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. Vicky

    No way would I ever vote for Obama...why doesn't CNN call me....GO HILLARY!!!!!!! Watch the news and make the right choice. All white people aren't bad....Obama needs to figure that out with his so called adopted UNCLE the preacher who is a racist, we will never vote for him!

    March 17, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. Grif

    Mr Obama! You came in first in this race...

    Trouble is, you were entered in the previous race...

    March 17, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  3. d

    use the polls in REALCLEARPOLITICS !

    March 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. evans o.oseki, norway

    This has of course been the wish of able and dedicated democrats. Hillary can`t go on messing up this party for her selfish interest and exhibiting unpresidented lack of respect and genesising a racial divide. We`ve seen and heard all that stuff one time too many and realistically speaking, we are one people and one party. Obama can be voted out if we do get disappointed but he needs to get a chance to prove himself.

    March 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  5. Cait

    Poll of poll at real clear politics shows most democrats perfer Hillary Clinton. Barack was ahead for quite some time, but Hillary is a head now.

    Let's see what tomorrow brings! Obama is taking quite a risk by giving a speech on race. Hopefully, he does not exacerbate an already bad situation for him.

    March 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. John

    We have these polls all over,and they change every hour.What matters is the end of the race for nomination.Obama has problems and knowsthat well.I am surprised he is going to Philadelphia on Tuesday to lecture Pensylvanians on race and politics!Wow.The effort is aday late and a dollar short! Obama should have given the speech he wants to give in Philadelphia,way down in south Carolina.Today we would never be in this quagmire.The longer Obama dwells on this race thing,the worse it will get.I hope we throw this race squabbles and concentrate on campaign.Good luck in Philly,with your team.

    March 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Linlo

    Of course, they prefer him. That's why he picked up TEN more delegates in IOWA recently. People are tired of the same ol' same ol'. They aren't falling for the media spin and negative attacked by Hillary Clinton. GO OBAMA!

    March 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. reality check

    First of all, those polls were taken last week prior to the new revelations about Obama's ties with his separatist church and its racist minister, and secondly it was conducted by CNN who only surveyed a select few. Let's see what your findings produce this week CNN and BTW, why don't you call me?

    March 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. G. Johns

    . . . .It takes a real presidential person to withstand the hideous attacks
    against Senator Obama. Especially having to defend the worst idnignity
    of them all: his race. Obama is the man.

    OBAMA 08.

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. LILIHENNA

    SHAIM ON CNN THE MOST STUPIED NEWS

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. SK

    I can't beleave there are 52% Democrates who hates AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CNN PLEASE POST MY COMMENT.

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  12. Amy

    I am a 54 yr old white woman and I prefer O'Bama because he seems more honest and quite frankly, more intelligent than Hillary.

    He taught law and practiced law. He is clearly the one who will be able to put America back on tract, but it will be difficult.

    I like most his ability to address the problems head on without burying his head in the sand. He is a product of both black and white and yes, this will unite his inner heart in the pursuit of representing ALL races. Remember--skin colour is just PHYSICS! It is the way the light rays hit our skin. So, when can America Grow up?

    GO BAMA!

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  13. dian

    Thank God! Go Obama! Can't wait to hear his speech tomorrow!

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. Orren J

    I suspect that Hilary will suggest that those polled for this poll do not have the experienced to be polled. On that not come the democratic conference i hope she will be somewhere near the south pole

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  15. Dan

    Keep on taking those polls they are sure to change. Many people are still waking up, After hearing his minister declare that all the problems in the world are because of white america from the minister Obama used to call his freind and mentor, I think you should keep on taking polls.

    March 17, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Harriet Atkinson

    The distorted flack about Dr. Jeremiah Wright is obviously being overblown and affecting Obama. Obama is not responsible for Dr. Wright's melt down at the heightened attack on his congregation and his church. Hannity was decidely disrespectful of Dr. Wright and is unfairly slanting the message from a few tapes. I bet if you hear the entire message, the heremenutical/contemporary relevance of the message is positive – not negative. Words out of context take on different meanings.

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. Venus Marshall

    Were is this national poll? Why wasn't i asked. I'm for Hillary not obama

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  18. Justin from CT

    Yep Clinton isn't even liked in CT either. HAHA.

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  19. shirley Liberante

    I do not understand why we do not hear any more about Hilllary's supposed experience. She is making claims that have been proven to be untrue and yet the press ignores it. Why not let America know the truth, that the former first lady was just that and not the former President of the United States. Talk about unfair and uneven reporting.

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  20. m

    UP UP OBAMA!! down down HILARY ACLINTON

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  21. joe

    Your poll means nothing. The country will never elect this smooth-talker now that the truth is coming out.

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  22. lisa

    Alot of people are unhappy that this wasnt brought out sooner. Rezko shows he is just another politician. Wright shows he is not the "uniter"he claims to be.
    I find it hard to b elieve that anyone would vote for this slick-manipulater. Oh, but wait,, 99 percent of blacks support him.
    This isnt a racial issue?? No matter what this man has done in his past, black people will justify and vote for him. How sad.

    March 17, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  23. payme

    Too bad for the Democrats that this fight between Obama and Hillary had to happen (I believe to be the racist tactics of the Clintons). No matter what happens from now on, a lot of Hillary supporters will not vote for Obama, and definitely, a lot of Obama supporters will not vote for Hillary. Get ready for another four years of a Republican president.

    March 17, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  24. Darla

    I just don't see how we are expected to believe polls anymore! How can voters honestly believe that Senator Obama can be the nominee against an experience McCain? Obama has serious issues as a candidate evolving, especially with all this new emphasis on Obama's church. I believe CNN did this last time right before Super Tuesday when the released info that Hillary was just tied with McCain, but that Obama could overcome him in an election. I am just wondering who they actually polled.

    March 17, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  25. Larry Buchas

    I'm for Obama but will support whichever Democrat. But it's up to Hillary to stay above the fray.

    Keep in mind the Republicans, particularly Limbaugh, are running a fear mongering campaign against Obama. ALL DEMOCRATS NEED TO REJECT RACISM FROM THE SAME OLD CROWD!

    I applaud Barack & Hillary for rejecting the Pastor Blaster and Ferraro. They preach division, Barack & Hillary do not.

    March 17, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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