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Behind the Numbers: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

Behind Obama's Big S.C. Win

Preview: Our story in the Sunday Post is headlined "Black Vote Vital, but Not the Whole Story." Obama was the overwhelming favorite among African American voters, and he picked up a quarter of white voters. As in previous contests, he did especially well among younger, better educated and wealthier voters....

By Jon Cohen  |  January 26, 2008; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Exit polls  
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New Racial Dynamic in S.C.

The racial divide has deepened in South Carolina, with Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton by a wide margin among African Americans, but badly trailing both Clinton and John Edwards among white voters. And underneath the chasm in vote preferences in the new McClatchy-MSNBC poll by Mason-Dixon, there are signs of...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 25, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  Polls  
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BTN: Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich, who reportedly ended his 2008 White House quest today, never had much traction with voters. Here's a glimpse Behind the Numbers. Kucinich got zero delegates out of the Iowa caucuses and finished fifth in the New Hampshire primary with 1 percent of the vote. In Michigan, he was...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 24, 2008; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
Categories:  Polls  
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The Economic Primaries

Just how do the presidential contenders stack up on the economy, the election's top concern? The picture is clearer on the Democratic side, where Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton had the edge as the candidate best able to handle the economy in the most recent Post-ABC poll. And as it is...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 23, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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BTN: Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson (who dropped out of the presidential race this afternoon), Behind the Numbers... Percentage of votes (place): Iowa 13% (3rd), Wyoming 25% (2nd), New Hampshire 1% (6th), Michigan 4% (5th), Nevada 8% (5th), South Carolina 16% (3rd). Highest point in a Post-ABC national poll: 19%, Sept. 6-9, just after...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 22, 2008; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Demos for next Democratic primaries

As attention turns to South Carolina and beyond, here are some sex, race and age breakdowns from 2004 contests (where available from NEP exit polls). Percentages listed are the size of each group in the state's Democratic primary in 2004 (e.g., 57 percent of all Democratic voters in South Carolina...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 22, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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