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Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion

Pennsylvania General Election

Exit Poll – 7AM to 10AM Results

November 2, 2010
Are you registered as a:
Democrat 47%
Republican 47%
Independent 6%
Other

In today’s election for Governor, did you vote for:
Tom Corbett 55%
Dan Onorato 43%
Other
Refused 2%

In today’s election for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, did you vote for:
Joe Sestak 47%
Pat Toomey 51%
Other
Refused 2%

In today’s election to represent your Congressional district in the U.S. House
Of Representatives, did you vote for:
Charlie Dent 53%
John Callahan 42%
Jake Towne 4%
Other
Refused 2%

Who did you vote for in the 2008 Presidential election?
Barack Obama 53%
John McCain 47%
Another candidate
Did not vote in that election
Not sure

Do you consider yourself to be a member of the Tea Party?
Yes 9%
No 89%
Not Sure/Refused 2%

Which 1 or 2 issues mattered most when you voted today for Congress:
#Votes
Environment 4
Education 17
Crime/drugs 4
Federal budget deficit plan 26
Abortion 3
Federal taxes 13
National Economy 30
Health Care 4
Other _____________________ 3

Currently, do you think the condition of the nation’s economy is:
Excellent
Good 4%
Fair 51%
Poor 45%

Do you think things in the United States are:
Generally going in the right direction 42%
Seriously off on the wrong track 55%
No opinion 4%

Compared to two years ago, is your family’s financial situation:
Better today 19%
Worse today 36%
About the same 45%

Do you approve or disapprove of the recent health care legislation?
Approve 38%
Disapprove 53%
Not sure 8%
Refused 2%

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job
as President?
Approve 45%
Disapprove 47%
Not sure 6%
Refused 2%

Are you:
Male 53%

Female 47%

Which of the following categories best describes your racial identity?
White/Caucasian 94%

African-American 2%

Hispanic 2%

Latino

Asian 2%

Native American

Mixed race
Other

Refuse to answer question

What is your highest level of education?
Less than high school

High school graduate 8%

Some college or technical school 15%

College graduate (4 yr only) 28%

Graduate or professional degree 49%

Refuse to answer question

What is your current marital status?
Single 4%

Married 76%

Separated

Divorced 11%

Widowed 8%

Partnered

Not sure

Refused 2%

Which best describes your religious affiliation?
Catholic 28%

Protestant 40%

Jewish 19%

Muslim

Hindu

Other Religion (Including agnostic) 6%

Atheist 6%

Not sure

Refused 2%
In which of the following categories does your current age fall?
18-29 4%

30-44 17%

45-64 53%

65 and older 26%

Which best describes your family income?
Under $20,000 4%

$20,000-$40,000 2%

$40,000-$60,000 19%

$60,000-$80,000 6%

$80,000-$100,000 11%

Over $100,000 47%

Not sure 2%

Refused 9%