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Obama Campaign: The Limbaugh Effect Is Real

As I write up the Obama victory event here in Raleigh tonight, I notice there’s a new proponent of “the Limbaugh effect.”  It’s not coming from Operation Chaos headquarters but from the Obama campaign.  Tonight I’ve gotten two emails from the campaign suggesting that the Limbaugh effect was in play in Indiana.  The most recent email, a few minutes ago, was headlined “The Limbaugh Effect in Indiana = 7%” noting:

According to the latest exit polling data, 17% of voters in the Indiana primary today said they would vote for John McCain in a Clinton/McCain matchup.

41% of that number is constituted by people who voted Clinton in the primary but also indicated they will vote for McCain in the general election.

That comes out to just under 7% of the primary electorate the number that may be attributed to a “Limbaugh Effect.”

Byron York is is the author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

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