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7:40 PM ET, April 22, 2008

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Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
EXIT POLLS: Negative Campaign Tarnishes Clinton, Obama  —  Preliminary Exit Polls Show Few Last-Minute Deciders in Pennsylvania Primary  —  Despite all the down-to-the-wire campaigning, preliminary exit poll results indicate that nearly eight in 10 Pennsylvania voters made up their minds …
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Marc Ambinder:
Exit Polls: Change And Polarization  —  From the folks at CBS News, a look at the early exit polls:  —  The exit polls show a smaller percentage of late deciders — 23% — than in previous states.  The economy mattered most to 54% of voters.  (TV news reports say that Clinton won these folks.)
CBS News:
Clinton, Obama Down To The Wire In Pa.  —  Exit Polls: 23 Percent Decided Within Last Week; Polls Close At 8 P.M. ET As 6-Week Battle Comes To A Close  —  (CBS/AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama collided Tuesday in the Pennsylvania primary, the last of the big-state contests …
Discussion: American Power
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains National Lead  —  McCain competitive with both Democrats in general election  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As Democratic voters in Pennsylvania cast their presidential ballots today, the latest nationwide Gallup Poll Daily tracking results show Barack Obama with a 10 percentage point lead over Hillary Clinton.
Saira Anees / Political Punch:
Why Can't Obama Win Pennsylvania? *
Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Clinton on Obama: “Why Can"t He Close the Deal?"
Discussion: The Page
Mark Halperin / The Page:
Obama Campaign Memo on Clinton's Pennsylvania Expectations
Discussion: TalkLeft
Marc Ambinder:
Expectations Memo: Clinton
Discussion: MyDD
Krooney / The Page:
EARLY EXIT POLLS EMERGE
Discussion: CNN, American Spectator and Spin Cycle
The Campaign Spot:
On the Verge of a Stunner in Pennsylvania?  —  Hold on to your hats.  I've gotten the usual word of the exit poll results from one of my usual reliable sources.  He notes that Obama traditionally over-performs in the earliest exit polls, and that he expects the numbers to change as the night wears on - perhaps a reversal.
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
BILL: 'I'M NOT GOING TO PLAY YOUR GAMES'  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli and NBC's Mark Murray  —  At the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh this morning, Bill Clinton took questions from local press after shaking a lot of hands.  NBC/NJ asked him about the WHYY radio interview …
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Fox News:
Bill Clinton Bristles Anew Over Questions About ‘Race Card’  —  Former President Bill Clinton had a testy encounter Tuesday with reporters who questioned his remarks in a radio interview in which he accused Barack Obama's campaign of unfairly playing the race card on him.
Dan Pohlig / Y-Decide 2008:
President Bill Clinton says the Obama campaign “played the race card” on him
New York Times:
Pennsylvania Voters Flood Polls After Long Battle  —  PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in six weeks, the Democratic presidential nominating contest returned to the ballot box as voters across Pennsylvania turned out in record numbers on Tuesday to cast their judgment on Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
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The Politico:
Five things to watch in Pennsylvania
Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
In Pennsylvania, What Constitutes a Win?
Discussion: TalkLeft and Donklephant
USA Today:
Disapproval of Bush breaks record  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.  —  In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove.
Ross Douthat / The Current:
McCain's Peak?  —  Even with the Democratic Party locked in a fierce civil war, John McCain still hasn't pulled ahead of either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in national polls.  —  The Democratic primary campaign - divisive, bitter, and seemingly endless - has made many Republicans optimistic …
Discussion: The Corner, Hot Air and Media Blog
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Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Heavy Turnout in Pa.  —  Pennsylvania is on its way to the record turnout that election officials have been predicting for weeks, according to poll workers from across the state.  —  Election officials were reporting extremely heavy voter activity in many of the state's 67 counties throughout the morning …
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
PENNSYLVANIA WRAP UP  —  We have been busy here over the last day or two, including links to 8 new polls that interviewed through Sunday night, so I am going to try use this post to wrap things up a bit.  All but one of the late surveys shows Clinton leading by margins of 5 to 13 points …
Josh Patashnik / The New Republic:
Mitt Romney Gets Dissed at the Supreme Court  —  The Court heard oral argument today in Davis v. FEC, the case that asks whether the so-called Millionaires' Amendment of the McCain-Feingold law unconstitutionally burdens the free-speech rights of self-financing candidates for office.
Discussion: ACSBlog
siena.edu:
Not So ‘Blue’: McCain Closing Gap vs. Clinton & Obama  —  Dems & Voters View Paterson Favorably; Split on Job Performance  —  Half of NYers Plan to Use Federal Rebate Check to Pay Bills;  —  Only One in Five Plans on Going Shopping for Something New  —  Loudonville, NY.
Sonny Bunch / Weekly Standard Blog:
Mugged by Reality...  The New York Times featured an intriguing profile of Robert Downey Jr. this Sunday.  Star of the upcoming Iron Man, Downey is best known as the most-wasted talent of his generation (both literally and figuratively).  His drug problems became so bad that he even spent …
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