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Behind the Numbers Archive: Exit polls

Data retread: can a Mormon win?

In Dec. 2007, 22 percent of Americans said they would be less apt to vote for a Mormon presidential candidate. That was higher than the percentages saying they would be less likely to support someone who has been a religious leader (19 percent), a woman (15) or an African American (5).

But also notable is that the percentage turning away from a Mormon candidate dropped significantly - by 13 percentage points - between Dec. 2006 and Dec. 2007. Over this same time period, the percentage of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents saying being a Mormon was of no consequence rose 11 points to 72 percent, as the percentage less likely to vote for a Mormon candidate dropped from 36 to 21 percent.

By Jon Cohen  | January 31, 2011; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, Post Polls, Republican Party  | Tags:  Washington Post-ABC News poll; Post polling; Post poll; Post-ABC News poll  
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New exit poll numbers! (Oy.)

Final updated exit poll numbers now available, giving you a whole new set of numbers to memorize.

By Jon Cohen  | November 10, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Exit polls  | Tags:  2010, election, exit polls, midterms  
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Exit poll: big shift among independents

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By Jon Cohen  | November 3, 2010; 1:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Exit poll: Johnson, Walker victories in Wisconsin

The G.O.P. wave has reached Wisconsin. A dramatic swing among independent voters helped derail Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold's bid for a fourth term against Republican businessman Ron Johnson. In the Governor's race, Republican Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker defeated Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. In the Senate race, the 27...

By Kyle Dropp  | November 2, 2010; 11:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Exit polls  | Tags:  barrett, feingold, johnson, walker, wisconsin  
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Exit poll: Manchin's victory in West Virginia

Democrat Joe Manchin has beaten back a strong challenge from Republican John Raese in the West Virginia Senate race. Manchin's coalition is drawn from Democrats, women, adult over 50 and voters earning less than $50,000 per year. Democrats accounted for 42 percent of statewide voters, while Republicans made up 35...

By Kyle Dropp  | November 2, 2010; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Exit poll: Manchin's victory in West Virginia

Democrat Joe Manchin has beaten back a strong challenge from Republican John Raese in the West Virginia Senate race. Manchin's coalition is drawn from Democrats, women, adult over 50 and voters earning less than $50,000 per year. Democrats accounted for 42 percent of statewide voters, while Republicans made up 35...

By Kyle Dropp  | November 2, 2010; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Exit Polls: A Look at Cell-Only Voters, Jennifer Agiesta , November 7, 2008
The Ghost of Exit Polls Past, Jon Cohen , November 4, 2008
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In the Margins, Jennifer Agiesta , September 8, 2008
Iowa Without Edwards, Jon Cohen , August 11, 2008
Delving Deeper on Black Turnout, Jennifer Agiesta , July 28, 2008
New Exit Poll Tables, Jon Cohen , June 4, 2008
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More "Sincere" Crossover, Jon Cohen , May 7, 2008
White Catholics for Clinton: A Demographic Look, Jennifer Agiesta , May 2, 2008
Little GOP Mischief in Penn., Jon Cohen , April 23, 2008
A Better Uniter?, Jennifer Agiesta , March 18, 2008
An education gap among white voters, Jon Cohen , February 15, 2008
Democratic Demographics: Past and Future, Jennifer Agiesta , February 14, 2008
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Parsing the GOP: 'Independents', Jennifer Agiesta , February 1, 2008
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