Exit poll data shows how voters chose candidates on primary day

(AP file)

(WTNH)– One of the big questions is why did people vote the way they did? ABC News interviewed voters after they cast their ballot.

You’ve now seen the numbers from Tuesday’s election. But do you wonder why people voted the way they did? ABC interviewed voters after they cast their ballots Tuesday to find out how they made their decision of who to vote for.

Related: April 26th Presidential Primary Results

Let’s look at the democratic side first. 70 percent of democratic primary voters in Connecticut say the primaries have energized the party. Our exclusive ABC exit poll data shows that Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders when it comes to “who” would do the best job with gun policy. That’s a very important issue here in Connecticut.

Related: Hillary Clinton wins Connecticut democratic primary in close race

Democrats in the state believe Clinton has a better chance than Sanders of beating Donald Trump in the November election. Meanwhile on the republican side, the ABC exit poll data show that more than 8 in 10 voters say their vote for Donald Trump was “for” him and not “against” the other candidates.

Related: Donald Trump wins Connecticut republican primary in clean sweep

And more than a third of the republicans who voted for John Kasich and a quarter of those who voted for Ted Cruz said their motive was to vote against an opponent, not to vote for their candidate. Nearly 6 in 10 voters say they’d “definitely” vote for Trump as the GOP nominee.

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