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

soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. jason

    Hillary should drop out immediately. No matter how you slice it there is no chance for her to beat out Obama in delegates or popular vote.

    So long Hillary.

    March 17, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. BEN KLU

    Anybody seen that picture of Obama cheering Dr. Wright telling his flock to move to Africa? No thank you.Let them stay in America.

    March 17, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. Look Closely...

    Just take a look at who participated in the poll and the results wont be such a surprize...

    Wolf Blitzer, Gloria Borger, Anderson Cooper, Jack Cafferty, John King, Candy Crowley, Dana Bash, Suzanne Malveaux, Jessica Yellin, Donna Brazile

    March 17, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  4. Chido Williams

    Its about time. Lets us see and experience something different. I am sick and tired of the "The Business as usual in Washington" Lord pardon us!

    March 17, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. Joe

    With Republicans mischievously voting for Hillary in hundreds of thousands, Obama is doing pretty well. The Repubs are afraid of Obama.

    March 17, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Rodney Dallas TX

    Really? Why wasn't I included in this so-called poll?

    March 17, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  7. docrock,tx

    Get your comment in fast before the door is closed.Why are you protecting Obama, Media personnel?Just curious,but are you scared of him?I am.The hate filled racist comments from his church,supposedly for twenty years,terrifies me.I'm white,and he scares me worse than Bush.Can't anyone else see his anti-American,White hating agenda?Be very scared Whitey!!!!!!

    March 17, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. Mr. B.

    America Is Ready
    Obama 08

    March 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. RSP

    CNN.com moderators. this is not "news", this is a pro-Obama opinion piece. After the minister's words took hold, lots of democrats are questioning Obama. I just don't believe this "poll", any more than I believe you aren't all pro-obama at CNN.

    March 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Audris

    Given Obama's appeal to many Independents and Republicans, this bodes well for his chances in the general election.

    Obama '08

    March 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. The Shocking Video Hillary Does NOT Want You To See

    That is right my guy.

    March 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Eunice, Maryland

    There goes CNN again. Who cares what the democratic poll says. Let them do it and McCain will win. Period.

    March 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  13. SH

    Inspiration and hope ARE important. There is so much that is in need of change right now and no one person can do it alone. The president will need the American people to make this change happen. Obama continues to inspire people who have never voted before. As President, he will inspire the American people to work with him to make the changes necessary to turn our ecomony around, improve our relationships with other countries, and value diversity in our country!

    If you think we can't change this country for the better, think again!

    YES WE CAN!

    OBAMA '08!!!

    March 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. Mel in Missoula

    Finally – someone who confronts the issues head on. Is he perfect? No. The American people aren't seeking perfection...we are seeking change. It is certainly a change to have a politician confront issues (both good and bad) head on.
    Obama '08
    Yes, we can!

    March 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  15. joe

    yes and better be this way because even here in florida all my friends and co-workers will not vote for another clinton and democrats may lose the general election one more time. GO OBAMA

    March 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  16. Ed

    Well I have and still like Barack but I also want to know what he is going to do to CHANGE this country. If he doesn't get more specific I will not vote for him or Hillary. Definitley will not vote Republican ,so I probably will leave the Presidents boxes blank and hope we can get enough additional house and senate seats to hold back stupid moves from Mccain until the next election when we may get a better choice ourselves.

    March 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  17. khoa, san francisco, ca

    Hillary has won the democratic vote by 1.1 million votes. this poll is NOT CORRECT.

    March 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  18. Larry Minard

    Even this divisive content poll has united all of us who participate. For some people, the power of unity will have it's beneficial effect. For others, they will support Hillary.

    March 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  19. A True black American

    I will desperately vote for McCain should you CNN steal the nominee for Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    March 17, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  20. Christine

    OBAMA 2008!

    March 17, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  21. cnnis4obama

    what kind of question is asked? This poll is a stark contrast to other polls

    March 17, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  22. John

    Phillip in Chicago: It took lazy people and lazy media to judge the Rev.on race issues-in just 15seconds.Well Well- it is taking Sen. Obama 20 years to figure the Rev. Out! Do the maths!

    March 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  23. A. Harrison

    Let's follow the rules and stop pressuring the Superdelegates to go for Obama. The "RULES" state Superdelegates can vote how they choose.

    HILLARY 2008!

    March 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  24. USAsince1680

    These polls mean nothing. It is very obvious by the various blogs that it is mostly the Obama supporters who have time on their hands to respond to polls. Clinton supporters are too busy getting things done.

    March 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  25. smart grrl in ls mo

    oh please... give it another day or so... enjoy it while it lasts... it's about to be over

    March 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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