April 22nd, 2008
07:17 PM ET
6 years ago

Exit polls: Clinton blamed for more unfair attacks

(CNN) – The Democratic presidential race has taken a negative turn over the last several weeks - and most Pennsylvania Democrats appear to blame Hillary Clinton.

According to the exit polls, two thirds of Pennsylvania Democrats say Clinton has launched unfair attacks against Barack Obama. Only 30 percent of voters say she hasn't.

Meanwhile, 49 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats said Obama has attacked Clinton unfairly while 48 percent say he has not.


Filed under: Bill Schneider • Exit Polls
soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. DEMS UNITE

    HILLARY AND OBAMA HAVE VERY SIMILAR POLICIES, SO IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN JUST BECAUSE YOUR CANDIDATE DIDN'T GET THE NOMINATION!!! WE DEMOCRATS ARE SMARTER THAN THAT …… I HOPE.

    April 22, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. Richard

    Follow the time line of negatives and it brings one back to Obama.

    April 22, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  3. Richard

    Clearly for those of us who stay informed by keeping up with the news. If a candidate for President really wanted True Change, they would push for each citizen to maximize their abilities and economical independence. Of course, most of Sen. Obama's backing comes from the least experienced with life, naive and/or gullible, and those who think they are above the rest by their mental aptitude (you are to be considered intelligent and bright if you are supporting his candidacy). They are living off of either parental support or loans, vote because their skin color matches his, or we have the so-called top educated who believe they have all the answers to tell others how to live. It only takes someone to work in the academia to see what a caste system it is, based on one's level of education. In other words, if you are not a PhD all other employees are lumped in together and separated from them either by way of benefits, opportunities, etc.

    It would be interesting to see how he attempts to change the political process. Is he going to openly denounce all Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, etc. who do not agree with him? Will they then have to endure what the ABC debate commentators have been exposed to the last few days? It is so ironic to see an individual who speaks of unity and prosperity for all Americans to have created such a divisive line amongst many. They are already bullying Sen. Clinton's supporters who refuse to support him as the presidential candidate as not being true Democrats. One can be a Democrat, and not believe in the individual who is selected by the party to be their candidate. That is called, "Freedom of Choice". Ooops, that might not be around for much longer. Get it done Hillary America has been waiting for a President like you!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  4. ShannonL

    If Obama can't take the heat, then he shouldn't be running for President.

    What a little baby...and we want him to negotiate with foreign leaders???

    April 22, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. Jim Buchheit

    CNN is Bias for Obama

    April 22, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Oshun for obama

    helloo
    this is her way of living life, blaming others, lying, kitchen sink strategy, negative on everyone including her husband,
    she is such a toxic person is not worth typing one more word.

    April 22, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  7. Jane

    Of course Hillary has launched unfair attacks. Those are all on tape too by the way and available on the internet. No more secrets from Billary.

    April 22, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  8. Michael

    I thought it was the media who is being negative towards Clinton. I guess I was wrong.

    April 22, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. Ethel from Baton Rouge, LA

    Hillary Clinton's style of campaigning is filled with attacks. She is a politician and that is what politicians do, especially desperate politicians. Barack Obama has retaliated against Clinton and should not have. He started playing her game instead of keeping focused. This does not make him a bad candidate just one who has to learn through the process. He's human.

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  10. carlo

    Yet, knowing all of this, people STILL vote for her. This makes no sense to me. If more people don't trust her, how can they support her? If you don't trust your boyfriend, would you marry him? Well, some would. Hillary married Bill.

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  11. chris isner

    Nasty bad Clinton, Obama really can pull it off!

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  12. noemi in los angeles

    The majority of people blame Hillary for unfair attacks, yet still voted for her. C'on people, is this the kind of President we want leading our country?? She will say and do anything to Win as she has proved already.

    Obama 08

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  13. daleesp

    There is nothing fair about politics and neither of these two candidates are no angels... they are competing to beat a Republican... go Dems!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  14. David Ferdi Brooklyn NY

    CNN PEOPLE KNOW MATH. why not say 66.6% of democrats believe clinton unfairly launched NEGATIVE ATTACKS.
    TWO THIRDS SOUNDS AND LOOKS WATERED DOWN!!!

    WOW 67%!!!!!! BAD GIRL!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  15. Chris

    So how does Clinton expect Superdeligates to vote for her after all the divisive and destructive campaigning she's done through dragging this primary on longer than necessary?

    I think it would push them away... and leave us with a tarnished party, weakened candidate and divided population. Additionally she will have accomplished no political gain and provide McCain with new ammunition throughout the process. I just don't get the logic.

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  16. v.ananthan

    People must accept that OBAMA is negative too....

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  17. James

    You see. Super delegates take note.

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  18. Adam from NY

    I'm wondering how Obama attacked Hillary unfairly. Was it with Bill's comments?

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  19. April Garlow

    I think the attacks are not attacks unless they are about personal things. If Obama insults rural,blue collar people , it's news, that is not an attack.When Obama does the Annie Oakly name calling, that is an attack.

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  20. David Ferdi Brooklyn NY

    CNN PEOPLE KNOW MATH. why not say 66.6% of democrats believe clinton unfairly launched NEGATIVE ATTACKS.
    TWO THIRDS SOUNDS AND LOOKS WATERED DOWN!!!

    WOW 67%!!!!!! BAD GIRL!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  21. Grif

    If you attack a Woman, you should expect retaliation. Control of the White House???? Is all the majority of the Black Community want... But that is not good enough.... Stability is...... So many of my comments have disappeared to day, just because I look so much further than January 2009.....

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  22. STORY

    THEY DO NOT BLAME WHINING BOY???????
    HOW GAVE "THE FINGER" TO HILLARY IN LAST DEBATE
    LIKE A STREET-WISE

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  23. LT for Obama

    And yet the "polls" show that these people voted for her. How do you vote for someone you find to start school yard fights and then cry foul?

    April 22, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  24. Vince Los Angeles, CA

    This should end all discussion about who has been the negative influence in this primary. Hillary has been downright nasty and has lied uncontrollably. I am disgusted with the Clintons and will not support them regardless of who they are running against.

    April 22, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  25. Tejano

    UNFAIR. Since when is telling the truth about your opponent unfair.

    If the media had done it's job, Hillary would have locked the nomination months ago. But no you gave Barak a Free Ride.

    Now the media has egg on it's face for not doing their job.

    April 22, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
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