EXIT POLL: OBAMA MORE IN TOUCH

November 6, 2012 - 8:33 PM

More preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday's elections for The Associated Press and the television networks, a survey of 19,728 voters by Edison Research:

— 52 percent of voters said President Barack Obama is more in touch with people like them, compared to 44 percent for Republican Mitt Romney.

— About 4 in 10 voters said the U.S. economy was getting better, while 3 in 10 said it was getting worse, and 3 in 10 said it was the same.

— Just under 50 percent of voters favored repealing some or all of Obamacare. Forty-three percent preferred that the health care law be expanded or left as is.

— Only 3 in 10 voters said that most illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should be deported, while nearly two-thirds said such people should be offered a chance to apply for legal status.

— Frederic J. Frommer — Twitter http://twitter.com/ffrommer

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