First-time voters choose Obama by two-to-one margin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON Tue Nov 6, 2012 7:54pm EST

Voters stand in line to cast their ballot at Hartford City Hall during the U.S. presidential election in Hartford, Connecticut, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Voters stand in line to cast their ballot at Hartford City Hall during the U.S. presidential election in Hartford, Connecticut, November 6, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First-time U.S. voters are supporting President Barack Obama by a two-to-one margin and are more likely to believe the country is on the right track, according to a Reuters/Ipsos exit poll conducted on election day.

Polls are beginning to close on the East Coast in the United States on Tuesday as Obama fights for a second term in office against Republican Mitt Romney in what is expected to be a tight contest.

Nearly two in 10 new voters said that jobs are their No. 1 priority, compared with one in 10 among those who have voted in the past.

In the swing state of Ohio, about two-thirds of early voters chose Obama while the same proportion chose Romney on election day, according to the exit poll. Low-income voters in Ohio chose Obama by a two-to-one margin.

(Reporting By Kim Dixon and Rachelle Younglai; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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BearMarine wrote:
Of course, after they’ve been properly brainwashed by union teachers who’s surprised?

Nov 06, 2012 8:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tech66 wrote:
Judging by Bears comments over all it appears he is an uneducated racist. I would expect better than this from Reuters comments.. was the Skinhead forums offline?

Nov 06, 2012 9:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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