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Edison Conducts Exit Polls in Maryland, Virginia

Entry by Tom Webster | Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 | Permalink

Obama, McCain Sweep

On Tuesday, January 29th, Edison Media Research successfully conducted exit polls at precincts all across Maryland and Virginia, surveying nearly 4000 respondents at Republican and Democratic primaries in both states to identify voter demographics, important issues and candidate preference. John McCain was the winner in both Republican primaries, while Barack Obama won the Democratic contests by wide margins.

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Exit Polling data for both contests included voter opinions on the economy, the U.S. war in Iraq, and immigration. In addition, we asked questions ranging from which candidates stood the best chance of winning in the general election, to which voters were frequent listeners to conservative talk radio. In all primaries, critical real-time information was fed to the major news networks and the Associated Press, enabling these organizations to make timely, accurate calls throughout the evening and to provide their audiences with important post-election analysis.

Maryland Primary Results

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Maryland Democratic Primary Percentage
Obama 60%
Clinton 37%
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Maryland Republican Primary Percentage
McCain 55%
Huckabee 29%

Virginia Primary Results

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Virginia Democratic Primary Percentage
Obama 64%
Clinton 35%
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Virginia Republican Primary Percentage
McCain 50%
Huckabee 41%

Maryland/Virginia Exit Poll Data

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