North Carolina county results

Exit poll

Gender

Category Obama Romney % Total
Male 45 54 44
Female 51 49 56

In which age group are you?

Category Obama Romney % Total
18-29 67 32 16
30-44 51 48 25
45-64 47 53 39
65 or over 35 64 21

In which age group are you?

Category Obama Romney % Total
18-24 67 31 9
25-29 66 33 6
30-39 58 41 15
40-49 43 57 18
50-64 47 52 30
65 or over 35 64 21

Race

Category Obama Romney % Total
White 31 68 70
Black 96 4 23
Hispanic or Latino 68 31 4
Asian - - 1
Other 52 43 2

Gender by race

Category Obama Romney % Total
White men 30 68 31
White women 33 67 39
Black men 92 8 9
Black women 99 1 14
Latino men - - 1
Latino women 68 32 2
All other races 53 44 3

On most political matters, do you consider yourself:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Liberal 85 14 22
Moderate 57 42 38
Conservative 17 82 40

No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Democrat 91 8 39
Republican 4 96 33
Independent or something else 42 57 29

What was the last grade of school you completed?

Category Obama Romney % Total
No high school diploma 57 40 5
High school graduate 47 52 23
Some college or associate degree 46 54 29
College graduate 50 49 28
Postgraduate study 51 48 15

What was the last grade of school you completed?

Category Obama Romney % Total
College graduate 50 49 43
No college degree 47 52 57

What was the last grade of school you completed?

Category Obama Romney % Total
More than high school graduate 48 51 72
High school graduate or less 49 50 28

2011 total family income:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Under $30,000 58 41 25
$30,000 - $49,999 51 49 21
$50,000 - $99,999 45 54 31
$100,000 - $199,999 45 54 17
$200,000 - $249,999 46 53 2
$250,000 or more 36 62 3

2011 total family income:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Under $50,000 55 44 46
$50,000 - $99,999 45 54 31
$100,000 or more 44 55 23

2011 total family income

Category Obama Romney % Total
Under $50,000 55 44 46
$50,000 or more 45 55 54

2011 total family income:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Under $100,000 51 48 77
$100,000 or more 44 55 23

How often do you attend religious services?

Category Obama Romney % Total
More than once a week 37 62 20
Once a week 48 51 27
A few times a month 42 58 18
A few times a year 60 39 20
Never 64 35 13

How often do you attend religious services?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Weekly or more often 43 56 48
Occasionally 51 48 38
Never 64 35 13

Religion

Category Obama Romney % Total
Protestant or other Christian 45 55 69
Catholic 34 66 10
Jewish - - 1
Something else 70 27 7
None 74 26 13

Religion among whites

Category Obama Romney % Total
White Protestant/Other Christian 27 72 48
White Catholic 29 71 8
White Jewish - - 1
White something else - - 4
White none 61 38 9
Non-white 88 12 30

Church attendance by religion

Category Obama Romney % Total
Protestant and attend at least weekly 35 64 23
Protestant and do not attend at least weekly 43 57 20
Catholic and attend at least weekly - - 5
Catholic and do not attend at least weekly - - 4
All others 61 38 48

White evangelical or white born-again Christians

Category Obama Romney % Total
White evangelical or white born-again Christians 20 79 35
All others 65 35 65

Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Legal in all cases 82 17 25
Legal in most cases 56 42 28
Illegal in most cases 22 78 27
Illegal in all cases 19 81 13

Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Legal 69 30 53
Illegal 21 79 40

Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Foreign policy 43 56 5
Federal budget deficit 29 70 14
The economy 44 56 59
Health care 75 24 19

Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Shares my values 39 60 28
Is a strong leader 39 61 18
Cares about people like me 77 22 20
Has a vision for the future 40 59 30

Which ONE of these four is the biggest economic problem facing people like you?

Category Obama Romney % Total
The housing market - - 6
Unemployment 52 47 31
Taxes 39 61 15
Rising prices 44 55 44

What should happen to the 2010 health care law?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Expand it 93 6 20
Leave it as is 87 13 19
Repeal some of it 26 72 25
Repeal all of it 6 93 28

What should happen to the 2010 health care law?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Expand it or leave it as is 90 9 40
Repeal some or all of it 16 83 53

Who is more in touch with people like you?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Barack Obama 96 3 49
Mitt Romney 2 98 47

Who would better handle the economy?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Barack Obama 98 1 47
Mitt Romney 2 98 51

Who would better handle Medicare?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Barack Obama 96 3 49
Mitt Romney 1 99 46

Which is closer to your view:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Government should do more to solve problems 79 21 41
Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals 21 77 53

Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Excellent - - 3
Good 92 7 21
Not so good 61 38 37
Poor 7 92 39

Do you think the condition of the nation's economy:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Excellent or good 91 8 24
Not so good or poor 33 66 75

Is the U.S. economy:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Getting better 93 6 38
Getting worse 7 93 33
Staying about the same 33 66 28

Economic conditions:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Getting better 93 6 38
Staying the same and good - - 4
Staying the same and not good 26 74 24
Getting worse 7 93 33

Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Better today 91 9 21
Worse today 7 92 35
About the same 60 39 43

Who is more to blame for current economic problems?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Barack Obama 5 94 40
George W. Bush 84 15 49

Which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama administration:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Enthusiastic 99 0 23
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 91 9 24
Dissatisfied, but not angry 9 89 31
Angry 0 99 20

Which comes closest to your feelings about the Obama administration:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Positive 95 5 47
Negative 6 93 51

Is your opinion of Barack Obama:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Favorable 92 8 51
Unfavorable 2 97 47

Is your opinion of Mitt Romney:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Favorable 7 93 50
Unfavorable 93 6 46

Do Barack Obama's policies generally favor:

Category Obama Romney % Total
The rich 7 92 8
The middle class 87 11 40
The poor 26 74 29

Would Mitt Romney's policies generally favor:

Category Obama Romney % Total
The rich 90 9 47
The middle class 4 96 35
The poor - - 4

Which best describes your vote for president today?

Category Obama Romney % Total
I strongly favor my candidate 55 45 66
I like my candidate but with reservations 37 61 18
I dislike the other candidates 28 69 13

When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Just today - - 2
In the last few days - - 3
In October 42 56 11
In September 40 58 10
Before that 50 49 73

When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Just today or in the last few days 49 49 6
Before that 48 51 93

When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election?

Category Obama Romney % Total
In October or later 44 54 17
Before that 49 50 83

Are you currently married?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Yes 39 60 60
No 61 37 40

Gender by marital status

Category Obama Romney % Total
Married men 37 62 27
Married women 42 58 33
Not married men 58 39 16
Not married women 63 36 23

Do you have any children under 18 living in your home?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Yes 52 48 33
No 47 52 67

Married with children

Category Obama Romney % Total
Married with children 43 57 23
All others 50 49 77

Parents

Category Obama Romney % Total
Men with children 50 50 14
Women with children 53 46 19
Men without children 41 57 31
Women without children 51 48 36

Should your state legally recognize same-sex marriage?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Yes 79 20 35
No 29 70 57

Has anyone in your household lost a job or been laid off in the last four years?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Yes 47 51 34
No 50 49 64

Which best describes you:

Category Obama Romney % Total
I was born in North Carolina 44 55 50
I moved to North Carolina in the last four years - - 6
I moved to North Carolina five to 10 years ago 62 38 13
I moved to North Carolina more than 10 years ago 47 52 30

Which best describes you:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Born in North Carolina 44 55 50
Moved to North Carolina 51 48 49

Did anyone call you or talk to you in person on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Yes, for Barack Obama 86 13 15
Yes, for Mitt Romney 21 78 10
Yes, for both Obama and Romney 38 60 15
No, I was not contacted 47 52 58

Did anyone call you or talk to you in person on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Contacted by Obama campaign 63 36 30
Not contacted by Obama campaign 43 56 68

Did anyone call you or talk to you in person on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote?

Category Obama Romney % Total
Contacted by Romney campaign 32 67 24
Not contacted by Romney campaign 55 44 74

In today's election for governor, did you just vote for:

Category Obama Romney % Total
Walter Dalton 93 6 43
Pat McCrory 12 87 55

Population of area

Category Obama Romney % Total
Over 500,000 60 39 8
50,000 - 500,000 59 40 30
Suburbs 45 54 28
10,000 - 50,000 42 57 15
Rural 37 63 20

Population of area

Category Obama Romney % Total
City over 50,000 59 40 38
Suburbs 45 54 28
Small city and Rural 39 60 34

Geographic area

Category Obama Romney % Total
East 51 48 25
Raleigh-Durham/Triangle 55 43 20
Charlotte area 50 49 15
Piedmont/Central 45 54 23
West 39 61 17