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Mississippi Redux

Posted By Alejandra Owens On March 12, 2008 @ 10:30 am In Notebook | No Comments

As I have for the other primaries, I did a little poking around in the exit polling from Mississippi. Where people are in Mississippi is pretty emblematic of where things are in the other states so far. According to the CNN exit polls, half of the Democratic and over 60 percent of the Republican electorate was over 50. As for issues, the economy continues to dominate, with 55 percent of Democrats and nearly 40 percent of Republicans saying it is the issue they are most concerned about. Health care was also mentioned by almost a quarter of Democrats.
AARP’s issues, as well as 50 plus voters continue to dominate the landscape. It’s a wonder why the candidates are still sniping instead of talking about the issues that people constantly bring up as important to them.


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