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. ellen Lindop

    Your polls have been wrong before – remember New Hampshire, California and even Ohio where you had Obama winning ......

    Obama cannot beat McCain ..... period .... I do not believe these polls ..

    March 17, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Timmy

    Why did Obama allow his children to be indoctrinated and brain washed by the racist preacher?

    Is this the type of leadership we can expect from Obama?

    March 17, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Bob

    I am glad to hear that the country needs to go to a new direction. Thank you Wolf for reporting it. God Bless America

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

    I trust Obama will note that the ministerial quotes that are being questioned, were not made to or for the press.The pastor was addressing his own congregation within the confines of his own church.

    March 17, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. Jack MPLS MN

    A poll is that just a poll

    March 17, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  6. Al, Sacramento Ca

    Americans mis-voted the last two elections and looks like we are headed in that direction. When will we ever learn.

    Hillary 08!

    March 17, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. julie

    Was this new poll taken in the cnn newsroom?

    March 17, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. SAM - CommonSense

    Thats what i said...
    We Want Change!
    Yes We Can!

    March 17, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Kenneth

    It is what it is! And this poll is with just registered democrats, where Hillary should do her best against Obama. Obama always gets others to vote for him outside of registered democrats (independents,liberal republicans, undecided) so for Obama to be up in a poll with just registered democrats shows how strong his support is.

    March 17, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. Brian

    This doesn't surprise me in the least.

    For a party to call itself "progressive" they need to make "progress" and the only way I could see the name "Clinton" on the ballot is in the context of "regressive." The same goes for any other veteran Washington insider.

    March 17, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  11. Darren M.

    This seems like a no-brainer. Hoefully Billary won't be able to cheat themselves into the White House.

    March 17, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. Mireille, Charlotte

    And so would a majority of those abroad.

    March 17, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. Felicia

    I expect nothing less from CNN. What a biased network!

    March 17, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. A. Harrison

    You are absolutely correct! However, what does this mean for our country? Absolutely nothing.

    Speeches vs Solutions.

    Hillary 2008!

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

    Hillary'08!

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. Theresa

    Thank God! At least the sane people are in the majority.

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. Rod Squires

    What percentage of Clinton supporters are going to vote for McCain in the Fall? Poll numbers on this are? Anyone?

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  18. len

    I don't buy it. That poll doesn't match what we see on the blogs, comments and at the water cooler.

    That said, I want to hear what he has to say tomorrow night. Something more important than an election is emerging here and all Americans have an interest in it. If it is the same talking points from his church and new pastor, than it is game over for Barack Obama's campaign. The time of justifying black racism as black history is over. If it were not, he would not be where he is in this campaign or that poll. Black America has to say No to hate. The time is over.

    Lay it down. As good citizens, as loving parents, as Americans, lay it down.

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  19. guilloh

    i believe hillary is for all races...vote for hillary....

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

    This is another CNN favours Obama. This is not true. Both are big lier.

    Go Mrs. Clinton!!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Bayou Joe

    A majority of Republicans would like to see the same thing. There is no way that an inexperienced person will get elected to the highest office in the land. This observation is based on 40 years of voting in presidential elections. Neither Obama nor HIllary have the necessary experience to deal with the economy and world affairs. End of discussion.

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  22. James

    Well I believe in the American people to always say the truth. Obama is the man that stands for truth and that is what America needs now.

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  23. Sistah

    Sheeshh..

    Only 5 comments here! Interesting....

    But the Pastor Wright comment is up in the hundreds....

    Go Figure!

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

    This is what Electability is all about!
    We love you Obama.
    No one is perfect and you always reminded us of that.
    So we forgive you for the Wright flip/flop.
    Go Obama!
    Go Obama!
    Go Obama!
    Obama '08

    March 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    I would never ever ever vote for President of a congregant who is a member of a church that gives an award to a racist like Fahrakan.

    March 17, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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