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CBS News: Hillary Wins Indiana, Obama NC

At least according to CBS News:

Clinton Wins Indiana, Obama Takes N.C.

EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 6, 2008

Clinton pulled off an Indiana win in what was a virtual must-win Midwestern state.

Obama’s win mirrored earlier triumphs in Southern states with large black populations: Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina among them.

CBS News exit poll results show that most voters in both states made up their minds a while ago. Only 17 percent in Indiana and 14 percent in North Carolina decided in the last three days. Twenty-four percent in Indiana and 18 percent in North Carolina decided in the last week.

Late deciders backed Clinton in Indiana by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent for Obama. In North Carolina, Obama won late deciders by a much smaller margin of 49 percent to 48 percent.

As it has been throughout the Democratic primaries, the economy was the most important issue in both states with 65 percent of voters in Indiana describing it as such and 60 percent in North Carolina. In Indiana, 50 percent of voters said Clinton would be more likely to improve the economy and 46 percent said that Obama would. In North Carolina, 52 percent said that Obama would be more likely to improve the economy and 42 percent said that Clinton would.

Nearly half of voters in both states said the situation with Obama’s former pastor Reverend Wright was important in their vote, while half said that it was not. In Indiana, 48 percent said that it was important and 49 percent said that it was not, while in North Carolina, 48 percent said the Wright situation was important in their vote and 50 percent said that it was not.

In both states, more voters thought that Clinton attacked Obama unfairly than vice-versa. Sixty-three percent of Indiana voters and 67 percent of North Carolina voters thought Clinton attacked her opponent unfairly, while only 43 percent in Indiana and 40 percent in North Carolina thought that Obama unfairly attacked Clinton…

Pretty much as expected.

Of course it is good to see that our first Post-Racial Candidate ® still has a lock on more than 90% of the black vote.

Anyway, the beast beat goes on.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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