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More Analysis from Tsunami-Super-Fat Tuesday

Posted on 02/6/2008 by |Archived Contributer | Comments

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I have been digging around the exit polls this morning/afternoon and there’s a couple of interesting trends worth highlighting.
50+ voters continue to make up nearly half of the electorate in Super Tuesday states. In Alabama, California, Missouri and Tennessee, roughly half the voters were 50 plus. In Arizona and New Mexico, over 60 percent of the electorate was part of the age group. Also the economy dominates, even across party lines, with anywhere from a third to one-half of voters in primary states calling it the most important issue. Health care is a significant issue among Democrats, with as much as a quarter of Democratic voters calling it the issue they are most concerned about.