Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 1:49 AM UTC

Exit poll: Obama more in touch

52 percent of voters said the president is more in touch with people like them

More preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday’s elections for The Associated Press and the television networks, a survey of 19,728 voters by Edison Research:

— 52 percent of voters said President Barack Obama is more in touch with people like them, compared to 44 percent for Republican Mitt Romney.

— About 4 in 10 voters said the U.S. economy was getting better, while 3 in 10 said it was getting worse, and 3 in 10 said it was the same.

— Just under 50 percent of voters favored repealing some or all of Obamacare. Forty-three percent preferred that the health care law be expanded or left as is.

— Only 3 in 10 voters said that most illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should be deported, while nearly two-thirds said such people should be offered a chance to apply for legal status.