It's still the economy, stupid -- exit poll
THE presidential election hinges once again on the economy, according to one exit poll.
The survey, conducted for Associated Press, showed six in 10 voters saying the economy was the top issue.
About four in 10 say they think the nation's economy is on the mend, but more say that things are getting worse or are bad and stagnating.
About half of voters say the previous president, George W Bush, shoulders more of the blame than Barack Obama.
Just a quarter of those surveyed say they are better off than four years ago.