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Exit poll shows economy still the top concern
AP News ^ | AP

Posted on 11/06/2012 2:57:39 PM PST by Smogger

Edited on 11/06/2012 3:19:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: election2012
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1 posted on 11/06/2012 2:57:41 PM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger

Really? Not Big Bird? Not contraception?


2 posted on 11/06/2012 2:59:49 PM PST by arista
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To: Smogger

Half of the country still blames George W. Bush for the economy.

After FOUR YEARS of complete failure from our President, he still gets a pass from half the country.

How do you overcome that? Not just tonight, but ever.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 3:03:00 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Smogger

Still blaming Bush. Hysterical.

I’d almost like to see Obama get in, so he could totally trash the economy and watch them all try to still blame Bush for EIGHT years of disaster.

I often wonder how people kept voting for FDR for Twelve years when he was so obviously incompetent at creating jobs and bringing us out of the depression.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 3:03:46 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Smogger
Really?

If that was the case, then with the exception of those on welfare and/or receiving food stamps (for whom the "economy" means nothing) then Romney should be ahead by 10 points.

5 posted on 11/06/2012 3:04:19 PM PST by neveralib
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To: comebacknewt

All of you act as if there were any truth to these exit polls. The first reports are NEVER accurate and they are wrong more than they are right. President kerry... remember? Damn... Conservatives are supposed to be made of stouter stuff than this. We may lose but nothing concrete on the ground points to that... in fact... just the opposite.

LLS


6 posted on 11/06/2012 3:10:49 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Smogger
The people on the ground that media outfits hire to actually do the polling are ideological journalism students... or as I like to say... junior commies in training. Nothing could possibly get skewed with those people of integrity actually doing the polling. They are probably polling minorities and women heavier than they should... that was one trick that they used in 2004.

LLS

7 posted on 11/06/2012 3:15:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I agree with you about the worthlessness of exit polls, but the fact that they are saying the economy is overwhelmingly the biggest concern is good for Romney.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 3:15:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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Oh... a reminder... THESE POLLS ARE ONLY BEING TAKEN IN 19 STATES.

LLS


9 posted on 11/06/2012 3:16:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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I don’t disagree with what you are saying.

Just expressing out my incredulity at the responses people are giving.

In the past few elections, the earliest exit polls were always the worst for our side. They continued to get better and better as the evening wore on.

I will say that we must get something similar this time if we want to win. Here’s hoping!


10 posted on 11/06/2012 3:17:28 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: colorado tanker
I agree but all of the polling to date has shown that between 65 and 70% of Americans think that the economy is the number one concern. Also this data is only of the preliminary exit polling from 19 States. This is NOT a national poll.

LLS

11 posted on 11/06/2012 3:19:23 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Smogger

WOW... we are treated with just as many exit polls as we were national polls.

LLS

CNN Exit Polls
CNN ^ | 11/6/2012 2:56 PM | Kevin Liptak

Posted on 11/06/2012 3:07:36 PM PST by Smogger

The first nationwide exit poll results are in, and here’s some preliminary data heading into election night:

60% of voters say the economy is the most important issue facing the country, followed by 15% who said the deficit, and 17% who said healthcare.

What’s the most important candidate quality? 29% said “a vision for future,” 28% said “share my values,” 19% said “strong leader,” and 20% said “cares about people.”

Who is more in touch with people like you? 52% said Obama and 44% said Romney.

Who would better handle the economy? 47% said Obama and 51% said Romney.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicslive.cnn.com ...



12 posted on 11/06/2012 3:22:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: comebacknewt

I just get tired of the left and their games and Lucy keeps lifting the football every time Charlie goes to kick it.

LLS


13 posted on 11/06/2012 3:32:28 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

47% said Obama and 51% said Romney.

If there’s any shred of rationality left in the country...this is the only figure we need to know for how the results will turn out.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 3:57:27 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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15 posted on 11/06/2012 4:04:36 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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