With 85% reporting, Hillary Clinton looks set to win the Nevada Caucuses . She’s currently leading Obama 51-45, with Edwards left with the remaining 4%. Some people are touting it as a big win for Hillary, others say that it isn’t a surprise, since she was leading in the polls all along. Greg Sargent comments on some very interesting entrance polls: Clinton beat Obama among Latinos 64%-24% and women 52%-35%. Obama won the support of African Americans 79%-16%. Hillary won among voters over 45, Obama among voters under 45.
So now to South Carolina.
Among the Republicans, Romney picked up 53% of the vote. Ron Paul was in second place, with 13%, a handful of votes ahead of McCain (with 36% of of the vote in). Romney was the only Republican frontrunner who really campaigned in Nevada. Mormons make up 12% of the population in Nevada, and they were probably a key demographic for him as well.
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