CNN just released the first exit polls and, incredibly, corruption was the most important national issue on voters’ minds. Terrorism was No. 2; the economy No. 3; and Iraq No. 4. That’s almost unbelievable. Iraq has been the top issue in the polls for months, if not years.
Americans are going to the polls Tuesday in midterm elections that will determine the balance of power in Congress, and early exit polls suggest that corruption is the top issue on voters’ minds.
The national exit polls also showed that voters had more than just local issues in mind, with 62 percent saying that national issues made the biggest difference with their votes and 33 percent citing local issues.
“They used to say that all politics was local. Not this time,” said CNN political analyst Bill Schneider.
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