Harwich students to conduct exit poll on Election Day

John Dickson's government class polling voters today at Harwich Community Center

There were lots of political poster-waving to greet the heavy crowds of voters who faced a half-hour wait to cast their ballot at the Harwich Community Center this morning. Pat Brooks photo.

Harwich High School put on a debate for the three District 9 congressional candidates on November 2.

As in previous years, Harwich High School students from John Dickson's government class will be conducting an exit poll on Election Day. Harwich voters exiting the polls at the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street will be asked to answer the following questions:

Which Party do you belong to?

  1. Democrat
  2. Republican
  3. Unenrolled/Other

In 2010, Laura Adams and Tyler DeSimone polled voters exiting the Harwich Community Center.

Who did you support for President?

  1. Obama
  2. Romney
  3. Johnson
  4. Stein

Who did you support for U.S. Senate?

  1. Warren
  2. Brown

Who did you support for U.S. Representative?

  1. Keating
  2. Sheldon
  3. Botelho

Who did you support for County Commissioner (Vote for Two)?

  1. Lyons
  2. Flynn
  3. Steinhilber

How did you vote on Ballot Question 1- Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Info?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How did you vote on Ballot Question 2 – Prescribing Medication to End Life?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How did you vote on Ballot Question 3 – Medical Use of Marijuana?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How did you vote on Ballot Question 4 – Nonbinding - To Support an Amendment to Overturn the Citizens United Decision?

  1. Yes
  2. No

For the presidential race, please identify 1-3 issues that were most important in your decision.

  1. State of the Economy/Jobs
  2. Tax Policy/Tax Cuts
  3. Budget Deficit/National Debt    
  4. Social Security/Medicare
  5. Climate Change/Environment
  6. Health Care/Education               
  7. War in Afghanistan/For. Policy 
  8. Values Issues(Abortion, Gay Mar.)
  9. Candidates Character/Personality

Did the presidential debates influence your vote in the presidential election?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was your choice for President influenced by any advertising you saw in the media? 

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was your decision for Pres. influenced by mail or phone calls you received at home?

  1. Yes
  2. No

For the Pres. Race, when did you decide?

  1. In the last week
  2. In the month prior to last week
  3. Before that

For the Senate Race, when did you decide?

  1. In the last week
  2. In the month prior to last week
  3. Before that

Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Obama has done as President?     

  1. Approve
  2. Disapprove
  3. Don’t Know/No opinion

Exit poll results in 2010 were spot on.

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