Postman on Politics
Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.
February 19, 2008 5:59 PM
Posted by David Postman
As soon as the polls closed moments ago CNN said exit polls show McCain winning, though there was no projection on the size of the victory margin.
On the Democratic side, CNN says exit polls show Barack Obama has a lead over Hillary Clinton but, imagine this, Wolf Blitzer says they're going to wait until the "actual votes" come in.
Preliminary figures show Obama with a slight lead among whites, and he and Clinton splitting the women's vote. Obama's strength also was coming from men and the young.
On the Republican side, evangelicals are not yet embracing McCain.
About a quarter of the voters in the Republican primary were born-again, evangelical Christians, and they voted 2-to-1 for Huckabee over McCain. Evangelical voters have been the base of the ordained Baptist minister's support.
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