1
23
50
16
8

How much sharing a candidate's religious beliefs matters

Great deal 29%
25
30
25
6
11
Somewhat 34%
41
15
31
7
5
Not much 20%
37
13
37
7
4
Not at all 17%
39
2
36
20
1

Democrats

Key

Sex

Men 43%
57
42
Women 57%
70
30

Age

17-29 16%
30
69
30-44 25%
57
43
45-64 37%
72
28
65+ 22%
85
15

Education

High school or less 11%
67
33
Some college/Associate's 25%
61
37
College graduate 29%
57
43
Postgraduate study 35%
69
30

Party self-identification

Democrat 76%
71
29
Independent/Other 22%
42
58
Republican 3%
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Ideology

Very liberal 29%
58
42
Somewhat liberal 39%
61
39
Moderate 29%
69
30
Conservative 3%
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Nation's top issue

Economy 40%
67
32
Health care 18%
73
27
Income inequality 31%
48
51
Terrorism 9%
80
20

Most important candidate quality

Can win in November 16%
86
14
Cares about people like me 23%
44
56
Has right experience 36%
95
5
Honest and trustworthy 24%
21
78

When decide support?

Last week 20%
58
40
Earlier than last week 79%
66
34

Income

Income <$50,000 29%
60
40
Income $50,000-$100,000 30%
61
38
Income $100,000+ 41%
68
32

Should next president continue Obama's policies?

Change to more liberal 30%
36
64
Continue Obama's policies 60%
81
18
Change to less liberal 7%
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Want next president who

Has experience in politics 84%
71
29
From outside political establishment 13%
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How often attend religious services?

Attend religious services seldom/never 28%
54
46
Attend religious services occasionally 38%
63
36
Attend religious services weekly+ 33%
74
26

Economic system favors wealthy/most Americans

Econ system favors wealthy 85%
62
37
Econ system is fair to most 13%
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How worried are you about direction of economy?

Very worried 37%
57
43
Somewhat worried 42%
63
36
Not too worried 17%
78
21
Not at all worried 3%
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Attended previous primary?

Attended previous primary 77%
70
30
First-time primary voter 23%
45
53

Satisfied if Clinton won nomination?

Satisfied with Clinton 80%
78
22
Dissatisfied with Clinton 19%
6
92

Satisfied if Sanders won nomination?

Satisfied with Sanders 65%
46
53
Dissatisfied with Sanders 31%
98
2

Virginia region

Shenandoah/West 13%
54
43
D.C. suburbs 26%
65
35
Northern VA Exurbs 16%
60
40
Richmond/East 26%
66
34
Tidewater/Southeast 19%
72
28

Feelings about how federal gov't is working

Enthusiastic 7%
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Satisfied 31%
65
35
Dissatisfied 47%
65
34
Angry 14%
41
59

Source: These are preliminary results from a survey of voters as they exited randomly selected primary voting places in Virginia on March 1, 2016, including 1,413 Democratic primary voters and 1,523 Republican primary voters. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. The results for typical characteristics have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points..