November 11th, 2010
06:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Breaking down exit polls

(CNN) - This election will definitely go down in history, and not just because the Republicans re-gained control of the House and will have at least a 60 vote margin. An in-depth analysis of the exit polls tells us for the first time since exit polling began more women voted for Republican congressional candidates than Democratic ones. This election also saw the greatest number of self-identified conservatives voting since exit polling began. CNN national political correspondent Jessica Yellin broke down the numbers: who voted, who didn't and what trends we saw.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Pete

    Social Security cuts. Extending retirement age to 70. Cuts in education. Trillions to give rich tax cuts. Higher gas prices. False
    pride.
    How's everyone enjoying their tea?

    November 11, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. Sam

    How's that Republican job creation thingy work'in out for ya?

    November 11, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  3. Peter s

    Conservatism comes in many forms so, CNN which form were you polling for? political conservatism or moral conservatism ?

    November 11, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    aren't these the same exit polls that claim on the whole people favor Democrats over Republicans? Yet for some strange reason they put the GOP right back in office. So much for the polls then. Well maybe those who do favor the Dems were just too lazy or dumb to get out and vote. Either way I'm sure they will regret it one way or another.

    November 11, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  5. 2+2=3

    The "angry" voters sure cut of their own noses to spite your faces this time. Lead by divisive Sarah Palin and tea bagger
    friends. Where is she now that the republicans are planning to cut the things that are needed by many in this very fringe group.such as social security, education funding, medicare(seniors were a big voting block). Just wait until all of these cuts start taking effect. Meanwhile Palin will be hiding out with the loot from her snake oil sales.
    Yes, you "angry" voters sure showed that President Obama, didn't you.

    November 11, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |