March 11th, 2008
08:12 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit Polls: Economy top issue for Mississippi Democrats

(CNN) – Voters in Mississippi identified the economy as the number one concern Tuesday.

According to early CNN exit poll estimates, 56 percent of voters said the troubled economy was the biggest issue in deciding their vote. Fifty-four percent of those Mississippi residents cast their ballot for Sen. Barack Obama, 45 percent for Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Iraq and health care also registered as top issues for voters. Twenty-one percent thought the war in Iraq was the most critical issue facing the country, while another 21 percent felt that fixing nation's health care system was their number one concern.

–CNN's Emily Sherman


Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Ron

    HILLARY and FERARRO 08 FIGHTERS FOR AMERICA

    March 11, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  2. Gary

    Hey Mike...who leads in pledged delegates, total popular vote and most staes...Yawn...oh yah ...clue : its not the Monster

    March 11, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  3. Maya

    I have a question about that new comment from the Clinton campaign.....wasn't it the Clinton campaign that said Powers had to leave the Obama campaign because of her comment? so why is it now being said she should have never left?...I'd like the same thing to be done on the Clinton campaign now...or clarify this please.

    March 11, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  4. Oopss....

    Well, hope he knows his economics better than Lou Dodds policy positions.....doubt it though!

    Who would want to vote for someone who can't even get a TV pundits position correct – intentionally or not?

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

    Hillary can't manage her own marriage, so she definetly can't run the economy.

    March 11, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. Obama #1

    Obama is the man. Hillary is some stupid women who needs her man to get her anything. women should not be able to vote.

    March 11, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. george jetson

    I doubt the economy is the most important factor. With black voting 9-1 for Obama, it appears skin color is the most important factor. Imagine if whites were so mindless and voted 9-1 for any candidate. Imagine the outcry.

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

    See that – Ferraro wanted race to be the talking point, not the results. She took one for the team here. They're trying to marginalize Obama as the "Black Candidate" again, hoping that will work against him in Penn and with the Super Delegates. She figures that she could mend the African American rift later on – but first she needs to get the Democratic nod by any means necessary.

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

    He won colorado which a write state
    so you need to shut up and watch, he's going to win

    March 11, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  10. NEW CNN TERM

    Enough of the "Kitchen Sink" talk of the Clinton campaign...she's gone a step further. This campaign strategy needs to be called the "Scorched Earth" campaign. They're doing and saying ANYTHING just to keep her in the race.

    She now mathmatically cannot catch Senator Obama. PA voters MUST see that. She'd need 63% to 37% victories just to draw even in delegate count. That's not going to happen!

    HILLARY, STOP THE SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN!
    Stop ruining the Democratic party!

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

    If we don't count Florida and MIchigan, shouldn't they reduce the number of delegates needed proportionately?

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

    Mike in NYC forgot add that hillary has and will win in states where there is a large white electorate and a majority of the so called professional working white woman. Which just happens to be the Northeast...where he is from.

    March 11, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  13. Ben

    Before the Clintons try to dismiss this victory as "only the black vote", let's just remember that Obama won (an essentially all-white) Wyoming Caucus just three days ago.

    Obama has won 30 contests, many of which had no minorities at all. In other words, he has wide support.

    March 11, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  14. Veronica Petchak

    Just a note to say I am so glad my dear mother is not hear to see

    I am so glad my dear mother is not hear to hear Ferraro make a fool of herself because when she was the vice-presidental nomiani she thought she was smart

    March 11, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  15. Texas4Obama

    There will be two tickets in the general election:

    McCain/McClinton/Bush

    Obama/Anyone other than HRC

    VOTE – Obama '08

    March 11, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  16. Joe

    It is not even 8 p.m. and y'all are saying that Obama will. Give the people a chance to let there voices be heard.

    March 11, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  17. suzie from Atlanta, GA

    Once again, the 13 year olds are on the blog with their nasty personal attacks against Senator Clinton. typical response to any issue, because the facts are not there for Obama.
    Boys and girls: DO YOUR HOMEWORK, AND GET OFF THIS BLOG.

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  18. Carrie Pa

    NEW CNN TERM, I do see it. Concede Hillary!

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  19. JUDGE BARKER

    ferraro is a dinosaur time to turn the page.......

    I got into that prestigiuos country club cause I'm BLACK
    i was accepted into that exclusive fraternity ..cause I'm BLACK
    I was promoted to CEO yep you guessed it cause I'm BLACK

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  20. Deborah

    To Mike in NYC.... When Whites vote for white people are they voting for the White person because of their race? Blacks have been voting for Whites since they were granted the right to vote. Did Blacks vote for the White candidates because they were White candidates? Moreover, Are you saying that Blacks are only capable of voting for someone based on their race? MIKE in NYC, Blacks are capable of using the serousm tactics to evaluate a candidate.

    Your statement is very racist and you should evaluate your own character and view on race, for instance are you not voting for OBAMA merely because he is BLACK?

    UMMM I wonder. ????

    OBAMA for a better AMERICA!2008!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  21. Relax Joe

    Race right down the line.

    Don't worry Marianne. Florida and Michigan will count and Clinton will drastically close the gap.

    With Pennsylvania, it's going to be nearly even.

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  22. Maya

    For the people saying he's wining because of the AA...HE HAD TO EARN THE VOTE....he was losing it when he started...Hillary had the wrong people making the wrong comments to turn off those voters

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  23. ann budd

    I like both Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama.

    I don't like the way the CNN press and journalists favour Obama. If they don't like the answer to one of their questions, they move on to another one that is more entertaining and more of a gossipy nature.

    March 11, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  24. Mike in NYC

    Seems they took my post off the board. Oh well.

    Obamaniacs are a sorry bunch. Heads in the clouds, high on unity and hope. And unable to face the demographic truth:

    Obama is unelectable.

    March 11, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. JUDGE BARKER

    best of all when your account is doing great its cause ITS BLACK

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
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