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Obama's performance with white voters

From NBC's Mark Murray
One of the biggest secrets to Obama's success tonight have been his overperformance among white voters -- especially among college-educated whites.

In 2004, Bush defeated Kerry among whites by 17 points, 58-41 percent.

But according to the exit polls so far, McCain is leading Obama among white by 10 points, 54-44 percent.

And what has helped improve Obama's margins here is among college-educated whites. Nationally, McCain is leading Obama by just one point among college-educated whites, 50-49 percent.

By comparison, McCain is leading Obama among non-college-educated whites, 58-41 percent.