US elections 2016: The final results of one of the most hotly contested and controversial US elections in decades will come out within hours. But exit polls are out and some significant facts have come to the fore. One of the pivotal facts that can change the complexion of the outcome is the voting pattern of Hispanic voters. Among Hispanic voters Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 65 per cent to 27 per cent. A whopping margin of 38 per cent can dent the flamboyant Republican candidate’s chances of entering the White House, a Fox News exit poll has showed. It is all not bleak for controversial Trump as 82 per cent believe that the real estate mogul can “bring change” whereas mere 13 per cent were backing Hillary Clinton.
Fox News projects Hillary Clinton will win in Vermont which backed Barack Obama in 2012. On the other hand, Donald Trump is projected to win Indiana, a state that favoured Republican candidate Mitt Romney last time. Fox News projection shows Donald Trump will win West Virginia which was bagged by Mitt Romney in 2012. The exit polls project Trump will win South Carolina which voted in favour of Romney. Fox News projects Donald Trump will win Alabama, a traditionally Republican dominated state.
If we analyse the exit polls, 56 per cent have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party while 49 per cent have the same opinion of the Democratic Party. 52 per cent voters saaid economy is top issue that the US is facing. On counter-terrorism issue, 52 per cent felt fight against dreaded ISIS is going badly. 46 per cent think the government “should do more”. The exit polls are showing that more than 43 million voters have exercised their franchise as of now. Majority of voters have said they wanted the next president to be more conservative in policies. 64 per cent said Trump does not have the temperament to serve as President.