Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wisconsin Win Wow!

After a tough campaign in which both campaigns poured massive resources and some dirt began to fly, Barack Obama won the battleground state of Wisconsin by 17 points.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared to split the union vote. According to MSNBC exit polls, union members and their families were 31% of Wisconsin Democratic primary voters, and broke for Clinton by a razor thin margin of 50-49.

More than half (54%) of all Democratic voters said Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama unfairly, while only about one-third accused Obama of attacking Clinton unfairly.

90% of Wisconsin Democratic voters said the economy is "not so good" or "poor." And 43% listed it as the top issue today, followed by Iraq and health care.

Whites gave an edge of 53 to 46 to Obama. Men (43% of Dems) backed Obama 61-35, while women (57% of Dem voters) gave a slight edge to Obama 51-49. All indications are that Obama has successfully chipped away at Clinton's base of support.

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