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Barack Obama (D)

US Elections

How Groups Voted in 2012

Mit Romney (R)

       
2012
Group
Obama
Romney

All Voters

Pct.
51%
47%
SEX
Men
47
45
52
Women
53
55
44
RACE
White
72
39
59
African-American
13
93
6
Hispanic
10
71
27
Asian
3
73
26
Other
2
58
38
AGE
18-29
19
60
37
30-44
27
52
45
45-64
38
47
51
65 & over
16
44
56
INCOME
<$50,000
41
60
38
$50,000-90,000
31
46
52
$100,000 & over
28
44
54
UNION HOUSEHOLD
Yes
18
58
40
No
82
49
48
EDUCATION
Some HS
3
64
35
HS graduate
21
51
48
Some college
29
49
48
College graduate
29
47
51
Postgraduate study
18
55
42
PARTY
Democratic
38
92
7
Republican
32
6
93
Independent
29
45
50
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Liberal
25
86
11
Moderate
41
56
41
Conservative
35
17
82
MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES
Economy
59
47
51
Budget deficit
15
32
66
Foreign policy
5
56
33
Health care
18
75
24

Sources:

"Exit polls 2012: How the vote has shifted." The Washington Post November 6, 2012. January 10, 2013 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2012-exit-polls/table.html>.

"Presidential Race - 2012 Election Center." CNN December 10, 2012. January 10, 2013 <http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/race/president>.

Notes:

Final exit poll results from interviews of randomly selected voters as they exited voting places across the country on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin polls included telephone interviews with early voters. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. Typical characteristics have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

 

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