Breaking Down McCain’s Montana Win

By Beacon Staff

Over at Left in the West, Jay Stevens takes a look at CNN’s exit poll data on Montana and he “weep(s) for my generation.” The reason? Some of the numbers show an extremely resilient Republican electorate, despite the GOP getting swept in every statewide race. According to CNN, 60 percent of voters ages 30-44 voted for McCain. In general, McCain scored much higher than Obama with voters age 30 and up.

The poll also showed Obama winning among voters whose primary issues were energy, Iraq and health care, while McCain won on the economy.