Nightly News | November 06, 2012
>>> time for an every four year staple. every election day nbc news and other organizations conduct those exit polls , asking voters what they were thinking as they left their polling places. all night tonight, tamaran hall will be just off the ice with voters opinions.
>> do you think things in this country today are generally going in the right direction or seriously on the wrong track. early exit polls show voters are a bit more negative than positive. but not by much. 52% believe it's going in the wrong direction. let's compare these numbers to previous elections. george w. bush ran for a second term in 2004 . at the time about half the country believed things were going in the right direction. by 008, a record 75% of the voters said the nation was on the wrong track. that is when we saw the economic meltdown, the republicans lost the white house . in 2012 , the national mood has improved a lot in four years. it's a bit more negative than positive. will it be enough to help president obama keep his job? stay tuned?
>> tamaran, thanks.