How did the economy affect the 2012 election?

How did the economy affect the 2012 election?

The nation’s economy was a focus of the presidential campaign. But the race between Mitt Romney and President Obama played out state by state, where the strength of the economy varied. Preliminary exit poll results suggest that voters were affected by the economic situation where they live.

What did candidates talk about in 2012?

Candidates and voters in 2012 were again focused on national economic conditions and jobs, record federal deficits, health care and the effects of the controversial Affordable Care Act, national security and terrorism, education, and energy.

What is the most tweeted about a political event in history?

In other Twitter news, with 20 million messages about the election sent so far today, Nov. 6, 2012, just became the most tweeted about political event in the six-year history of the service, Andrew Fitzgerald, the manager of editorial programming at Twitter, said.

How many electoral votes did Mitt Romney win?

Mitt Romney has won Kentucky’s eight electoral votes and President Obama has won Vermont’s three electoral votes, according to The Associated Press, an unsurprising start to a night of accumulations.

What do exit polls tell us about the Obama administration?

Preliminary exit poll results suggest that the campaign failed to convince a majority of voters. Early results show a narrow majority of voters approve of the way Mr. Obama is handling his job as president. Similarly, about half of all voters express positive views of the Obama administration over all.

How long did it take Joe Biden to get into polling places?

But Mr. Biden was still focused on the 2012 race when he arrived at his polling place, Alexis I. duPont High School, just after 7 a.m. The vice president waited in line for about 11 minutes – declining an offer to cut from a woman in front, according to the pool report. Once he got into the booth, it only took him 20 seconds. Read More

What happens when CNN projects a winner of the presidential election?

“When CNN projects a winner of the presidential election, the tower lights of the Empire State Building will change color to all-blue or to all-red,” the channel said in a news release. “They talk about the rich and the middle class. What about the poor people? Don’t nobody say nothing about the poor people.