If the early exit polls are accurate, Obama didn’t just win in SC; he won big.
More than half of the voters were black, and Obama got about 80% of them (with no significant gender split). The rest went to Clinton, with Edwards getting skunked. And it was only her share of the black vote that kept Hillary from finishing third.
Among whites, it was Edwards 39%, Clinton 36%, Obama a very respectable 24%, which is twice the level he had in some of the late polling. The white vote was split along gender lines, with Clinton getting women and Edwards men.
But if we add the numbers up assuming conservatively that blacks were only half the voters, that should give Obama about 51%, Clinton 31%, Edwards 18%.
That’s IF the exits got it right. But right now, it looks pretty sweet.
Update Bigger than that, it seems. About a 25-point stompin’.