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More Analysis from Tsunami-Super-Fat Tuesday

Posted By Jill Greenberg On February 6, 2008 @ 2:35 pm In Politics | No Comments

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 [1], California [2], Missouri [3]and Tennessee, [4] roughly half the voters were 50 plus. In Arizona [5]and New Mexico [6], 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.


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[1] Alabama: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#AL

[2] California: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#CA

[3] Missouri : http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#MO

[4] Tennessee,: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#TN

[5] Arizona : http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#AZ

[6] New Mexico: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#NM

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