(CNN) – CNN has just called Georgia's Democrat primary for Barack Obama. How did he win so convincingly there?
As was the case in South Carolina, African-American voters overwhelmingly supported the Illinois senator: 88 percent to 11 percent, according to the early exit polls. Those voters made up roughly half the Democratic electorate, just as they did in South Carolina.
But Obama's win was even bigger in Georgia than in South Carolina, because he won significantly more white voters. He got 39 percent of white voters in Georgia, compared to the 24 percent he got in South Carolina. It seems he may have benefited from John Edwards decision to withdraw.
White men voting in the Democratic primary were almost equally likely to support either candidate: 50 percent went for Obama while 45 percent went for Clinton. Among white women, there was a bit of a gender split at work: 62 percent went for Clinton while 36 percent went for Obama.
- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider