Exit polls have started to leak and the results are not at all surprising: 80 percent of voters in this election are worried about the direction of the economy, but most blame Wall Street and George W. Bush for the crisis ahead of President Obama. About 40 percent self-identified as tea party supporters and voted Republican.

Most voters polled as they left their precincts said the country is heading in the wrong direction, and both parties were found to be unpopular.

One in three voters said someone in his or her household lost a job in the last two years.

The Huffington Post:

About a third say their household suffered a job loss in the past two years, but that didn’t give a clear direction to their voting. They divided over which party to support in Tuesday’s House races.

About four in 10 say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago. More than 80 percent said they were worried about the direction of the economy over the next year.

Only about a quarter of voters in Tuesday’s House races blamed Obama for the nation’s economic troubles. But about half think Obama’s policies will hurt the country.

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