Polls closed in Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia at 7:30 p.m., and the only state called so far is the last one. Mitt Romney easily won West Virginia's five electoral votes. Ohio and North Carolina are too close to call.
Exit polls in Ohio show a very closely divided electorate. A majority of voters approve of the bailout and those voters favor Obama by a 3 to 1 margin. African Americans are a larger part of the electorate than in 2008 and white voters are a slightly smaller part. But white voters are backing Mitt Romney in larger numbers than they did Sen. John McCain.
The Ohio party split is similar to 2008, but Obama is losing independents where he won them four years ago. The president is also losing college-age whites; he tied McCain with them in 2008.