CNN Exit Polls: More Than Half of Voters Unhappy With Country's Direction

The CNN poll, which was preliminary and subject to change, showed 26 percent of those surveyed supported the president while 39 percent said they were voting to send a message of opposition

Voters check-in at a polling station in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November. 6, 2018.
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More than half of people surveyed in a CNN exit poll say the direction the U.S. is on is the wrong track and a similar number are opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump.

The CNN poll, which was preliminary and subject to change, showed 26 percent of those surveyed supported the president while 39 percent said they were voting to send a message of opposition. Only a third of the surveyed voters surveyed said Trump was not a factor. 

Also, 65 per cent of voters said they decided on who to vote for more than a month ago. Only 15 per cent decided in last week or last days.

First time voters were 16 per cent of those surveyed, up from 10 per cent in 2016. 

A Washington Post-Schar School survey of battleground districts showed that Trump and healthcare topped voters' concerns, followed by the economy and immigration.