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2008 WCVI Exit Poll Results

WCVI Exit Poll Results and Turnout Analysis for the November 4, 2008 General Election

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About the Exit Survey

The William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) conducted an exit poll to measure how Latinos voted during the November 2008 General elections. Methodology: The William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI) emailed over 160,000 mostly Latino registered voters in randomly drawn precincts from the eleven States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Emails were sent the morning of 11/4/2008 and survey gathered information until 11/8/2008 . Emails for registered voters were identified using the complete voter registration databases in all the named states. The email survey had both English and Spanish translations.

 

The survey carries a margin of error of 4.0%, with a weighted N=856.

Toplines for WCVI Exit Poll Results for November 4, 2008 General Election

Last Updated November 18, 2008

Question 3: For whom did you vote for President and Vice President? Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin? Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden? Or one of the other candidates?

Por quien voto para Presidente y Vice-Presidente? ,Votaria por el republicano John McCainy Sarah Palin? o el Democrata Barack Obama y Joe Biden? Alguno de los otros candidatos?

U.S.
McCain - Palin
28.7%
Obama - Biden
68.6%
 

Question 4: For whom did you vote for in your Congressional District race?

Por quien voto en la eleccion de su distrito congresional?

U.S.
Democratic Candidate / Candidato Democrata
68.0%
Republican Candidate / Candidato Republicano
24.6%
 

Question 5: Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?

En este momento esta usted satisfecho o insatisfecho de como van las cosas en los Estados Unidos?

U.S.
Dissatisfied / Insatisfecho
87.1%
Satisfied / Satisfecho
5.8%
Unsure / No esta seguro
7.0%
 

Question 6: Which comes closest to your view about what government policy should be used toward illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States? Should the government:

Cual de las respuestas abajo se acercan mas a tu punto de vista sobre cual debe ser la politica gubernamental hacia los inmigrantes ilegales que residen en los Estados Unidos? Debera el gobierno:

U.S.
Allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States and become U.S. citizens, but only if they meet certain requirements like working and paying back taxes over a period of time / Permitir a los inmigrantes ilegales residir en los Estados Unidos y llegar a ser ciudadanos de los E.UA., solo si ellos cumplen ciertos requisitos como trabajar y pagar impuestos durante un período de tiempo.
55.5%
Grant amnesty to all illegal immigrants in the country, giving them residence and the right to work without the fear of being deported / Conceder amnistía para los inmigrantes ilegales en el país, dándoles la residencia y el derecho de trabajar sin ningún temor ( miedo) a ser deportados
19.2%
Have a guest worker program that allows immigrants to remain in the United States in order to work, but only for a limited amount of time / Tener un programa de trabajo que permita a los inmigrantes residir en los Estados Unidos solo para trabajar, y por tiempo limitado
16.1%
Make all illegal immigrants felons and send them back to their home country / Hacer a todos los inmigrantes ilegales criminales y mandarlos de regreso a su país.
4.7%
No Opinion / No opinó
2.2%
None of the Above / Ninguna de las mencionadas arriba
2.3%
 

Question 7: 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?

Favorece mantener una cantidad grande de tropas en Iraq hasta que haya un gobierno estable o traer a la mayoria de nuestras tropas el proximo ano?

U.S.
Bring Home Next Year / Regresar el próximo año
66.1%
Unsure / Indeciso
6.3%
Wait for Stable Government / Esperar un gobierno estable
27.6%
 

Question 8: Which one issue mattered most in deciding how you voted for President? (Choose only one of the following issues)

Cual tema tiene mas importancia en decidir como vota por presidente? (Escoja solo uno de los temas)

U.S.
Economy and Jobs / La economia y trabajos
57.1%
Iraq War Policy / La politica de la Guerra en Irak
8.9%
Abortion / Aborto
6.9%
War on Terrorism / Guerra contra el terrorismo
6.2%
Budget & Taxes / Presupuesto e Impuestos
4.8%
Health Care Policy / Politica de salud
4.7%
National Debt / Deuda nacional
3.2%
Gay Rights / Derechos Gay
2.1%
Immigration Policy / Politica migratoria
1.6%
Public Education / Educacion publica
1.4%
Gas Prices - Energy Policy / Precios del gas - Politica energitica
1.1%
 

Question 9: How would you characterize your political affiliation?

Are you a: Como caracteriza su afiliacion politica? Es usted:

U.S.
Democrat / Democrata
59.1%
Republican / Republicano
22.1%
Independent - Decline to State / Independiente o declina mencionar
15.8%
 

Question 10: Which of the following media sources most influenced for whom you voted in the 2008 General elections? (Mark only one box)

Cual de los siguientes medios de comunicacion le influyo mas para decidir por quien votar en la eleccion general del 2008? ( Marque solo un cuadro)

U.S.
English Language TV / Television en Ingles
36.2%
None influenced / Ninguna influyo
31.3%
English Language Internet / Internet en Ingles
12.3%
English Language newspapers / Periodico en Ingles
8.2%
English Language radio / Radio en Ingles
6.4%
Spanish Language TV / Television en Espanol
4.6%
 

Question 11: Is this the first time you have voted?

Esta es la primera vez que vota?

U.S.
No / No
90.0%
Yes / Si
10.0%
 

Question 12: If not born in the U.S., when did you become a citizen?

Si no es nacido en los Estados Unidos, cuando se hizo ciudadano?

U.S.
I was born in the United States
74.9%
During or Before 2004 / Durante o Antes del 2004
21.8%
During 2005-2006 / Durante 2005-2006
2.1%
During 2007-2008 / Durante 2007-2008
1.2%
 

Question 13: In what country were you born?

En que pais nacio?

U.S.
United States
69.0%
Cuba
5.3%
Mexico
8.2%
Puerto Rico
5.1%
South America
4.4%
Central America
4.9%
 

Question 14: Are you:

Es usted:

U.S.
Female / Mujer
55.0%
Male / Hombre
45.0%
 

Question 15: What is your ancestry?

Cual es su descendencia?

U.S.
Mexican-American, Mexican, Chicano / Mexicano-Americano, Mexicano, Chicano
64.2%
Cuban
7.5%
Puerto Rico
14.5%
South American / Sur Americano
6.5%
Central American / Centro Americano
6.3%
 

Question 17: What age group best describes you:

A cual grupo de edad pertenece?

U.S.
18-24
10.0%
25-29
4.4%
30-34
8.9%
35-39
13.2%
40-44
10.4%
45-47
16.9%
50-54
13.4%
55-53
10.7%
60-64
6.4%
65- Older
5.5%
 

Question 18: What is the highest grade in school you completed?

Hasta que ano llego en sus estudios?

U.S.
College graduate / Termine la Universidad y recibi un titulo
32.8%
Graduate education or higher / Maestria o Doctorado
18.8%
High School graduate or equivalent / Termine la secundaria
10.7%
Some college or vocational / Asisti la Universidad o algo equivalente
36.7%
Some high school or less / no termine la secundaria
0.9%
 

Question 19: If you added together your entire household's income, would it be:

Si suma todo el ingreso de de su familia, seria:

U.S.
$10K-$20k
2.8%
$20,001-$30K
4.0%
$30,001-$40K
8.6%
$40,001-$50K
11.1%
$50,001-$60K
12.4%
$60,001-$70K
11.8%
$70,001-$100K
21.1%
Over $100K
24.6%
Under $10K
3.5%
 

Question 20: In what state are you registered to vote?

En que estado esta registrado para votar?

U.S.
Arizona
3.3%
California
39.1%
Colorado
2.8%
Florida
19.4%
Illinois
1.5%
Michigan
1.9%
New Jersey
2.6%
New Mexico
2.6%
New York
6.1%
Pennsylvania
1.6%
Texas
18.2%

 

 
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