February 12th, 2008
08:50 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit Polls: How McCain won Virginia

According to exit polls, Virginia voters felt McCain was more qualified to be commander-in-chief than Huckabee.
According to exit polls, Virginia voters felt McCain was more qualified to be commander-in-chief than Huckabee.

(CNN) – Wealthy Virginia Republicans as well as those worried about the economy carried John McCain to victory there, exit polls indicate.

As has been the case across the country, more Virginia Republican primary voters ranked the economy as their top concern than pointed to any other issue, and those voters broke for McCain by 13 percentage points.

McCain also did well with high-income voters in Virginia. Among those making over $100,000 a year - a group that made up roughly 40 percent of the electorate - McCain beat Huckabee by 26 points.

Voters also felt McCain was qualified to be commander-in-chief than Huckabee. Roughly two-thirds felt the Arizona senator was more ready to be president, while one-third felt Huckabee was better prepared.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Ashley, Detroit

    Bull Crap!

    McCain won Virginia simply because he had been annointed "frontrunner". People simply chose to jump on a winning bandwagon.

    I see a McCain/Huckabee or even better, McCain/Crist ticket, that can win if and only if Hillary Clinton is the Dems' nominee

    February 12, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  2. moderate conservative

    What would you know about the mind-set of Virginia Republicans coming from Detroit, Ashley? McCain won in Virginia because he is the best candidate, period.

    February 13, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |