MSNBC & Fox News both report Obama wins by significant margin in North Carolina… due in no small part to his strength with the African American community. Exit polls show him winning them with 91% of the vote – and since African Americans make up about 38% of all registered Democrats.
The margin of victory is very important. Hillary needs a single digit loss. If Hillary still beats Obama 2-to-1 among White voters, it is still a problem for Barack Obama. His strength within the African American community is nothing remarkable come November. Democrats routinely win 90% of that demographic in presidential elections. The Democrats may well solidify their relationship with one demographic at the expense of alienating other, larger demographic groups that feel disenfranchised after the downright ugly primary season.