Obama Wins Easily in NC

He dominates the black vote, gets about 40% of whites
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 6:30 PM CDT
Obama Wins Easily in NC
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., holds a glass of beer as he greets people at Raleigh Times bar in Raleigh, N.C.,Tuesday, May 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Barack Obama won the North Carolina primary today, foiling Hillary Clinton's hopes of an upset in her bid to sway superdelegates, the Washington Post reports. It's Obama's first win in a big state since February. Obama won decisively, 56% to 42%. In his victory speech, Obama tweaked Clinton for calling the state a potential "game changer." Voters decided "the only game that needs changing is the one in Washington," he said.

Obama got 91% of the black vote to Clinton's 6%, and he also picked up about 40% of the white vote. Clinton did, however, beat Obama decisively among white, blue-collar workers, his weak spot throughout the primaries. She got 68% of that vote, while he got 26%, CNN notes. Obama won among both men (57% to 39%) and women (54% to 42%).

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