Despite the manufactured debate, McCain won big last night. He won 9 states, including California and New York. He now has a massive delegate advantage 615 to the nearest rival Romney, 243. Huckabee and Romney split the vote conservatives guaranteeing victory for McCain.
It's not so decisive among the Democrats. Although, Obama won more states and delegates last night Clinton, with the help of her victory in California, has an overall delegate advantage of 825 to 732. The Illinois Senator has narrowed the gap and has made this race very competitive when Hillary Clinton had a large lead just days ago. The Democratic race has a long way to go:
Senator Hillary Clinton won the biggest of the Super Tuesday primaries while Senator Barack Obama won more states, extending their struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination into next month and beyond.
Clinton, 60, won California, the largest prize in yesterday's voting. She scored victories in her own region, winning her home state of New York as well as New Jersey and Massachusetts, on the biggest day of voting in the nomination race. She also took Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arizona and Tennessee.
Still, Obama, 46, prevailed in Connecticut, next door to Clinton's home base. He also won his own state of Illinois as well as Georgia, Delaware, Alabama, Kansas, North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Idaho, Alaska, Utah and Missouri. The only race still undecided was New Mexico, where Obama held a 518-vote lead over Clinton with 92 percent of voting precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Thousands of provisional ballots remained to be counted.
[...]Hispanics gave about 60 percent of their votes to Clinton, he said. These voters were especially important in California, where they made up about 30 percent of the total Democratic electorate, Kohut said.
Most white Democrats favored Clinton, though Obama fared somewhat better among those voters than in earlier primaries, Kohut said. Blacks heavily favored Obama.
MSNBC reported that the exit polls found white voters split 51 percent to 44 percent for Clinton while blacks favored Obama by 80 percent to 17 percent. Women favored Clinton by 51 percent to 46 percent while men backed Obama 53 percent to 42 percent. Clinton's performance was slightly better than predicted by exit polls.