Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff picked up two Senate seats in Georgia, and people victories gainedfor his or her get together. The 2 Democrats obtained sturdy help from key Democratic constituencies like Black voters and younger voters and continued to make headway in areas just like the Atlanta suburbs, exit polls present.
Voters in Georgia appeared nicely conscious of what was at stake on this election: how they felt concerning the management of the Senate mirrored the tight contests, with half wanting Democratic management of the Senate and half wanting Republican management.
Little modified from November, with practically all of Joe Biden’s voters supporting the Democratic contenders and practically all of President Trump’s supporters voting Republican.
As was the case two months in the past, the citizens was divided starkly by race. At 29%, Black voters in Georgia made up a bigger proportion of the citizens within the presidential election than they did in some other state the place exit polls had been carried out. Within the Senate runoff elections, the proportion of the Black vote equaled that. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock obtained over 90% of their help, which was even larger than the 88% who voted for Joe Biden in November.
These Senate candidates additionally outperformed Biden with younger voters. Ossoff and Warnock every obtained the help of two-thirds of voters below 30, in comparison with Biden’s 56% in November. There was a small proportion of Georgia voters — about 2% — who mentioned they didn’t vote within the presidential election and these voters went for the Democratic candidates by nearly 2 to 1.
Biden improved on Democratic candidates’ previous efficiency in suburban areas which was key to his victory and each Ossoff and Warnock continued that development within the Atlanta suburbs.
Identical to November, seven in 10 White voters voted Republicans, together with majorities of each White males and White ladies, and White voters of all age teams and training ranges, and overwhelmingly by White evangelicals, who made up greater than a 3rd of all voters.
As Georgia voters solid their ballots, greater than seven in 10 had been assured that the votes on this election can be counted precisely, however that is down from the 84% who felt that manner concerning the votes solid in final fall.
This was principally as a result of a drop in confidence amongst Republican voters: nearly one in 5 Republicans had been “very” assured votes can be counted precisely, in comparison with practically half (46%) who felt that manner in November. In the meantime, Democratic confidence rose. About seven in 10 Democrats voting on this election had been very assured within the outcomes can be counted precisely, in comparison with 1 / 4 who felt that manner in November.
Partisans additionally had a special view of the presidential election in Georgia. Most Democrats mentioned it was carried out pretty, whereas most Republicans mentioned it was not.
The coronavirus pandemic and its financial impression proceed to be on many citizens’ minds. About two-thirds of voters who went to the polls in Georgia mentioned they had been apprehensive that they or somebody of their household would get the virus, and greater than half mentioned they’ve skilled monetary hardship as a result of coronavirus pandemic. These voters who mentioned they’ve skilled monetary hardship as a result of virus backed the Democratic candidates.
Total extra voters mentioned it was extra necessary to include the coronavirus now, even when it meant hurting the economic system, whereas barely fewer — although together with two-thirds of Republicans — mentioned it was extra necessary to rebuild the economic system. And as was the case within the presidential election in November each in Georgia and throughout the nation, views of the pandemic was a sign of vote selection. Those that needed the coronavirus prioritized overwhelmingly solid votes for the Democratic candidates, whereas those that needed the economic system prioritized voted Republican.
The CBS Information exit ballot surveyed 5,948 voters. The survey included in-person interviews with Election Day voters, these at early voting places and telephone interviews that measured the views of absentee/by mail voters and early voters. The surveys had been carried out by Edison Research on behalf of the Nationwide Election Pool.
Exit ballot percentages might have up to date since this text was revealed.