March 17th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
6 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. La Petite Sorciere

    Also a great number of independents........ and even republicans.he is our choice.
    Go Obama 08

    March 17, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Sara

    Obama 08', no more Clintons.

    March 17, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. SAM - CommonSense

    Thats what i said...!
    We want change... Yes We Can!

    March 17, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. Kathy

    NOT ONLY DO WE PREFER OBAMA, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY IF SHE'S THE NOMINEE.

    March 17, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. NC4Obama

    The man has Character and confronts problems head on. I'm so proud of the way he is handling things.

    Obama08!

    March 17, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. jake

    CNN, STOP your pro Obama bias.
    Please clarify that the poll is taken in RED states like Alaska, Utah.

    CNN Moderators, Please post this.

    March 17, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  7. Michael

    If Barack Obama could stop making us white men who went to school, worked hard and make a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year at age 60 feel as if we are Draculas, we would listen to him.

    March 17, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  8. Brian

    Sen. Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States of America.

    March 17, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. rastarr

    So why wont Hilary get out I'm getting tired of this.. if the party is being destroyed and people do not wont this why not the person in the lead in EVERYTHING that matters take the Nomination and take down McCain? This is getting point less and it seems so unfair that when someone has the greater advantage still gets held back..

    OBAMA 08

    March 17, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. errrr

    Why is your poll so radically different than other polls? In Rasmussen poll today, Hillary leads 48%-42% among Democratic.

    March 17, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. debi11768

    This is not true. Just another way for cnn trying to prop up their candidate.
    Obama should do everyon e a favor and drop out of the race. He and his religion are the equivalent of the republicans far right. He only tried to hide it.
    He is as divisive and crazy as his minister is- cant even title his book with original words. "Just words"?, this guy is so unoriginal and copies everything around him.
    People, this guy is just too slick for all you supporters,.
    And for you cnn and msnbc, well, you are all a part of this by not airing these things sooner.

    March 17, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. marigel

    In my community 65% is pro Senator Clinton, who are does democrats from what states?
    Those are the CNN bias democrats, give us a break.

    March 17, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  13. Check it again!

    Since when? Don't think so anymore. I want my vote BACK!

    March 17, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  14. Jeanne

    That is excellent news !

    March 17, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. sad

    People should check out other polls like Ramussen before they accept this one poll as the entire story.

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. Adam

    not what Im seeing on other polls CNN.

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. m

    I am a democrat, the pool is right. Obama is the right candidates and the best. He can beat Macain at any time. Obama is a honest, and a gentleman. We are tired of the the Clintons and tne Monicas- liars.

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Harvey in Va

    Just like the NH poll....

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. Independent

    Obama 08

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. vanchava

    I guess the Rev. Wright situation had a more positive effect then a negative.

    GO OBAMA

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  21. cd

    BULLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  22. mark

    we all know he is the best candidate.....

    Obama 08

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  23. melissa

    I know I wasn't asked, and He would not get my vote.

    March 17, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  24. Jose

    Cue the attacks from the Clinton clan...

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  25. Linda

    Most Democrats want Obama as President
    Every poll has Obama doing better against McCain than Clinton
    Recent polls show that Obama CAN win Ohio and PA against McCain
    Obama has the most pledged delegates
    Obama has the most states
    Obama has more overall votes

    .... how in the world can anyone look at all that and still try to argue that Hillary deserves the nomination?????

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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