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Reading the Exits


CNN has now released its detailed exit poll numbers. They don’t give a breakdown for the 200k+ income group (6% of the electorate), but since they release all the other groups we can estimate that amount by comparing the total vote estimate from those groups to the 55% statewide the exit poll estimates, and then seeing what he would need from the 200k+ group to get there. I won’t bore you with the math, but the answer is astounding — 80% of the 200k+ group had to have voted for Romney for the exit poll to be internally consistent. Wow.

Henry Olsen — Mr. Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an editor at, and the author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism.

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