Following up on Logan's item from last night, Obama clearly cruised to an easy win in Mississippi, but the exit polls have some interesting numbers on
March 11, 2008

Following up on Logan's item from last night, Obama clearly cruised to an easy win in Mississippi, but the exit polls have some interesting numbers on how he won.

* Gender: Obama won 61% of men and 58% of women. That’s going to lead to a pretty good day.

* Race: It’s fair to say this was an important factor in Mississippi. 91% of African-American voters backed Obama, while 72% of white voters backed Clinton.

* Age: There continues to be a striking age gap between the candidates. Despite Obama’s landslide win, Clinton still won a majority of voters 60 and older.

* Income: Obama won every income group except those making more than $75,000, who preferred Clinton.

* Honesty: Here’s a surprising one. 70% of Mississippi voters said Obama is honest and trustworthy. Only 52% said the same about Clinton.

* Commander-in-Chief test: Voters preferred Obama to Clinton by 10 points on this question, 53% to 43%.

* Republicans: Is Rush Limbaugh’s strategy catching on? 13% of voters in the Democratic primary identified themselves as Republicans, and they overwhelmingly backed Clinton over Obama, 78% to 22%.

* VP: 6 in 10 Obama backers said that he should select Clinton for the ticket if he won the nomination, while 4 in 10 Clinton supporters said she should choose Obama if he she won.

And with that, the long slog to Pennsylvania begins — its primary is six long weeks from yesterday.

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