Preliminary results of a nationwide CNN poll on the exit showed that the economy was the main topic for voters.
A total of 34 percent of respondents said this was the most important topic for them, ahead of a strong 32 percent leadership.
Next came good judgment at 24 percent.
The Mirror online says the economy is the only subject the president consistently asked more than Joe Biden about in the run-up to the election.
The CNN poll found that more people said they felt better today (about four in ten) than those who said they were worse off (two in ten).
However, they were pretty evenly divided on whether the country’s economy is doing well.
More than half said the coronavirus pandemic left them in financial trouble.
However, more say that they are better today than four years ago (about 4 in 10) than that they are worse today (2 in 10).
The survey found that only 18 percent said coronavirus was the biggest problem.
Racial inequality reached 21 percent.
Only 13 percent stated that the economic situation in America was “excellent” – with “good” and “not so good” even at 35% and 32% respectively.
Nineteen percent said it was “poor”.
However, there were other signs of concern to the president.
Very few voters were “late decision-makers” – 93 percent said they had made their decision within the last seven days.
Four years ago, Trump’s victory was due in part to a late turnaround in his candidacy by undecided voters.
And her views on Covid in particular could worry him.
A total of 51 percent of the nation said the virus crisis had not been handled well.
The survey found that 68 percent of respondents said it was a public health responsibility to wear a mask in public – only 30 percent said it was a personal choice.
Of the people who voted for Donald Trump, 81 percent said they voted for their candidate instead of voting against his opponent.
Of the Biden voters, 64 percent said they voted for the former Vice President – 31 percent said they voted against his opponent.
The number of first-time voters increased.
In 2016 it was 10 percent, this year it was 13 percent.
Around 68 percent of those surveyed said it would be “very easy” to vote this year.
And 86 percent said they were confident their vote would be counted.
Voters today cast ballots in libraries, schools and arenas across the country.
In New York City, some voting lines went around blocks.
However, in many places, from Los Angeles to Detroit and Atlanta, the lines were very small.
79-year-old Elsa Avalos left a polling station Tuesday morning after voting with her husband in Huntington Park in southern California.
“Every choice we made. We did our duty,” she said.
“I was afraid we would have a line today, but nothing.”
In Atlanta, there were about a dozen voters in the Piedmont Park Conservancy before sunrise. First up was Ginnie House, waiting to cast a vote.
“I lost my postal vote and I won’t miss this vote,” said House, a 22-year-old actor and creative writing student who flew back from New York to Atlanta for the sole purpose.
She said she is voting for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, a former vice president who wants to replace Republican incumbent Trump in the White House.
At a polling station in Houston, Texas, Andy Valadez said, “We want to pray for a fair election.
“We believe in America and want everyone to have a safe voting experience.”