February 5th, 2008
09:32 PM ET
10 years ago

Schneider: Independents, Republicans helping Obama in Missouri

(CNN) - Independents and crossover Republicans are keeping the Democratic race in Missouri extremely tight.

Clinton holds an 8-point lead over Obama there among Democrats who voted in the primary. But Missouri is one of those primaries that allows Independents and Republicans vote in the Democratic primary, and those voters are overwhelmingly supporting Obama.

The Democratic base is split between Obama and Clinton, but Independents clearly favor Obama.

–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Brandy, NJ

    Oh this is too funny. All day I have heard comments about how important MO is. Even earlier tonight I heard about how they think it will be for Obama and how important it is in predicting the President.

    Then after Clinton started to have a strong showing CNN has quieted down on it.

    NOW THEY JUST SAID that MO isn't really as important as MN is .... and since Obama won that ... than it is really more important than MO.


    CNN is disgusting. So disgusting

    Clinton today
    Obama tomorrow
    Think ahead dems
    Anti CNN

    February 5, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  2. jeanette

    Missouri isn't a 'TAKE ALL DELEGATES" state for democrates. They split by districts.

    February 5, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  3. Curtis

    We all know. People talk about delegates and popular vote in different senses. They each have their own uses.

    February 5, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  4. Roy

    Clinton's lead is now down to just 3%. And there's still some 25-35% of the greater St. Louis area still to come in.

    February 5, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  5. jeanette

    With 100% in for St. Charles county, Clinton wins there. I'm shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 5, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  6. Curtis

    Obama will take the state. They could project it now and would seem really smart to the rest of the nation.

    February 5, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  7. jeanette

    I don't think they will name a winner untill 100% of the vote is in. If the numbers stay steady, either could win.

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

    If the numbers stay steady, Obama will win the state. 17% left in the city (70% Obama), and 16% left in the county (61% Obama) There is not a way, if these numbers continue, that Clinton can win.

    February 5, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  9. jeanette

    Hillary or Barack, we will WIN in November!!!!!!!!!!


    February 5, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  10. Roy

    Less than 4,000 votes now seperate the two, with 6% still remaining to be reported. At this point, it's essentially a tie since Missouri has a proportional delegation.

    February 6, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  11. Curtis

    But potentially eschewed in Obama's favor due to the vote he got in delegate rich cities.

    February 6, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  12. jeanette

    only 4% left now. It's still to close to call. Looks like everyone has been wrong!!!

    February 6, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  13. Joseph

    CNN is now showing Obama ahead by about 5000.

    February 6, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  14. Roy

    Funny how the Clinton supporters got eerily quiet.

    February 6, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  15. Joseph


    Good point. They're probably in the California blog comment area, stroking their egos about their projected win there.

    Clinton was expected to win CA, even Obama said as much. But, the facts of the night are:

    1. Obama won more in NY than Clinton won in IL.
    2. Obama won all caucus states by a huge margin
    3. Obama won in many areas, from the south to the NE to the midwest and North
    4. With few exception, Obama kept all of the races very close. Those that he won though, he usually won by huge margins.

    Summary: Clinton may walk away with more delegates tonight, but the momentum is clearly not yet in her court.

    February 6, 2008 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  16. Melinda

    What an amazing state... Go Barack!! Fastastic.... I hope that we soon will have a nominee worth voting for!

    February 6, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  17. Claud

    Obama laughs last!

    February 6, 2008 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  18. jay

    Hey Joseph,
    What are you talking about, Obama Did NOT win in NY,, What Primary are you looking at, he won in the states that hardly have no Delegates, and those states are republican states,, What close races are you talking about??????
    Clinton WON all the BIG States , LIKE CALIFORNIA< Again , He Won with the states that are Republican, also they do not have alot of delegates.

    Get with the program!!!!! , Read it right and understand what you are reading, comment on the right statement and then you can write it. HELLO!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 04:34 am at 4:34 am |
  19. jay

    That's what you think, Sweetie

    February 6, 2008 04:36 am at 4:36 am |
  20. jay

    That what you think ,Sweetie!!!!!!!

    February 6, 2008 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
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    February 6, 2008 04:41 am at 4:41 am |
  22. annie hall

    UP here in canada we are very nervous about republicans. Are they not being a little too quiet. I keep thinking they are hiding and whispering and yes even encouraging Obama, then all of a sudden, as soon as Hillary is disposed of, BAMMMM , they'll roll out their machinery of doom and squash Obama in nothing flat. I have heard many republicans joyfully claim that they could beat Hillary easily and so are much more worried about facing Obama. How nice of them to share that with us, but i can't help remembering the old folk tale.. (probably Uncle Remus)...PLEASE.... what ever you do....DON'T THROW ME IN THAT BRIAR PATCH!!!!! time will tell.

    February 6, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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