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Behind the Numbers: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

An education gap among white voters

Today, Behind the Numbers shows the sizable "education gap" in Democratic voting patterns. In Post-ABC national polling, Clinton consistently scored better among voters without college degrees than among those with more education, and the pattern has held firm in primaries across the country. In fact, education has been a key...

By Jon Cohen  |  February 15, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
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Democratic Demographics: Past and Future

Here's an update on last month's demographic preview. The first table shows the change from 2004 exit polls among key demographic groups. Below that you'll find demographics from the 2004 National Election Pool exit polls for all the remaining states where exit polling was conducted. The strong turnout in Democratic...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  February 14, 2008; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Exit polls  
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Tale of the tape: Clinton vs. Obama

One helpful way to see the closely contested race between Clinton and Obama is to look across all 24 Democratic exit polls conducted by Edison-Mitofsky that included both candidates (there was an exit poll in Michigan, but Obama was not on the ballot there). For example, Obama won black voters...

By Jon Cohen  |  February 13, 2008; 1:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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