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A Few Notes From the National Exit Poll

African-American turnout share increased from 11 percent to 13 percent. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s about a 20 percent jump among a population that already did turn out in pretty decent numbers. Turnout among registered black voters must have been near universal.

Youth turnout up a point. Latino turnout not up.

Voters who decided late broke about evenly between the two candidates. No evidence of a Bradley Effect — none whatsoever.

Obama lost whites making less than $50,000 a year — but by only 4 points. The bigger differences were along educational lines; he lost no-college whites by 18 points.

40 percent of the electorate identified itself as Democrat, 32 percent Republican, roughly in line with the pollster consensus.

The Obama campaign contacted about 50 percent more voters than the McCain campaign.

Obama won union members 61-38.

Obama won 83 percent of Clinton voters.

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Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.