Elections

Election Polls -- Vote by Groups, 1976-1980

1976

1980

Carter

Ford

McCarthy

Carter

Reagan

Anderson

NATIONAL

50.0%

48.0%

1.0%

41.0%

51.0%

7.0%

SEX

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

53

45

1

38

53

7

Women

48

51

*

44

49

6

RACE

White

46

52

1

36

56

7

Nonwhite

85

15

*

86

10

2

EDUCATION

College

42

55

2

35

53

10

High school

54

46

*

43

51

5

Grade school

58

41

1

54

42

3

OCCUPATION

Prof. & Business

42

56

1

33

55

10

White collar

50

48

2

40

51

9

Manual

58

41

1

48

48

5

AGE

Under 30 years

53

45

1

47

41

11

30-49 years

48

49

2

38

52

8

50 years & older

52

48

*

41

54

4

RELIGION

Protestants

46

53

*

39

54

6

Catholics

57

41

1

46

47

6

POLITICS

Republicans

9

91

*

8

86

5

Democrats

82

18

*

69

26

4

Independents

38

57

4

29

55

14

REGION

East

51

47

1

43

47

9

Midwest

48

50

1

41

51

7

South

54

45

*

44

52

3

West

46

51

1

35

54

9

LABOR UNION

Union families

63

36

1

50

43

5

SIZE OF COMMUNITY

Urban

x

x

x

x

x

x

Suburban

x

x

x

x

x

x

Rural

x

x

x

x

x

x

NOTES:

* Less than 0.5%

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.

Gallup http://www.gallup.com/poll/9460/Election-Polls-Vote-Groups-19761980.aspx Gallup World Headquarters, 901 F Street, Washington, D.C., 20001, U.S.A +1 202.715.3030