Exit polls

EXIT POLLS…. A few numbers to chew on from CBS News’ preliminary exit polls:

Country on wrong track: Three in four voters

Disapprove of President Bush: 71%

Disapprove of Congress: 73%

Economy in bad shape: Nine in 10 voters

Worried economy will harm their family’s finances: Eight in 10 voters

Looking for a candidate who can bring change: 36%

Looking for a candidate who shared their values: 30%

Candidate on the attack: 66% McCain, 48% Obama

Candidate in touch with people like themselves: 57% Obama, 40% McCain

Experience to serve as president: 50% Obama, 60% McCain

And from the AP’s preliminary exit polls:

Economy most important issue: Six in 10 voters

Family situation gotten worse in last four years: At least four in 10 voters

Worried about effects of economic crisis on family’s finances: Half of voters

Worried about being able to afford health care: Two-thirds of voters

First-time voters: One in 10 voters

First-time voters under age 30: Six in 10 voters

Future Supreme Court appointments an important factor: Six in 10 voters

Under 30: About one in seven voters

Over 65: About one in seven voters

Gun in household: Nearly half of voters

Candidate’s race wasn’t important to vote: Nine of 10 voters

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