Exit poll results are in

(CBS) – National and state exit poll results are in!

NATIONAL EXIT POLL

Voters this election were looking for a candidate who can bring needed change, followed by experience in judgment.

MOST IMPORTANT CANDIDATE QUALITY

Can bring change                  38%

Right experience                    22

Good judgment                       22

Cares about people               15

Trump voters are looking for change, while Clinton voters prioritize experience and judgment.

Most voters say the country is headed is off on the wrong track.

 

DIRECTION OF COUNTRY

2016    2012                2008

Right direction           35%     46%                 20%

Wrong track                61        52                    75

In addition, 69% are dissatisfied or angry about the way the federal government is working.

The economy was the top issue for voters, far ahead of other issues.

 

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                   52%

Terrorism                    18

Foreign policy            13

Immigration                12

Both Clinton and Trump voters pick the economy as their top issue.

The economy is top issue for voters, and more say the economy is in bad shape than say it is good.

For six in 10 voters the presidential debates were an important factor in their vote. They were more important to Clinton voters than to Trump voters.

 

IMPORTANCE OF DEBATES IN VOTE

Important factor                      63%

Not important                          31

Millions of voters have cast ballots by early voting or absentee. Most voters say they decided on their candidate a while ago, although one in ten their decision in the last week.

 

TIME OF DECISION

In the last week         11%

October                       13

September                 12

Before that                  62

Each candidate’s supporters would not be happy if the opposing candidate was elected. Seven in 10 Clinton voters say they would be scared of a Trump presidency, while 62% of Trump voters would be scared of a Clinton presidency.

More than half of voters approve of President Obama’s job performance – similar to four years ago.

 

OBAMA JOB APPROVAL

2016    2012

Approve                      54%     54%

Disapprove                  45        45

STATE EXIT POLLS

 

VIRGINIA 

AMERICAN ECONOMIC SYSTEM

Favors the wealthy                       67%

Fair to most                                    30%

 

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                                       58%

Immigration                                     9

Terrorism                                        18

Foreign policy                                12

MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY

Can bring change                          40%

Experience                                      25

Judgment                                         21

Cares about me                              1%

GEORGIA

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                                        56%

Immigration                                   13%

Terrorism                                        16

Foreign policy                               12

MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY

Experience                                19%

Judgment                                   22%

Cares about me                        16%

Can bring change                     40%

OHIO

More Ohio voters think trade with other countries.

U.S. TRADE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES

Creates jobs               34%

Takes away jobs        46

No effect                      12

The economy is the most important issue to Ohio voters.

FLORIDA

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Legal status             70%

Be deported             22

IMMIGRANTS IN U.S.

Help the country                    59%

Hurt the country                     27

NEW HAMPSHIRE

VIEW OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Enthus/Satisfied              25%

Dissatisfied                       46

Angry                                 29

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                                48%

Terrorism                                 18

Foreign policy                        18

Immigration                             12

PENNSYLVANIA

 

VIEWS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Enthusiastic/satisfied  34%

Dissatisfied                   42

Angry                             24

Voters this election were looking for a candidate who can bring needed change, followed by experience in judgment.

MOST IMPORTANT CANDIDATE QUALITY

Can bring change                   38%

Right experience                     22

Good judgment                        22

Cares about people                15

Trump voters are looking for change, while Clinton voters prioritize experience and judgment.

Most voters say the country is headed is off on the wrong track.

 

DIRECTION OF COUNTRY

2016    2012                2008

Right direction           35%     46%                20%

Wrong track                61        52                    75

In addition, 69% are dissatisfied or angry about the way the federal government is working.

The economy was the top issue for voters, far ahead of other issues.

 

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                   52%

Terrorism                    18

Foreign policy           13

Immigration               12

Both Clinton and Trump voters pick the economy as their top issue.

The economy is top issue for voters, and more say the economy is in bad shape than say it is good.

For six in 10 voters the presidential debates were an important factor in their vote. They were more important to Clinton voters than to Trump voters.

 

IMPORTANCE OF DEBATES IN VOTE

Important factor                      63%

Not important                          31

Millions of voters have cast ballots by early voting or absentee. Most voters say they decided on their candidate a while ago, although one in ten their decision in the last week.

 

TIME OF DECISION

In the last week           11%

October                        13

September                  12

Before that                   62

Each candidate’s supporters would not be happy if the opposing candidate was elected. Seven in 10 Clinton voters say they would be scared of a Trump presidency, while 62% of Trump voters would be scared of a Clinton presidency.

More than half of voters approve of President Obama’s job performance – similar to four years ago.

 

OBAMA JOB APPROVAL

2016    2012

Approve                      54%     54%

Disapprove                  45        45

STATE EXIT POLLS

 

VIRGINIA 

AMERICAN ECONOMIC SYSTEM

Favors the wealthy                            67%

Fair to most                                        30%

 

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                                         58%

Immigration                                         9

Terrorism                                           18

Foreign policy                                  12

MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY

Can bring change                            40%

Experience                                        25

Judgment                                           21

Cares about me                                1%

GEORGIA

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                                         56%

Immigration                                     13%

Terrorism                                         16

Foreign policy                                 12

MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY

Experience                                19%

Judgment                                   22%

Cares about me                        16%

Can bring change                     40%

OHIO

More Ohio voters think trade with other countries…

U.S. TRADE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES

Creates jobs               34%

Takes away jobs        46

No effect                      12

The economy is the most important issue to Ohio voters.

FLORIDA

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Legal status             70%

Be deported              22

IMMIGRANTS IN U.S.

Help the country                    59%

Hurt the country                     27

NEW HAMPSHIRE

VIEW OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Enthus/Satisfied              25%

Dissatisfied                      46

Angry                                29

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE

Economy                                48%

Terrorism                                18

Foreign policy                        18

Immigration                             12

PENNSYLVANIA

VIEWS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Enthusiastic/satisfied  34%

Dissatisfied                    42

Angry                              24

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