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Exit polls: Electorate slightly more Republican than 2008
Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2012 | by Jon Cohen, Others

Posted on 11/06/2012 3:20:49 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The first wave of exit polling paints a picture of an electorate that is slightly more Republican than the one that helped elect President Obama in 2008.

And, unlike in 2008, more voters oppose an active federal government than support it. But the mood of the country has improved from four years ago — with much of those gains coming among Democrats.

The economy remains the overwhelming top issue for most voters — both in national exit polling and in the nine swing state exit polls that The Washington Post subscribes to.

For all of the talk of the electorate swinging in the race’s final days — perhaps as a result of Hurricane Sandy and Obama’s handling of it — approximately seven in 10 voters said they made their mind up about a candidate before September.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; exitpolls

1 posted on 11/06/2012 3:20:57 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WP sh** eaters.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 3:22:13 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

First green sprout.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 3:23:29 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

The exit pollers are only in Dem precincts!


4 posted on 11/06/2012 3:23:43 PM PST by red in brea
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
also: Pope slightly more Catholic.
Bears more likely to pee in woods.
5 posted on 11/06/2012 3:25:12 PM PST by irgbar-man (had to sell my good tagline for food)
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To: red in brea

That’s what Ive been saying..STOP BELIEVING THE MEDIA BS


6 posted on 11/06/2012 3:25:12 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Slightly more WaPo?

Hey CNN pollsters yesterday told me it was D+11%!

LoL.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 3:25:25 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The first wave of exit polling paints a picture of an electorate that is slightly more Republican than the one that helped elect President Obama in 2008.

What total crap! Rasmussen and Gallop reports record +R numbers.

8 posted on 11/06/2012 3:25:25 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: red in brea
The exit pollers are only in Dem precincts!

No Doubt.

9 posted on 11/06/2012 3:26:48 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Drudge moved Ohio from lean Obama to tossup.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 3:27:39 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a complete bunch of speculative rubbish, and they know it.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 3:28:39 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Red Steel

How can Obama win with an R+1 electorate?

The exit poll data makes no sense with that topline!


12 posted on 11/06/2012 3:28:48 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Slightly!


13 posted on 11/06/2012 3:29:42 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
DNCpropaganda alert

14 posted on 11/06/2012 3:29:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (For Obama's latest statement: http://www.igotmyasskickedandicantgetup.uass)
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To: AmericaUnited

Every single election Freepers are so shocked when reality sets in. Never ceases to amaze me. Where now the exit polls are cooked just like weeks of polls showing the same thing.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 3:30:33 PM PST by paul544
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Folks....we were warned many times that the Obamabot media would try to kill our morale....and that is exactly what is happening. I have seen these exit polls as dead wrong many times.. Remain calm. cool, collected. Stay focused on the prize we need so badly. We are going to win!!!


16 posted on 11/06/2012 3:30:41 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Slightly?

Hillary Clinton’s butt is slightly bigger than most...


17 posted on 11/06/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by Professional
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To: Raycpa

I’m getting some results:

Indiana: Romney: 64% to Obama: 34% <1% returns in

Kentucky: Romney: 68% to Obama: 31% 1% of returns in

New Hampshire: Obama: 65% to Romney 34% <1% returns in


18 posted on 11/06/2012 3:31:41 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

It’s all about ratings, got to make it look close to keep the audience riveted.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 3:32:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Raycpa

That’s okay, he moved sound election reporting from leaning to the American Public to flat out full on Drudge.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 3:32:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (For Obama's latest statement: http://www.igotmyasskickedandicantgetup.uass)
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To: RobertClark

I just say briefly that Mourdock was up in IN. That was pleasant surprise. Only 2% reporting, though....


21 posted on 11/06/2012 3:37:01 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: RobertClark
New Hampshire: Obama: 65% to Romney 34% <1% returns in,

New Hampshire polls close starting in another half hour to an hour and a half (some at 7, others at 8) to go . So where is your data coming from?

Polling locations in NH can close and report as soon as 100% of registered voters have cast ballots) Dixville Notch was 50/50, but that other midnight voting small town was overwhelmingly pro-Obama. I'd guess maybe some other small towns have reported, so that "<1%" really needs to be taken to heart.
22 posted on 11/06/2012 3:37:16 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: dfwgator

Exactly.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 3:37:30 PM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Exit polls: Electorate slightly more Republican than 2008

So 2010 never happened? Pass the Chick-Fil-A.
24 posted on 11/06/2012 3:37:37 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: tanknetter
http://gigaom.com/video/election-live-stream/
25 posted on 11/06/2012 3:40:26 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: tanknetter
Wrong link in my last reply:

CDN

26 posted on 11/06/2012 3:42:11 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: irgbar-man
"Pope slightly more Catholic.
Bears more likely to pee in woods."

I knew it!

27 posted on 11/06/2012 3:42:25 PM PST by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NH = 285EV)
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To: paul544

bookmark


28 posted on 11/06/2012 3:42:47 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

a lie...it’s way higher


29 posted on 11/06/2012 3:43:38 PM PST by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: dfwgator
Posted over at NRO...

Okay, Exit Polls, Now You’re Just Messing With Us November 6, 2012 6:08 P.M. Comments 0I am hearing on Twitter that the exit polls show 10 percent of self-identified Tea Party supporters voted for Obama, and that Mitt Romney is winning among households with a government worker in Virginia. In related news, voters are messing with exit pollsters.

30 posted on 11/06/2012 3:44:06 PM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: dfwgator
Posted over at NRO...

Okay, Exit Polls, Now You’re Just Messing With Us November 6, 2012 6:08 P.M. Comments 0I am hearing on Twitter that the exit polls show 10 percent of self-identified Tea Party supporters voted for Obama, and that Mitt Romney is winning among households with a government worker in Virginia. In related news, voters are messing with exit pollsters.

31 posted on 11/06/2012 3:44:30 PM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: tanknetter

These are early returns but should the polls hold up, the election may be decided by razor thin margins.

Wonderful if the country can’t make up its mind as to what it wants.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 3:44:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
s 5m John Podhoretz John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz CNN exits say 15 percent of conservatives voted for Obama? Bzzzzzzt. h/t @bogutman
33 posted on 11/06/2012 3:45:41 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

Yeah, really!

Either the exit poll data is messed up or the country is royally screwed.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 3:47:23 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I assume that they were Freepers.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:33 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

There are conservatives who can’t stand Mitt Happens.

But I find it hard to imagine them voting for Obama!


36 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:51 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Or they will just stay home or possibly vote for 1 of the other schmucks on the ballot.
Whatever they choose, they are pretty much supporting Obama in a race that is this close.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 3:57:23 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: goldstategop

But I can imagine them saying they are voting for Obama.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 3:58:09 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

People are LYING to the pollsters..ANYONE who calls themselves a Tea Party Patriot or a Conservative who votes for Obama deserves a sledgehammer to the head..NO WAY IS THAT TRUE


39 posted on 11/06/2012 3:59:05 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RobertClark

I’m on the Indiana SOS site and there’s no numbers yet.
Where are you getting them?


40 posted on 11/06/2012 3:59:33 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Maybe people are just screwing with the pollsters. A little payback for all their BS that past months.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 4:00:21 PM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: kevao

Thats what Im thinking..there is no way a Conservative or someone who considers themselves a tea party patriot would EVER EVER vote for Obama..I dont care how much they may not like Romney, they want Obama OUT so no way do I believe it..people are seriously screwing around with these pollsters


42 posted on 11/06/2012 4:02:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They’re either lying about being TPers or lying about whom they voted for.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:21 PM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: Clump
There's 2.3& in IN. AP and Politico are showing them:

M. Romney 60.5% 68,626

B. Obama (i) 37.7% 42,781

G. Johnson 1.7% 1,968

44 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:30 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

45 posted on 11/06/2012 4:11:44 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The sh*t-eating Nazis at the Washington Post shouldn’t be allowed to spread their lies and propaganda on FR on election night.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 6:16:22 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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