Exit Poll-Mania!

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: May 06, 2008 7:30 PM
Rapidly changing numbers from the HuffPo sources show a 12-14- point win for Obama in North Carolina and a 5-7-point win for Clinton in Indiana.

The angry Reverend wreaked havoc:
Preliminary exit poll results indicate that just under 50% of Democratic primary voters in Indiana and North Carolina say the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy was an important factor in their voting, per ABC News' Polling Unit.
The economy rears its head:
More than 60 percent of respondents in both Indiana and North Carolina cited the economy as their top concern.
The early voters in N.C. won't show up in exit polls, but there are more than 400,000 of them. Who are they? They look like likely Hillary voters, but anecdotally it seemed there were a lot of very young voters in reporting on early voting:
Over a third (37%) were white women, 30% were over age 60 and more than a third were college graduates. Only 7% were first-time voters. So far this season we've seen that Hillary Clinton has held an advantage among those voting early, but Barack Obama has made a major effort to get his supporters to cast ballots early in this go round.
ey-Hay, illary-Hay, ix-nay on the electability-ay argument-ay.

Obama's gonna need to drink a whole lot more PBR to grab white, blue-collar voters. (For the record, I'd be happy to help.)

Hillary garnering veritably Republican-looking percentages of black voters now.

Will the Operation Chaos effect show up? Anecdotally, by the way, I've talked to three Operation Chaos voters in Durham.