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. Tee

    Just watching Msnbc and Cnn. the Bias against Clinton is just incredible. have never seen anything like it.

    February 5, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  2. Pir Charsobees

    democrats can nominate Hillary if they want to lose white house to GOP again.

    February 5, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  3. Murthy

    Did Obama really won super tuesday primaries?

    Can we really say Obama is a winner based on super tuesday results. Most of the states Obama won are typical red states in general election. How can we expect him to get nomination based on these results and "hope" to win the general election. Clinton clearly won the democratic base and deserves to get the democratic nomination in 2008.Let's hope all democrats realize this when they go to DNC.

    February 5, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  4. Abm Habibullah

    I am asian and I am for Obama. i love Hillary too but I want change from political establishment, tired of conventional macho style and want america to be the GREATEST again in a humble way. I want america to lead the world in every walk of life and we need change for that. We need Obama.

    February 5, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  5. Bryce K. Dixon

    HILLARY 08

    February 5, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  6. lindyj

    The big news is that Obama didn't win everything. The way the news organizations call it, you'd think that Barack was the second coming. We're lucky we have two great candidates.

    February 5, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  7. Mike

    Look at the Democrats infight over RACE. I love it.

    The party of diiihhhversiiity and tooohlerahhhnce ISN'T, and NEVER was. Let the TRUE colors of their BIGOTRY be displayed for ALL to see!

    February 5, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  8. John - San Diego

    It's amazing how many HIllary campaign ads I saw on TV here , not to mention radio ads. I honestly heard 1 ad for Obama, and some of my friends got some voicemails on their cell phones saying to vote for him. That's just tacky, Go Hillary!!! your campaigning efforts are obviously paying off in California!!

    February 5, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  9. Ryan

    Am I the only "young" person who realizes that Obama won't actually bring any of the so-called "changes" to fruition? Nothing will ever deviate much from the status quo, short of a cataclysmic event (i.e., the Great Depression), so we might as well vote for someone who actually has experience instead of empty promises.

    February 5, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  10. CaliZac

    If you educated half the people who vote for Hillary that they are NOT voting for Bill Clinton....watch her numbers fall. Obama wins easily.

    February 5, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  11. Valdez

    11 states for Obama, but I still got to stomach Hillary in California. It is what it is.

    February 5, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  12. ysca

    Why can't CNN say in the headline:

    "Clinton winning among Latinos and Asians in California " instead of posting a negative headline?

    It is so obvious how CNN is biased about this campaign, really!

    Oh, by the way moderator, make sure you post my comments!

    February 5, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  13. Kin

    Yo, Schneider, your report's terribly off. Exit polls do not have any real scientific value. The numbers she's putting up in California suggest she might be doing much better among whites and even blacks than your exit polls would suggest.

    February 5, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  14. Connie

    Come on, you claim yourself the BEST political team................
    Can you read numbers? She DID NOT LOSE!

    February 5, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  15. Ryan

    Absolutely! Hillary supporters know that we can't be told what to vote for, we decide for ourselves! Keep reporting your false views CNN, but we hold our own!

    Go Hillary!

    February 5, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  16. Paul Ooi

    Why doesn't CNN's main title say " Latinos and Asians for Clinton" instead? In fact the biggest lack of coverage in California (and else where) is the almost non-existent support for Obama among Asian Americans like me.

    February 5, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  17. Tom

    Considering media has been against Hillary, California is a HUGE WIN for our soon-to-be Madam President!!! Yayyyyyyyy!!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  18. Dave

    Obama's race should have nothing to do with the outcome of the election. He will not be able to lead this great nation back to the proper place in the international community. He is an excellent speaker but the President needs more than oratorical skiils to run this country. We are in a bad enough condition without electing a president with no experience in the areas that really matter.

    February 5, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  19. Ron

    Change Washington? He could not even carry the kennedy state – how's he going to function in DC – he's toast there.

    February 5, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  20. Mary

    Hillary is a TRUE inspiration. She fought against all odds, all of the media, the prejudice. This just proves to me she is the smartest and the best. CNN, you're are the loosers and everyone sees it. This election is going to turn people against you.

    February 5, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  21. Raf

    CNN is doing itself no favours with this kind of headline. Hillary Clinton could get 99% of the vote and CNN would lead with "Obama unanimous choice of last 1% of voters".

    February 5, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  22. James

    I agree about the media bias. As for the Asians and the Latinos, it's simple. They were forgotten because of Oprah making this all about race. I blame Oprah for all of this stuff. And listen to Obama taking cheap shots and lying right now about not taking money from lobbyists. Obama is such a phony. I'm sorry but he is lying through his teeth right now during this speech.

    February 5, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  23. Mary

    Go Hillary. CNN is extremely biased when it comes to the bright, articulate, experienced Senator from New York. The reporting is very disappointing. Sexism is alive and well at all levels of this news organization.

    February 5, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  24. J.S.

    I notice that Obama reads all of his speeches… doesn’t this mean that whatever he says is not coming from his heart but from what has been prepared a long time ago… way to be inspirational senator… Tells us more specifics about your programs and don’t talk so much about change and looking forward and not looking backwards… didn’t George Bush said the same thing… Look where we are now… we need more specifics senator!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  25. caywen

    Well, this Asian supported Obama. I can't believe the stupidity of my fellow Asians.

    February 5, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
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