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Highlights of the exit polls

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The polls are still open in many states and the votes are not yet counted, but some exit poll are in. Here’s a sampling:

NATIONAL :

Amy Brighton from Medina, Ohio, who opposes health care reform, rallies in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, as the court continues arguments on the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

By gender:

Men:

Romney: 53 percent

Obama: 45 percent

Women:

Romney: 44 percent

Obama: 54 percent

Romney voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 37 percent

30 to 44: 46 percent

45 to 64: 52 percent

65 and older: 56 percent

Obama voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 59 percent

30 to 44: 51 percent

45 to 64: 47 percent

65 and older: 43 percent

Votes by ideology:

Liberal (24 percent of voters):

Obama: 86 percent

Romney: 11 percent

Moderate (40 percent):

Obama: 56 percent

Romney: 42 percent

Conservative (35 percent):

Obama: 16 percent

Romney: 82 percent

By Party:

Democrats (37 percent):

Obama: 92 percent

Romney: 7 percent

Republicans (33 percent):

Obama: 93 percent

Romney: 6 percent

Independent (30 percent):

Obama: 45 percent

Romney: 50 percent

Votes by Religion:

Protestant (53 percent of voters):

Obama: 42 percent

Romney: 57 percent

Catholic (25 percent):

Obama: 49 percent

Romney: 48 percent

Other (7 percent):

Obama: 72 percent

Romney: 25 percent

No religious affiliation (12 percent):

Obama: 70 percent

Romney: 26 percent

By Race:

White:

Obama: 39 percent

Romney: 59 percent

African-American:

Obama: 93 percent

Romney: 7 percent

Latino:

Obama: 69 percent

Romney: 30 percent

Asian:

Obama: 74 percent

Romney: 25 percent

The most important issue in this election:

  • economy: 60 percent
  • health care: 17 percent
  • the deficit: 15 percent

The economy is doing:

  • better: 39 percent
  • worse: 31 percent
  • same: 28 percent

Are you better off?

  • better off: 24 percent
  • worse off: 34 percent
  • the same: 40 percent

Romney favors:

  • the rich (52 percent)
  • the middle class (36 percent)
  • the poor (2 percent)

Obama favors:

  • the rich (10 percent)
  • the middle class (43 percent)
  • the poor (31 percent)

The most important quality in the candidate is:

  • a vision for future: 29 percent
  • share my values: 28 percent
  • cares about people: 20 percent
  • strong leader:19 percent

Who is more in touch with people like you?

  • Obama: 52 percent
  • Romney: 44 percent

Who would better handle the economy?

  • Obama: 47 percent
  • Romney: 51 percent

A person holds a sign along S. Independence Boulevard on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Virginia Beach, Va., as people wait in line for tickets to see the president Friday at Green Run High School. (AP Photo/Bill Tiernan)

VIRGINIA:

Romney: 59 percent

Obama: 40 percent

By gender:

Men:

Romney: 52 percent

Obama: 45 percent

Women:

Romney: 47 percent

Obama: 52 percent

Romney voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 39 percent

30 to 44: 49 percent

45 to 64: 49 percent

65 and older: 59 percent

Obama voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 59 percent

30 to 44: 46 percent

45 to 64: 50 percent

65 and older: 40 percent

Votes by ideology:

Liberal (23 percent of voters):

Obama: 90 percent

Romney: 6 percent

Moderate (45 percent):

Obama: 55 percent

Romney: 44 percent

Conservative (32 percent):

Obama: 12 percent

Romney: 86 percent

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Votes by Religion:

Protestant (63 percent of voters):

Obama: 48 percent

Romney: 51 percent

Catholic (15 percent):

Obama: 42 percent

Romney: 56 percent

Other (11 percent):

Obama: 77 percent

Romney: 23 percent

Romney: 59 percent

Obama: 40 percent

By Race:

White:

Obama: 34 percent

Romney: 63 percent

African-American:

Obama: 94 percent

Romney: 5 percent

Latino:

Obama: 53 percent

Romney: 44 percent

Asian:

Obama: 63 percent

Romney: 36 percent

Supporters hold up an Ohio sign as President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at The Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center at Kent State University Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Kent, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

OHIO:

The economy is doing:

  • better: 37 percent
  • worse: 33 percent
  • same: 29 percent

How do you feel about Obama’s administration:

  • dissatisfied: 27 percent
  • angry: 23 percent
  • enthusiastic: 24 percent
  • satisfied: 24 percent

By gender:

Men:

Romney: 52 percent

Obama: 45 percent

Women:

Romney: 43 percent

Obama: 55 percent

Romney voter break down by age:

18 to 24: 34 percent

24 to 29: 34 percent

30 to 39: 41 percent

40 to 49: 52 percent

50 to 64: 50 percent

65 and older: 55 percent

Obama voter break down by age:

18 to 24: 63 percent

24 to 29: 64 percent

30 to 39: 56 percent

40 to 49: 46 percent

50 to 64: 49 percent

65 and older: 44 percent

Votes by ideology:

Liberal (22 percent of voters):

Obama: 89 percent

Romney: 9 percent

Moderate (42 percent):

Obama: 58 percent

Romney: 40 percent

Conservative (35 percent):

Obama: 18 percent

Romney: 81 percent

Votes by Religion:

Protestant (55 percent of voters):

Obama: 48 percent

Romney: 51 percent

Catholic (25 percent):

Obama: 44 percent

Romney: 55 percent

No religious affiliation (12 percent):

Obama: 71 percent

Romney: 22 percent

By Race:

White:

Obama: 42 percent

Romney: 57 percent

African-American:

Obama: 96 percent

Romney: 4 percent

Latino:

Obama: 56 percent

Romney: 40 percent

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FLORIDA:

OBAMA: 50 percent

ROMNEY: 49 percent

By gender:

Men:

Romney: 52 percent

Obama: 47 percent

Women:

Romney: 46 percent

Obama: 53 percent

Romney voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 31 percent

30 to 44: 47 percent

45 to 64: 51 percent

65 and older: 58 percent

Obama voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 67 percent

30 to 44: 52 percent

45 to 64: 48 percent

65 and older: 42 percent

Votes by ideology:

Liberal (23 percent of voters):

Obama: 87 percent

Romney: 12 percent

Moderate (43 percent):

Obama: 53 percent

Romney: 46 percent

Conservative (35 percent):

Obama: 21 percent

Romney: 78 percent

Votes by Religion:

Protestant (50 percent of voters):

Obama: 42 percent

Romney: 57 percent

Catholic (24 percent):

Obama: 48 percent

Romney: 52 percent

Jewish ( 5 percent):

Obama: 66 percent

Romney: 31 percent

Other (6 percent):

Obama: 68 percent

Romney: 29 percent

No religious affiliation (15 percent):

Obama: 71 percent

Romney: 26 percent

By Race:

White:

Obama: 38 percent

Romney: 61 percent

African-American:

Obama: 96 percent

Romney: 4 percent

Latino:

Obama: 60 percent

Romney: 39 percent

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CONNECTICUT:

OBAMA: 66 percent

ROMNEY: 33 percent

By gender:

Men:

Romney: 51 percent

Obama: 47 percent

Women:

Romney: 39 percent

Obama: 60 percent

Romney voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 33 percent

30 to 44: 47 percent

45 to 64: 44 percent

65 and older: 51 percent

Obama voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 62 percent

30 to 44: 52 percent

45 to 64: 54 percent

65 and older: 49 percent

Votes by ideology:

Liberal (27 percent of voters):

Obama: 91 percent

Romney: 7 percent

Moderate (48 percent):

Obama: 54 percent

Romney: 45 percent

Conservative (26 percent):

Obama: 16 percent

Romney: 83 percent

Votes by Religion:

Protestant (34 percent of voters):

Obama: 55 percent

Romney: 43 percent

Catholic (41 percent):

Obama: 45 percent

Romney: 54 percent

No religious affiliation (12 percent):

Obama: 71 percent

Romney: 25 percent

By Race:

White:

Obama: 46 percent

Romney: 52 percent

African-American:

Obama: 91 percent

Romney: 8 percent

Latino:

Obama: 80 percent

Romney: 18 percent

Mitt Romney, wears a Boston Red Sox jersey, at a hotel in New York. (Gregory Bul/AP Photo)

Massachusetts:

OBAMA: 58 percent

ROMNEY: 40 percent

The most important issue in this election:

  • economy: 60 percent
  • health care: 10 percent
  • deficit: 10 percent
  • foreign policy: 5 percent

By gender:

Men:

Romney: 45 percent

Obama: 51 percent

Women:

Romney: 35 percent

Obama: 63 percent

Romney voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 25 percent

30 to 44: 43 percent

45 to 64: 43 percent

65 and older: 43 percent

Obama voter break down by age:

18 to 29: 70 percent

30 to 44: 51 percent

45 to 64: 56 percent

65 and older: 56 percent

Votes by ideology:

Liberal (32 percent of voters):

Obama: 88 percent

Romney: 8 percent

Moderate (48 percent):

Obama: 51 percent

Romney: 45 percent

Conservative (21 percent):

Obama: 24 percent

Romney: 76 percent

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