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.