March 11th, 2008
08:12 PM ET
10 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. judy

    I find it funny that he is winning all of the red states...republicans are voting for him b/c McCain can beat him....just watch in November when he doesn't win any states....then he can go back to the slum house

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. Allen

    I guess she didn't believe it when the people stood up in unity as one and screamed, We want change!!!! And Hillary you are not that change.

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  3. carl c

    george jetson you and people like you are the reason this country is inthe shape it is in.Go back and organize your klan rally.

    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. Herman

    Go Obama!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. kim portland, oregon

    if only this would get the rovian clintons to quit! but we wont be so lucky! it's over, hilary and bill. you've disgusted too many of us with your vile tactics. it was a stupid strategy, and it's backfired. buh-bye!

    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. TN_Dave


    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  7. preceptor

    How is Hillery going to stop him? Is she going to rig the super deligates? If that is so then you have 4 more years of Bush/McCain. You will enjoy John,s 100 year war, tax cuts for the rich, More money for KBR and Blackwater, and certianly more money for big oil and the drug companies and the health insurance industry.

    Who could ask for anything more.

    Steve in AZ
    Oh by the way- we sure know McCain.

    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  8. maya

    How exactly is the junior Senator going to fix the economy?! Seriously? Hillary was at least exposed to the workings of managing an economy as First Lady to Bill as Governor and as President. What does Obama bring to the table- Seriously?!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  9. Laura Climer

    So Obama is leading in Mississippi ?? I am to the point where i think ( What's the difference ,Bush has ruined our country to the point That no one can pull us out now) !!! Certainly not Obama !!

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. Politico Jonze

    Hillary wants the race card to help her among the white rural voters in Penn, Kentucky, Indiana, as a blowback to the Obama "race voters" in Mississippi.

    What an ugly strategy.

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. kim portland, oregon

    george jetson, we have been LIVING the outcry for the past 7 years. i could care less about skin color, but those ugly white boys in the white house now have sure done a good job of destroying so much about this country, and afghanistan and iraq too.

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. Sharon

    We didn't need the final count to know Mississippi would go to Obama, knew it before they even started voted.

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. Christian

    Ahhh but not counting Michigan and Florida in totals would make sense, something that politics rarely does....
    Michigan and Florida could re-caucus, but no one wants to foot the bill....
    so the democratic party has pretty well gnawed its own arm off in order to enforce the rules, and now its surprised there's blood on the floor....

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  14. chas

    lets see Obama says change? What will he do to change? I ve heard him talk about health care and ? He states he going to change the world? how? Im a true Democrat, but if Obama wins i will not support in general election, either not vote or go with McCain depending on his running mate, who may end up President. Lets see Obama is getting all the black vote, is that surprising. Yes Jesse ran and they didn t all support, but he didn t run against a woman. Now lets go with the intelligence of the people voting for Obama, blacks, and women who can fall for any person or celebrity in spot lite .lol

    March 11, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. Clofitas

    george jetson

    White people have voted for other white people for no other reason since this country was founded. Maybe history was not your strongest subject in school.

    Go OBAMA!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  16. Sharon

    What I want to know is how many black people are voting for the very first time in their life? So if Obama isn't the nominee will we have 1960's riots all over again?

    March 11, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  17. DMesker

    You guys make such a bid deal over the % of black vs white voters in each state you should be ashamed. As you steer the American public to how wrong it is for Ferraro to point out the same. I think it's time we stop hearing about the obvious. We the public know she's a woman and we know he is not. We know he is black and she is not. Give each of us as voters the credit we deserve to vote the issues (aside from gender and race) WE Just want a candidate to meet our needs. E.T. with the right platform...could get our vote at this point.

    March 11, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  18. Bill Moore

    Hilary needs to take a position other than,"we both have supporters that step over the line", in regards to Ferraro's comment. I would rather see her condemn such a racial slur like John Mcain did when
    that radio lunatic went on a rant about Obama !

    March 11, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  19. Gary


    the 2025 delegates needed to win the nomination already factors in that Michigan and Florida are not being counted. If there were to be given their seats the number goes to 2208

    March 11, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |

    African Americans threatening other African Americans if they do not support Obama, what a crazy notion, where would we be if the reverse had prevailed, foolish is not quite the word for this one. Any one who criticize this man is racially insensitive – at least any democrat, but the repugs will not have that problem, in fact they are counting on it, divide, and conquer, first race, then gays, God and guns. Don't believe it just remember Willie Horton, if you are a young OB supporter then you just might remember the "Harold Ford" commercial ( that snow bright blond saying "call me Harold" ) just that commercial alone knocked Harold Ford – a very talented congressman right out of the park ! I know Obama seems like the "rubber band man" to many of you youngsters but the slash and burn repugs don't need to pull him to see how far he stretches they just need a pair of scissors !

    March 11, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  21. POST IT CNN!! its actal FACTS

    "...So it is with conviction that I support this resolution as being in the best interests of our nation. A vote for it is not a vote to rush to war; it is a vote that puts awesome responsibility in the hands of our President and we say to him – use these powers wisely and as a last resort. And it is a vote that says clearly to Saddam Hussein – this is your last chance – disarm or be disarmed."

    Hillary Clinton

    March 11, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  22. Nate

    Obama won women! G'Obama!

    March 11, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  23. ann budd

    I listen to CNN quite often because I am interested in American politics. However, in my opinion, there are very few unbiased commentators and facilitators.
    I would like to see more programs that give the news in detail, and with less amusing or deprecating comments.

    March 11, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  24. Sarah

    Sensible voters should try and visit Clinton scandals website and surely you eyes will be open wide about the sordid life the Clintons lived for years starting from their hometown...enjoy reading..very good materials...

    March 11, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  25. reverend jeremy taylor, d.min, u.u.

    antonia vladimirova owns dreams foundation, lives in bulgaria, calls self reverend, and when prophet signed her guest book, she stole he God spoken ministry name, ministry of dreams, on dreams foundation website, , write rev. antonia vladimirova and ask her why she stole,

    March 11, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
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