Investigator(s): National Election Pool (NEP)
The General Election Exit Polls series is conducted by the National Election Pool (NEP) from results obtained from interviews of a sample of voters exiting polling places in individual states in the nation on election day. It provides data on voters' choices in the senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races, and the issues and factors that most influenced those votes, as well as their opinions on presidential candidates, various referendas and propositions on the ballot, and other social issues. The data consist of individual state exit polls, a national exit poll, and a combined data file containing the responses to questions asked of every respondent. The National Election Pool replaces the Voter News Service, which took the the place of Voter Research and Surveys as the compiler of this data.