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January 09, 2008

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Jor

Just going through some comments, there appears to be a divide between older and younger women. Older women really seem to think this is a once-in-a-lifetime kinda chance for a women to become president. While younger people don't think this is the last shot a women has. I wish the exit poll results on cnn had a gender & age simultaneous divide.
I'd guess older women broke, much more heavily towards Clinton, than their younger counterparts.

Jor

Actually wasting more time on CNN exit polls, it really seems like Hillary voters are gigantically mis-informed

These numbers are Clinton / Obama

Family's Financial Situation: "Falling Behind"
43% / 33%
Income < 50K, 47% / 32%

Who in there right mind thinks Clinton is the populist candidate, or the candidate of the poor? For gods sake, why are these people voting for Clinton. For edwards I could understand, but for clinton.

Then on Iraq

Withdraw Troops from Iraq Immeadiately
44% to 35%

Who the hell thinks Clinton would be better at this than Obama? CLINTON are you joking.


unrelated but amusing,
Who is running an unfair campaign?
By 2:1 people think its Hillary (22%) running a dirty campaign over Obama (11%)

Jor

Yglesias graph is contradicted by the exit polls

Mathew, the exit polls contradict your hypothesis

When did you decide your vote? / Clinton / Obama
Today 39% / 36%
last 3 days 34% / 37%
last week 28 / 43
last month 34 / 44
before that 48 / 31

Porchlight

Actually wasting more time on CNN exit polls, it really seems like Hillary voters are gigantically mis-informed

Of course they are, they're Democrats.

Porchlight

Sorry, that was unkind, but I couldn't resist. I do agree that the results are a bit odd. But exit polls are often like that.

kim

Not only not unkind, but true. Insofar as MSM is biased, and insofar as that bias favors Democrats, by so much are they misinformed. Witness: Iraq.

I know there is a yardstick lying around here somewhere.
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Matthew

The contradiction between the Entrance Polls, the Exit Polls, and the actual Primary Results can only mean one thing: A vast right-wing conspiracy spear-headed by Rovian agents and Diebold! This all a plot to have the Democrats once again select an unelectable candidate.

GMax

If the difference is really concentrated in women, young or old, and the playing off Hill crying was pervasive in the NH market, I guess one could theorize that women reacted to Hillary emotionally and flocked back to her when she was hurting.

Not a great metric for Hill, unless she can turn on and off the water spigot like the great charlatan Bill.

Being hopelessly male, I will chalk this up to one more thing I do understand about women. Would you really vote for President for someone you felt sorry for?

Sue

Would you really vote for President for someone you felt sorry for?

Uh, no. But I'm not a liberal so who the hell knows?

JM Hanes

GMax:

" I guess one could theorize that women reacted to Hillary emotionally and flocked back to her when she was hurting."

There's also the possibility that they thought it was stupid or unfair to make such a big deal over it as the media did. Call it a papparazzi moment and a So What vote. I saw the clip and thought the whole thing was pathetically overblown. McCain routinely looks & sounds more like he's on the verge of tears than Clinton did.

One of my sisters had an awkward two weeks when she first got contact lenses, back before soft lenses made the transition so easy. She commented that being a woman in a seriously male dominated business was not always a disadvantage, but she couldn't afford to look teary eyed for an instant -- regardless of why.

I think men make a lot more assumptions about what it means if a woman tears up than women do, and it doesn't necessarily evoke sympathy in other women.

JM Hanes

This item by Katha Pollitt over at The Nation (brought to you by the Hot Air ticker) is worth checking out if one is contemplating the potential range of women's reactions to the crying game.

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