Sorry, Dems, Exit Poll Numbers Don't Look Good for You

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According to exit polls, voters in the 2022 elections had highly pessimistic views of the state of the economy this year, with a sizable plurality identifying inflation as their primary concern, as they cast their ballots on Tuesday, CNN’s exit poll data indicates.

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The exit poll data, which was compiled by Edison Research for CNN and other media outlets on Tuesday night, found that around 33% of respondents “named inflation the most crucial factor to their vote,” which is bad news for Democrats.

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“More voters trust Republicans than Democrats to handle inflation and crime,” CNN concedes.

“About 46% of voters in this election say that their family’s financial situation had worsened over the past two years,” and only about 20% said it had improved. “More than three-quarters of voters in this year’s election say that inflation has caused hardship for them and their family over the past year, with about 20% saying it’s been a severe hardship. And about 6 in 10 say that gas prices, specifically, have recently been a hardship.”

 

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