2006 WCVI Exit Poll Results - Florida

Selected Crosstabulations for Florida Exit Poll Survey

Last Updated Monday, February 12, 2007

  • Question 1: For whom did you vote in your Congressional District race?
  • Question 2: Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?
  • Question 3: Which comes closest to your view about what government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States?
  • Question 4: Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for Congress or the Senate?
  • Question 5: Do you favor keeping a large number of U.S. troops in Iraq until there is a stable government there OR bringing most of our troops home in the next year?
  • Question 6: How would you characterize your political affiliation?
  • Question 7: Which of the following media sources most influenced for whom you voted in the 2006 General elections?
  • Question 8: Is this the first time you have voted?
  • Question 9: If not born in the U.S., when did you become a citizen?
  • Question 10: In what country were you born?
  • Question 11: Are you Male or Female?
  • Question 12: What is your ancestry?
  • Question 13: What age group best describes you?
  • Question 14: What is the highest grade in school you completed?
  • Question 15: If you added together your entire household's income, would it be?
  • Question 19: ONLY FLORIDA VOTERS: Whom did you vote for in the Gubernatorial race?
  • Question 20: ONLY FLORIDA VOTERS: For whom did you vote in your Senate race?

About the Exit Survey

The William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) conducted an exit poll to measure how Latinos voted during the November 2006 General elections. The survey was administered by trained interviewers in both English and Spanish.  WCVI pollsters interviewed 1,320 Latino voters in 53 precincts in 8 states (Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois), which comprise 82% of all registered Latino voters. The sample was designed to cover 82% of all Latino voters in the country.  Precincts from 5% to 100% of registered Latino voters were included in the sample. The design is a stratified, two-stage, probability-based sample.  Precincts were included in the universe if they met minimum levels with respect to number and percentage of Latino voters.  Precincts were then stratified by geography and percent Latino voter population.  The voter’s poll touched on issues especially relevant to the Latino community which where either represented in the November election or are subject of on going local and national debate.

The margin of error for this study is + 2.8%. Results may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Margin of error higher for subgroups.

Simultaneously, WCVI also conducted separate exit surveys of Latino voters in California & Florida. WCVI Pollsters conducted 751 exit interviews in California, 431 exit interviews in Florida and 484 exit interviews in Texas. Each state survey duplicated the methodology of the national survey.

The margin of error for California was +/- 3.6%.

The margin of error for Florida was +/- 4.0%.

The margin of error for Texas was +/- 3.8%.

Margin of error higher for subgroups.

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