February 5th, 2008
11:33 PM ET
10 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. Mary

    Sorry, but unlike CNN who can't seem to bring themselves to call California for Hillary – CBS did and Hillary took California!!!!!!!!!!! As for Obama, he should get a new slogan, "Hype We Don't Believe In"

    February 6, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  2. Carl

    If some of you actually use the logic that you support Hillary because Obama is a liar...

    please go back to never never land and smell reality... for I shall call you all hypocrites.

    All it takes is for you to listen to Clinton speak in each state, and basically insulting each region "with her made up accents" which is just pathetic...

    that doesn't even go into her policies

    February 6, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  3. marce

    Honestly, it is about race. Anyone who is realistic about Race in America knows that most Latinos don't like Blacks and neither do most Asians. As an educated Latina I wish that I could sway the Latino vote to Obama, because he can really change this country for the better. But in reality, my Latino family members, co-workers and friends won't vote for Obama and neither will my Asian friends, and the reason is because he is black. I wish there was another reality, but that is what it is like in Orange County, CA.

    February 6, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  4. Dusacre

    The devil himself can come and vote for Hillary, He may even bring all his armies. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    Bill Clinton may yell at reporters, he may even bark. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    Hillary and Bill Clinton may say all kind of lies and use all kind of dirty tactics to destroy their opponents. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    Marketers and political strategists may repackage Hillary Clinton and sell her to us. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    All Clinton supporters can vote for her as long as they want. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.

    The Clintons may change the rules in the middle of the game; they may want to count shamelessly the Michigan and Florida delegates or use a so-called "win" in Florida to gather a dishonorable momentum. All that will not matter. Hillary will not be the next president of the United States.


    Americans in the vast majority are people with a good judgment. They know and see what the Clintons are.

    February 6, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  5. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    Please, please!!

    Don't fall victim to the Clinton's. They have used their political machines to do harm to the Obama campaign.

    We need a leader that will represent us well throughout the world. . .and this is not the Clinton's!!

    We need A CHANGE, folks! Forget about the Clinton's and Bush leadership. We need someone who will do us proud.

    Vote OBAMA!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  6. Robert

    it is getting very clear out there with the polls all showing that race is still a big part of this great country of ours and becoming more evident as the election goes on. the preacher ( OBAMA ) stands up and sounds out a wonderful verse. but alas no sustance once again this listner still see's no evidence of a candidate who is worthy of the title president and yes i say hilary does she deserves it she has proven herself worth of the task prime example ted kennedy and john kerry openly support obama and what did it get him hmmmmm who won that state... time the obama people wiped the webs of obamanasime from there eyes and see that there is a world out there a world were we can become one instead of this yes we can chant with once again i have to say it. NO SUBSTANCE

    GO HILARY 2008

    February 6, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  7. Clifton

    OBAMA-–He helped the poor.........Obama should be the choice..........he has really accomplished more than any other person thought...........I would say that America is slowly coming around..........if we vote for the issues it will be Obama......if we look at race Hillary could sneak in............I feel sorry for the Latinos if theyt don't care for blacks but I do believe that at some point they will come around.........Just remember look at the issues...........God Bless America..........Go Obama.........

    February 6, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  8. Benjamin


    February 6, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  9. Ryan

    McCain v. Obama? You can bet that we'll have another Republican administration.

    February 6, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  10. voter

    Schneider's title could easily be: Obama losing among Women (39% vs 57%), Latinos (34% vs 66%) and Asians(25% vs 75%). And Latinos and Asians comprise 36% of voters vs only 7% black voters. and 54% of voters are women. Schneider has lost his reputation as a journalist, more like a extremely biased political pundit who likes spinning.

    February 6, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  11. mike

    This race is more about issues that shouldn't count than it is about substance. If anyone disagrees, please explain Romney's 88% in Utah without mentioning religion. We've become a polarized society, in part thanks to candidates who will exploit anything to win. This election could do a lot of damage to our society – as evidenced by many of the posts on this site.

    February 6, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  12. David

    HILLARY, we need you to help heal our country from two terms of the Bush administration. You offer us so much. . . and we have to all want to unite - one person cannot do that for us it begins within each individual to desire that. So with personal responsibility I go foward. Hillary will win!!

    February 6, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  13. darius

    OBAMA 2008! let's get someone who can relate with the rest of the world in Obama and not condone a cheating spouse for their own political gains – like Hillary has.

    February 6, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  14. Smart

    Obama is a product of the MEDIA! Nothing more.

    If you were educated... you would see through the hype.

    February 6, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  15. Christina

    CNN's coverage of the democratic party' primary has been the most bias news reporting that I have ever witness. It is without a doubt, there is a bias towards Obama. Go Hillary Go.

    February 6, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  16. Teresa

    Hillary should be given a chance to straighten out the mess the country is in. Then in four years, Obama should be ready and more experienced for the next four years if she can't get a dent put in this George Walker Bush crap. Its going to be the biggest mess to clean up and alot of blame and heat will be placed on the new president. I don't think Hillary has anything to gain personally seeking the office Obama does.
    Go Hillary! May the Lord help you along the way!

    February 6, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  17. Just My 2 Cents

    The media once again race baiting and then will put the blame on the Clintons. As an Obama supporter I can see it clearly and I wish my fellow Obama supporters would see this.

    Also, someone mentioned a few days ago on here, that the Obama supporters tend to go against what Sen. Obama stands for and I echo that. Please stop the attack on Sen. Clinton. Sen. Obama is about unity not hatred.

    Democrats are for untity. Let's go democrats.

    February 6, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  18. chelsea

    can someone please tell me why everyone likes obama so much other than the fact that he's for change (they're all for change) or the fact that they're just jumping on the bandwagon?

    go asians and latinos! right on!

    rock on, hil, rock on.

    February 6, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  19. GARY


    February 6, 2008 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  20. Benjamin

    Any Democrat who says they vote Republican if Hillary is the candidate is guilty of making her unelectable. If your party majority wants her, then you should accept the majority rule of vote, and give the White House to the Dems. The House and Senate NEED a Democratic White House to get things done in this country!!

    Don't be too sure that Republicans won't vote for Hillary after what their party did to America the last 8 years.

    February 6, 2008 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  21. latino

    if america elect black prezident they are going to have cituation like in kenia.

    February 6, 2008 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  22. Just My 2 Cents

    Only Ignorant Democrats would give their vote to a Republican. I am an Obama supporter and if he is not the nominee, I will NOT VOTE FOR ANY REPUBLICAN.

    February 6, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  23. mike

    The thing that bothers me about Hillary is that people seem to either love her or hate her. That will not bode well in the general election. I seriously doubt that she can attract independents like she does the Democratic base, and she certainly will not pull many Republican votes. If we want a Democrat in the White House, Obama is the only sure winner.

    February 6, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  24. Steve, NYC, NY

    People need to read this and maybe do some of their own investigation. Listen to Obama during the DEBATE, NOT the speeches. His speeches are prewritten and nothing more than motivational. But you see in his debate how he never answers the tough questions.

    February 5, 2008 11:58 pm ET

    One of the comments here was saying Obama was just so holy because he doesn't deal with lobbyists. Was that commentator aware that the silver tongued serpent of Hyde Park makes extensive use of them as campaign advisors? He refuses to discuss that with the press–but then again, he stiff-arms the press…even those segments of the press that fawn all over him. He is not the Christ-like figure some here are making him out to be. He's as phony as most other politicians–he just fools you because he strings words together well. Maybe he'll get the nomination, and maybe he'll get elected in November, but all you "change" folks better remember one crucial point….be very careful in making requests, because in the end, you will get what you asked for, but not in the way YOU intended….I smell Jimmy Carter more than I smell Bobby Kennedy (BTW–happen to notice who Bobby Kennedy's offspring decided to endorse…just a thought).

    February 6, 2008 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  25. Isabelle

    Obama won states that WON'T vote democrat in November...but the media doesn't mention that. Vote for Hillary..stick it to the man!

    February 6, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
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