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The 2016
Pennsylvania
Straw Poll
Results

Pennsylvania Straw Poll Key Points
382 Ballots collected
from Friday morning through Saturday at
9:45 AM
Each attendee had a random unique voter ID
45 PA counties represented
11 States Represented
(PA, VA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, CT, IN, MI, OR, TX)

Demographic
Questions

What is your age group?
51

22

78

16

70

70
74
17 and younger
41-55
75 and older

18-25
56-65

26-40
66-74

What is your gender?
250

200

150

232
100

145

50

0

Male

Female
Male

Female

How would you classify your
political ideology? (choose all that apply)
0

50

100

150

204

Fiscal Conservative
130

Social Conservative
Paleoconservative

17
7
29

Moderate

72

Libertarian
Liberal

Choose all that apply.

250

88

Traditionalist

Neoconservative

200

0

Top 5 Counties Represented
0

Allegheny
Berks

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

17
22
44

Cumberland

39

Dauphin
Lebanon

45

20

Honorable Mentions: Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties

50

How many times have you
attended the PLC?
49
14
128

190

First Time

Two to Five

Six to Ten

More than 10

Commonwealth
Results

In your opinion, how long will it take to pass the 20162017 Pennsylvania Budget?
0

On Time
Within 30 Days
2-3 Months

20

40

60

80

100

13
16
45
99

4-6 Months
7-8 Months
9-10 Months
We won't have a budget

43
66
89

120

Cannabis (Marijuana) should be:
0

20

40

60

80

100

120

140

180

68

Legal for medical and recreational use

165

Legal only for medical use

127

Remain illegal

Undecided

160

16

Would you support moving Pennsylvania’s Primary
Election date to make the Keystone State more
influential on the National Scale?
0

50

100

Undecided

200

250

300

259

Yes

No

150

65

55

The largest concern facing Pennsylvania’s Education System?
0

20

40

60

120

140

160

28

Finances

142

Pensions

49

Quality of Education

Choose all that apply.

100

133

Common Core

Standardized Testing

80

11

The largest concerns facing Pennsylvania’s Education
System?

Write-Ins
Unions
School Choice

In your opinion, which current issue is most critical for
the Pennsylvania Legislators to address in 2016?
0

20

40

Welfare Reform

Choose all that apply.

120

140

160

180

200

182
20
49

School Property Tax
Voter ID

100

16

Pension Reform
Privatizing Alcohol Sales

80

41

Education Reform
Marcellus Shale Drilling

60

20
43

In your opinion, which current issue is most critical for
the Pennsylvania Legislators to address in 2016?

Write-Ins
Common Core
Planned Parenthood
Reduction of General Assembly

Federal Results

In your opinion, what is the most important issue
facing the United States in 2016?
0

Federal Reserve Policy

20

40

60

80

100

7

Government Spending

110

Illegal Immigration
Marriage Rights
Right to Life

55
4
23

Size of Government
War on Terrorism

120

99
71

Important Issues facing the US in 2016:

Write Ins:
Jobs
Economy
Religious Liberty

Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of
the job Republicans in Congress are doing?
70

81

226

Approve

Disapprove

Undecided

Which remaining Presidential Canddiate do you trust
the LEAST?
0

50

100

Hillary Clinton

Ted Cruz

John Kasich

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

150

200

250

300

265

14

9

25

69

Have you made your decision on who you will vote for
in the Pennsylvania Primary?
0

50

100

Definitely Decided

200

250

300

251

82

Leaning

Still Deciding

Undecided

150

34

14

If Donald Trump is the GOP candidate for the General
Election, who will you vote for in November?
0

50

100

Republican (Trump)

Democrat (Clinton/Sanders)

Not Voting

150

200

250

300

262

10

67

If Donald Trump is the GOP candidate in the General
Election, who will you vote for in November?

Write Ins:
Gary Johnson
Ted Cruz
Myself
Third Party Candidate
Sweet Meteor of Death

If the Primary was today, who would you vote for?
0

50

100

Ted Cruz

200

250

247

Marco Rubio

16

Ben Carson

4

Jeb Bush

2

Donald Trump

52

John Kasich

51

I'm writing someone in

150

9

300

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The 2016 Pennsylvania Straw Poll was designed,
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Scott R. Davis
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