Some interesting numbers to contemplate from the Commonwealth (NOT state) of Virginia and Maryland.
Blacks in Virginia accounted for just 30% of Democratic voters.
Obama won Virginia white Democrats overall 52-47.
Clinton only won Democratic white women in Virginia by 6 points.
Obama won white men in both Maryland and Virginia — though it was much closer in Maryland.
Almost half — 49% — of Virginia Republicans described McCain as not conservative enough.
In Maryland and Virginia approximately 6 in 10 "conservatives" felt that way.
For the second time, Obama won Hispanic voters somewhere…in Virginia’s small Latino population. (Quiz question – what’s the only other state?)*
Evangelicals in Virginia — 46% of GOP voters. Huckabee won them 2-to-1.
Non-evangelicals in Virginia — 54% of GOP voters. McCain won them 63-25%.
McCain won conservatives in Maryland for the third time this primary season. (Quiz question — what are the other two?)**
What say you?***
** New York and New Jersey
***Numbers come from an analysis by ABC News’ Gary Langer, Rich Morin, Peyton Craighill, Pat Moynihan and Scott Clement.
NOTE: Due to a typo in a polling memo I was working off from, I had originally repeated that Obama won white women in Maryland. He did NOT. He lost them to Clinton by 18 points.