February 5th, 2008
11:33 PM ET
6 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. Tee

    Yep!!! Im not sure why all of American media is so against Hillary. What exactly has she done to deserve the hate. Im really curious. I thing all Hillary Haters should be looking at themselves. She's fought against all odds.

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  2. BB in Fargo

    Because Hillary and Bill are the most divisive candidates in history.

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  3. Forrest Gump

    Illegals are voting in record numbers no doubt.

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  4. Ryan

    "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."

    Well, what do you think the African-American vote represents? Seems like one could make a similar argument that the overwhelming African-American vote reflects a preference for Obama because he is black, and not a reasoned approach to who would make a better president.

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  5. Born in CA ... Voting for Obama!

    Keeping our fingers crossed for Obama ...

    CNN better be ready to eat some humble pie!

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  6. Jt

    Race in a multicultural society shouldn't bear so much weight in the media. Age Demographics are just as useful and I haven't seen any mention of the turnout of the youth vote for or against Obama. Perhaps the youth vote will supercede race, nationality, and even gender. Maybe you should say that female asians, and female latinos vote more and therefore are more patriotic than black men .... The information is just as useful.

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  7. roberto belleville,nj

    it clear that black are acting like kids,but i tell you that WE ARE NOT READY FOE BLACKS TO LEAD MY COUNTRY!!!!!!!!haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  8. Benjamin

    Somehow it's not OK to vote for a woman if you're a woman, but god forbid if you suggest an African American not vote for an African American.

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  9. Andie X.

    i just saw mccains front runners victory speech. why did the strait shooter have to read from a teleprompter which he did poorly.

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  10. sheisme

    Hillary aka Hilldabe-a-s-t

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  11. Asian-American

    Asian-Americans, having long been stereotyped as geeks and nerds in high school, do NOT really care about the cool factor, which is a bad sign for Obama. They vote not to be cool and hip, but they vote what they think is best for the country - something they understand from being hard-working and giving importance to education.

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  12. Dem08

    We are all Americans, red, yellow, black and white remember.. Looks like Hillary is doing just fine in California to me...

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  13. Teri

    I agree with Elizabeth – you should not be reporting Racial Returns, you are making racism a part of this result. Its not about race, its about the economy – Stupid.
    You completely ignore Clinton's overwelming wins in other States, and deminish this for women across the country.

    February 5, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  14. sandra longley

    you are so far off.exit polls NPB showing of those voters coming out of the polling booths-deciding who to vote for in the last two days CLINTON WINNING 2 to 1 – add that to all the other questions on exit polls and she is cleaning house...I'm watching until it's called. Yes we can Hillary

    February 5, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  15. Susan

    The media bias against Hillary Clinton continues.........

    February 5, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  16. Teri

    GO HILLARY, GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY GO HILLARY..........TO THE WHITEHOUSE!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  17. Forrest Gump

    The fix is in and Hill will win.

    February 5, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  18. Ron

    Here he goes again – another preacher speech – promises them heaven but cannot prove it even exist – how about some specifics for a change O.

    February 5, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  19. Lecea21

    Hillary may have the experience but i believe she doesnt have what it takes to run this Country, she speaks one thing and switches it up the next day, now im a woman but i dont think she can do it, but if she does then so be it. Go OBAMA!!!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  20. Julie

    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!

    Coun't agree with you more. CNN get over it, stupid misogynists.

    February 5, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  21. john williams san diego, ca.

    another reason to stop ALL immigration, especially from south of the border..Go back and change those 3rd world countries.

    February 5, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  22. Teri

    It just goes to show you Oprah can't tell the country who to vote for.
    Oprah does not dictate who should be President.
    Oprah can't buy herself a Pressydent.

    February 5, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  23. lucre

    shame on you, yes, you CNN

    February 5, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  24. annie

    To Bob Robertson,

    If the Latinos voted for Obama, does that mean the Latinos discriminate women?
    If women voted for Hillary, does that mean they are sexist?
    If African-American voted for Obama, does that mean they are racist?

    Don't be too simple minded.

    February 5, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  25. Fairfax, Virginia

    Obama needs to win CA....
    Hope he wins this.. i am with u Obama

    Obama 08!

    February 5, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
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