Blue-Collar White Voters Back Clinton

Exit polls give her big edge; he wins more than 90% of black vote
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 7:43 PM CDT
58% of Pennsylvania voters who decided in the past week chose Hillary Clinton, CNN polls found.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton fared especially well among white, blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania, exit polls show. She won two-thirds of their votes, her best showing among that group to date, the AP reports. She also won among women overall and late deciders. Barack Obama, meanwhile, won among young voters and affluent voters. He took more than 90% of the black vote and most of the male vote overall.

  • 61% of voters 65 and older went for the New York senator.
  • 55% of white males went for Clinton.
  • 60% of gun owners, church-goers, and rural residents favored Clinton.
  • 60% of Philadelphia and its suburbs went for Obama.