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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soundoff (217 Responses)
  1. Ron

    here we go with CNN and the race thing again – can your reporting be any more divisive?

    February 5, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  2. Stan

    shes gonna win from the latino and asian communities.

    Si se puede!! Go obama!!

    February 5, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  3. go4hill

    good for her.....all races deserve their voice.
    Go Hillary

    February 5, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  4. Sean

    Please win, Obama! I got your back!

    February 5, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  5. Bob Robertson

    The Latino vote for Clinton (not sure about the Asians) reflects the Latino prejudice against blacks, and not a reasoned approach to who would make a better president.

    February 5, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  6. sheisme

    Obama will win because Hillary is status quo and if he doesnt I am switching parties. I will never vote for Hillary...NEVER

    February 5, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  7. RAFi68

    hey people fox news is doing a better job then cnn , do you one top of the news on time go to fox and fair , and they dont attack hillary like cnn those.....

    February 5, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  8. anon

    Doesn't seem divisive when the stats are what they are. Statistically valid with these sample sizes, and so large a difference that there are real issues here.

    February 5, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  9. akop13@gmil.com

    What about the other CNN exit poll finding?
    Across every level: the less education, the more likely to vote for Clinton...
    Gotto love democracy

    February 5, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  10. trisha2

    hillary!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  11. Elizabeth

    I love how your title is so completely biased and how you just LOVE to break it down by race. Your inability to acknowledge anything positive for Senator Clinton really leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of this reader.

    February 5, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  12. Tom

    California for Hillary!

    February 5, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  13. Santayana2008

    As the numbers show Hillary ahead 55% to 33% at this very moment in California, predictable Bill Schneider leads with the headline "Clinton losing among blacks & whites in California."
    IN SPITE OF ALL YOUR EFFORTS.......HILLARY IS WINNING TODAY!!!
    Get OVER it!

    February 5, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  14. DocK

    Why must we focus so much on race?? I don't see the republicans dividing up their votes by race! If we don't stand together as a Democratic Party, we will NOT win in November. We need to STOP playing into this divide and conquer scheme. We can't afford to have another republican in the White House!

    February 5, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  15. Yvonne

    where is the african american percentage votes on the projected exit poll page; I see the white, latino, and other percentages, but there's no african american percentages

    February 5, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  16. maxine

    Of course she is winning in those areas, look at the history of the Clinton's. Who are we kidding, Obama is good and honest. We don't elect good and honest. We elect liars, cheaters and people with connections with the lobbiest. When are we going to learn. We were given a chance for change and we took same old thing.

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  17. Alex

    Umm, I don't get. All this reporting about exit polls and Obama winning this demographic or the other...yet results show Clinton up by over 20% points. Are the people at CNN in denial of the incoming results? It's a landslide so far

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  18. Phil

    At 8:41 with 10% reporting in, Clinton already has a 56% to 33% lead in California. So much for polls.

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  19. John P

    Go Hillary!!! You certainly got my vote in California tonight! The early returns are looking great.....

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  20. Lenny

    I think the question you should be asking is, "Could our voting tendencies be any more divisive?"

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  21. Marilyn from Ohio

    sheisme – good we don't need you anyway! Go Hillary Go.......

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  22. Ray - NJ

    Go Hillary!!!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  23. Lisa

    CNN could not possibly be more biased. Headline is "Clinton losing among whites and blacks", rather than "Clintons winning among asians and latinos".

    How about, for once, the media simply reports, rather than trying to influence?

    You make me sick to my stomach.

    February 5, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  24. william pappas

    the country would be so much better off if these fortune tellers would go home and take their balls with them–if a person twitches an eyebrow they want to tell us all eye twitchers are for this candidate-get a life and let the final count be the only measure to digest!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  25. Adarrah for Obama

    Everyone should vote for the candidate they see fit for any reason they see fit because this is America!!!

    Obama 08'

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
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