Early, Early Exit Polls

Now we play the waiting game... Aww, the waiting game's no fun. Let's play "Early, Early Exit Polls."

Update [2008-2-5 18:20:52 by Jonathan Singer]: This just came across my desk. I can't vouch for them, and take them with a giant grain of salt (and note that the numbers may not always add up to 100 because of rounding)...

Second Wave Numbers

Alabama: Obama 60, Clinton 37
Arizona: Obama 51, Clinton 45
Arkansas: Clinton 72, Obama 26
Connecticut: Obama 53, Clinton 45
Delaware: Obama 56, Clinton 42
Georgia: Obama 75, Clinton 26
Illinois: Obama 70, Clinton 30
Massachusetts: Obama 50, Clinton 48
Missouri: Obama 50, Clinton 46
New Jersey: Obama 53, Clinton 47
New York: Clinton 56, Obama 43
Oklahoma: Clinton 61, Obama 31
Tennessee: Clinton 52, Obama 41.1

First Wave Numbers

California: Clinton 50, Obama 47
New Mexico: Obama 52, Clinton 47
Utah: Obama 61, Clinton 40

Jim Geraghty has the Republican numbers, and I'll try to digest what we see above in a bit...

Jim Geraghty:

My first word of exit poll results says that the first two waves of results in Massachusetts show a "dead heat" between Hillary and Obama, and a 20-point margin for Romney among Republicans.

Town Hall:

In the Democratic races, Barack Obama led among black voters and Hillary Rodham Clinton led among Hispanic voters. Obama led among white men, while Clinton led among white women. Overall, Obama led among men and Clinton led among women, although her advantage among women appeared smaller than was seen in early primary states. In the Republican races, John McCain led among men. He had only a small lead over Romney among women.

[...]

The Democratic electorate was a bit younger than Republican primary-goers. More than one in 10 Democratic voters were under age 30 and one in five were over age 65. Among GOP primary voters fewer than one in 10 were under 30 and a quarter were over 65.

I might hopefully ~cross my fingers~ get some numbers soon, too. For now, this is what we've got. What say you?

Tags: exit polls, Super Tuesday (all tags)

Comments

73 Comments

Re: Early, Early Exit Polls

That Massachusetts exit poll doesn't tell me anything I already knew lol.

by falcon4e 2008-02-05 01:07PM | 0 recs
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Well ...

Obama led among men and Clinton led among women and women make up a disproportionate percentage of democratic voters so, if anything, Clinton is winning the popular vote.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:07PM | 0 recs
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The size of their leads among men and women, respectively, might matter a little here.

by FuzzyDunlop2 2008-02-05 01:11PM | 0 recs
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Not to mention CNN's exit polls say that late deciders, from what they have so far, are breaking even, with Clinton only a single percent ahead.

by americanincanada 2008-02-05 01:11PM | 0 recs
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I say we know nothing yet.

Actually, scratch that. We know everything--It'll be close and the race will continue after tonight.

by Kal 2008-02-05 01:07PM | 0 recs
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Oh, come on Dad, why do you always have to be so reasonable?

by the mollusk 2008-02-05 01:56PM | 0 recs
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that was a joke (my boycott of smiley faces often costs me on blogs).

by the mollusk 2008-02-05 01:57PM | 0 recs
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Don't worry, I saw it as a joke and laughed.

by yitbos96bb 2008-02-05 02:07PM | 0 recs
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Some people, especially in the West, haven't yet entered a polling booth yet, so an exit poll info release at this point seems incredibly premature.

by Zeitgeist9000 2008-02-05 01:08PM | 0 recs
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Since women are the largest part of the electorate I can only assume Clinton is winning the popular vote.

The townhall exit polls are very vague.

by americanincanada 2008-02-05 01:09PM | 0 recs
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The quotation said that her lead among women is smaller than before.

by RandyMI 2008-02-05 01:14PM | 0 recs
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all that does is give me agita

by sepulvedaj3 2008-02-05 01:11PM | 0 recs
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Exit poll released on MSNBC, 53% said change is most important and 3/4 of the people thought Obama was best to bring change.

by falcon4e 2008-02-05 01:13PM | 0 recs
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Ok so we know Obama gets at least 40% of the vote :-)

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:20PM | 0 recs
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IF he's running even in MA, where he was down considerably only 10 days ago, that suggests the surge for Obama is real. Moreover if any of the early northeastern states get called early for Obama (along with GA which closes at 7pm and is a state Obama is likely to win) that could have an impact on the final hours of turnout in CA as well as the western caucus states where caucuses convene in the evening.

by desmoulins 2008-02-05 01:16PM | 0 recs
Great point!

Wasn't Obama down 20 points in Mass just 2 weeks ago?  If he is able to be within single digits than I agree this does show that Obama got momentum at the end.

by puma 2008-02-05 01:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Polls

kennedy, kerry, patrick

by sepulvedaj3 2008-02-05 01:21PM | 0 recs
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I would think exit polls would be the real place where forgetting about early voting messes the numbers up.  My impression is that the normal pre election polls tend to handle early voters by also asking people who they voted for if they already voted.  But an exit poll will necessarily exclude early voters, right?  So that's another thing to add to the mix I'd think.

by snaktime 2008-02-05 01:21PM | 0 recs
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Excuse me if I don't take the interpretations of exit polls from two extreme right wingers who absolutely hate Clinton too seriously. In a couple of hours we'll start to get a better idea. In the meantime I'll manage without Geraghty and Hewitt.

by ottovbvs 2008-02-05 01:22PM | 0 recs
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So do any of these polls show early voting?  

In addition, if all of these "surges" of Obama in the past few days were real, why would late deciders be breaking dead even?  If there was a surge, Obama should be up 3-1 in these late deciders.

by mbfeldma 2008-02-05 01:22PM | 0 recs
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That's what I said at DKos. Exit polls won't take into account early voting and absentee voting.

I don't know about most other states, but if Clinton is winning today's vote, she should handily take the state. At least, that's the conventional wisdom on absentees.

by Democrat724 2008-02-05 01:32PM | 0 recs
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Yes, I hear from both campaigns that they see Clinton taking the state.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
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... of CA.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
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I agree with that... BUT I think she wins by 5% or less which is almost as good a a win.  I predict 51-47% with 2% going to others.

by yitbos96bb 2008-02-05 02:09PM | 0 recs
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Numbers I am getting from someone associated with the Clinton campaign are below.  Cannot vouch for accuracy as this is a new source.  Take it for what it is worth.

Alabama: Obama 51, Clinton 44

Arizona: tied, 47-47

Arkansas: Clinton 66, Obama 29

California: Clinton 50, Obama 46

Connecticut: Clinton 51, Obama 44

Delaware: Obama 48, Clinton 45

Georgia: Obama 66, Clinton 32

Illinois: Obama 67, Clinton 30

Massachusetts: tied, 48-48

Missouri: Clinton 47, Obama 45

New Jersey: Clinton 49, Obama 48

New Mexico: Obama 49, Clinton 47

New York: Clinton 56, Obama 41

Oklahoma: Clinton 58, Obama 33

Tennessee: Clinton 52, Obama 39

by Bronx 2008-02-05 01:23PM | 0 recs
So advantage Obama?

As far as the expectations game goes?

by magster 2008-02-05 01:28PM | 0 recs
Re: So advantage Obama?

I got to think anything less than 20% for Obama in NY is bad for Hillary from a spin standpoint.  

by yitbos96bb 2008-02-05 02:10PM | 0 recs
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I don't believe those numbers. Maybe the early voters favor Obama, but I don't believe he's going to win all those states by such a large margin.

It'll be closer than that.

by Kal 2008-02-05 01:23PM | 0 recs
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I don't believe these numbers either (because I don't want to get burned again), but I'd be surprised if early voters favored Obama and not the other way around.  College kids tend to vote late.

by Ryan Anderson 2008-02-05 01:31PM | 0 recs
2nd wave numbers

very interesting, I guess no one will be knocked out if this is true.  No wonder both campaigns have been talking about the rest of February.

I do find it very hard to believe Obama will win NJ, I don't trust these numbers.

by John DE 2008-02-05 01:24PM | 0 recs
I don't trust those numbers

I always remember Kerry winning exit polls but losing when the numbers were counted.

Just another hour and a half until the polls are closed on the East coast.

by puma 2008-02-05 01:29PM | 0 recs
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The information I've just gotten on the early results suggest that Clinton will take CA and CT but will lose AL.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:28PM | 0 recs
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I'm sure she'll take the swap.

by Jerome Armstrong 2008-02-05 01:29PM | 0 recs
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California has 4 more hours of voting left. How can anybody honestly say they know who's going to win there at this point?

by elrod 2008-02-05 02:01PM | 0 recs
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SPIN, SPIN

When there are conflicting exit polls out there, it means everyone should ignore them.

Votes matter, polls don't.  And delegates pick the nominee.

by mainelib 2008-02-05 01:31PM | 0 recs
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What are the states with sizeable AA populations?

by falcon4e 2008-02-05 01:31PM | 0 recs
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Wow.  That's all I can say.  Not believing but wow.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-05 01:31PM | 0 recs
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Great for Obama except in California.  I think, had he not left the state early, I think he would have won the state.  But, it looks like the delegate race will be a wash today.

by mikelow1885 2008-02-05 01:31PM | 0 recs
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Well, a California upset would be great.  But a NJ upset would be nice as well!

by Drummond 2008-02-05 01:31PM | 0 recs
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Where are these numbers from?

by Piuma 2008-02-05 01:32PM | 0 recs
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Second that question. All exit poll info should be labelled, if just vaguely, with the source

by Nordicus 2008-02-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
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NJ is a doubtful one of these numbers, I agree.  Same with AZ.  The large Obama margins in AB, IL and GA don't strike me as that strange, though, especially if AA and urban turnout surges.  

by Bronx 2008-02-05 01:32PM | 0 recs
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How many states have early/absentee voting and how many actually vote this way in each state? This, depending on those numbers, should skew exit poll results.

by Democrat724 2008-02-05 01:33PM | 0 recs
Re: Early, Early Exit Polls
California expects over 4 million absentee ballots to be returned. Slate has a good article about why this means you can't trust CA exit polls:
http://www.slate.com/id/2175496/fr/rss/
by LakersFan 2008-02-05 02:39PM | 0 recs
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  I don't believe the numbers, but they are good for Obama.  Obama in the lead in 11 out of 16 states.  Color me surprised if these numbers turn out to be true.

by cilerder86 2008-02-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
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Now we play the waiting game... Aww, the waiting game's no fun. Let's play "Early, Early Exit Polls."

Wonderful "Simpsons" reference! Now, if you'll excuse me, I want to play "Hungry, Hungry Hippos" for some reason...

by Paul Simon Democrat 2008-02-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
I knew it

Obama was looking kid in NJ ... Matthews is so transparent.  You can see though him like glass.  

Cali is still key.

I said earlier today that NJ, CA, MA, and CT all run together.  I think I may be right.

I still say CA king.  Whoever wins there is the nominee.

by dpANDREWS 2008-02-05 01:34PM | 0 recs
Re: I knew it

Agreed on CA.  I also see Clinton pulling the state out by a 4-5 point margin.  There will be scattered reports of undeclared voter problems causing a 1 point swing against Obama, but the margin will be enough to make it not matter in the end.
by Bronx 2008-02-05 01:45PM | 0 recs
Re: I knew it

CA will NOT decide the nominee unless its a blowout.  You guys are insane... if its a CLOSE delegate margin, it won't decide anything.  If anything Hillary's Drop in the state is the biggest headline.

by yitbos96bb 2008-02-05 02:15PM | 0 recs
Think about it

Will Democrats nominate the loser of NY, Fl, Ca, Nj, MA. MI ....?

Will they sa WOW! you won Deleware and Georgia.. holdthe friggin' phone?

Use your head.

by dpANDREWS 2008-02-05 05:36PM | 0 recs
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I agree Bronx, I expect something similar to SC, maybe worse now that Edwards is out in states like Georgia.

by falcon4e 2008-02-05 01:35PM | 0 recs
1 silver lining for Clinton

EXIT POLLS are just that.  They don't take into account absentee voting.  I am not sure if they include early voting, but assume they do ... lil help on that one.

by dpANDREWS 2008-02-05 01:37PM | 0 recs
Re: 1 silver lining for Clinton

An exit poll does not include mail voting.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:48PM | 0 recs
what about early voting ... at a poll site?

by dpANDREWS 2008-02-05 02:28PM | 0 recs
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"Early returns favor Kerry" Remember that folks?

by ND1979 2008-02-05 01:38PM | 0 recs
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Is Kerry running?

by Drummond 2008-02-05 01:51PM | 0 recs
I'm in NJ

and everybody is asking everybody here at Princeton if they have voted.  I'be been asked at least 10 times today, and Obama has a huge lead here.  In fact, in a class I was Ta-ing of about 100 students, the prof mentioned he supported Obama and the class broke out in applause.  

I drove down to Trenton to see what was going on there, and it too was Obama country.

by CardBoard 2008-02-05 01:39PM | 0 recs
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I don't think these are weighted yet.

But it looks like Obama supporters are motivated to come in early. This makes me nervous because then I get to look at a long night of Hillary creeping closer as people get off work and to the polls.

MN Caucus starts in about 45 minutes.

by MNPundit 2008-02-05 01:41PM | 0 recs
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Typically however, the early vote is more heavily stacked by women.

by Drummond 2008-02-05 01:45PM | 0 recs
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Clinton voters are still at work?

by ND1979 2008-02-05 01:43PM | 0 recs
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You know early polls were wrong on 2 occasion once in 2000 and then again in 2004.

by bayareasg 2008-02-05 01:43PM | 0 recs
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Absolutely.  But unless they're totally off the wall, these numbers do indicate a close race.

by Drummond 2008-02-05 01:46PM | 0 recs
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Yes based on these #s it does look like the race in MA, CT, NJ and CA will be close so do we know anything new :)

by bayareasg 2008-02-05 01:48PM | 0 recs
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No.  But it helps with the anxiety to be looking at numbers.  Better than animal entrails.

by Drummond 2008-02-05 01:51PM | 0 recs
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Intrade now has Obama 52 Clinton 48 FOR THE NOMINATION

by BDM 2008-02-05 01:48PM | 0 recs
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Yes but that has to do with CA. None of the states have moved at all based on these polls.

... and from what I hear the Obama camp expects Clinton to take CA (also actually CT, NJ and MA) but they are feeling real good about the delegate count.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 01:53PM | 0 recs
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Where do you hear that

by bayareasg 2008-02-05 02:05PM | 0 recs
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... from a person close to the Obama camp obviously.

I wish I knew someone close to the Clinton camp so I knew what they expect to lose.

by kristoph 2008-02-05 02:10PM | 0 recs
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I hope that the Obama Camp is right. These exits polls don't say that though. What does "weighted" mean?

by ND1979 2008-02-05 01:54PM | 0 recs
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Creepy.

by yitbos96bb 2008-02-05 02:17PM | 0 recs
Remember - Exit Polls Have Kerry Beating Bush

..by VERY large margins and we all know how that turned out.

Go Hillary!

by votethegopout 2008-02-05 02:28PM | 0 recs
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

My head is about to explode.

[Why can't this be over tomorrow?!?! Bring on McSurge already!]

by jordan 2008-02-05 02:47PM | 0 recs
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Clinton's camp was much closer on Georgia.  Her exit polls may be more accurate  

Alabama: Obama 51, Clinton 44

Arizona: tied, 47-47

Arkansas: Clinton 66, Obama 29

California: Clinton 50, Obama 46

Connecticut: Clinton 51, Obama 44

Delaware: Obama 48, Clinton 45

Georgia: Obama 66, Clinton 32

Illinois: Obama 67, Clinton 30

Massachusetts: tied, 48-48

Missouri: Clinton 47, Obama 45

New Jersey: Clinton 49, Obama 48

New Mexico: Obama 49, Clinton 47

New York: Clinton 56, Obama 41

Oklahoma: Clinton 58, Obama 33

Tennessee: Clinton 52, Obama 39

by B Rock 2008-02-05 03:00PM | 0 recs

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