(CNN) – It’s interesting to take a look at the white vote in both Texas and Ohio. Clinton only holds a 1 point lead among these voters in Texas, but in Ohio her advantage is much stronger - she's beating Obama among whites there by 23 points, 61 percent to 38 percent.
Why the disparity? I suspect it has to do with the economy. It’s a larger issue for Ohio voters than those in Texas, and Clinton has a stronger advantage among those worried about the economy in Ohio than those in Texas. Her closing ads in Ohio largely focused on her ability to deal with the economy, and she sharply criticized Obama for an advisor's comment to a Canadian official about NAFTA - a key issue among many of the state's working class whites.
Related: CNN Political Researcher Alan Silverleib analyzes Ohio exit polls
–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider