The Rush Limbaugh Effect:
Early exit polling shows 10 percent of the voters in Ohio’s Democratic Primary identified themselves as Republican, along with 22 percent who said they were independents. It was the same story in Texas: 10 percent of the voters in the Democratic primary identified themselves as Republican, along with 25 percent who said they were independents.
Rush Limbaugh may have saved Hillary Clinton’s bacon in the Democratic primary. If that isn’t the weirdest statement of this wacky election year, I don’t know what could top it.
UPDATE: But, as Campaign Spot reader Todd notes, in the CBS exit poll in Texas, Obama carried self-identified Republicans who voted in the Democratic primary, 53 percent to 46 percent.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Other readers note that Obama has carried the self-identified Republican vote by much wider margins in earlier Democratic primaries.