November 2nd, 2010
06:48 PM ET
(CNN) - Senior Democratic officials with close ties to the White House say that after seeing a first wave of early exit polling data late in the afternoon they have concerns about how the party is doing with several key groups, including women and senior citizens.
The senior officials said they are particularly apprehensive about numbers they have come in suggesting that women may not have turned out as strongly for Democrats.
These senior officials stressed that the numbers they have seen are incomplete and early, and they are cheered by information suggesting that despite some of the demographic challenges the party nevertheless may be doing pretty well in some of the key toss-up Senate races.
But one senior Democratic official was particularly brief and blunt when asked for reaction to the early data coming in. “Anxious,” said the official.