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State Election Day Exit Polls

The Roper Center is making available to researchers its entire collection of state election day exit polls. This collection consists of numerous studies dating back to 1978 right up to the most recent polls. Questionnaires and computer-readable datafiles are available for each study. Typically, state election day exit polls consist of congressional and/or gubernatorial vote questions in addition to questions on important statewide and local issues at the time of the polls. Like national polls, state Election Day exit polls include basic demographic variables in each study. Sample sizes usually range from 800-2000 respondents.

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Year Survey Organization States
2018 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for 21 states are available for the 2018 national election. The states included are: Alaska,  California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
2016 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for 28 states are available for the 2016 national election. The states included are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
2014 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for 27 states are available for the 2014 national election. The states included are: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
2012 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for 31 states are available for the 2012 national election. The states included are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
2010 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for 25 states are available for the 2010 national election. The states included are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
2008 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are available for the 2008 national election.
2006 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for 32 states are available for the 2006 national election. The states included are: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
2004 National Election Pool: Individual datasets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are available for the 2004 national election.
2002 Los Angeles Times: California
2000 Voter News Service: Individual datasets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are available for the 2000 national election.
1998 Voter News Service: Individual datasets for 42 states are available for the 1998 national election. The states included are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
1996 Los Angeles Times: California
  Voter News Service: Individual datasets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are available for the 1996 national election.
1994 Los Angeles Times: California
  Mitofsky International: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington
  Voter News Service: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
1992 Voter Research & Surveys: Individual datasets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are available for the 1992 national election.
1990 Roper Organization: Massachusetts
  Voter Research & Surveys: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.
1988 CBS News: California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
1986 CBS News: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Washington.
  CBS News/New York Times: New York
  Field Institute: California
  Los Angeles Times: California
1984 CBS News: Alabama, California, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia.
1982 CBS News: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
1978 CBS News: California and New York.
  Los Angeles Times: California