MORE EXIT POLL HIGHLIGHTS: Indies: 33% of the GOP electorate. They chose McCain 38% to 26%. But McCain also beat Romney among Republicans: 36% to 31%. McCain won late deciders handily. BTW: less than in five NH GOP voters indentified themselves as evangelicals. “Sharing ones values” was more important than “what a candidate believes,” which was more important than “electability.” Only 24% think Romney is qualified to be commander in chief, compared to 43% for McCain.................Obama won independents, getting nearly 50% of their votes. Independents comprised about 41% of the Democratic primary vote. But Hillary Clinton won among registered Democrats: 38% to 32%. Clinton wins women narrowly: 40% to 36%. STUNNER: 47% say Obama is most likely to beat Republicans, compared to 33% for Clinton. But Clinton is still viewed as qualified to be commander in chief: 37% say she’s the most qualified, versus Obama at 27%.
Maggie Williams, Roy Spence, Doug Sosnik to participate in post-postmortem conference call with Clinton campaign officials tomorrow; Williams may play senior managerial role; no one being fired. color>Edwards raises $1.6M since Iowa; Clinton raises about $1M; Obama campaign raises nearly $3M.....MOVING FORWARD: Romney plans national call day in Boston tomorrow; heads to Michigan, than South Carolina. EXIT POLLScolor>: GOP: 3 in 10 GOP voters are independents (CORRECTED FIGURE)...many late deciders... McCain more electable than Romney...33% say economy is biggest issue followed by Iraq (22%) .... Democrats: 46% made up minds without last week.. 4 in 10 are independents.... HRC's favorability: 73%; Obama's: 84%; ... 36% say economy is top issue.... color>