March 5th, 2008
06:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Schneider: Clinton's Texas win

(CNN) - Clinton's Texas win can be attributed to some of the same factors that led her to prevail in Ohio: Overwhelming support from seniors, voters worried about their financial status, and late deciders. Her big margins among these blocs were key in tilting the state to her favor.

Among 65 and over voters, she bested Obama by 37 points. On those voters worried about their financial situation, Clinton held a 13 point advantage. And among those voters who decided in the last three days, Clinton bested Obama by 23 points.

The big margins in those categories were hard for Obama to make up elsewhere.

Clinton was also buoyed by Latino voters in Texas– that group went for her over Obama by roughly 35 points, and constituted about a third of the electorate.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

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soundoff (590 Responses)
  1. cindy

    HILLARY DID NOT WIN BIG!! regardless of where her base came from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is the media and the American people not looking at the same numbers I'm looking at? Her own husband and many strategists, stated that she had to win BIG in Ohio AND Texas. Well people look at the numbers that are right in front of you. The only state that she leads Obama in by 10% is Ohio (and I wouldn't consider this winning BIG). She didn't win BIG in Texas people!!! There's a three % difference in that State between Obama and her.

    SHAME ON YOU MEDIA! – Don't be fooled by the media people.

    "Obama STILL LEADS and will become the democratic nominee for President!"

    Where are your TAX RETURNS Hillary???? YOU stated at the last debate that you would make them available in "2 WEEKS", now, you're justifying releasing them in April by stating that April's the tax month— WE notice Hillary…. What are you hiding or rather what are you maniuplating??

    March 5, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. John

    One of the factors that you did not consider is the "Primary Crossover". I am a Republican and voted for Hillary to keep her in the race to keep the pressure on Obama. As the main stream news media and the RNC and John McCain are not at this time. At the polls I was with friends that were doing the exact same thing. Clinton by no means came out of this winning on her merits and campaigning, but by Republicans trying to secure a campaign that will bring out the truth and allow McCain a victory in November.

    March 5, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  3. Alex Mackin

    2 great presidents for the price of one!

    oh, and barack as VP.

    then all three of them will be there to pick up that phone at 3 am.

    GO HILL!

    March 5, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  4. independent


    March 5, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. RealityKing

    A study of the three broadcast network evening news programs indicates John McCain's media fortunes have taken a dramatic turn south since early January. McCain recieved just 30% positive coverage.

    On the otherside, ABC and CBS gave Obama 90% positive coverage, NBC 73%. While ABC gave Clinton 68% positive, CBS 50%, NBC 38%.

    FoxNews seems to be the only place to get balanced political coverage these days..., sad really. Don't you think??

    March 5, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. t-bone

    What are you hiding Hillary? Release your 2006 returns now so we can see who is really funding your campaign.

    I guess it would show that Slick Willy is up to his old tricks.

    March 5, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. Bayou Joe

    Thank you Raza for bringing it on for Hillary. Texas did it's part now we need to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations or is this too much for the Obama fanatics. Read the writing on the wall, O has been exposed and it's all downhill from here. Hillary will win the nomination. You saw it here first. No Bama for president.

    March 5, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. Cindy

    Hillary is the one we need. Obama he full o f himself.He lied.The questions just goes over his head because he has in order what the next attack will be on hillary.
    Hillary is a strong women she has done so m uch.She has the experiences.Obama well he will be in the white house..Oh al-q isn't in Irag to build a home base. He said that and tried to cover it up by pointing fingers at Bush. The war is real and I do not want a 911 attack on our american people.

    March 5, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. Black Man For Hillary

    I keep hearing the statement that Clinton won due to mud slinging. One thing about that, if Obama was as clean as his zombies claim, the mud wouldn't have stuck.

    HILLARY '08 "Yes SHE will!"

    March 5, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. t-bone

    What are you hiding Hillary? Release your 2006 returns now so we can see who is really funding your campaign.

    Hmmm...I guess it would show that Slick Willy is up to his old tricks.

    March 5, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  11. Brian

    I will never vote for Clinton. Barack Obama has conducted himself and his campaign with sincerity, integrity, intelligence, honor and grace. He showed that again in his remarks last night.

    It's a shame that large numbers of people in our country continue to fall for the kind of dirty politics Clinton's campaign relies upon.

    If my fellow democrats aren't smart enough to reject this kind of politicking, then we don't deserve to take back the White House in November.

    March 5, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  12. Shane

    Bill, as a Barack Obama supporter I believe that everyone should take a deep breath and take a good hard look at the results. Yes Hillary one and thats what she needed to do, but Obama still has his delegate lead which is what matters. The reason why I am not worried is because the young people are voting and voting more for him than for Hillary. have come to the conclusion that if the democratic party wants to see a democratic president in 2008 than they must listen to the young voters because we have spoken and are speaking for Obama and the young people will be mad if the DNC does not listen because they will fill like their vote did not matter if the DNC nominates Hillary Clinton and thats a risk in my opinion that the DNC will not take. That is why Barack Obama is going to be the Democratic Nominee.

    March 5, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  13. Corinna

    Come on now, there were nearly 3 million Democratic votes cast and only 1.3 million Republican, how many people decided to be spoilers? Even as little as 3 percent changed the outcome. It is sad.

    March 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  14. EBK

    Congratulations to Hill. I wish it was Obama in her position but congratulations to her. I am sure she is happy with her divisive ways. I don't know if CNN will post this comment but doesn't it say something when the higher education folks who know how to fact check etc etc are voting for Obama? Hmmm! I think that says something. The other people not highly educated are giving the presidency away to Hill. That frightens me!

    March 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. johny

    c'mon americans, you are smarter than you think. choose your president who can lead the world in all aspect, not for yourselves. experience in world politics is bigger than just a big oratorical mouth. we dont need an orator in this world , we have lots already. you need a leader that is strong mentally, experienced , and knows what to do in time of crisis. make the universe happy again , a lady president for you is not bad. she's strong, give her a chance to lead your great nation

    March 5, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
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