Exit Polls in NJ and VA: Obama Popular, But Not a Factor

From Marc Ambinder: First things first: even in a year when the composition of the electorate is dramatically different than the 2008 presidential election, President Obama'...
by | November 3, 2009

From Marc Ambinder:

First things first: even in a year when the composition of the electorate is dramatically different than the 2008 presidential election, President Obama's approval rating in Virginia is 51% among voters surveyed.  In New Jersey, it's 57%.  Fewer than half of voters for Bob McDonnell, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in VA, say they voted to send a message to Obama. About 38% of voters for Chris Christie, the New Jersey GOPer, tried to send a message, too. 38% of  CreighDeeds voters said their vote for the Democrat was to support Obama.

Last year, Obama took 57% of the vote in New Jersey and 53% of the vote in Virginia.

Josh Goodman
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