Dems Take the House, But Virginia Key to Senate Control

What do the exit polls show there? Sixty-two percent say they believe Menendez lacks high ethical standards, but 53 percent want a Democratic majority in Congress.

Traditional Republicans Go Democratic

Here are some numbers from Gary Langer, director of ABC News' Polling Unit:

-- Men voted Democratic by a margin of 52 percent to 46 percent, the first Republican loss among male voters overall since 1992, according to exit polls.

-- Women, so far, voted Democratic by a margin of 57 percent to 41 percent -- the largest majority since 1986.

-- Independents appear to be voting Democratic by a 59 percent to 37 percent margin. They haven't leaned that far since 1982.

-- White Catholic voters told polltakers they voted Democratic by a margin of 52 percent to 46 percent. Compare that to two years ago, when, in House races, they went Republican by a margin of 9 points.

-- One last set of numbers: 10 percent of voters told exit pollsters they waited until Election Day to decide how they would vote. And of that group, an overwhelming majority -- 61 percent to 36 percent -- went Democratic.

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