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. Celia Ann

    I Agree, I agree, I agree and so does Nancy Pelosi. It is becoming more and more evident that most people want a change from the 24 years of Bush's and Clintons in the White House.

    Senator Obana sat down with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board on Friday and provided a list that was published of all of the donations that were solicited on his behalf by Tony Rezko. He answered their questions. He spent time with Anderson Cooper on Rev Wright. That issue may never be resolved because there are such deep wounds that Rev Wright's generation still live. My point is he does not run from issues or deny that they exist.

    Senator Clinton has not addressed several issues that need to be disclosed. Tax Returns, Not the forms she turns into the Senate that are not as detailed as Tax Returns, Her docs as First Lady to corroberate her claims of what she volunteered that she did, Pres Clinton Foundation and Library Donor List. Those documents will answer a lot of questions, However, they are not forth coming. That reticence to full and complete disclosure should be taken into account.

    March 17, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. Barbara

    Are you Obamaites even listening to what is going on? His background is scary. What about this marvelous minister that God dams America.... blames whites and the government for all the ills in his world? and Obama didn't know of his beliefs? This minister married them, christened his children. What are you guys thinking?? And after this comes out, 'Oh, he's retiring?' Wake up before its too late!!!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. GET READY FOR OBAMA.

    This quote says it all....

    "First they ignore you,
    then they ridicule you,
    then they fight you,
    then you win."
    – Mahatma Gandhi

    .:: OBAMA 2008 ::.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  4. jean Mattson

    If Hillary does not stop trying to destroy Obama she will only manage to elect McCain. She is only fooling herself if she thinks his supporters will automatically support her. I have been for Obama from the start but would have backed Clinton if she won, until she and Bill started to attack him. The last straw was her remark about McCain and her being prepared to be commander-in-chief and Obama gave a speech. You have lost me completely, Hillary, and I should be one of your category of voters; an 80 year old white woman.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. Jesse - San Antonio TX

    Who did they poll?

    Did they go up to people with Obama signs and ask them who they would vote for?

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  6. HENNA JAN

    MR OBAMA YOUR ACTIONS ARE SO LOUD THAT WE CAN NOT HEAR
    YOU SIR.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  7. bea

    If Hillary is not the nominee, Democrats I've talked with say they will vote for McCain-no question.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. Dee From Florida

    Obama Democratic Nomination = this Democrat voting for McCain without any problem.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. La Raza

    Obama all the way. Hillary is a loser.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  10. Kay-Arizona

    And we all know how reliable polls are. What a sham.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. Marge Hibbing Mn

    Hmmm must have asked the good old boys and the blacks. The rest of America wants a president he knows what he is doing. And when he takes money from gangsters doesn't think it is a bonehead action, like obama and rezko....

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Susan

    Hillary would distroy this country if given the chance.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. Rebecca Tampa, Fl.

    I don't believe what the media wants me to believe.I watch every news station that I can and every one of them are biased in some way. There are facts out there though, and the fact that Mr. Obama is asking to be chosen for his "good judgement", and his ability to "unite"'but show extremely poor judgement by continueing to attend a church for 20yrs., I might add,that has sermons of devision preached from the pulpit shows me he is neither a person with good judgement or a uniter!! This is a whole new ballgame, folks.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. pam partney

    I am a Hillary supporter. I don't think Cnn is doing anyone any favors by being so one sided towards Obama. If the news would have been more honest with us about Obama in the begining he would not even be an issue. Seems to me we are going to have to watch Fox News for the truth about Obams. Hopefully we will know who's side you are really. Cnn, i feel is putting up this Obama knowing good and well he will be beat by the repubs. i see through you....i hope others will too before it's too late.

    March 17, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. President of Students for Obama at Univeristy of Nevada

    Everyone thinks it's bias, it's just another poll. But we don't need polls to tell us. Look at the delegates, look at how many states he won, look at caucuses. I said it on stage before introducing him and I'll say it again, "Obama is the next President of the United States of America."

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. GO HILLARY

    oh my gosh! can this GET anymore biased? just the way it's written is completely biased...the wording. how about some REAL journalism CNN? why didn't this stuff about rezko and the racist minister come out sooner?

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. Deb, IN

    I don't think this poll is accurate especially after this past week.

    Obama has had bad judgement the past 20 years staying in his racist church!!!!

    You don't have my vote.

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. CW in DC

    How ya like THEM apples?!

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. leela

    Obama is the only candidate who is born to be a brilliant , honest politician, ready to lead america.
    his opponent is a born lier, who has experience on mud-slinging, fruad and cheat.

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. TheLeftNut

    CNN Moderators

    please post my comment made at 4:08

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  21. P. Vivaldi

    . . . . . Clinton, Bush. Clinton, Bush. Clinton, Bush. . . . . . . . .Change . . . . .Obama 08. .

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  22. GO HILLARY

    and a gallup poll has hillary up.

    what did we learn in NH? polling means NOTHING.

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  23. Chiman

    Are you kidding me? Looks like only Obama followers read CNN news and thus were polled. It is hard to believe but Fox News and ABC News sound much much less biased than CNN.

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  24. Raphael Houston Tx

    I think the Polls are going to shift the longer this race plays out. More and more is coming out about the true Barack Obama .
    Barack allowed a racist pastor to be a member of his campaign for more than a year knowing he had made these ridicilous racist comments. This is coming from a man whi is running a campaign on judgement and change.
    Make sure you take his speech tomorrow on the issue with a grain of salt. He should have made this speech a year ago and denounced his pastor instead of waiting until the media got a hold of the story.

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  25. Dave in Alexandria, VA

    Voter in NC – name one state that Kerry lost that Hillary would win if she stole the election from Obama? The fact is, every blue state and every purple state depend largely on the black vote. If she were to win pledged delegates, and not give this sentiment that the election's been stolen, she gets that vote, and might win. If super delegates give her a victory, there will be a rebellion.

    Hillary cannot win in November. Our next president will be Obama or McCain – thank god!

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
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