Poll on Voter Group Preferences
The Associated Press
Jan. 13, 2000
Some results concerning the preferences of different voter groups from Voter News Service exit polls on the 1992 and 1996 presidential races and from a recent poll on different voter groups by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. When results don't total 100 percent, the remainder either didn't know or refused to answer.
NATIONAL EXIT POLL (VNS)
Keys to President Clinton's victory over Bob Dole
_Women: Clinton, 54 percent; Dole, 38 percent; Perot, 7 percent
_Blacks: Clinton, 84 percent; Dole, 12 percent; Perot, 4 percent
_Hispanics: Clinton, 72 percent; Dole, 21 percent; Perot, 6 percent
_Age 18 to 29: Clinton, 53 percent; Dole, 34 percent; Perot, 10 percent
_Independents: Clinton 43 percent; Dole 35 percent; Perot, 17 percent
_Gays: Clinton 66 percent; Dole 23 percent; Perot, 7 percent
Keys to Bill Clinton's victory over George Bush
_Women: Clinton, 45 percent; Bush, 38 percent; Perot 17 percent
_Blacks: Clinton, 83 percent; Bush, 10 percent; Perot, 7 percent
_Hispanics: Clinton, 61 percent; Bush, 25 percent; Perot, 14 percent
_Age 18 to 29: Clinton, 43 percent; Bush, 34 percent; Perot, 22 percent
_Age 60 and older: Clinton, 50 percent; Bush, 38 percent; Perot, 12 percent.
_Gays: Clinton, 72 percent; Bush, 14 percent; Perot, 14 percent.
The exit polls by Voter News Service, a partnership of The Associated Press and five television networks, of people leaving hundreds of polling places nationwide had error margins of plus or minus 1 percentage point, higher for subgroups.