March 4th, 2008
06:06 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton holds edge with Hispanics, Obama with blacks in Texas

Clinton, Obama split votes in Texas
Clinton, Obama split votes in Texas

NEW YORK (CNN) – Hillary Clinton holds a two-to-one advantage over Barack Obama with Hispanic voters in Texas, while blacks are overwhelmingly supporting him in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary, according to CNN’s exit poll.

These early surveys provide a snapshot of the race, but are not conclusive on who will win this critical contest. Eighty three percent of blacks voted for Obama, while 16 percent supported Clinton, according to the exit poll. Meanwhile, 64 percent of Hispanics backed Clinton, while 32 percent went for Obama.

– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Texas
soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. jr.

    I think the Democrat party better do something about the Florida election those votes better count or anumber of peolpe need to be fire from the party. This is America you can't leave two states out of the election is un American you'r dealing with peoples lively hood.

    March 4, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. george b

    go hillary go

    March 4, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  3. JOHN

    12 IN A ROW FOR OBAMA VERMONT THANK YOU.

    March 4, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. km

    Come on TX and OH say no to the Clinton-Bush dynasty–vote OBAMA!!!

    March 4, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. Randy

    Finally...the Golden Boy is getting some real criticism and negative news is being directed his way. I can't believe how delusional sooooo many Americans are. If I run for President and have little to no experience, will you elect me??? Tha't how Obama supporters are viewed. How many times have Obama supporters been asked to name ONE THING he has done, and they can't name one. The usual answer you get is, "He is so up-lifting...."...Uh, that's not an answer, AND what's so wrong with HIllary? What exactly has she done that was so wrong? Obama's camp knew from the beginning that his total lack of inexperience was going to be a problem, so they came up with the "hope" speeches and "new leadership in Washington" slogans. If you can't think of ONE thing he has ever done, then why are you supporting him for President? The best the Dems to win in NOV is with a Clinton/Obama ticket. If you ask many Hillary supporters, they say they will vote for Mccain if Obama gets the nomination because 1. They can't support Obama because of his lack of experience 2. His new-found lies on NAFTA and dealings with several people with tarnished reputations (which is hilarious because he has preached the whole time that he is not your usual politician). 3. The most important is...that so many Americans were allowed to be fooled by a young, charismatic senator who in reality has turned out to be nothing more than a liar who gives great speeches.

    Hillary 08!!!!

    March 4, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  6. km

    Say no to Hillary! former BOARD MEMBER OF WALMART!

    March 4, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  7. Michelle

    To: Webster 208 March 4th, 2008 6:08 pm ET:

    Yes racism is indeed alive and well in America, and the perpetrators are the same as they have always been. I am a female African-American college student and I was originally a Hillary Clinton supporter since I believed at the time that she had the most experience for the job. However, I was utterly repelled by her behavior, along with that of her husband's in South Carolina and later states. Between Bill's comparisons of Obama's candidacy to that of Jesse Jackson's and Hillary's dismissal of the votes of the "very strong and very proud black electorate", I could no longer support a candidate who repeatedly brings up race as a means to divide the country. I have yet to hear Mr. Obama dismiss any of his losses to Ms. Clinton as a result of the strong female electorate or strong white electorate. Moreover, I find Senator Clinton's refusal to acknowledge her losses to Obama ungracious and irritating. If Senator Clinton has been losing black votes, she has only herself to blame.

    I am now convinced that Obama's education and strength of character is enough to lead him to being one of the best presidents America has ever seen.

    Obama '08

    March 4, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  8. J O

    One more thing to add why, did Hillary Clinton fire a hispanic woman in her team, during this campaign, if she understands people. Given the back ground of the person Hillary Clinton she needs to look at here self when she smiles it's not a pretty picture. And her reputation in Arkansas is not untarnished either. If we talk about closet issues let's see how far she last after the real issues of her dirty laundry come out.

    March 4, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  9. Texas gal

    People vote for experience not color of skin, Obama does not have the experinece that Hillary does remember people vote for experience and we will be in good hands.

    March 4, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  10. Mike in C'ville

    Wow! I'm happy Obama is doing so well, because all the racist come out of their rocks. Maybe this time America will step on them and wipe them from the shoe of the human race. Black people are not voting for Hil because the Clintons tried to marginalized them(us) in South Carolina. Take a look, before that happened the Clinton had the majority(plurality) of the black vote. If she does manage to steal this, (AND YES THAT IS THE ONLY WAY SHE CAN BE THE NOMINEE. Don't kid yourself!) She's going to have a hard time winning with a destroyed democratic party. Thank god I'm not a member of this inept group.

    March 4, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. swiss guest

    Obama is the best option for the world.
    Good Luck Barack, Good Night Hillary.

    Switzerland for Obama.

    March 4, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  12. Andy in Texas

    With regard to the exit poll...

    Obama's getting the Latino votes he needs to win the minority vote.

    The polls miss more than new voters. They miss unlisted voters. As in they miss voters that don't have landlines. The ones under 30.

    March 4, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  13. Jody

    Way to go, Jane H. It's good to read some literate comments from an
    educated person on these blogs – occasionally. I will support the Democrat nominee. However, the news media (and I was one for 27 years) has never given Hillary a fair chance against Obama. Frankly, I don't think he is that eloquent or inspirational. I was flicking through channels and heard Sean Hannity (whom I despise) interviewing people on the street, asking them to name one thing Obama has accomplished. They couldn't come up with one example, other than he was a street organizer in Chicago and was elected senator. Despite the fact of his immaturity and inexperience, he still might make a decent president, but Hillary has been tested and vetted both in the political, personal and administrative fields. She will hang tough and get the job done!

    March 4, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  14. serious

    "wilo March 4th, 2008 6:38 pm ET

    If Obama thinks he's so invincable and confident and the American people are so with him why not agree to let Florida and Michigan do a re vote. Let him show that he is different and inclusive Go Florida and Michigan"

    It's not up to Obama...The rules are the rules...Florida and Michigan need to follow the rules...but clinton like to break them

    March 4, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  15. Lisa

    America!!!!
    Watch the Media they are very tricky. Lets not let them decide for us again.

    March 4, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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