As exit polls filter in from Tuesday’s elections, the results do not bode well for President Donald Trump.
> First, two-thirds of voters say the election is about Donald Trump. Some, like Donald Trump, might be happy about that, but the exit polls also place Trump’s approval rating at just 44%, and disapproval at 55%. Worse for Team Trump, 47% are expressing strong disapproval.
> MSNBC on-air notes that 16 percent of voters are first time voters, and 61% of them are voting for Democrats.
Voters reported the issues most important to them were, in ranked order, health care, immigration, the economy, and guns.
> “Nearly half of voters felt their financial situation is the same as it was two years ago. Just over a third said it was better, while a little less than 15% said it was worse,” CNN reports.
> 45% of voters say the Trump tax cuts did not affect them.
And also unfortunate for the president, CNN reported that 75 percent of voters said extremist violence was an important factor in this election — an issue many Americans believe Trump has made worse.