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Exit Poll Results: Expect Taxes Up and Worried About Health Care (Update: State Exit Polls Added)

Update (6:14) State Results:

Fl 52-44, Ga47-51, Mi 60-39, Mh 57-43, Mn 60-39, Pa 57-42, Va 55-45, Wi 58 42, Oh 54-45, Nc 52-48, In 52-48, Mo 52-48, Nv 55-45, Nm 56-43

Fox’s exit poll results are out. As everyone’s noting the primary concern is the economy, but what I found more interesting were these results:

67% are worried about being able to afford health care

70% predict their taxes will go up under Obama

61% expect their taxes will go up if McCain wins

49% expect taxes will go up no matter who wins

American’s aren’t quite as unrealistic as politicians think. They know a lot of spending has occured, and they know taxes will probably have to go up as a result. And there appears to be enough worry about affordable health care that universal health care should absolutely be on the table after the election.

Update (6:11 EST): HuffPo has detailed State exit polls here.

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Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

His homeblog is at http://www.ianwelsh.net/

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