Abbeville
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
43% 1,297
Ron Paul 22% 673
Mitt Romney 18% 543
Rick Santorum 16% 475
Aiken
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
49% 11,994
Mitt Romney 25% 6,200
Rick Santorum 14% 3,334
Ron Paul 10% 2,417
Allendale
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
51% 178
Mitt Romney 26% 91
Rick Santorum 12% 42
Ron Paul 7% 24
Anderson
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
44% 11,924
Mitt Romney 22% 5,918
Ron Paul 17% 4,691
Rick Santorum 16% 4,500
Bamberg
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
52% 512
Mitt Romney 26% 262
Rick Santorum 12% 118
Ron Paul 8% 82
Barnwell
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
55% 1,074
Mitt Romney 22% 438
Rick Santorum 14% 273
Ron Paul 7% 141
Beaufort
100% in
MittRomney
Mitt Romney
43% 11,726
Newt Gingrich 35% 9,631
Rick Santorum 13% 3,470
Ron Paul 7% 1,880
Berkeley
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
37% 7,673
Mitt Romney 27% 5,608
Rick Santorum 22% 4,517
Ron Paul 13% 2,758
Calhoun
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
44% 834
Mitt Romney 25% 475
Rick Santorum 15% 274
Ron Paul 14% 271
Charleston
100% in
MittRomney
Mitt Romney
36% 16,904
Newt Gingrich 33% 15,271
Rick Santorum 15% 6,831
Ron Paul 14% 6,510
Cherokee
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
42% 2,889
Rick Santorum 21% 1,465
Mitt Romney 19% 1,300
Ron Paul 16% 1,114
Chester
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
48% 1,328
Rick Santorum 21% 572
Mitt Romney 19% 540
Ron Paul 11% 292
Chesterfield
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
49% 1,566
Mitt Romney 22% 700
Rick Santorum 20% 646
Ron Paul 8% 244
Clarendon
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
49% 1,672
Mitt Romney 28% 946
Rick Santorum 15% 496
Ron Paul 8% 268
Colleton
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
47% 2,036
Mitt Romney 23% 973
Rick Santorum 18% 785
Ron Paul 10% 436
Darlington
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
49% 3,383
Mitt Romney 24% 1,661
Rick Santorum 16% 1,108
Ron Paul 10% 686
Dillon
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
54% 1,061
Mitt Romney 21% 412
Rick Santorum 17% 323
Ron Paul 7% 129
Dorchester
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
37% 6,588
Mitt Romney 27% 4,921
Rick Santorum 21% 3,775
Ron Paul 13% 2,297
Edgefield
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
60% 2,103
Mitt Romney 18% 645
Rick Santorum 12% 412
Ron Paul 8% 293
Fairfield
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
41% 942
Mitt Romney 29% 661
Rick Santorum 17% 388
Ron Paul 11% 254
Florence
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
51% 7,633
Mitt Romney 24% 3,529
Rick Santorum 15% 2,291
Ron Paul 8% 1,212
Georgetown
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
46% 4,387
Mitt Romney 34% 3,239
Rick Santorum 12% 1,146
Ron Paul 7% 679
Greenville
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
40% 30,520
Mitt Romney 25% 19,570
Rick Santorum 18% 13,509
Ron Paul 16% 12,062
Greenwood
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
43% 3,835
Mitt Romney 24% 2,137
Ron Paul 17% 1,486
Rick Santorum 15% 1,384
Hampton
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
51% 580
Mitt Romney 23% 266
Rick Santorum 16% 179
Ron Paul 8% 92
Horry
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
46% 18,340
Mitt Romney 30% 12,042
Rick Santorum 13% 5,179
Ron Paul 10% 3,931
Jasper
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
47% 857
Mitt Romney 29% 532
Rick Santorum 16% 293
Ron Paul 6% 114
Kershaw
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
38% 3,271
Mitt Romney 31% 2,673
Rick Santorum 16% 1,365
Ron Paul 14% 1,235
Lancaster
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
43% 3,857
Rick Santorum 23% 2,067
Mitt Romney 23% 2,023
Ron Paul 10% 860
Laurens
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
42% 3,295
Mitt Romney 20% 1,577
Rick Santorum 18% 1,455
Ron Paul 18% 1,441
Lee
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
45% 591
Mitt Romney 24% 319
Rick Santorum 17% 227
Ron Paul 12% 156
Lexington
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
37% 16,062
Mitt Romney 31% 13,485
Rick Santorum 18% 7,910
Ron Paul 13% 5,831
Marion
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
52% 1,169
Mitt Romney 26% 572
Rick Santorum 13% 285
Ron Paul 9% 193
Marlboro
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
47% 627
Mitt Romney 23% 308
Rick Santorum 19% 245
Ron Paul 8% 103
McCormick
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
51% 774
Mitt Romney 32% 488
Rick Santorum 9% 144
Ron Paul 7% 103
Newberry
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
43% 2,046
Mitt Romney 28% 1,360
Rick Santorum 15% 694
Ron Paul 13% 624
Oconee
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
38% 4,857
Mitt Romney 27% 3,461
Rick Santorum 17% 2,220
Ron Paul 16% 2,050
Orangeburg
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
47% 2,885
Mitt Romney 26% 1,591
Rick Santorum 14% 874
Ron Paul 11% 694
Pickens
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
42% 7,885
Mitt Romney 21% 3,948
Rick Santorum 18% 3,317
Ron Paul 18% 3,290
Richland
100% in
MittRomney
Mitt Romney
38% 12,982
Newt Gingrich 32% 10,943
Rick Santorum 15% 5,104
Ron Paul 13% 4,445
Saluda
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
47% 1,267
Mitt Romney 24% 634
Rick Santorum 17% 459
Ron Paul 11% 282
Spartanburg
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
40% 15,307
Mitt Romney 22% 8,506
Rick Santorum 21% 7,893
Ron Paul 15% 5,917
Sumter
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
39% 3,644
Mitt Romney 32% 2,973
Rick Santorum 17% 1,586
Ron Paul 10% 937
Union
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
46% 1,309
Rick Santorum 19% 559
Mitt Romney 17% 498
Ron Paul 16% 459
Williamsburg
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
57% 1,274
Mitt Romney 22% 496
Rick Santorum 14% 311
Ron Paul 6% 134
York
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
38% 12,001
Rick Santorum 24% 7,561
Mitt Romney 23% 7,164
Ron Paul 13% 4,210
SOUTH CAROLINA exit polls
Gender
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Male 42 14 26 14 51
Female 38 12 29 20 49
Race
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
White 40 13 28 17 98
Black - - - - 1
Other - - - - 1
In which age group are you?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
18-29 28 31 16 21 9
30-44 37 19 19 21 19
45-64 40 11 29 19 45
65+ 47 7 36 10 27
In which age group are you?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
18-24 25 30 15 24 4
25-29 30 31 17 18 5
30-39 40 22 16 20 10
40-49 39 13 23 22 20
50-64 39 11 31 18 34
65+ 47 7 36 10 27
Which best describes your education?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
High school or less 47 12 22 18 18
Some college or associate degree 40 15 26 18 36
College graduate 40 13 28 16 29
Postgraduate study 34 11 36 15 18
Which best describes your education?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
College graduate 37 12 31 16 47
No college degree 43 14 24 18 53
Which best describes your education?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
More than high school graduate 39 13 29 17 82
High school graduate or less 47 12 22 18 18
Are you currently married?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Yes 41 12 28 18 75
No 34 16 26 19 25
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Under $30,000 37 18 29 14 14
$30,000 - $49,999 42 16 22 18 22
$50,000 - $99,999 41 13 25 20 37
$100,000 - $199,999 40 11 30 14 22
$200,000 or more 32 6 47 14 5
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Under $50,000 40 17 25 16 36
$50,000-$99,999 41 13 25 20 37
$100,000 or more 39 10 34 14 27
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Under $50,000 40 17 25 16 36
$50,000 or more 40 12 28 17 64
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Under $100,000 41 15 25 18 73
$100,000 or more 39 10 34 14 27
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Democrat - - - - 4
Republican 45 10 28 18 71
Independent or something else 31 23 25 17 25
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Very liberal - - - - 2
Somewhat liberal 30 22 29 9 7
Moderate 31 16 36 14 23
Somewhat conservative 41 13 30 15 32
Very conservative 48 9 19 23 36
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Very conservative 48 9 19 23 36
Somewhat conservative 41 13 30 15 32
Moderate or Liberal 31 18 34 13 32
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Conservative 45 11 24 19 68
Moderate or Liberal 31 18 34 13 32
How do you feel about the Tea Party movement?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Strongly support 48 11 21 19 33
Somewhat support 42 12 30 15 30
Neutral 35 15 30 18 27
Somewhat oppose - - - - 4
Strongly oppose - - - - 4
How do you feel about the Tea Party movement?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Support 45 12 25 17 64
Neutral 35 15 30 18 27
Oppose 19 21 32 13 8
Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Yes 44 13 22 21 65
No 33 15 38 10 35
White evangelical or born-again Christians
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
White evangelical or born-again Christians 45 12 21 21 64
All others 32 16 37 11 36
Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Protestant/Other Christian 42 12 27 17 80
Catholic 37 10 29 15 13
Jewish - - - - 0
Something else - - - - 2
None - - - - 4
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
A great deal 46 13 10 31 26
Somewhat 47 11 27 14 33
Not much 36 14 39 9 19
Not at all 29 18 39 7 21
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
A great deal or somewhat 46 12 20 22 60
Not much or not at all 32 16 39 8 40
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Legal in all cases - - - - 7
Legal in most cases 34 18 37 6 27
Illegal in most cases 44 12 25 17 40
Illegal in all cases 48 10 14 28 24
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Legal 33 18 38 7 35
Illegal 45 11 21 21 64
Have you ever served in the U.S. military?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Yes 39 12 32 16 21
No 39 13 27 18 79
Which ONE of these issues mattered most in deciding how you voted today?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Abortion 29 13 6 51 8
Federal budget deficit 45 19 23 13 22
The economy 40 11 32 14 63
Illegal immigration - - - - 3
Which ONE of these candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted today?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Can defeat Barack Obama 51 4 37 7 45
Is a true conservative 38 27 2 33 14
Has strong moral character 6 31 19 42 18
Has the right experience 49 11 34 2 21
Which best describes your family's financial situation?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Getting ahead financially 33 12 32 17 11
Holding steady financially 41 13 27 16 67
Falling behind financially 44 15 25 16 21
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Very worried 42 12 28 17 79
Somewhat worried 32 15 27 20 19
Not too worried - - - - 2
Not at all worried - - - - 0
How worried are you about the direction of the nation's economy in the next few years?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Very or somewhat worried 40 13 27 18 97
Not too worried or not at all worried - - - - 2
Is your view of Mitt Romney’s background of investing in and restructuring companies:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Generally positive 36 9 40 13 64
Generally negative 50 22 3 21 28
Which should be a higher priority for the next president?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Creating jobs even if that raises the budget deficit 37 9 31 20 43
Cutting the budget deficit even if that limits job growth 41 16 26 16 57
Has anyone in your household lost a job or been laid off in the last three years?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Yes 40 14 23 20 31
No 41 13 30 15 67
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nikki Haley is handling her job as governor?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Approve 42 11 30 17 66
Disapprove 38 19 23 15 28
If Mitt Romney were to win the nomination, would you:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Enthusiastically support him 30 3 57 9 38
Support him with reservations 51 14 11 24 48
Not support him 30 38 1 19 13
Which ONE of these candidates do you think ran the most unfair campaign?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Gingrich 6 19 49 23 25
Paul 57 1 28 14 13
Perry - - - - 6
Romney 58 16 5 19 31
Santorum - - - - 6
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Just today 44 8 26 22 17
In the last few days 44 10 21 21 38
Earlier this month 34 15 33 18 20
Before that 34 18 36 9 24
When did you finally decide fro whom to vote in the presidential primary?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Last few days 44 9 22 21 55
Earlier than that 34 17 34 13 44
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
In the last month 41 11 25 21 75
Earlier than that 34 18 36 9 24
In deciding whom to support in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of recent debates?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
The single most important factor 61 9 17 13 13
One of several important factors 47 10 24 17 51
A minor factor 21 16 34 22 23
Not a factor at all 15 21 46 17 11
In deciding whom to support in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of recent debates?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Important 50 10 23 16 65
Not important 19 18 38 20 34
In deciding whom to support in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of recent debates?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
A factor 42 12 26 18 88
Not a factor 15 21 46 17 11
Population of area
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Over 500 thousand - - - - -
50 to 500 thousand 37 8 41 12 11
Suburbs 38 14 27 18 60
10 to 50 thousand - - - - 3
Rural 45 13 25 16 27
Population of area
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
City over 50 thousand 37 8 41 12 11
Suburbs 38 14 27 18 60
Small city and Rural 45 13 24 16 29
Geographic area
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Piedmont 41 16 23 19 41
Midlands 38 12 31 15 21
The Pee Dee 47 9 28 16 16
Low Country 36 11 34 16 22