All three networks had their Sunday morning anchors glean for tidbits in the exit polls. Bob Schieffer of CBS' Face the Nation focused on the suggestion that as many as a quarter of Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters said they would prefer John McCain to Barack Obama in a November match-up. Tim Russert (no link) of NBC's Meet the Press noted that fully two-thirds of voters saw Rodham Clinton conduct an unfair and negative campaign whereas only half accused Obama of the same. On ABC, George Stephanopoulos of This Week combined that negative campaigning statistic with evidence that most minds were made up "a pretty long time ago" to speculate about "fatigue among Democrats." Yet notions of disillusion were contradicted by a "big, big turnout" at the polls. ABC's Jake Tapper (no link) called it "an excellent contest" for the Democratic Party in the state, with 150,000 newly registered voters and another 160,000 switching from the Republican line in order to participate.
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