One third of voters who cast their ballot in the U.S. election said the economy as their biggest concern

One third of voters who cast their ballot in the U.S. election said the economy as their biggest concern, while two in 10 voters said COVID-19 was their biggest concern, according to an exit poll from Edison Research, according to Reuters.

The wire service said 40 per cent of voters think the attempts to control the pandemic are going “very badly,” while in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina, 50 per cent said the response was going “somewhat or very badly.”

The national poll was based on in-person interviews with voters taken Tuesday, in-person interviews at early voting centres, and phone interviews with mail-in voters, Reuters reported.

Interestingly, 90 per cent of those polled said they’d chosen who they’d vote for prior to October.

The poll breaks down several interesting issues:

One in 10 Texas voters were first-time voters

Six in 10 Texas voters say climate change is a serious issue

There’s an even split among Texas voters about whether or not there should be a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Four in 10 Florida voters say they are better off today than in 2016

Two in 10 Florida voters say they are worse off

Seven in 10 Florida voters say racism is a problem in the U.S.

Eight in 10 North Carolina voters say racism is a problem in the U.S.

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National Post – November 3, 2020.

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