Here is your thread for Maryland exit polls and election results for the Maryland primary. Use this thread to converse about the Republican and Democrat primary included local state issues. Winners will be called.
We will know if John McCain wins Maryland soon.
There are a lot of local races of interest in the state including party primary challenges by two House of Representative incumbents, Republican Wayne Gilchrest and Democrat Albert Wynn.
The Hillary Clinton campaign is mortified about losing both primaries on Tuesday. Large donors and campaign insiders think a Barack Obama February sweep will cripple her chances in Ohio and Texas. They say that the election is ’slipping away.’
The latest polls say that Barack Obama and John McCain will win their respective party primaries over Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee, however late word is that Huckabee is gaining.
Here are the latest Maryland polls:
- McCain 54%
- Huckabee 23%
- Paul 7%
- Obama 53%
- Clinton 35%
- Obama 57%
- Clinton 31%
- McCain 52%
- Huckabee 26%
- Paul 10%
- Obama 55%
- Clinton 32%
Maryland exit poll data:
Update (4pm) – Early hint: Obama in-line with expectations in this state. Expect easy win.
Update (5.30pm) – Black vote is 1/3 in Maryland. Obama solidifying support among white Democrats. Women outnumber men. Democrat voter priorities: Economy, Iraq, health care.
Update (5pm) – 90% of Democrats and 60% of Republican voters think the economy is in bad shape.
Update (6pm) – McCain 58%, Huckabee 30%.
(February 12th, 2008.)
Republican Primary Results (Maryland):
8pm – McCain will win approximately 55-40%.
Democrat Primary Results (Maryland):
Update (4.30pm) – Hillary has already left for Texas where she will give her concession speech tonight.
Update (6.45pm) – Enough useless suspense. Obama wins Maryland. You heard it here first.
(February 12th, 2008.)
***UPDATE*** MBT 8:07 pm EST
Um… Maryland polls are extending their hours – they are staying open until 9:30, from 8:00 due to icing and blocked roadways due to accidents. It will be difficult to call any elelction until the polls close!
***UPDATE*** McCain 8:15 pm EST
MBT is right about the polls still open. But luckily this is a blog and not a corporate news service that keeps news secret. Obama wins Maryland with a bigger margin than Virginia. Expect 70%-30% based on exit polls.