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Conservative people who like McCain and don't like Democrats made up over 40% of Hillary's primary vote totals in Mississippi!  Pelosi we need you!!!

Republicans (13% of turnout) and White Independents (another 13% of turnout) gave a big boost to Hillary in MS, making up a large portion of her support.

70%  of those who said neither Clinton nor Obama have a clear plan for the country picked clinton
74% of those who said both do picked Obama

74% of those who have a strongly favorable opinion of Mccain picked Clinton
75% of those who have a strongly unfavorable opinion picked Obama

25% of those who say that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy picked clinton
7% of those who say that Obama is not honest and trustworthy picked Obama

19% of those who say that clinton does not inspire them, voted for clinton
4% of those who say that obama does not inspire them, voted for obama.

87% of those who are inspired by neither clinton nor obama voted for clinton

78% of Republicans picked clinton
59% of White independents picked clinton

56% of conservatives picked clinton

from reading the CNN exit polls

It looks like Republicans and White Independents saved the day for Hillary. There seem to be a sizable minority of Hillary voters who: like McCain, think she is not trustworthy, and are not inspired by her? She scored big on the voters who are not inspired by her or Obama...

Interesting.  if 13% R + 13% white independents voted for Hil, this would be 26% of total turnout, and close to 50% 40% of her total vote??? Am I figuring this correctly?

Repubs + White Independents as percentage of total turnout has more than doubled since Alabama's primary.

From comments: below

Identification  Clinton  Obama
Democrat        22.4%    46.9%
Republican      10.0%     3.0%
Independent      8.2%     8.7%

I got each of these figures by multiplying the pecentage of the electorate in each self-identification category times the percentage that each candidate got.  I'm not sure whether it only adds up to 99.2% because of rounding error, or because of votes going to other candidates.

As I figure it, this means that 44.8% of Clinton's vote came from Republicans or Independents, and 24.6% of her vote came from Republicans.  Given the fact that many of these Republicans are people who think very highly of McCain, it seems quite likely that they're Hillary's Limbaugh contingent.

Originally posted to biscobosco on Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 06:01 PM PDT.

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