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Exit Polls: Economy Top Issue With W. Va. GOP Voters

Exit Polls: Economy Top Issue With W. Va. GOP Voters
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By    |   Tuesday, 10 May 2016 06:21 PM EDT

The economy and jobs weighed most heavily on the minds of Republican voters in the coal country of West Virginia on Tuesday, with more than half of GOP voters telling exit pollsters it was the most important issue.

They also overwhelmingly said they'll be voting for their party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, over Democrat Hillary Clinton or over anyone else in November.

Here are the results as reported by Fox News Channel of West Virginia Republicans:

2016 vote for president:
  • Hillary Clinton: 2 percent
  • Donald Trump: 88 percent
  • Other: 10 percent

Most important issue:
  • Economy/jobs: 54 percent
  • Government spending: 24 percent
  • Immigration: 9 percent
  • Terrorism: 9 percent

Feelings about federal government:
  • Angry: 49 percent
  • Dissatisfied: 42 percent
  • Satisfied: 6 percent
  • Enthusiastic: 2 percent

Likelihood Trump will beat Clinton:
  • Very: 61 percent
  • Somewhat: 29 percent
  • Not too: 6 percent
  • Not at all: 3 percent

Top candidate quality:
  • Can bring change: 35 percent
  • Tells it like it is: 27 percent
  • Shares my values: 25 percent
  • Can win in November: 10 percent

Feelings if Trump elected president:
  • Excited: 36 percent
  • Optimistic: 45 percent
  • Concerned: 12 percent
  • Scared: 6 percent

Feel betrayed by politicians in Republican Party?
  • Yes: 53 percent
  • No: 46 percent

Trade with other countries:
  • Creates U.S. jobs: 27 percent
  • Takes U.S. jobs: 66 percent
  • No effect: 5 percent

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The economy and jobs weighed most heavily on the minds of Republican voters in the coal country of West Virginia on Tuesday, with more than half of GOP voters telling exit pollsters it was the most important issue. They also overwhelmingly said they'll be voting for their...
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