Skip to comments.Romney v Obama: early exit data says economy important, Americans hurting, GOP turnout might be up
Posted on 11/06/2012 4:45:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Its on! The moment weve all been waiting for when America goes to vote and chose the man it wants to hate for the next four years. Whatever your party affiliation and whoever your candidate, remember: its never too late to start stockpiling food.
What do we know so far? None of this is perfect, and a lot of this is probably worth disregarding, but here's some tantalising early finds from exit polls which arent supposed to tell us how folks have voted until polls close.
Associated Press reports that, unsurprisingly, 6 out 10 think the economy is the biggest issue. About 4 in 10 say they think the nation's economy is on the mend, but more say that things are getting worse or are bad and stagnating. Only a quarter say they are better off today than four years ago. All this is good news for the GOP but the survey also says that half of voters blame Bush for their woes rather than Obama.
The Washington Post confirms that The economy remains the overwhelming top issue for most voters. Additionally, unlike in 2008, more voters oppose an active federal government than support it. Again, all good for Romney. But
the mood of the country has improved from four years ago with much of those gains coming among Democrats. Again, this suggests the population is restive and angry but not necessarily furious with the President...
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