March 17th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 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. Leah Reis-Cincinnati, Ohio

    Nobody ask me or any of my friends. We vote for Hillary

    March 17, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. John

    Americans are looking for a candidate that is an "Anti-Bush" candidate. We are looking for a mind that doesn't fill a room with dust, not unlike today's White House mold (aka Bush/Cheney).

    March 17, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Doc Jerome

    LOL. How funny is it that certain votes can be reprogrammed or flipped on misleading information. Many of you knew that the Clinton's would pull out all the stops to derail Obama's presidential bid. Apparently, aligning themselves with republicans are part of that effort. But, I still don't think it will be enough to stop Sen. Obama. He is the truth.

    Don't let your ignorance predominate your intelligence.

    March 17, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. Eith

    G. W. Bushe's contributions to the American public: He and Mr. Cheney wore out our apetite for cover-ups, gross gov violations, and the abuse of powers that the Clintons practiced and are all about.

    The good thing is: On both sides of the political aisle, Democrats and Republicans are chosing clean people. Obama and McCain.

    I guess, the Clintons are not aware of Bush's contributions to the nation. He ended ANY interest in their kind of politics with the American public. And in the process, it is Obama vs. McCain. A clean start for all of us (McCain is the weak one, a bit of rubbing from Bush-era). It is indeed the Year of Change, from old dirty politics to clean politics with people who carry the banners, one for each party!

    March 17, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. John

    Until Obama came along I was a Hillary fan and would still vote for her if she got the democratic nomination. But, now after reading his book and studying the issues I support Obama. He is our best chance for concensus government again, and the best choice of the three present candidates. If he wins and gains majorities it the house and senate I believe he will listen to all and not shut out the opposition as the current administration has done. I am not so sure about Hillary in the same situation.

    March 17, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. doug

    I just read on CNN web site , Hillary says only she can end the war. Has the queen spoken or do we have a house and senate? Two people voted NO for the war, one democrat,one republican,I think maybe it would have been nice if a majority had taken the time to read the intellegince report before acting to vote on something that was clearly not in the interest of the American people or the world at large.

    March 17, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. alice2

    Definitely !!! The best choice to make OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!

    I LOVE IT. !!!!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Debra

    I think the Republicans are happy to see the clintons getting blamed for what is happening to Obama. I think it is a smear tactic- The Clintons have not been doing this.

    March 17, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Jay

    Obama's supporters are educated people, young people, higher income earners, and African americans.
    Iet me tell you what will happen to Obama's supporters if he do not win the nomination, and Hillary win and his supporters decide not to vote for Hillary, and McCain happens to win. The republican's taxes code will benefit the higher income earners, young people normally do not care, and African americas are use to the state of life so there will be no difference.

    March 17, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  10. candius ford

    Obama is white also so i dont think his mother taught him to only think in the black. Please make better choices in your news reporting.

    March 17, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. James Nelson

    Well, it stands to reason that– with a majority of delegates, a majority of states won and a majority of the popular vote– that Obama would be the choice of the majority of Democrats.

    Newsflash– that's kind of how this whole democracy thing works.

    March 17, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. Andy H

    I am a life long Republican who will vote for Obama in November. I am sick about Bush. I won't vote Hillary, if Hillary wins I will vote for McCain

    March 17, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. Lucy

    There are too many idiots in here that need to be informed. Keep kissing up to Clintons and it will come back to bite you. And please get your facts right before posting annoying comments. May the best Candidate win....that wasn't hard to, repeat after me.....

    May the best candidate win! Stop the madness already!

    March 17, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  14. Maria

    Cindy- "No duh"??? Are you kidding me?.....NO WONDER Obama is leading in the polls!!!!

    All other Democrats -- Be AFRAID! Be VERY AFRAID!

    March 17, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. Dave

    Republicans are coming out in huge numbers to vote for Hillary Clinton.

    That's right. About 100,000 Republicans came out to support Clinton in Ohio. 119,000 voted for her in Texas, and 38,000 in Mississippi.

    The Boston Globe reports on why this is happening: Some Republicans are supporting Clinton hoping it will prolong her bitter fight for the nomination with Barack Obama. Others think Clinton would be an easier opponent for John McCain to beat in November. And still others are voting for Clinton because they want to keep her in the race to expose more information about Obama ahead of the general election.

    Consider this: up until recently, Obama was getting a lot more support than Clinton was from Republicans in the primary contests. At the time, many traditional GOP voters said they liked Obama and were willing to cross party lines. But, once McCain sealed the deal with his party's nomination, things started to change.

    March 17, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. stacy

    It frustrates me and makes me sad to see. Politics as usual is how it works with Hillary. And because of her, the Dem party is falling apart. Hillary should stop merely out of respect for the party and because she wants to see the party succeed in the election. She's doing more bad then good.

    March 17, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  17. Eric S

    Why can't he win big democratic primaries?

    March 17, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  18. Ohio For Hillary

    How Biased is this. It is not a fact. CNN supports obam because it is very clear that McCain can't beat Hillary! It is all just a political game and to get that facts Readers, check out the true polls!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  19. Grif

    No Mr Obama! I got that one one wrong. You were entered in the

    Next Race! You were tailed off so far, you went back in time.

    You won the previous race by 25 lengths...

    Go!!! You may make, The First Race! Tailed off................

    March 17, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  20. David Self

    ok, go for Obama, the guy who has one year experience running a senate office and a decade in Illinois of not voting and we'll end up with another bumbling "Bush."

    March 17, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. John Kerry

    Obama will lose the race for sure. He is a lier.

    March 17, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. Slap Stick, FLORIDA

    Once again CNN fails to report that a huge group of attendees in Former Rev. Wright's church were white. Hmmm I guess it was hard to miss in a video clip. The media is so biased.

    March 17, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. ABC=Anybody But Clinton

    WHAT? CNN REPORTING THE TRUTH???'s about time..............

    March 17, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  24. John Kerry

    Go Obama, Go Obama. You are a hero to fight against our enemy. You will win the game!

    March 17, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  25. Jean

    LOL! Who did CNN poll? Jack McCaffery, Campbell Brown and co?

    Jean, Namibia

    March 17, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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