Schneider: Independents overwhelmingly support Obama
In a result bodes well for Barack Obama heading into New Hampshire, the Illinois Democrat overwhelmingly won among Independent voters - 40 percent of those voters chose Obama, compared to 25 percent for John Edwards and 14 percent for Hillary Clinton.
Why is this good news for Obama? Only 20 percent those who attended the Democratic caucuses said they were Independents. But a significantly higher percentage of self-indentified Independents are expected to vote in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary next week.
- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider