Election 2006: The First Exit Polls
ABC reports that the first exit polls (yes, exit polls) coming out strongly favor Democrats. They're picking up strong disapproval of Pres. Bush, pessimistic views on Iraq and big interest and disgust with Republican scandals.
In surveys at polling places, about six in 10 voters said they disapproved of the way President Bush is handling his job, and roughly the same percentage opposed the war in Iraq. They were more inclined to vote for Democratic candidates than for Republicans.
In even larger numbers, about three-quarters of voters said scandals mattered to them in deciding how to vote, and they, too, were more likely to side with Democrats. The surveys were taken by The Associated Press and the networks.
Talk of a big Dem victory is everywhere. Not here...yet. The GOP machine is too formidable to write them off this early. But the feeling of a titanic Dem victory is unmistakable.