Stats the Obama campaign is circulating:
* Obama beat Clinton among women 35% to 30%
* Obama beat Edwards among voters in union households 30%-24%
* Obama beat Clinton and Edwards among voters of almost every income level (Obama and Clinton tied among voters who make $15-30,000)
* As many voters age 17-29 as voters 65 and older participated last night — in previous years senior participation has been 5-times greater than younger voters.
* Obama beat Edwards and Clinton among voters who want change (51%-20%-19%)
* Despite countless attacks and hundreds of thousands of dollars in negative mail, TV, and radio, Obama beat Clinton and Edwards (34%-30%-27%) among voters who say health care is the most important issue
* Obama won among those who said the economy was the most important issue (36%-26%-26%)
* Obama won over Clinton and Edwards (35%-26%-17%) among those who said Iraq was the most important issue
* Won across the ideological spectrum – winning among liberals, moderates and conservatives
* Won among high income and lower income voters among voters with household income below $50,000 (34%-32%-19%) and among those over $50,000 (41%-19%-28%)
* Also won among the 82% of voters who said Pakistan was “very or somewhat important”
Some nuggets from the Republican side:
*While Mike Huckabee smashed the competition among evangelicals, he finished fourth among non-evangelicals. While Huckabee has consolidated much of the evangelical base, the party’s other factions remain skeptical of his fiscal and national security records.
*The top candidate quality voters were seeking: 45% – shares my values, 33% – says what he believes, 14% – experience, 7% – electability. There was a clear outcry for change in both parties, as the fresh face pledging to alter traditional politics trumped the Washington establishment candidate.