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. Gary

    If Obama wins the nomination, the party will split and head to McCain. If Obama happens to win the democratic nomination then happen to win the presidency, our country will be doomed for yet "ANOTHER FOUR YEARS". He would not win re-election.

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. John

    That's funny there's actually another poll out there today that gives her a 2% advantage. Let's share all polls and not just one!

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. Carlos, NY

    Rock on Obama!!!

    Obama '08!

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

    Obvious CNN is pro Obama

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. lois shmidl

    I have to wonder who conducted the poll. Most polls state that Hillary would be the best president. However, CNN, especially Wolf Blitzer and McCafferty have work their darndest to defeat her and now it lok as if they have egg on their faces when it comes to their darling candidate Obama and his pastor

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. April in Texas

    We have had a Clinton already in office and regardless of what Obama's preacher said or did doesn't change my vote for Obama. I still feel even after all this that he would be a better choice, I also havent changed my views on McCain either.
    Christan white 38 y/o female here due to polling statistics.

    Obama '08

    March 17, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. scbrown

    What CNN fails to mention is Clinton is up 7 points from their last poll and Obama is down.

    Again, if this was Hillary –CNN headline would have been HIllary drops in new polls and Obama gaining ground"–Media Bias against Hillary

    March 17, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Democrats for Hillary

    I am sure the polls that show a preference for Obama are outdated – in the same way that his actions make his 'change' rhetoric outdated.

    Hillary 08

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

    Did you see CNN this morning? IT said that MCCain was ahead of both clinton and Obama in the polls. Can you imagine
    MCCain as president? He seems mean spirited and besides is too old for the job.

    March 17, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. luther powell

    Not according to the most recent Gallup tracking poll.

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. leah

    AWESOME! OBAMA '08

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. manny james marietta ga

    Your poll is the only poll that showing those results.. Everyone go to Real Clear politics.com to get the results of all the poll..Avg of four polls show with a 2pt lead..Cnn probably want print this. They never do..

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  13. Grif

    There was a movie. I miss you Frankie....

    This guy don't qualify!! This joker really is wild.......

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  14. Quiet Riot

    I trully beleive Obama is the best candidate for the job... Mrs. Rodem- Clinton is "throwing everything against the wall and see'in what sticks." My view of her has totally changed in the last couple of weeks. It is time for America to come into a new age... The age where every American is equal... and not separated by the ignorance of race....

    OBAMA............... 08..... Next Mt. Rushmore.....

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. tonyh

    That's what I expect from the American people. No matter what the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, etc., try to portray about Sen. Obama, this country is not so ignorant to believe their attacks. The Hannities are afraid of Sen. Obama, that's why they are focused now on him.
    And by the way, those of you who have listened to the Republican radio talk shows, have you realized that when a host doesn't like what he wants you to listen, he will cut off the conversation or try to ridicule the caller? Shame on you, Limbaughs!! Welcome, Colmes!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  16. Janet

    Most of the democrates I talk to regret voteing for Obama. Knowing Obama sat in that church for many years has changed everything.
    The democrates will not win if Obama is the nominee now. We feel betrayed.

    March 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. Yola

    Go Hillary go

    March 17, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  18. Ron, TX

    Take that Right Wing America! We will prove once again that we care less about what's in a candidate's pastor, and more about what's in the actual candidate's heart and mind that matters most!

    GObama!

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

    Who are you polling????????
    I highly doubt that O bama is ahead. Do your polls over again, and be honest, cnn. He is loosing already!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  20. SK

    CNN: Whom did you poll-–on any given day, depending on who is home when you call, a poll can be skewed either way, as you know. Yet, with such a large electorate, the media continues to publish these polls as though the're gospel or representative of the nation. The majority of democrats I know are repelled by Obama and if he's the nominee, will vote for McCain...........so, there!!!!!!! How about polling a thousand of those?

    March 17, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  21. JO

    Obama as the nominee is the surest way for another 4 more years of Bush doctrine.

    March 17, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  22. LadyLeo

    I agree, I will not vote for Hillary. Neither one of the candidate are perfect but I agree that we need a change in government and I have watched the way both candidates have managed their campaigns and I see Obama has the better leadership and unity skills that our country is in desparate need of right now. We do not need someone who is a fighter or likes to throw the kitchen sink, that is the old way of doing politics.

    March 17, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  23. alsmith

    Amen

    March 17, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  24. AMP

    CNN..........................typical cheerleading for Obama! You should change your initials to ONN!!

    March 17, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  25. donnajp

    I do not believe this poll – if that is the case, then why did he do so poorly in Ohio?

    March 17, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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