(CNN) - American voters - who elected Barack Obama president tonight - made their choice with a mixture of excitement and tempered optimism. Among the electorate as a whole, 30 percent indicated they would be excited if Obama won the election while 24 percent said they would be optimistic but not excited. Reflective of the election results, only 14 percent said they would be excited if McCain were elected and 32 percent optimistic.
Negative feelings and expectations are also held toward both candidates. Twenty-five percent reported they would be scared if Obama were elected and 20 percent concerned but not scared. With respect to McCain, 28 percent said they would be scared and 25 percent concerned.
wowwwww...yeah...skating on your ice! He's your president now...if you don't like it MOVE!!!!
america better get ready for a downfall
obama we are very happy to have you as our next persident
Over 3 million votes, you call that thin ice? That is rock solid for me!
Congrats On The LANDSLIDE VICTORY . . . PRESIDENT OBAMA!
Have at it Obama!!!
Where is discussion of the popular vote?
51-48 what a landslide (he said with a smirk)
His policies will further ruin the country. His ideas of raising gun and ammunition prices and taxes will have drastic effects on already struggling states. People do not realize what a positive impact hunting has on states economies.
Well, that was fun :>)! No matter who you voted for, the people have spoken and we have a new President...time for us to give him the support and respect the office deserves.
The first president since 1988 to recieve more than 51% of the General Vote. Awesome. Change for America. President-elect Barack Obama.
wowwow..did you get your info from Sarah Palin?? This was an amazing victory. As McCain said, "The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.” What a GREAT day in the U.S.A.!!
McCain would too. lol
OBAMA/BIDEN 08! Yes We Can! America has spoken!
Congratulations to Obama from a McCain voter. It is my hope that since this election is over, we can stop insulting each other, calling each other names, and saying horrible things about the candidates. If this is the man that Americans want as President, then I'll support him.
Congratulations Barack !
NO MORE JOE the "plumber." or failin' Palin
woooohooooo, breaking down the walls once and for all......Congrates to O'bama....let's get to work.
Its about time there will be change in this world that is so despreatly needing change!! Congrats Obama! You deserve it!
I'd have to say I'm concerned on the future of our nation in hands of Obama! Thank God Texas can still sugessed from the nation!
palin time to go back home and continue watching Russia from your house
America has spoken and we were finally heard our vote will better the future and together we are united as one in the begining of the day we are americans no matter what race or color and at the end we are equal americans are red white and blue will always shine and fly high I love usa and im proud to be an american change will make a difference
Trickle up poverty....here we come
CNN thanks for your media bias for the last two years. You have misinformed and withheld information to the people you are hired to inform. If I could remove your network from my progamming I would. My promise to you is I will never watch CNN again. Good bye.
The election is over .... One special request for political pundits .... please please do not make Obama's election a race issue ... Because, it is NOT ... he is our president not because of his race ... It is his message and his ability to reach beyond race, religion or country of origin.
Please do not trivialize this victory ...
And, a special message to President Obama .... please keep the race (and people like Rev. Jackson, and opportunists like him) away from your governance. GOD bless ...
WooHoo!!! I am 35 years old and have never before had tears well up when a new president was announced. From shame to pride in a matter of hours!!!!
Thanks for your coverage. I am a student in Rome, living in a house of students from all over the world who are just as engaged by this election as we are in the states. They keep me on my toes for sure!