Early, Early Exit Numbers

Top issues for voters:

The Economy: 62 percent
Iraq: 10 percent
Terrorism: 9 percent
Healthcare: 9 percent

Amazingly, more than a quarter of voters -- 27 percent -- indicated that they had been contacted by the Obama campaign.

A more progressive America: A full 51 percent of voters say they believe government should be doing more to fix the country's problems, while just 43 percent say the country should be doing less.

Fear: 30 percent of voters are scared of the prospect of a McCain victory, while 23 percent are scared of the prospect of an Obama victory.

Prepared: Just 38 percent believe Sarah Palin is prepared to be President, significantly less than the 67 percent saying Joe Biden is prepared.

Taxes: Voters expect to see their taxes raised; 49 percent foresee their taxes will be raised no matter who is elected, 61 percent see their taxes going up under McCain, 70 percent see their taxes going up under Obama.

Approval: Just 27 percent of voters approve of the job George W. Bush is doing as President, down from 53 percent in 2004 and 42 percent in 2006.

More as we get it...

(National exit polling data culled from the nets, big media blogs, the wires)

Tags: Exit Polling (all tags)

Comments

11 Comments

Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

It's amazing that "terrorism" is the top concern of 1 in 10 people in this country.

In Chicago waiting...

by neko608 2008-11-04 12:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers
These numbers are too favorable to Obama.
it means that Republicans were so not enthusiastic that they shunned the exit pollsters even more than in 2004.
My instinct begs me to stop looking for exits, but...
Here I am refreshing MyDD again.
by rolnitzky 2008-11-04 12:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

Exit polling is from where? Maybe I'm missing it. Or is this national?

by elvigy 2008-11-04 12:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

It's from AP, and yes it's national.

by rolnitzky 2008-11-04 12:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

My sense is that turnout in VA is not going to break records. Though I saw a line this am, it was fast. I returned around noon, no line, voted around 5, Obama is up big, around 700 to 250, but that's about what I expect. Its been a steady drizzle here, and with the time change, is dark outside and I'm betting the traffic is backed up, and so we won't see a vote surge in the evening.

by Jerome Armstrong 2008-11-04 12:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

Is that in thousands? Like 750K-200K?

Do you expect him to win VA?

by sweet potato pie 2008-11-04 12:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

9% say terrorism is most important issue, compared to 19% in 2004. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/04 /exit-polls-2008-see-the-f_n_140986.html

by democrattotheend 2008-11-04 12:29PM | 0 recs
by democrattotheend 2008-11-04 12:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

German TV ARD has also access to the Exit Polls

They report that voters with the top concern "Economy" broke for Obama 54:40 percent :-)

this is looking good.

by jandsm 2008-11-04 12:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

Grain of Salt:

Exit polls (1) have very high margins of error, (2) are usually very favorable to Democrats, and (3) don't take into account voters who make it to the polls later in the day.

I'm urging cautious optimism (with my breath held until all the votes are counted or pass out or both).

by the mystical vortexes of sedona 2008-11-04 12:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Numbers

Exit polls are favorable to the Dems because that's how voters feel - too bad they don't always vote with their head.

by Destiny 2008-11-04 12:42PM | 0 recs

Diaries

Advertise Blogads