March 11th, 2008
08:03 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit polls: Clinton voters say no to Obama for V.P.

(CNN) - Should Hillary Clinton win her party's nomination, a significant majority of Mississippi Democrats who voted for her think she should not offer Barack Obama a spot on the Democratic ticket.

According to exit polls, 60 percent of Clinton voters say the New York senator should not make Obama her running mate, while only 34 percent say she should.

Obama supporters appear to be more welcoming of Clinton as Obama's vice president. If Obama wins the party's nomination, 64 percent of his supporters say he should make a similar offer to Clinton.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Exit Polls
soundoff (123 Responses)
  1. Clilntonite

    what do you expect..They are all African Americans voting by the color of their skin..

    You will still lose another Red State in the general election..

    Hillary 08!
    or
    McCain 08!

    March 11, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  2. eddie

    What this says is that if obama becomes the nominee, that clinton supporters will look towards mccain.
    If you elect obama, expect another 4 years of the bush period.

    March 11, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  3. Jane

    Edwards/Kucinich 2008!

    This is getting so ugly, I might have to refrain from voting.

    March 11, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. Melissa, New York, NY

    Obama supporter here. I definitely do NOT want Clinton on the ticket.

    March 11, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  5. Cesaria

    Not surprising considering how many of Clinton's supporters in Ohio had race on their minds when they voted for her. Couple that with her latest surrogates racist remarks and you get an idea of who makes up Hillary's base. Disgusting.

    March 11, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. Sabine

    Hillary doesnt deserve to have Obama run on the same ticket as her. Her message completly negates his.

    Obama '08

    March 11, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  7. Rich in Seattle

    As an Obama supporter I wouldn't Hillary as his VP. He needs someone with higher morals than she has. Someone people can trust.

    March 11, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  8. Gene

    Neither one will get elected no matter who they have for a running mate.

    March 11, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. Annamica, OH

    Those who vote by skin color are just as racist as those who chose not to vote simply because of skin color.

    Hillary 08

    March 11, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  10. John

    Thanks Clintonite ...for once again proving the racist (as well as sexist) slant of Hilary's supporters.

    March 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  11. Stephen

    Um... These polls are of Clinton supporters who don't think that SHE should take HIM as VP. I wonder how these would spit by race?

    March 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  12. Hillary is Disloyal

    Here's one Obama support who doesn't want Hillary on the ticket. She is divisive, coniving, self-centered and disloyal.

    No to Clinton as Obama's VP, but I hear McCain has an opening.

    Obama 08

    March 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  13. Darryl, TX4OBAMA

    I am disappointed, we must end the divide.

    This is the way the Clinton has always worked. People don't be alarmed if she don't congratulates him tonight after he wins..

    GO OBAMA!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  14. Steve H minneapolis

    what do you expect..They are all white women Americans voting for ther gender dam your stupid

    obama/edwards 08,,or McCain08

    March 11, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  15. Christian

    Hmmmm..... it's either that, or Obama supporters are more open minded and willing to except what can be seen as their best shot at victory, it is my opinion the an Obama vice president might overshadow a clinton presidency to some degree, while not go the other way around....
    Unheard Michigander for Obama 08

    March 11, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  16. d.a.

    I am listening to CNN, they are realllllly pushing the race card.

    March 11, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  17. Dave

    Does this mean that the Clintons are out of touch with their own supporters?

    March 11, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  18. Dave in Sagaponack

    Hillary won't win the Democratic nomination. She has been losing support from those in states she had previously won due to her tactics. It may not count in the pledged delegate count, but the super delegates WILL come to that conclusion, and that may affect their vote.

    Also, who honestly thinks Obama would want Hillary as a VP after the way Hillary has been encouraging a negative campaign? Hillary has lost the right to expect to be treated with respect once she loses the nomination due to her actions and lack of action(in not denouncing the negative garbage).

    March 11, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  19. Ryan

    Hillary is full of it.

    March 11, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  20. uchujin

    Don't you dare do it BO!!!!!! If you win the nomination and put that woman on the ticket with you, you lose the moderate, independent cross-over vote. I for one will vote McCain even after going to your rally and caucus here in Idaho. And don't for a minute believe you need her to win or that you can't win some of the red states. Despite being a red state for many years in the general election, Idaho had democratic governors for many years. This is a year Idaho can go blue, but not if HRC is part of the ticket. The exit poll is misleading on this point.

    March 11, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  21. Karen

    Well, at least 34% of Clinton supporters realize that to keep half the party voting for her, she'd have to have Obama on the ticket. That 60% is very worrying...you all have fun trying to win the White House in November with Hillary as our nominee.

    March 11, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  22. Hillbilly Hillary

    Dear Clintonite,

    No one complained when 80% of African-Americans were voting for Bill Clinton. At that time, it they weren't voting "the color of their skin". So don't discuss subjects you no NOTHING about.

    March 11, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  23. Obama Supporter in Texas

    Clintonite,you sir or ma'am,and I use that term loosely, are a narrow minded bigot and you should be ashamed to count yourself among the priviledged electorate. White people have been voting for white people for over 200 years so couldn't the same be said of them? And no, I'm not an African-American, I'm white.

    March 11, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  24. Don't know TX

    omg!...you 'Clltonite' are such an idiot!!! I'm sure you are one of the uneducated Clinton supporters!

    March 11, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  25. jerry

    and the bone headed redneck that made that comment about the color of their skin is wrong, obama is getting the votes on his own merit, be it white, black, brown, red or green in color, they are voting for the better pick

    GO OBAMA "2008"

    March 11, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
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