November 2nd, 2010
08:46 PM ET
12 years ago

Exit Polls: the race so far

(CNN) - The good news for Democrats so far: Things aren’t quite as awful as they could be, according to early exit polls. The bad news: That’s still pretty bad.

The short version: it’s all about who’s showing up today…and who isn’t. Two-thirds of Hispanic voters, 6 in 10 young voters and the overwhelming share of black voters are backing Democrats. There just aren’t as many of them as there were last cycle: The percentage of youth voters dropped by half in early exit polls, from 18 to 9. The black vote has edged down to 10 percent.

Independents make up about a third of the electorate today – and they’re breaking big for Republicans. Democrats are barely holding on to their advantage among women – but men have turned Republican by a double-digit margin.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. The reality is...

    The ring leader can be dislodged in 2012.

    November 2, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  2. Frank

    It is amazing that the GOP can deceive the middle class into giving more political power to the top 1% in this country as they have done foe the last 30 years. How stupid can the American voters be? Stupid enough to believe the lies and nonsense of the Tea Party and the GOP right wingers.

    November 2, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  3. Mac

    Sad day in america.....................

    November 2, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  4. Name pat reed

    I am so impressed with Rubico his speech should be the talking point for the Republican Party! We are the greatest country in the world and the door of opportunity is open for all.

    November 2, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  5. The Truth

    is that nobody gets Democrates elected better than sitting Rebuplicans. In 2 years the people of this country will have had enough of the rights obstructionist shenanigans and will reelect Obama in a landslide, all the seats won tonight wil be lost plus a whole lot more. The people just need to see who is trying to govern and who is trying to posture.

    November 2, 2010 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  6. matt

    rubio is uncomfortably conservative. a nut, i'm sorry you were so inspired by what he had to say. this country is getting scary... what is wrong with people?

    November 2, 2010 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |