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According to National exit polls, more men say they voted for Romney, while more women say they voted for Obama. Younger voters skew toward Obama, while older voters skew toward Romney.
Exit polls: Top issues for voters

According to National exit polls, more men say they voted for Romney, while more women say they voted for Obama. Younger voters skew toward Obama, while older voters skew toward Romney.

Exit polls: Top issues for voters

The most-mentioned terms/phrases on Facebook in the last 12 hours as of 5:30 p.m. ET. Ohio is the only state currently in the top 10. Also, mentions of Pennsylvania are up 715% in the last 12 hours.

The most-mentioned terms/phrases on Facebook in the last 12 hours as of 5:30 p.m. ET. Ohio is the only state currently in the top 10. Also, mentions of Pennsylvania are up 715% in the last 12 hours.

More people on Facebook are talking about Obama today than Romney. Obama is dominating the conversation in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Click through to dive into the data in real-time.
CNN-Facebook Election Insights

More people on Facebook are talking about Obama today than Romney. Obama is dominating the conversation in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Click through to dive into the data in real-time.

CNN-Facebook Election Insights


We’ve taken over the Empire State Building.
Seriously. Watch the height of the red (Romney) and blue (Obama) lights for CNN’s electoral vote projections. If you take a photo, tag it #cnnelection and you could be part of our coverage!

We’ve taken over the Empire State Building.

Seriously. Watch the height of the red (Romney) and blue (Obama) lights for CNN’s electoral vote projections. If you take a photo, tag it #cnnelection and you could be part of our coverage!

The five top trending Facebook terms in the U.S. within the last 12 hours are vote, Obama, Election Day, Romney and line. Obama is getting more than 105% more mentions than Romney.
CNN Facebook Election Insights

The five top trending Facebook terms in the U.S. within the last 12 hours are vote, Obama, Election Day, Romney and line. Obama is getting more than 105% more mentions than Romney.

CNN Facebook Election Insights

The winning presidential candidate has won Ohio in every election since 1964, and no Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a three point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes. Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing the president, with 47% supporting the former Massachusetts governor. Obama’s three-point edge is within the survey’s sampling error.
CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio

The winning presidential candidate has won Ohio in every election since 1964, and no Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a three point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes. Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing the president, with 47% supporting the former Massachusetts governor. Obama’s three-point edge is within the survey’s sampling error.

CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio

Hiring increased last month, while the unemployment rate ticked higher, according to a report released just four days before the presidential election. The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment ticked up to 7.9, from 7.8% in September, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected employers to add 125,000 positions in the month and unemployment to inch up to 7.9%.
October jobs report: Hiring increases, unemployment up

Hiring increased last month, while the unemployment rate ticked higher, according to a report released just four days before the presidential election. The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment ticked up to 7.9, from 7.8% in September, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected employers to add 125,000 positions in the month and unemployment to inch up to 7.9%.

October jobs report: Hiring increases, unemployment up