NBC News Exit Poll: Future Supreme Court Appointments Important Factor in Presidential Voting
According to early NBC News Exit Poll results, Supreme Court appointments were a more important factor in how votes were cast today than in the 2008 contest between Barack Obama and John McCain.
Seven in 10 voters nationwide say Supreme Court appointments were either the most important factor or an important factor in their decision to support a candidate. In contrast, nearly three in 10 say appointments to the Supreme Court were not an important factor in their presidential vote decisions.
In 2008, only 7 percent said future appointments to the high court were the single most important factor in their votes for president, compared to about one in five today.