Pennsylvania: Too Close To Call Early–Or Not?


The polls in Pennsylvania closed a few minutes ago, and CNN and others are reporting that the Obama-Clinton race, according to exit polls, is competitive–that is, too close to call.

But the exit polling, if accurate, indicates a Clinton win–because of the women. The polls show that the electorate was 58 percent female and that the gals voted for Clinton over Obama, 55 to 44 percent. The men–making up a measly 42 percent of the voters–went for Obama over Clinton, 53 to 47 percent, according to the exit polls. If these numbers reflect the real voting, that would mean a narrow Clinton victory, by 3 points.

Already, the Clinton camp is dismissing any interpretation of the margin of victory. A win is a win, Terry McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign manager, said moments ago. Maybe he has that win.

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