March 17th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Poll: Majority of Democrats prefer Obama

 A new poll out Monday shows Democrats prefer Sen. Obama over Sen. Clinton to win the nomination.
A new poll out Monday shows Democrats prefer Sen. Obama over Sen. Clinton to win the nomination.

(CNN) - A majority of Democrats would like to see Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton win their party's presidential nomination, according to a national poll out Monday.Fifty-two percent of registered Democrats questioned in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say the senator from Illinois is their choice for president, with 45 percent supporting Clinton.The poll also suggests Democrats are more enthusiastic about an Obama victory (45 percent) than for a victory by the senator from New York (38 percent).Full story

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  1. Lora B.

    Yes, and we all know how accurate polls can be – like the one that said Obama was ahead in New Hampshire....

    March 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. Mike Brian

    cnn is helping Obama in damage control.

    March 17, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  3. Alice Rea

    This is scary.
    How could any American like the idea that this man has ties with a radical minister and has lied about a criminal involvement with Rezko in Chicago.

    What is wrong with America?

    March 17, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  4. oliver

    I agree with the first comment.

    As an indendent, Obama gets my vote. I truly, I like many others, could never vote for Hillary. Period.

    March 17, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. scbrown

    Breaking news:

    According to Ramussen poll 56% of voters are less likely to vote for OBama because of his pastor comments

    March 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  6. Alice Rea

    Is this a Jack Cafferty poll?

    March 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  7. FA

    Obama Yes we can we are ready for a change, we don't need Bush Clinton Bush Clinton we stand for change .
    Yes we can and the change is coming soon.
    Obama 08

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. Paulette, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Can't wait to hear what Obama has to say tomorrow. I'm sure he will come up with some more lies for all the Obama idiots to believe. WAKE UP AMERICA

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  9. nht

    and yet you show another biased poll up on the headline of your site that is true in your poll and not the others. thanks cnn for more biases

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  10. Jacob

    I can tell you this, if Hillary gets the nominee I will be sitting this election out.

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. Debra

    If Hillary had gotten to count Florida- she would be in the lead

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  12. Cat

    What polls are you people reading??? They ALL say OBAMA is still in the lead!!!! You're dreaming if you think Clinton can win this.

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. Jasmine-az

    The majority of the Dems have spoken...Listen up!!!

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. Jerry, Denver,CO

    It's painfully clear, Hillary needs to condede!!!

    Barack Obama is the people's choice!!!

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  15. GO HILLARY 08 Agatha Kerry, Yorba Linda, CA

    POLLS ARE WRONG, CNN. I will not vote for Obama if he is elected the Democratic candidate for President.

    You were blinded by George Bush, the good ole boy personality, and NOW look at the economy.

    Obama's lack of maturity and his appealing innocence will be this country's downfall.
    His supporters are too swallow minded to see his attraction to people who use him. Rezko and Rev. Wright.

    WE NEED A MATURE PRESIDENT.

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  16. Rex

    Hillary is willing to destroy the Democrat's chances in November just to appease her personal desires.If she really wants to do good work the senate is a great place to be. This Bush-Clinton-Bush Thing has to stop! That is not a democracy. The Clinton Administration was one scandal after another do we need that again with all the problems that Bush and the republicans have created? Obama is the only logical choice, just give him a chance open your mind and actually listen to what him and his wife are saying or read his books. He is the real deal. He is our best hope to fix this mess.

    March 17, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  17. Bull

    I repeat – Bull

    CNN you are bias!!!!!!

    I will vote for McCain if CNN steals the nominee for Hillary

    March 17, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  18. Adam

    Hillary, show us your tax returns.

    March 17, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  19. Rodney Dallas TX

    It's funny! People are saying that Hillary needs to drop out because the party is dividing....why aren't anyone telling Obama to drop out? Neither of them can win the number of delegates needed to secure the nomination. Obama needs over 400 and there are only 9 states left. He could drop out for the sake of the party. I guess it comes down to a game of chicken.

    March 17, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  20. Jay

    For those do not know, God says "not weapon formed against you will ever prosper”, it may happen but will not prosper.

    March 17, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  21. Linda

    My Question is.........How many of the Hillary Democrats are going to be voting for McCain or worse yet....Nader if she loses to Obama??? I know at least 4 out of 5 of the Dems in my family that will vote for someone else or no one at all if Obama wins the Democratic selection!!! After all, if he can't when the Big States in his own party.....how is he ever going to win them against the Repuplicans??

    March 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  22. why?

    I have seen the most mean spirited comments from people supporting all the candidates. It seems that we expect our candidates to be perfect when we clearly are not......

    March 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Ash

    Yes! OBAMA! I will be so upset if Clinton is the nominee for the Democrats...Obama stands for change and will rebuild our nation's image abroad! Clinton is tearing apart the party and doing everything she can to win. She is playing such a nasty game of politics and I would have a very hard time voting for her! We need Obama in office to restore confidence and hope in our president!

    March 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  24. Sue

    Really??? Got Rasmussen? Got Gallup?

    March 17, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  25. rick

    i am no longer supporting obama.

    March 17, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
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