February 5th, 2008
10:22 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN projects Obama wins Connecticut

(CNN) - Sen. Barak Obama is the projected winner of the Democratic primary in Connecticut, going against the grain of Sen. Hillary Clinton's wins in other Northeastern states.

Exit polling indicates Obama's showing in Connecticut is due to the voting of white men, who are supporting him by a wide margin. In fact, it shows the overall white vote divided almost evenly between the two candidates.

A big difference from other nearby states is the Latino vote, which is breaking Obama's way.

Connecticut also is the home of the Independent Senator Joe Lieberman, a longtime Democrat who's endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain's bid for the White House. By a 2-1 margin, Democratic primary voters in Connecticut have an unfavorable attitude toward Lieberman. Obama is the winner among the Democrats with unfavorable views of Lieberman. Clinton won among Connecticut voters who have a favorable view of Lieberman.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. obama_mania

    with Titan on his side this lead is nothing. In logical terms clinton actully beaten both Ted & Obama combo:)

    February 5, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  2. Stan

    si se puede!!

    Yes we can.

    Obama isnt done yet.

    Obama isn't dont yet!!

    Si se puede!!

    February 5, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  3. Brandy, NJ

    How in the world can you call Connecticut? There is only 70% reporting and there is only 2% points difference between the Obama and Clinton.

    Seriously. Can you not get yourselves over Obama?

    Clinton today.
    Obama tomorrow.
    Think ahead dems.

    February 5, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |