Did voters really want Hillary more than Barack? That’s what Vaughn Ververs is reporting, based on exit polls on election day:
As voters left the polls on Election Day, many were asked how they would have voted if the election match-up were between Hillary Clinton and John McCain rather than Barack Obama and McCain,” the Web site says. “52 percent said they would have backed the former Democratic candidate; 41 percent would have voted for McCain, wider than Obama’s 7-point margin over McCain.
The Eye’s data reviewer found that a full 16% of people who voted for McCain would have instead voted for Hillary had she been the Dem candidate. Most who would have switched their McCain votes as such were older women – 61% were at least 45 years old. [CBS News]