The exit polls 2010 may not provide many new clues for tonight. Thus far, the exit polls 2010 are just revealing what’s already been beaten into the ground. Everyone knows that the economy is the big issue this year, that Democrats and the Obama administration are losing favor, and that more conservatives are identifying themselves as Tea Partiers. This all signals a good night for the Republicans, although no one knows how good it will be yet. Nevertheless, the 2010 exit polls show the first good signs for them in the evening.
According to CNN, the issue on most American minds is the economy, as 62 percent polled cited it as their biggest concern. Those voters are more likely to vote Republican, in spite of the Democrats blaming Republicans for how the crisis started.
The next biggest issue from the exit polls 2010 is health care, as 19 percent cited it as their No. 1 problem. Although the Democrats took a hit from the health care debate, the 19 percent came mostly from Democratic friendly districts.
Illegal immigration ranked third on the list at eight percent, with Afghanistan in fourth. Although war and foreign policy aren’t huge issues in the midterms this time, more than half still disapprove of the Afghan war direction.
Nevada, Wisconsin and Ohio all have races that will help determine control of the Senate. In those states, the exit polls 2010 have nine out of 10 polled most worried over the economy, which may favor Republican challengers.
In spite of all the negativity, there are nearly six of 10 voters who say the nation is heading in the right direction, according to the Washington Post. But as for the two parties, CNN states that 53 percent of voters gave negative marks to both Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats got 43 percent positive marks, while Republicans could only get 41 percent.
Despite all the expectations of a big Republican victory, the exit polls 2010 signal that it might be more of a default victory. Although more people than expected may say that things are looking up, they aren’t happy with things in the meantime, and that applies to both parties.
Voters came out today with frustration over the economy, and little faith in both political parties. But since the Democrats presided over the last two years of frustration, Republicans are expected to clean house tonight.
Although the exit polls may back up Republican hopes, it in no way signals how big, or small, their victory may be. Democrats still have hopes to narrowly hold the Senate, and that race is set to go down to the wire no matter what. Since the margin is so razor thin there, anything can still happen, as the actual election results start rolling in.
CNN Political Ticker
Washington Post- “Early exit polls: top issues this election”