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Exit polls showed Hillary Clinton taking the Jewish vote in winning the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania.

Clinton, a U.S. senator from New York, picked up 55 percent of the overall vote to 45 percent for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Exit polling found that Jews comprised 7 percent of the electorate, and went 57 percent to 43 percent for Clinton. In recent weeks, both campaigns conducted aggressive outreach efforts aimed at Jewish voters in the state.

While Clinton took the Jewish vote, her margin was much wider among whites overall, winning 62 percent to 38 percent. In particular, her performance among white Catholics was particularly strong, winning 71 percent to 29 percent.

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