November 2nd, 2010
05:25 PM ET
12 years ago

Exit Polls: Voters give low marks to both parties

(CNN) - Voters may not be happy with the Democratic Party. But they aren’t too thrilled with the GOP either, according to early exit polls.

Democrats have a 10-point favorability gap: 43 percent of voters have a positive opinion of the party, while 53 percent aren’t thrilled. The Republican Party also gets a thumbs-down from 53 percent of the nation’s voters, with just 41 percent saying they’re happy with the GOP.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. randy

    I think I have finally found the true difference between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats elect someone to lead them and tell the people what they should do. Republicans elect someone to represent them, hoping they will do what the people tell them. Look at who elects who, how they speak to their supporters and how they vote. Now it is time for the people to decide do they want a leaders or representatives. In all reality it can't be both, it is up to each of us to decide what we want.

    November 2, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Mary Rodriguez

    CNN Election center reports 200 Howell Avenue in Riverhead NY as a polling place. Its has CHANGED to the American Legion at 89 Hubbard Avenue.

    November 2, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    neither is doing what they were sent to Washington to do. Still, it is time to stop the runaway spending, and the best way to do that, is contain the Dems.

    November 2, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  4. Glenn

    That's why I don't understand most people seem to have voted R again...

    November 2, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. Jamion

    Do I need to say this? That's only 2% and the rest isn't to the negative its to the undetermined. So right now both parties are locked. Also I am surprised CNN hasn't mentioned that there have been in insane number of smaller part candidates on the ballot this year. I saw lots of Libertarians, Constitutionalists, Green, and even a Socialist running this year. I think CNN needs to broaden there horizons and realize this the opportunity for other parties to come to the for front and we might be seeing a battle that goes more then just two ways. Open your mind, there are more then just Dumb Dems and Resourceful Repubs this year. The US is changing and I hope for the better.

    November 2, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Sam

    Both parties are not doing their jobs that we elected them for. We need to vote the lesser of two evils. Democrat cares more about people than the Republican. They are the extension of what is corrupting this country? Republicans don't care about the middle class, because they don't have the means to donate money to their party. This is a sad day for the country if we elect the Republicans o be the Majority in the House and/or Senate. Wake up Americans, go to vote now before it's too late.

    November 2, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. bill

    i blame everybody in washington for not doing their job

    November 2, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  8. kathi

    We live in a polarized nation. More than leaders or representatives, we need a government that can compromise and find some middle ground.

    November 2, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  9. r00fus

    Republicans seem to elect people who represent big business, not their own interests. Otherwise, they wouldn't be voting for crony capitalists, big oil subsidies and such.

    November 2, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  10. Rational Thinker

    You're all kidding yourselves if you think the GOP if will any better. These two parties look different but they're both the same. Full of lackies who'll suck up to special interest and show no regard for those who gave them their jobs. We need a legitimate third party so we toss out these "representatives" of ours for REAL ones.

    November 2, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  11. whodathunk

    Nice summary randy. This is truly a choice we all must make. Do we want be led, or do we want to be leaders ourselves? The answer will be different for each of us, depending on who we are.

    November 2, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  12. Jared

    Uh, no randy. George W. Bush epitomized leader. Google it yourself. He is widely referred to as a "leader" by all those who loved him. A leader because of his pulpit style. You never call a preacher a "representative". The same went for Reagan. You've got it completely backwards.

    A lot of us Democrats vote the way we do to stop the insanity and damage being done.

    November 2, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  13. DG

    Where was the cry to limit runaway spending when Republicans were digging this hole for 8 years? People are upset that nothings getting done yet don't see how that is exactly the No Party's strategy! And why is no one talking about the war???

    November 2, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  14. pw

    If the teabaggers are against the government. I guess they are not smart to realize that they are being use by the corporations. Where were the teabaggers when bush was in office??

    November 2, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |