Here are results of CNN's early exit polls conducted on Tuesday in New Jersey and Virginia:
How do Virginia and New Jersey voters feel about the economy? Not great. In both states, 87% of voters are worried about the direction of the economy. And in New Jersey, nearly six in 10 voters think the economy is either not so good or poor.
The botched Obamacare rollout has dominated the headlines over the past couple of weeks. So how do Virginia and New Jersey voters feel about it? They’re divided. In Virginia, 48% support the Affordable Care Act and 50% are opposed to it. The early exit poll numbers are almost identical in New Jersey, where 49% support the law and 50% oppose it.
How’s the president faring in battleground Virginia and deep blue New Jersey? Not great. In New Jersey – a solidly Democratic state in presidential elections – only 51% of voters approve of Obama’s job performance, while 49% disapprove. And the president is underwater in Virginia, where only 46% of voters approve of his job performance. 53% of Virginia voters disapprove of the president’s performance.
Chris Christie for president? Christie’s talked a lot about how the GOP needs to be more pragmatic and back candidates who can actually win swing voters in general elections. But in his home state of New Jersey, only a bare majority of voters – 51% - think Christie would make a good president. And if he runs against Hillary Clinton, 49% of New Jersey voters today would back Clinton. Only 43% would support Christie.