March 11th, 2008
08:42 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit polls: Obama viewed as more honest

(CNN) – Mississippi Democratic voters view Barack Obama more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, exit polls indicate.

Roughly 7 in 10 voters said Obama was honest and trustworthy, while only a little more than half said the same for Clinton.

But Clinton voters appear to view Obama in a more negative light than Obama voters view Clinton.

Greater than 9 in 10 Clinton voters said Obama was not trustworthy, while roughly 7 in 10 Obama supporters said the same of Clinton.


Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. Tubby The Tuba

    Amen!

    March 11, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  2. 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 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  3. jl

    HE IS!

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. hjlk

    Since when, a double talker become more honest?

    Shame on you, Nobama

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. Carla J

    This is news? I thought this was established months ago...

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. Twin

    NO OBAMA ISNT HONEST AT ALL

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  7. BREAKING NEWS

    Mississippi Democratic voters also view the Pope to be Catholic, McCain to be a Republican, and Santa Clause to be fat.

    Shocking.

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

    I don't trust Obama at all. Everytime he loses he pushes the panic button and out comes the race card, as was the case after NH and after Clintons latest wins in Texas and Ohio.

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  9. Amy in Iowa

    Hillary lies on camera with a straight face. She brought that no-brainer analysis on herself.

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  10. Grif

    Tell me in another 12 months. When you're all embarrased about how stupid you were at this time..
    Live with then................

    Not Racial I can't stand a blatant Liar.... You live with it..

    I can't/////////////////

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

    The disparity in favorability of the opposing candidate only demonstrates that Clinton supporters are more bitter than Obama supporters.

    Which would explain why they support Hillary.

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  12. Pennsylvania for Obama

    Obama is viewed as more honest......makes sense. The republican playbook against Hillary has trust and honest issues as the centerpiece of their case against the repeat of the Clintons.

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. Teresa in Kansas

    Obama is more trustworthy, more honest, AND more Presidential than Clinton!

    Clinton's behavior is ridiculous.

    March 11, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  14. bond

    Billary wouldn't know what the truth is if it hit her in the face.

    Scoreboard Obama

    March 11, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  15. Michael Guinn Ventura, CA

    After seven years of someone who lied and people died (and are still dying) it's imperative we have a President who will be honest and people can trust.
    Barack Obama rates very high on these points. Hillary Clinton, is Hillary Clinton.
    When 48% of people in your OWN PARTY think you are dishonest, it's time to turn it in.
    Obama 08.

    March 11, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  16. Lucas, Nashville TN

    A Clinton? Lying?

    NOOOOOO.

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

    If Hillary loses this one, then she should run again in 4yrs. However, this time as a Republican same as her Dad believed.

    She is Married to a Democrat. He ran as a Democrat. That does not make her a Democrat....

    I believe in you Girl, and the USA

    Be Yourself................ In the future..

    March 11, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  18. Melissa, MI

    This is getting out of control. The Clinton's ridiculous personal attacks have obviously resonated with her mostly closed minded supporters. I feel that many Obama supporters realize that their policies are quite similar, and far superior to McCain's, but think that Obama has a more positive and dynamic outlook. Clinton supporters are willing the throw the party under the bus. I am so disappointed.

    March 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  19. dsw

    Clinton only cares about winning by any means nessesary, any democrat should be bothered when she would rather endorse the republican candidate than her Democratic opponent, she has no grace.

    March 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  20. KMAN

    Not much in the way of news here since there are very few people in the Country that are not more honest than either Clinton!

    March 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  21. Phil

    that is because Clinton supporters all partake in the kool-aid.

    March 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  22. Mary

    Absolutely, he is more honest....she is cunning and deceitfull...not to be trusted. Never trust a liar!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  23. Dusacre

    Only very few people in the world are less trustworthy than the Clintons

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  24. Neena Jones

    What the Clinton campaign is saying makes NO sense at all. How can you be LOSING the race and say “oh I think you should be VP...”news flash YOU’RE LOSING! Secondly why would the Clinton campaign even want Obama as a VP...a VP will take the president’s spot if something was to happen, so that person would need to be able to run the country incase of emergency. If Obama, according to the Clinton campaign, can’t be Commander in Chief, why would they think it is ok for him to be the alternate for the Commander in Chief position—Hypocritical. I am 16 and have been watching the race very closely. Its not rocket science…OBAMA 08! The sooner the majority of America realizes that, the better!

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  25. Nate from Mpls

    You know, I've said it before and I'll say it again. I like Hillary for some reason. I don't even follow politics. I don't care about scandals and what candidates did years ago and how they viewed things. Honestly, comparing the websites for Obama and HIllary, they have the same views on almost all issues. If Obama wins, great, if Hillary wins, great. All we need is someone to win against insane McCain

    March 11, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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