(CNN) - Today's Democratic contest in Pennsylvania was a closed primary, open only to registered Democrats. Exit polls show 14 percent of today's voters were either registered as members of another party or simply unregistered back in January. Among this group, Barack Obama beats Hillary Clinton 59 percent to 39.
Five percent of today's voters were registered Republicans in January. They voted for Obama today, 52 percent to 44.
(CNN)—Pennsylvania’s primary day turnout approached general election levels this year, state officials said Tuesday night.
The result comes on the heels of unprecedented Democratic voter registration in the months leading up to the presidential primary.
Voters in some counties participated at double and triple the level of the previous two presidential cycles – up to 60 percent in Clinton-supporting Allegheny County - although there is little basis for comparison, since the nomination had been essentially decided by the time the 2000 and 2004 primaries were held, so both were basically uncompetitive contests.
“This primary, at least to me, has felt almost like an expedited general election that came seven months earlier,” said Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State, Pedro A. Cortes. “That’s about the best way to describe it.”
(CNN) - According to early exit polling, 36 percent of the voters in today's Pennsylvania Democratic primary have a gun owner in the household. This group voted for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama, 60 percent to 40 percent.
(CNN) - Was there any fallout from the so-called "bitter-gate?"
On the whole, no, the exit polls suggest.
Hillary Clinton seized on Barack Obama's now famous comments about small town Americans, characterizing them as elitist and suggesting the Illinois senator is out of touch with many small-town Americans.
But Pennsylvania Democrats said Tuesday night they don't view Obama any more out of touch than Clinton: 66 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats said Clinton is in touch with people like them, while 65 percent said the same for Obama.
Translation: The elitist charge on Obama, at least among Democrats, does not appear to have stuck.
(CNN) - Race and gender may have played a role in the Democratic primary results, the exit polls show.
Twenty percent of Pennsylvania Democrats said the race of a candidate played an important role in determining their vote. Clinton won those voters by nearly 20 percentage points, 59 percent to 41 percent.
Twenty percent of voters in neighboring Ohio, which voted last month, also said race helped decide their vote – and went for Clinton by 20 percentage points, 59-39.
Twenty-one percent of Pennsylvania primary voters said the gender of a candidate was an important factor in how they voted. Clinton overwhelmingly won among those voters, 71 percent to 29 percent.
(CNN) - Pennsylvania Democrats view Barack Obama as more trustworthy than Hillary Clinton.
According to the exit polls, 67 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats said they believed Obama was honest and trustworthy while only 54 percent said the same for Clinton.
But a look at the exit polls shows Pennsylvania voters are significantly older than those who voted in Ohio's primary - a fact that will likely give Clinton a boost.
Twenty-seven percent of voters in Pennsylvania were over the age of 65. In Ohio, those voters only made up 14 percent of the electorate.
Seniors have consistently supported Clinton overwhelmingly and Pennsylvania is no different - she's winning 61 percent of voters 65 and over. Clinton did even better among Ohio seniors, winning 72 percent of their vote.