(CNN) - How did Clinton win Ohio? The exit polls show three areas where she clearly bested Obama.
Clinton's backbone of support came through: She beat Obama big (73-24) among voters 65 and over. Obama won by a similar margin among 18-24 year olds, but those voters only made up 7 percent of the voters while seniors made up 14 percent.
Roughly 80 percent of voters said they were worried about their financial situation and Clinton carried this group by 5 points. It appears her aggressive standing on NAFTA and her pledges to revive Ohio's economy may have paid off. Roughly 70 percent of Ohio voters also said Clinton has a clear plan to fix the country's problems, while 57 percent said the same for Obama.
Clinton beat Obama among those voters who decided in the last three days by a wide 20-point margin. Among those voters who decided more than three days ago, she beat Obama by only 10 points – a clear sign Clinton picked up steam in the closing days of the campaign.
- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider