Here's five exit polls that help explain what was on voters' minds on Election Day, as Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate and were unexpectedly victorious in gubernatorial races like Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts.

For all the news about ISIS, ObamaCare and the southern border in recent months, it still clearly comes down to the economy.

More than three-quarters of voters expressed at least some concern about the future of the U.S. economy. 

The next two exit polls show Americans are overwhelmingly unhappy with where the country is headed.

Overall, the American people appear to have increasing distrust in the government.

Almost half of Americans feel that the Obama administration went too far with the Affordable Care Act.