March 11th, 2008
08:44 PM ET
6 years ago

Exit Polls: Age gap persists in Mississippi

(CNN)– Early exit polls indicate the same distinct age gap in Mississippi that has appeared in many states this year: Barack Obama appears to garner the support of younger voters, while Hillary Clinton holds a greater appeal for older voters.

According to early CNN exit poll estimates, 72 percent of voters between the ages of 17 and 29 came out in support of the Obama, while 28 percent identified more with Clinton. For voters 60 and older, 53 percent said Clinton was fit for the presidency, while 46 percent weighed in for Obama.

–CNN's Emily Sherman


Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. Joanna

    Can anyone calculate the voters state by state? I do think Hillary won more voters but less delegates now. Because in the big state, a pledged delegate represents more voters than in the small state. And in the primary, a pledged delegate represents more voters than in the caucuse.

    March 11, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. coco

    Go Obama go!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  3. TL

    77% of Republicans voted for Hillary. Rush Limbaugh loves Hillary, she'll be so easy for McCain to beat in November.

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  4. Lucas, Nashville TN

    AGAIN.

    Old Guard, go HOME. We're taking this party BACK from your cold, clammy hands.

    March 11, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  5. maya

    THE GENERAL ELECTION IS NOT A CAUCUS. Hillary won the popular vote in Texas.

    THE KEY WILL BE THE SWING states like NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, TEXAS, FLORIDA, etc—OBAMA HAS NOT SHOWN THAT he can secure a single one of these key states. HILLARY WON THESE. Period. This is why the superdelegates have not gone to Obama. It is that simple.

    March 11, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  6. dsw

    Older voters were spilt almost even, it's only a 7 point difference given a 4 point polling error that is barely statistically signficant. . .

    March 11, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  7. California Voter

    Youth does have a different perspective on life. It usually changes as we age through life's experiences. A nation needs its youth, and a nation needs those who have experience. As for who should be president of the united States, I believe experience is very important - note our founding fathers did that allow for a 21 year old to be President. We should trust our wise founding fathers.

    March 11, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  8. dsw

    Joanna- Obama leads by 600,00 in the popular vote.

    March 11, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  9. Broderick [UK]

    They say, "when you get older, you become conservative" and view "change," as negative. The reason, we should never end up growing old disgracefully.

    March 11, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  10. daddy g

    Do we really want to say President Obama–Don't forget 911

    March 11, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Derrick

    Why doesnt this get as much air-time as the difference in race?

    I think TV people want Clinton to win.

    March 11, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. Brandon F.

    Joanna, Obama maintains a 1 million+ popular vote lead. In every way, he is leading Hillary.

    March 11, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. Linda

    Why is CNN only showing the following in the top bar for more stories:

    Hot Topics » Election Center 2008 • The Political Ticker • Hillary Clinton • John McCain • more topics »Weather Forecast International Edition

    Where is Barack Obama's name?

    March 11, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  14. Silvia C.

    I think older people have not only experienced more but remember how fantastic the Clinton's presidency was. Younger voters have no remembrance and don't care about experience. Sad.

    March 11, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  15. Hillary unsensord visit youtube. get the picturte yourself.

    CNN so it has been like that for all over the Country and it proved that Mississippi didn't vote on racial line as you earlier thought.
    Obama all the way!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  16. Susan

    GO OBAMA! By the way, I looked at your state delegate totals for Texas. Overall, Barack won the highest number of delegates- I do hope Ms. Clinton retracts her statement about being the "BIG Winner" in Texas. Go home Hillary

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  17. SV

    Clinton could care less about the country or the circumstances of our country. She just wants to win even if it means selling her soul. She just wants to be the first female President and that belongs to Nancy Pelosi. I was going to vote Clinton until I observed her tactics.

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  18. Tim

    Hurray for Obama and his 27th Win!!!

    Hillary should retire in a trailer park like here supportors.

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  19. True Democrat

    That doesn't sound like too much of a gap. It just sounds like most of the electorate went to Obama.

    Clinton, you're done. Get out!

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. D Dawson

    Its time for change. Free trade is dead and its time its supporters are permantly remove from power and possibly prosecuted for treason.

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  21. republican voter

    I would say the overwhelming answer to daddy g is YES!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  22. WAKE UP!!!!

    Joanna,
    CNN, MSNBC, Fox News have all reported that Obama has majority of popular vote and delegates.

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  23. True Democrat

    Joanna... Obama is ahead delegates and popular vote, not including the caucus states. If you include the caucus states, it's a rout.

    March 11, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  24. Brian

    Joanna,

    Prior to tonight – Popular Vote Total:
    Obama – 13,024,961 – 49.4%
    Clinton – 12,421,358 – 47.1%

    March 11, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  25. Jen

    Obama is leading Hillary from every angle. Obama should just ignore Horrible Hillary and just pretend she doesn't exist.

    March 11, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
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