White women and Hispanics may have helped Hillary Clinton to her victory in Nevada, but black voters overwhelmingly picked Barack Obama, a trend that may have big repercussions in upcoming primaries, says Politico. Minority groups traditionally side with the establishment candidate, which makes Obama's 83% support by African Americans in Nevada unique.
As the upstart Democrat in the race, Obama is expected to pull youth and upper-class white voters, and generally has been. But the liberal white women who typically go for the insurgent candidate are siding with Clinton this time around. For a win in South Carolina next week, Obama will need to woo back white women and retain support of blacks, who make up half the state's Democrats.