- Mar 12, 2002
In states where both had their contests. Also breakdown between diff candidates. From the Time Mag blogs.
February 6, 2008 12:47
Super Tuesday: The Most Interesting Number of All
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I'm up in NYC, where we are struggling to get dead-tree TIME out the door. As is so often the case, our own data wizard Jackson Dykman has come up with the most fascinating bit of data within all these mountains of numbers coming out of Super Tuesday:
TOTAL VOTES CAST
Clinton: 50.2% (7,347,971)
Obama: 49.8% (7,294,851)
Really, could it have been any closer?
UPDATE: Swampland commenters ask; Jackson answers:
Since you asked
Total votes cast in 21 GOP contests yesterday among McCain, Romney and Huckabee:
McCain: 43.1% (3,611,459)
Romney: 35.4% (2,961,834)
Huckabee: 21.5% (1,796,729)
For grand totals, vastly more Democrats than Republicans voted yesterday;
Democratic votes for Clinton and Obama: 14,622,822 (63.6%)
Republican votes for McCain, Romney and Huckabee: 8,370,022 (36.4%)
Put another way, the Clinton/Obama race drew 76% more voters than the McCain/Romney/Huckabee race.
UPDATE2: Jackson's on a roll:
Here are the numbers just for the 19 states where both parties had elections yesterday
Obama/Clinton voters: 14,460,149
McCain/Romney/Huckabee voters: 8,367,694
Or, 73% more Democratic voters than Republican voters.
A lot of this is huge Democratic numbers in New York and California.