Ugh...CNN isn't as good with their exit polls in 2012 as they were in 2008.
Less than $50K (41%): Wow, it's the exact same as 2008. In both 2008 and 2012, Obama won this category 60-38 both times.
More than $50K (59%): Romney made up a lot of ground here. In 2008, Obama and McCain tied this vote 49-49. But Romney won it in 2012. He ended up winning it 53-45.
But, how much did the richer influence this.
$50-100K (31%): Surprisingly, McCain and Obama tied this category, too. Romney won this category. He won it 52-46.
$100K or more (28%): Wow, McCain and Obama tied this category, too (49-49). Romney swung this a lot. Romney ended up winning this category 54-44.
I saved income for less because I knew that it would be the deciding factor in this election. I didn't know that Obama and McCain tied for these categories in 2008. But you can see that Romney did better with those making $50K or more than McCain did. For whatever reason. I'm going to look at all of the categories that changed 5% or more from 2008 to 2012. But I'm basing my conclusions on what we found in these exit polls.