Exit polls point to a big night for Obama:
Democratic officials with access to exit polls say Sen. Obama looks like he’s headed for a huge win in today’s Wisconsin primary. The polls could turn out to be off, as they have in the past. But the officials’ revelation reflects the chatter in the campaigns in advance of the 9 p.m. Eastern poll closing.
Obama press secretary Bill Burton oozes confidence in this release:
Wisconsin is almost the kind of state Hillary Rodham Clinton would have invented to win a Democratic presidential primary, brimming with whites and working class voters who usually support her. A poor performance there Tuesday would raise big questions about her candidacy.
For the record, exit polls released at about this time on February 5 gave Obama leads in Massachusetts and New Jersey, both states he lost by double digit margins.