February 19th, 2008
08:45 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit polls: Economy on minds of Wisconsin Dems

People prepare to vote in Saukville, Wisconsin.
People prepare to vote in Saukville, Wisconsin.

(CNN) - Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama emphasized economic themes on the campaign trail Tuesday, echoing primary voters in Wisconsin who cited concerns about the economy, particularly trade, as heavy on their minds.

In early exit polling by CNN, 43 percent of Democratic voters said the economy was the most important issue in deciding their vote - followed by the war in Iraq at 29 percent and health care at 25 percent.

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  1. David Larson in McCaysville, GA

    Just two short weeks ago, all the political pundits were saying that Wisconsin was a shoe-in for Senator Barack Obama. In fact, following the "Potomac Primaries," Sen. Obama made a beeline for the state, while Hillary - accepting a Wisconsin defeat - headed to Texas.

    Now . . . after four days of campaigning in Wisconsin, the same pundits are saying that Wisconsin is Hillary's to lose.

    Heck - given the information you provided for the past two weeks, if she is within 5-7%, I'd consider it a win for Clinton. Based on your own reports, Wisconsin is Barack's to lose - don't get that much wrong.

    February 19, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  2. Ann, Los Angeles

    I look forward to the day that everyone catches up to the idea that Senator Clinton – past all the politicing is the right person (no race or gender) for the job. I hope Wisconsin has woken up and I hope Hawaii gets it! Be smart not sucked into bla bla by Senator Obama.

    February 19, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. luvusa

    I agree – wholeheartedly!

    February 19, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  4. Donna J. Couhig

    What are people of this country THINKING????????? Hillary should be winning by a land slide in all states. Has Bushy killed any change of anyone that has anything to do with Washington win the next election????Hillary is a good person and with feelings for the less fortunate. She knows the issues and can handle any problem that might come up on the first day in office. Where are all the WOMEN.....wHERE????? Yes, it a great time for Obama– a very good man with a lot of get up and go but....what are the issues.,....??? Do I dare say," Where's the BEEF? We talk a lot of politics in our home and my 7 year old 2nd grade grandson says he like Obama (and chants Obama, Obama, Obama) because he likes how he looks and he is young,,,so there you go... Do a lot of young voters feel the same????????? Donna in Buffalo, NY

    February 19, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |