Obama Wins Easily in NC

He dominates the black vote, gets about 40% of whites
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 6:30 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., holds a glass of beer as he greets people at Raleigh Times bar in Raleigh, N.C.,Tuesday, May 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama won the North Carolina primary today, foiling Hillary Clinton's hopes of an upset in her bid to sway superdelegates, the Washington Post reports. It's Obama's first win in a big state since February. Obama won decisively, 56% to 42%. In his victory speech, Obama tweaked Clinton for calling the state a potential "game changer." Voters decided "the only game that needs changing is the one in Washington," he said.

Obama got 91% of the black vote to Clinton's 6%, and he also picked up about 40% of the white vote. Clinton did, however, beat Obama decisively among white, blue-collar workers, his weak spot throughout the primaries. She got 68% of that vote, while he got 26%, CNN notes. Obama won among both men (57% to 39%) and women (54% to 42%).