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Election Polls -- Vote by Groups, 1968-1972

1968

1972

Humphrey

Nixon

Wallace

McGovern

Nixon

NATIONAL

43.0%

43.4%

13.6%

38.0%

62.0%

SEX

%

%

%

%

%

Men

41

43

16

37

63

Women

45

43

12

38

62

RACE

White

38

47

15

32

68

Nonwhite

85

12

3

87

13

EDUCATION

College

37

54

9

37

63

High school

42

43

15

34

66

Grade school

52

33

15

49

51

OCCUPATION

Prof. & Business

34

56

10

31

69

White collar

41

47

12

36

64

Manual

50

35

15

43

57

AGE

Under 30 years

47

38

15

48

52

30-49 years

44

41

15

33

67

50 years & older

41

47

12

36

64

RELIGION

Protestants

35

49

16

30

70

Catholics

59

33

8

48

52

POLITICS

Republicans

9

86

5

5

95

Democrats

74

12

14

67

33

Independents

31

44

25

31

69

REGION

East

50

43

7

42

58

Midwest

44

47

9

40

60

South

31

36

33

29

71

West

44

49

7

41

59

LABOR UNION

Union families

56

29

15

46

54

SIZE OF COMMUNITY

Urban

x

x

x

x

x

Suburban

x

x

x

x

x

Rural

x

x

x

x

x

NOTES:

National figures are based on actual election outcomes, re-percentaged to exclude minor third-party candidates.

Demographic data are based on Gallup Poll final pre-election surveys, re-percentaged to exclude "no opinions" and support for minor third-party candidates; results are then weighted to conform with actual election results.

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