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Exit polls 2022: See how various groups across the country voted for Congress in the midterm elections by reviewing data from the network exit poll conducted by Edison Research and the AP VoteCast poll.

This year, for instance, because there are so many competitive races for House and Senate, we might not know which party controls either chamber of Congress on Election Night. That answer could take some time.

Republicans need to win a net of five seats to take control of the House. Democrats face overwhelming odds to prevent that from happening.


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A Post-ABC poll finds that 9 in 10 Americans worry political divisions have intensified so much that there’s an increased risk of politically-motivated violence.

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But the poll found that an equally robust majority endorse programs to boost racial diversity on college campuses.

In today's edition … Tobi continues scrutinizing the big issues at the state level this election with a look at Oregon's gun measure … Poll Watch: Emily Guskin on the dividing line among Hispanic voters on abortion … Annie Linskey on Tim Ryan asking why Democrats ‘don’t smell blood’ and help him in Ohio …. What we're watching: Biden heads to Pennsylvania to raise money for Fetterman.

The Post-Ipsos poll finds 63 percent of Hispanic registered voters would support Democrats for Congress if the election were held today, while 36 percent support Republicans.

A majority of Maryland voters say it’s appropriate to discuss acceptance of LGBTQ people with middle- and high-schoolers, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll.

A majority of Maryland registered voters say they support a November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana for all people ages 21 and older.

Voters have much more positive perceptions of Wes Moore (D) than Dan Cox (R), a Post-UMD poll finds; voters give Cox relatively strong marks on the economy.

The fight for control of Congress is an intense one, as Republicans hold significant advantages in the most competitive House seats. But the GOP edge is being tempered by energy among Democrats over abortion rights.

In today's edition … Ruby Cramer reports on the night an armed man shouted at Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and her husband outside their Seattle home — and how threats of political violence haunt and alter the lives of elected officials ... Poll Watch: Emily Guskin examines what Americans think about Trump’s classified files at Mar-a-Lago … Jeff Stein and Tory Newmyer scoop that Treasury will warn the White House that crypto needs major regulations … but first …

Also in today's edition … The Post's Hannah Knowles, David Weigel and Paul Kane on why GOP prospects are narrowing in the House as Democrats overperform in early contests … Poll Watch: Emily Guskin on the voters who are down on Biden but not on Democrats … DeSantis flexes influence with ‘anti-woke’ school board victories, Tim Craig and Lori Rozsa report.

In today's edition … Biden quietly signs law enforcement mental health bill, upsetting some supporters ... What we're watching: Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, and the hearing to unseal the affidavit that led to the FBI Mar-a-Lago search … Poll Watch: Record high say life will be worse for the next generation … but first …

In today’s edition … Democrats race to adopt climate, health deal after Manchin breakthrough … Text messages for Trump’s acting Homeland Security secretary and acting deputy secretary are missing for a key period leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol … Poll Watch: Most parents don't plan to vaccinate their young children and a new poll on the Supreme Court's abortion ruling … but first …

Those who support abortion access are less certain they will vote this fall — a sign of the challenges facing Democrats who hope the issue will motivate their base in the midterms.

Also in today’s edition … The “187 minute” Jan. 6 hearing tonight … Democratic senators are introducing a marijuana legalization bill … Poll Watch: Most Americans now say the Supreme Court should consider public opinion … K Street keeps raking it in.

Four years after the Supreme Court overturned a law that limited sports gambling mostly to Nevada, about two-thirds of Americans now approve of making betting on professional sporting events legal.

About half of Americans (48 percent) have heard “a lot” or “some” about the NCAA’s decision last year to allow college athletes to be paid when their names or images are used commercially.

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