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National Election Day Exit Polls



National exit polls consist of presidential and/or congressional vote questions in addition to questions on gubernatorial races, important issues affecting the vote decision, presidential approval and a number of current national issues. With the exception of the 1972 CBS News Exit Poll, all include basic demographic variables such as gender, race, education, income, and age, among others. Sample sizes for these studies usually range from 8,000 to 20,000 voters, with the largest samples coming from the 1986 and 1988 ABC News Exit Polls which consist of over 50,000 interviews.

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National Election Pool (NEP) Exit Polls Data Files
Policy effective 1/1/2014

The NEP exit polls are restricted data sets, therefore, in addition to the Centerís standard Terms and Conditions have other limits associated with their use. Access to these data is a privilege, not a right, and will be provided only if the proposed research or teaching objectives and data protection plan are deemed to be adequate. Interested parties should complete and submit the Application to Access NEP Exit Poll Files. All applications are kept confidential. The data are to be destroyed at the completion of the research project or teaching assignment, and no backup copies of the data are to be made.


Year
Survey Organization
Year
Survey Organization
1972 CBS News 1994 Voter News Service
1976 CBS News 1996 Los Angeles Times
Voter News Service
1978 CBS News 1998 Voter News Service
1980 ABC News
CBS News/New York Times
2000 Los Angeles Times
Voter News Service
1982 ABC News
CBS News/New York Times
NBC News/Associated Press
2002 Voter News Service
1984 ABC News
CBS News/New York Times
Los Angeles Times
NBC News/Associated Press
2004 Los Angeles Times
National Election Pool
1986 ABC News
CBS News/New York Times
2006 National Election Pool
1988 National Election Pool
CBS News/New York Times
Los Angeles Times
2008 National Election Pool
1990 Voter Research and Surveys 2010 National Election Pool
1992 Los Angeles Times
Voter Research and Surveys
   

 

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