I want to ignore the leaked, unweighted exit polls, given their history of being drastically wrong (see: the Seven-Hour Presidency of John Kerry; Obama by 4 in New Hampshire; Obama winning Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico on Super Tuesday; etc.) … I want to look away, really I do … I don’t want to blog about them … but I can’t help myself!
I’m hearing that after two waves of data, Wisconsin looks like a blowout in favor of Obama, in the neighborhood of 60 percent to 40 percent.
Democratic officials with access to exit polls say Sen. Obama looks like heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s headed for a huge win in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wisconsin primary. The polls could turn out to be off, as they have in the past. But the officialsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ revelation reflects the chatter in the campaigns in advance of the 9 p.m. Eastern poll closing.
The party officials said that if the trends reflect in the interviews with hundreds of Badger State voters, the news out of the primary will be: Obama encroached deeply into three of ClintonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s core groups of voters Ã¢â‚¬â€ women, those with no college degree and those with lower incomes Ã¢â‚¬â€ while giving up none of his own.
I need a twelve-step program or something. :)
P.S. More here, with (apparently weighted) numbers: 51-49 Obama among women; also 51-49 Obama among households with incomes under $50,000. If those are anywhere close to correct, that’s absolutely devastating for Hillary.