percent of Clinton voters Bush Voters Perot Voters
Bush's role in Iran-Contra 29 12 15
Candidates' economic proposals 40 23 45
Clinton's activities during Vietnam 5 24 12
Your opinion of Dan Quayle 19 8 9
Bush's flip-flop on raising taxes 25 1 19
Moreover, when it came to issues, the exit poll found that taxes ranked near the bottom for most voters — except for those voting for Bush.
One can certainly make the case that the broken tax pledge contributed to Bush’s defeat — or at least his political struggles — but it was not the prime factor. Norquist earns a Pinocchio for viewing the results of the election only through a tax-cut lens.