Saturday, January 19, 2008
Clinton wins in Nevada
At 4:10 PM, NBC and CNN both proclaim Hillary the winner in Nevada. With 52% of vote in she is winning by about 8%, with Edwards, surprisingly, not a factor at all. Apparently even the Vegas casino caucuses did not go for Obama -- he reportedly lost 6 of 9 -- suggesting that the union power was just not there or overstated. Will this be the pattern elsewhere? Obama does well but falls short, with Hillary piling up delegates? Will this mood cost him South Carolina which in turn will tip Super Tuesday against him? Close but no cigar?
Details from the CNN entrance polls: African-Americans -- Clinton 16%, Obama 79%. Hispanics -- Clinton 64%, Obama 24%. Of Clinton's vote, 58% were women and 42$ men. Also, some evidence of Republicans registering as Dems to vote for Clinton.
See post below for link to much more at E&P.