Nearly two-thirds of voters surveyed in early exit polls said the country going in the wrong direction, with the staggering national economy weighing heavily in their decisions.
A total of 63 percent polled by FoxNews and the Associated Press were pessimistic about the future. The economic downturn was the single most important factor in the vote of 28 percent of respondents and an important factor to another 57 percent. However, almost 7 in 10 said their family is making do.
Nineteen percent said someone they knew had died of Covid-19. Forty-one percent of respondents said the government Covid response was the single most important factor in their vote; another 44 percent said it was important. And more than half said they’ve missed out on a major event due to coronavirus.
Only 6 percent said the national economy was in “excellent” condition, with almost 60 percent saying it is “not so good” or “poor.” Just 5 percent said they were “enthusiastic” about how the U.S. government is working — 38 percent are “dissatisfied” and another 35 percent are “angry.”
While 69 percent said their family‘s financial situation was “holding steady,” 18 percent said their family was “falling behind” economically, with 38 percent saying their household has lost income due to Covid-19.
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