Did Rush Swing Texas For Hillary?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary, Media, Partisan Hacks, Texas

I don’t think so, and the numbers don’t either…

- Obama won Republicans more narrowly than usual, 52-47. In vote terms, that translates to roughly 134,000 to 123,000.

- Overall, Clinton won Texas by just under 100,000 votes.

It’s a close call, but unless the vast majority of Republicans who voted for Clinton (more than 80%) did so at Rush’s suggestion, they probably didn’t put Clinton over the top. They may have given her a point or two bump in the end, but it seems unlikely they were the deciding factor for Clinton last night.

Simply put, Rush doesn’t have that much influence. He’s a sideshow. A popular sideshow, no doubt, but his listeners aren’t “Ditto Heads” he thinks they are.

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2 Responses to “Did Rush Swing Texas For Hillary?”

  1. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Final: Obama Wins Mississippi 61% to 37% Says:

    [...] do they really like her? Or is this Limbaugh strategy coming to life? This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 and is filed under [...]

  2. Byron Says:

    Not following you. How could 80% of Republicans vote for Clinton if Obama won them 52-47? Or is 80% referring to 80% of 47?

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