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. marianna

    Majority of democrats prefer Obama? Are you kidding me? Majority of liberal media favor Obama, that's what it is, and your polls are skewed.

    March 17, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. James

    This post is pathetic. Why should you point out a single poll that shows Obama's in the lead, when the Real Clear Politics average of many different polls shows Obama only leading Clinton +.5%. What is the margin of error in this study? Obviously I am a Clinton supporter and feel the media is EXTREMELY biased to Obama.

    March 17, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. stlouis

    I think the Republicans are getting worried!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Jim Kansas

    Hillary in 08..................

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Sabine

    Now that we have a poll that shows how we REALLY feel, can someone PUH-LEEZE tell Hillary Clinton to just take a deep breath and LET GO! Conceding is the best thing she can do for the party right now.

    Obama '08

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. jane

    I think this poll reflects how easy the media has been on Obama. The Republicans won't be so generous.

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. Christina Mercelle Carlson

    Hillary will be going.

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. md

    I think another poll should be taken in a few days. Lets see how Obama tries to tip-toe around the issues. I think the voters will come to their senses when they wake up and see what he really is.
    Who are these people being polled?

    Obama, leave the race with the little dignity you have left and do the country a favor. We dont want you in the WhiteHouse.
    Thank you.

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Peace

    Democrats are smarter than the Republicans suggest. No one is going to fool them around. They have determined this time to take the White House, and they know who will deliver.

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. Ann Brian

    Really?

    March 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  11. Xavier, Washington, DC

    All of the policy papers in the world are irrelevant if your divisive personality prevents them from being enacted. Clinton may be the best prepared "candidate", but Obama is the best "person" running.

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  12. charlie

    Great News! This coupled with the fact that 250,000 Republicans have voted for Hillary in the past few contests show that Obama is the strongest candidate for the Democrates. Now it is time for the Superdelegates to get in line.

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  13. Rachel, MA

    That's interesting... because Democrats certainly aren't voting for Obama by-and-large. CNN, do you hate your own exit polling? Because it consistently shows Hillary getting the support of self-identified Democrats.

    Why don't you follow your own advice, and stop trusting your own polling? Your polling showed Obama winning NH, Obama winning CA, Obama winning TX, a dead-heat in OH, Obama making gains with Latino voters.

    ALL WRONG.

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  14. Mike, Arkansas

    Go Obama Go

    Glad majority of Dems are thinking with a good head

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Janis Spaggiari

    The research opinion poll is hard to believe that most would want someone that has less experience and has less to say about the issues than Hillary.I think he beats around the bush a lot and talks less about the issues and more about Hillary,race and the phrase ,yes we can.While
    Hillary talks mainly about the issues and what she will do day one.She
    has more substance while Obama delivers a lot of useless talk.He
    opens his mouth but he doesn't really say anything.

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  16. Nando, Florida

    Yeah he is only won 30 States !!!!! I thought you atleast had to have a GED to work AT CNN????????

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  17. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    Obama is going to be the President of United States because the country needs some repair after the damage done to her by the likes of Sean hannidy, Rush and Faux network.

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  18. John

    Stop the spin, please. Your "poll" is seriously flawed. Clinton is currently leading Obama in the Gallup poll and most others.

    Why does this network constantly feel the need to support Obama and spin everything for him? We know what you're doing CNN. We're sick and tired of it. You're just as bad, if not worse, than MSNBC.

    Stop the spin. Barack Obama is unelectable. He is out of touch with American values and so is CNN.

    March 17, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  19. William

    They didn't ask my opinion.

    Go Hillary 08!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  20. Ryan

    Another poll? Riiight. Because everywhere I read about this Rev Wright thing people are just singing his praises (sarcasm). And what about the back-to-back advisors claiming what he says doesn't actually apply to what he'll do in regards to NAFTA and withdrawing the troops?

    This guy seems to talk a little too much without any follow-through. And I think it's catching up.

    March 17, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  21. scgal

    I was not called so I am not part of the opinion poll. But I prefer Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the democratic nominee

    March 17, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  22. dan zachary

    issues are important - but in my opinion, character of person is equally if not more important. B. Obama wins hands down compared to H. Clinton, in my opinion. if forced to choose between J. McCain and H.C - J.M wins, again, not because of issues but because of character...

    March 17, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. An Ohio Voter

    Hillary,

    Stay above the fray, keep a positive message and keep your eyes on the prize.

    Hillary '08!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. dave in calgary

    This isn't a surprise, but alas, Clinton will not accept anything less than seeing herself as the "winner". A good leader is particularly skilled at knowing how and when to follow as well. Clearly this, glaring lack in her repertoire, stands on its own as testimony to her unpreparedness. And, leaders don't fight to win, leadership is above childish notions of winning things.

    March 17, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. Michael

    proof that closed primaries would favor obama from now on...republicans are voting for hillary in open primaries just to mess with the process...drop out now hillary so the country can move on

    March 17, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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