Taking the exit polls that CNN has posted for the South Carolina Democratic primary, Obama pulled 24% of the non-black vote, which made up about 45% of the democratic votes cast in SC.
On a day when Edwards supporters are feeling disappointed and dejected there's a bit of good news.
Nobody has mentioned that John Edwards came in second among non-black voters, pulling about 5% more than Hillary Clinton.
OpEdNews did a statistical analysis of the exit poll data CNN reported here, looking at the vote by race and age chart. We found that, combining the age ranges, Edwards pulled 51.1% and Hillary pulled 48.9% of the non-black voters who did not vote for Obama. The numbers are close, but since these are exit polls, with a much bigger sample size, they mean something.
Who knows what this means? Can Edwards use this in some way to build his case for Super-Tuesday? Does it suggest that in states where the black population is lower, like California, Edwards will do much better, at least, than Hillary?
What do you think?
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)