Exit poll findings on the tax cap

Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2000

Among the findings of the Voter News Service exit polling of Alaska voters on the Tax Cap Initiative in Tuesday's election:

PARTY AFFILIATION: Those voting against the tax cap crossed party lines. Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the measure, which would have capped property taxes statewide at 1 percent. About two-thirds of Republicans and two-thirds of Independents voted against the measure.

INCOME: Opposition to the tax cap cut across all income groups. About two-thirds of those with annual incomes of $15,000 to $50,000 voted against the initiative. About three-quarters of those making $50,000 to $100,000 voted against it.

FINANCIAL SITUATION: Roughly three-quarters of those who voted against the measure described their family's financial situation as better today than four years ago, while two-thirds described their financial situation as about the same as four years ago.

SEX: About three-quarters of women and two-thirds of men voted against the tax cap. -

SOURCE: Voter News Service survey of 772 voters as they left 15 randomly selected polling places around Alaska. Sampling error margin for each result: plus or minus 5 percentage points for all voters, higher for subgroups.

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