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Obama’s Winning Streak Continues

CBS/AP) Barack Obama easily won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Wisconsin, handing Hillary Clinton her ninth straight defeat headed into crucial March 4 contests in Texas and Ohio.

John McCain easily won the Republican contest in Wisconsin, as well as a primary in Washington, putting him ever closer to wrapping up the GOP nomination.

With 91 percent of the Wisconsin vote in, Obama led Clinton, 58 percent to 41 percent. In the Republican contest, McCain held a commanding lead, 55 percent to 37 percent, over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. With just over half the Washington vote in, McCain led Huckabee, 49 percent to 21 percent.

CBS News exit polling of Wisconsin Democratic voters indicated that Obama made significant gains among groups long thought to be loyal to Clinton. Women voters and Catholics were equally split between the two, and Obama led Clinton among those without college degrees by 13 percentage points. He also edged her out among self-identified Democrats, 53 percent to 46 percent, and won 54 percent of the vote from those in households making less than $50,000 a year.

Meanwhile, Obama continued to dominate the groups that have favored him in the past, winning convincing majorities of men (67 percent), college graduates (60 percent) and those in households earning more than $50,000 a year (60 percent).

Categories: Barack Obama, Hillary ClintonPosted on: 5th March 2008 by: admin
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