National Election Day Exit PollsDarlene Hart2015-05-20T19:52:04+00:00
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 Center’s 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 Exit Poll Application. 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.