February 5th, 2008
11:33 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: Clinton losing among whites and blacks in California

(CNN) – An interesting dynamic is at play in California: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race, even though Obama is beating Clinton there among both white voters and black voters.

According to our exit polls, Obama is beating Clinton among whites, 49 percent to 43 percent, and among blacks, 81 percent to 16 percent.

How is Clinton in contention? She's overwhelmingly winning among Latinos and Asians. Two-thirds of California Latinos prefer Clinton, while three-fourths of the state’s Asians support her.

Latinos and Asians just may carry the state for her.

–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


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  1. Kapil

    Does the biased CNN and Bill Schneider ever feel the shame of the egg on its face? Are you in a denial mode or something? Why would you just not accept Sen Clinton's win over Sen Obama? Are you sexists that you would not accept a woman winning over a man?

    Grow up CNN, grow up Schneider!!

    You cannot get a media's darling to be the next President of the USA. Americans have a mind of their own.

    Learn a lesson from the egg on your face, else you'd be the next to face people's ire,

    I dare CNN to publish this post. Lets see if they're man enough to read their own criticism.

    February 6, 2008 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  2. Maria

    Both, Obama and Clinton are excellent people for the job. We should be happy that we don't have to vote for the lesser of the evils, like the Republicans have to.
    This said, I root for Hillary, because Obama will be president for sure down the line), but he still has time to gain more experience and Hillary is 60, this may be her only shot at the job. And yes, she has much more experience.

    February 6, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  3. Isabelle

    Obama won states tonight that for the most part will vote republican in the fall period. I like him just fine, but I think the republicans will hand his butt to him if he's the nominee. The press has been jumping all over anybody who dares criticize him, but the republicans don't care and it will work.

    February 6, 2008 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  4. Rebecca - CA

    Why is it that I keep seeing this "experience" argument brought up? Hillary actually has less legislative experience than Mr Obama. Those of you that believe that, are you sure it is not because you have heard her name out there for so many years? Don't confuse her accomplishments with Bill's....side by side their (Barack's & Hillary's) experience is pretty much the same....except, he has never been a First Lady, and he accomplished all of this at a much younger age. Barack and Michelle: No baggage...no scandal....a breath of fresh air, not old bad memories. I am making another donation.... change is in the air!!

    February 6, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  5. coleytot

    As a canadian political observer, I am fascinated of how you conduct your election. I just love watching the debates, lots of improvement from 2004 getting away from the negative attacks and focus on the issue especially on the democratic side. HURRAY for that. I hope that the media will focus on the issues and positive comments. I applauded most of your political commentator (CNN) the way they presented the facts objectively without bias except for Bernstein?? It seems he is spinning bad thoughts about the Clinton's. OVERALL you guys are doing a GOOD JOB showing to the whole world what DEMOCRACY is all about.

    February 6, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  6. Leslie Somerville, Seattle, Washington

    I am happy for you Hillary that you kicked Obama's butt today.
    HILLARY CLINTON 08

    February 6, 2008 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  7. Bev

    I have been watching CNN for a long time and have always felt you were fair until this election. I have never seen a network so biased. I think you are so afraid to say something bad about Obama because you might get accused of being a racist and losing your jobs. When Hillary wins CNN always has an excuse why she won. You need to tell it like it is.

    February 6, 2008 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  8. xx

    Mmm...

    Here you go again! Even though she is winning, your title still says "loosing".
    You are supposed to be a journalist. Not a trumpet for Obama.

    February 6, 2008 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  9. Yvette W.; Princeton, NJ - I'm SOOOOOOO Tired of the media trying to manipulate us....

    I'm TRULY disgusted with CNN, MSNBC, et al. –

    As I recall, CNN gleefully reported last night that their "oh so reliable" polls indicated that the "Obama surge" had not only "closed the gap" in California, but that Obama had actually OVERTAKEN Clinton in Cali...This completely contradicted the polls that were taken on Sunday (02/03/05)...

    Needless to say, I was stunned and very suspicious of CNN's report of 30 POINT INCREASE for Obama virtually OVERNITE....

    Well, not only did Hillary win Cali, but thse results were more consistent with previous polls...Was this intentional or just a mistake???

    In my opinion, these false reports are a DELIBERATE attempt to infuance the outcome of the California primary...

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm TIRED of the media (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) trying to MANIPULATE the outcome these primaries....

    Hey CNN – "Yellow Journalism" SERIOUSLY jeopardizes your LEGENDARY JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY ...After all, you can't fool all of the people all of the time...

    February 6, 2008 03:05 am at 3:05 am |
  10. john

    whats with all the hillary campaign spamming. its too obvious, guys.

    February 6, 2008 03:13 am at 3:13 am |
  11. nathan

    CNN may not like it, but Hillary is the democratic candidate!

    February 6, 2008 03:21 am at 3:21 am |
  12. Hamza

    few questions:
    – What Bill will be called if Hilary get the white house?
    – Is America short of Talents and Leaders so it is either Clintons or Bushies? I mean this is quite inspired by Third World All-Time leaders?!
    – Clinton should stick to its strength, being anything but fun and a source of inspiration! I mean she looks bad when she waves and try to connect to the audience
    – Hilarys seems better for VP role with all these Policy Details, President should never worry of the details! I mean this is why there is a Cabinet!
    – Obama is appealing to non US citizens, US is not a fortress for its citizen what happens in D.C. affects the Globe, and in Future the space! maybe more delegates to UN representatives?
    – Kerry! Oh man ... no comment
    – I cant really understand the Latin Americans Position?! I mean would someone explain what Hilary has accomplished so they are running in her favor? I am trying to understand what polarize or motivate Latin American Votes
    – Arab/ or Middle East American voters?
    – on Migration: why not proposing a points system?! like Canada, AUS, NewZ, and UK ... later EU

    February 6, 2008 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  13. sezme

    Friends:

    For a change… your vote matters.

    Why Obama matters (see bottom for supporting docs):

    Barack Obama opposed the Iraq invasion, indisputably, flatly, boldly,
    and with political courage, the same week Clinton voted for the war
    and caved to the FOX-media tide.

    In 2006, Israel killed hundreds of Lebanese civilians with US cluster
    bombs provided by the Pentagon, slaughtering 140 kids (in fact, pieces
    of the bombs continue to kill children today.) In response, Senator
    Obama voted to limit the Pentagon’s cluster-bomb spending. Clinton,
    who could be fairly described as a media cheerleader for the same
    Israeli bombing raids, voted against the proposal, helping to defeat
    it.

    Boldly, in the May Day Rallies of that same year, Obama took another
    unpopular but righteous position when he was one of only two US
    Senators (Kennedy was the other) to march with illegal immigrants –
    families who come here from dire poverty to try to eke out a decent
    existence, something any upstanding father or mother would not neglect
    to do if they found themselves stuck in a Mexican slum where there is
    no clean water, no way of earning money, and plywood and sheet metal
    for walls. In the most recent debate, Clinton scapegoated these
    immigrants, arguing they take jobs from the US poor, something studies
    repeatedly have shown to be a fallacy.

    Obama has put together a universal health care package that amounts to
    a real sea-change, and he also has provided details to balance its
    costs responsibly, which will help his chances of bipartisan success.
    Further, the plan includes a Medicare choice that would open a channel
    to the development of a national health plan, such as they have in
    Canada and Britain, where health care is thought of as a public
    service, like how we already deal with the mail, national security,
    the police, environmental protection, road service, schools, and so
    on….

    For a change… your vote matters.

    STOP acting like u dont know...clinton is a politician barack is a leader

    obama08!

    February 6, 2008 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  14. sezme

    Friends:

    For a change… your vote matters.

    Why Obama matters (see bottom for supporting docs):

    Barack Obama opposed the Iraq invasion, indisputably, flatly, boldly,
    and with political courage, the same week Clinton voted for the war
    and caved to the FOX-media tide.

    In 2006, Israel killed hundreds of Lebanese civilians with US cluster
    bombs provided by the Pentagon, slaughtering 140 kids (in fact, pieces
    of the bombs continue to kill children today.) In response, Senator
    Obama voted to limit the Pentagon’s cluster-bomb spending. Clinton,
    who could be fairly described as a media cheerleader for the same
    Israeli bombing raids, voted against the proposal, helping to defeat
    it.

    Boldly, in the May Day Rallies of that same year, Obama took another
    unpopular but righteous position when he was one of only two US
    Senators (Kennedy was the other) to march with illegal immigrants –
    families who come here from dire poverty to try to eke out a decent
    existence, something any upstanding father or mother would not neglect
    to do if they found themselves stuck in a Mexican slum where there is
    no clean water, no way of earning money, and plywood and sheet metal
    for walls. In the most recent debate, Clinton scapegoated these
    immigrants, arguing they take jobs from the US poor, something studies
    repeatedly have shown to be a fallacy.

    Obama has put together a universal health care package that amounts to
    a real sea-change, and he also has provided details to balance its
    costs responsibly, which will help his chances of bipartisan success.
    Further, the plan includes a Medicare choice that would open a channel
    to the development of a national health plan, such as they have in
    Canada and Britain, where health care is thought of as a public
    service, like how we already deal with the mail, national security,
    the police, environmental protection, road service, schools, and so
    on….

    For a change… your vote matters.

    you know but u just dont wanna accept it...obama is aleader..hillary is just another politician

    February 6, 2008 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  15. Rebecca - CA

    Thank you SEZME....for some actual "relevant" information.

    February 6, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. qing

    I do not think any Demo favor Iraq war once the facts were exposed. We can't always go back to see what one thing over the others. I strongly apposed war at time. But I understood there are some complications during their decision processes especially with made up reports by Bush Admin.

    Clinton is more elect-able than Obama. She was attacked by Republicans for years. We know what would look like when compete with Republican nominee.

    In addition, Clinton got detailed plans for executions. How long will get Obama there and how? If the medical insurance is not mandatory, how much difference it will be from now? It is off track of Democ’s mission. What Republicans held to against him is a mystery since he had never been an effective contender in the past.

    I am more concerned of his connection with Louis Farrakhan. What else? Any explosive bomb will take Demo out of the picture? Do you really what to see that happen?

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!! Universal Medicare is the way of USA!!!

    February 6, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  17. Blake

    As a young progressive....18 and a male by the way and I'm for hillary. And no, i'm not buying into the hype that obama cultists spew. Don't misunderstand, I like and agree with obama's ideas and dreams, however idealistic rhetoric means nothing to me. As a realist and a pragmatist, at least i understand that ideals don't change reality ex. Bush. Spreading democracy anyone?. HIllary Clinton understands the realities, and change with bi-partisanship is never easy as orating a pre-written scripted immediate demand for change. Ah yes..of course the republican spin machine is simply going to fall over for the saintness of obama. I still remember the swiftboating and "flip-flopping" kerry against a draft-dodging and war mongering candidate that should've lost by double digits. A anti-war vietnam veteran and a purple heart recipient...thats as patriotic as u can get. Kerry failed to get tough, which i see also in Obama.

    Of course its understandable that the "youth" should be behind such a "cool" canidate. Understandable as I am also part of the mtv generation, Where obviously style is valued over substance. It peeves me greatly as this country's reputation and status is at stake. Particulary, when i ask many of my peers why they support obama, they say change,i ask what change? they respond with again change. What constitutes as change?How is he different from Hillary in healthcare or the economy?Then they start ranting and attacking hillary on personality, dynasty, evil politicians etc, Stuff that has nothing to do with her qualifications as commander in chief. I have also never seen such blatant bias in the MSM against such a qualitfied candidate that has actual substance and experience.
    Note to hillary-haters and obama cultists: perhaps it would do better for your cause if you would prefer to enlighten us about the specifics of obama's qualifications, policies etc and how they are better than hillary's.then maybe just attacking hillary and spouting conspiracy theories about how corrupt and racist the clintons are.just a suggestion.
    GO HIillary!!! Congratulations on winning my home state California.

    February 7, 2008 02:55 am at 2:55 am |
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