January 8th, 2008
10:19 PM ET
10 years ago

Schneider: For another Clinton, it's the economy, stupid


Former President Clinton campaigned with his wife in New Hampshire Monday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
(CNN) - The same issue that former President Bill Clinton used in 1992 to propel himself to the White House is key to his wife's strong showing in New Hampshire 16 years later.

The economy was the top issue of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters with 39 percent citing it, according to CNN exit polls. Sen. Hillary Clinton was the clear favorite of those voters as 44 percent of them went for her compared to 35 percent who went for Obama.

Clinton also performed well with those voters who said they were falling behind financially. Nearly a third of Democratic primary voters identified themselves in this category and those voters broke for Clinton over Obama by a 10-point margin.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

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  1. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    Classic Clintonian move. Talk something down repeatedly, in spite of ACTUAL ECONOMIC NUMBERS to the contrary. Then when you get in office, tell everyone that you turned vinegar into wine.

    See, according to Hillary and those who carry her water, right now it's all Bread Lines and Soup Kitchens as far as the eye can see. (Cue gloomy music here)

    But when she rises to claim the crown that she's had her eye on for 40 years, she'll change her tune and announce she's "fixed" the economy.

    Yee haw! It's all champaign and roses from then on!

    Good lord, these people are slick. If they Clintons told you the sky was blue, you'd be well advised to step outside and verify.

    January 9, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  2. M.R. Chowdhury

    The Hillary Clinton
    Washington D.C( USA)
    Subject: Prayer for send to me Some money as soon as possible.

    With due respect I beg to state that I am a M.R. Chowdhury. I am Working in the Cabinet division, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am a Government Employee. Our Government give me salary 50 Dollars per month. My family member about 12 persons. My salary amount is so little,thus premature for this reason. Our family is suffring from food, wear, leave, treatment, and Sheltered our life and properties, Houses are destroyed, cattle are washed away, crops are greatly damaged and tress uprooted. Our Government never helped with my family. so I want to get some money myself. My Bangk account no-61376807. M.R. Chowdhury. Sonali Bank, Rammna Corporate Brance, saving acoount, Dhaka, Bangladesh. My Mobile no-01912249818. In the circumstances stated above, pray and hope that your honoured would be kind enough to allot me some money in my bank account and oblige thereby.
    The 6th February/2008 .
    Yours Obediently
    M.R. Chowdhury
    Cabinet Division
    Bangladesh Secretariate , Dhaka , Bangladesh.

    February 6, 2008 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
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