McCain Easily Takes NJ, Clinton Wins a Tough Battle

McCain benefited from GOP moderates
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 7:10 PM CST
Hillary Clinton has been projected to win New Jersey.   (Getty Images (by Event) Individuals)
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(Newser) – John McCain will easily take all of New Jersey's 52 Republican delegates in tonight's primary voting, AP reports, winning strong support from the state's moderates. Hillary Clinton is projected by NBC to win a far tougher battle for the larger Democratic electorate.

Exit polls showed that GOP voters concerned about the economy also came out heavily for McCain, reports the AP, while conservatives and those concerned about illegal immigration were more likely to oppose him. Due to New Jersey's winner-take-all policy, runner up Mitt Romney will receive no delegates from the primary.