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How Groups Voted in 2012

2012
  2012 Group Obama Romney
  All Voters Pct. 51% 47%
SEX Men 47 45 52
  Women 53 55 44
RACE White 72 39 59
  African-American 13 93 6
  Hispanic 10 71 27
  Asian 3 73 26
  Other 2 58 38
AGE 18-29 19 60 37
  30-44 27 52 45
  45-64 38 47 51
  65 & over 16 44 56
INCOME <$50,000 41 60 38
  $50,000-90,000 31 46 52
  $100,000 & over 28 44 54
UNION HOUSEHOLD Yes 18 58 40
  No 82 49 48
EDUCATION Some HS 3 64 35
  HS graduate 21 51 48
  Some college 29 49 48
  College graduate 29 47 51
  Postgraduate study 18 55 42
PARTY Democratic 38 92 7
  Republican 32 6 93
  Independent 29 45 50
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Liberal 25 86 11
  Moderate 41 56 41
  Conservative 35 17 82
MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES Economy 59 47 51
  Budget deficit 15 32 66
  Foreign policy 5 56 33
  Health care 18 75 24

Sources:

Exit polls 2012: How the vote has shifted.” The Washington Post November 6, 2012. January 10, 2013. 

Presidential Race – 2012 Election Center.” CNN December 10, 2012. January 10, 2013. 

Notes:

Final exit poll results from interviews of randomly selected voters as they exited voting places across the country on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin polls included telephone interviews with early voters. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, the Washington Post and other media organizations. Typical characteristics have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points. “Don’t know” and “other” responses not included.