March 17th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 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. JT

    Go Hillary!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Alice

    Ah, but the Clintons still want to ram themselves down our throats. This despicable couple will be the ruin of the Democrat Party in their efforts to win the WH.

    March 17, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. amir cali

    Hillary has lost a large amount of support with the way her campaign has been ran. Her campaign has is negative, divisive, inept and utterly desperate. Me and my family started out on Hillary's side but we have all converted to obama-nites. He will lead this country with his immense judgement and charisma.


    March 17, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. donna

    Your polls don't match other polls. All the polls I have seen Obama is loosing steam.

    March 17, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. End of Obama

    Why your poll is different than other polls. Also your delegate count is different.

    Look at wall street journal delegate count!!

    Obama – 1617
    Clinton – 1498

    CNN, why your polls are different. I saw Clinton leading over obama in other polls. Also look at the delegate count of wall street journal. why that is different from yours???

    CNN Can you please post the accurate numbers??

    March 17, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. doug

    How about a release your taxes poll?

    March 17, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. deedee

    cnn is so biased, they only report like this so they can sway your opinion. go check other polls and you will see that obama is not your man. And why should he be?

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. Not The White House

    Absolutely, because the majority of Dems know he is the best choice. Hillary will bring divisiveness and unrest. We don't need that and want to support a candidate who will bring America together.

    Let Hillary stomp her feet, cry, pout, do whatever she has to do, but don't put that woman back in the White House.

    Obama 08

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |

    Are you joking ? CNN?

    Of course, you are in the same boat with Mr,Obama now. Who cares your poll?

    You just ditort the truth and try everything to help your poor and desperate Obama!

    But no way to prevent us from choosing Hillary as our president!


    Hillary 2008

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. Leann

    This is the first time I have ever had interest in politics. As an Independent, I am swaying to Obama. Even though I do no support all his stances and tend to be more conservative than his views, I look at this demeanor and ability to unite a larger group than just one party. With that said, Hillary would be my last choice. I find her campaign tactics out dated and mean.

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  11. jmw

    Go Obama, I would love to see President Obama. What a wonderful time it would be!!!

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  12. Sharon

    More people have voted for Obama. If the republicans would have minded their own business, he would of been our nominee by now.

    They cross over because they think they can beat Hillary in November. Shame on them! They know they can't beat Obama, that's why the Limbaughs and Hannity's are stirring things up. Well, Libaugh & Hannity lets investigate all the churches and see what all the Pastors are saying. You may be shocked, that's probably why they don't have the guts to do it. They didn't make a big issue out of McCains controversial endorsements. Why's that???

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  13. Bacusla

    It is SETTLED – we have a nominee in Barack Obama. Let's move on.

    Go Obama Y'all! Let's keep HOPE alive!

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  14. Jill

    NoBambi, CNN is not consistent with other national polls showing just today that Hillary is ahead.

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. Bill

    Barack is the most electable of the two candidates. If Michigan and Florida get their re-dos then we'll see Barack with enough delegate to win without any "SuperDelegate" issue. The perfect dream team might be Barack as President, and Hillary takes over as the leading democrat in Congress. Maybe Bill could take Rice's position. Can you image what the White House would be like with Hillary and Bill both in there.

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. Jim Kansas

    Obama wins nomination, McCain wins the White House.

    The media has totally been taken in, in its reporting of this campaign,

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Yola

    I am been banned

    March 17, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. Tosha-Atlanta, GA

    Will someone share this with Hillary. She needs to concede and stop wasting the peoples' monies by funding her campaign until April. It's just not right. The party is divided and we need to UNITE NOW before the republicans get yet another victory in November.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. Debalee

    This is what propaganda is like folks. I for one would like an investigative report by CNN on how they conduct these polls of theirs. How many were polled? What was the question as it was presented? How was the poll conducted? On the street? In the studio? On the landline phone? By mailings? Until any of us get answers I think we better take poll results with a lot of skepticism. Having seen the results of the polls this primary season skepticism is healthy and realistic.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  20. MsUSA2

    CNN is TOTALLY BIASED. TOTALLY. CNN and MSNBC are a disgrace keeping the truths about Obama hidden, not wanting to expose him as the LIAR, PHONY, BIGOT that he is.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  21. hoboken9

    I am a republican.

    It's simple: I will vote for Obama but not for Hillary.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. EB

    Lets remember that this is just a poll as is the Rasmussen polls, they do not speak for every American democrat. As to the comments about Barack Obama's religion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the way he practices his faith and that should not affect how we measure him as a worthy presidential candidate. As to CNN being bias i don't really think its true. You are letting you're own bias get in the way of your judgment.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. memoryaid

    I'm so tired of all of the "it's over now for Obama" posts.

    Do you honestly believe Sen. Obama forgot what color his skin is? Do you think he didn't know there are still racist people in this country? Do you think he counted on "smooth sailing" to the presidency without the right wing nuts reminding everybody of the animosity that still exists out there between whites and blacks?

    You might be able to say that he didn't expect this to come up in the primary, and maybe he should have taken more pro-active action about it. And maybe that would have helped a bit. I guess his fault is to trust that democrats, the party that preaches inclusion, wouldn't be as biased.

    Sen. Obama didn't jump on this willy-nilly, and without being realistic. The reason Sen. Obama decided to run, why he hoped he could succeed, is because he counted on the fact that America is less divided now than in the past, and also that the votes he would have lost anyway to people who would have never (not before, not after Wright) vote a black person into office would be counteracted by the millions that will come out for a new found hope in a political process that serves the people of the country, instead of the millionaires.

    Let's all hope he was right. America, don't disappoint us.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  24. RG

    I can't believe such a disparity of polls here. Rasmussen and other polls have Clinton ahead.

    It is obvious and it shows – CNN is full of people who somehow or the other want Obama as the Prez. The general feeling is you want to handicap the race.

    Sen. Obama has gone from having a good judgement to becoming judgemental, has no policy or position papers to speak of, and whines whenever someone even dares to critique his "policies" and stands.

    CNN/MSNBC need to report fairly, instead of taking sides.

    March 17, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  25. Dem of NJ

    Bad polling. Look Gallup, they have daily tracking poll between Obama and Clinton. The newest one is Clinton 47% Obama 45%.

    March 17, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
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