Exit polls are conducted on samples of voters as they leave the polling place. These polls, which generally have large samples, ask about vote, significant issues in the particular election, and voter demographics. The datasets provide a rich source of information on voter attitudes. Certain access restrictions apply. Learn more about U.S. exit poll datasets available from the Roper Center:
National exit polls consist of presidential and/or congressional vote questions in addition to questions on gubernatorial races, important issues affecting the vote decision, presidential approval and a number of current national issues.
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.
Primary exit polls datasets include standard demographic makeup of interviewee and questions pertinent to the issues of each state.