Well, according to CBS.com:
Independents make up an estimated 28 percent of voters in the early exit polls, with 39 percent voting Democratic and 56 percent Republican.I've been having a conversation with my father-in-law about the perceived problematic issue of low black voter turnout for a couple of days now. He's convinced that it presented itself to truly being a contributing factor to the ass-whoopin taken by the Democrats. As a matter of fact, he made me laugh when he said that if Lil Wayne was released from prison on Tuesday as opposed to today, black voter turnout would've been less.
Black voter turnout also appears to be lower during the midterm election. An estimated 10 percent of blacks are voting, compared to 13 percent in 2008. The exit polling found 8 percent of voters are Hispanic, with 66 percent voting Democratic.
In addition, men are voting more Republican, 55 percent compared to 43 for the Democrats. Among women, Democrats have a one point edge, 49% are voting for Democrats and 48% for Republicans. In 2008, more women voted Democratic. In 2002, women voted 49 percent Republican and 49 percent Democratic.
But I'm convinced, that had black voter turnout matched 2008 levels, instead being 3% lower this year than then, the outcome would still be the same. You wanna know why I feel that way? Simple: there are drunk patriotic rednecks registered to vote, who would love nothing more than to see Barack Obama gone. And yes, they're more pissed off this year than in 2008.
Oh you don't believe me? Check this out:
Of course the above video is from 2008, but I could just imagine what they're saying these days.