April 22nd, 2008
07:17 PM ET
10 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. Boomer For Change

    I am so concerned about those PA voters now that I would personally be willing to contribute to a fund to further their education. Helllooooo?????? Clinton is not from small town America, her grandparents were....she's 60 years old, for god sakes.... most of her life has been spent outside "small town America." Every word out of her mouth is insincere, calculated and meant to further her own personal goals....not to take care of those poor blue-collar Americans she panders to. By the way PA, Clinton's bowling sucked too...and she had an in-house bowling alley in the White House for practice.... something tells me she spent too much time ducking bullits in Bosnia
    and hosting tea parties for women's rights...didn't leave much time to practice up on those small town past times like bowling.

    April 22, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  2. Marie in California

    There's a difference between ads that deal with reality and negative ads. Seems Obama's camp always complains that Hillary's reality-based ads are negative or fear mongering.

    In fact, he complains about everything except the pandering and fawning support he gets from the MSM. If somelthing doesn't go his way, he complains that it's wrong and unfair. Poor baby! Boo hoo!

    NO Obamination in the Presidency!

    Hillary or McCain – 2008

    April 22, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  3. Starr Dittmann WA

    Yes, Clinton is to blame!!! She has done this from the beginning of the campaigns, and continues to LIE and stoop to such a level. You are professional Hillary do not act like a child! Obama needs to defend himself sometime. I think if she did not start these attacks OBAMA would never have returned this favor. Hillary you are a LIAR, and that 100 million dollars??? Why don't you help the poor with that?? That would help a lot of families who have suffered through a lot of pain that you have promised to heal. You are a RICH LIAR and bad Washington Politician just like Bush!

    April 22, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Bren

    Hillary is worse than just negative attacks... she's like Leona Helmsley. She'll chew you up and spit you out after she's used you.

    April 22, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  5. Robert

    People are looking past the fact that Most people in PENN thought that Obama attacked unfairly. just goes to show hat he went negative after the debate.

    April 22, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  6. Ex hillary supporter

    Richard, nice long comment but it doesn't really mean anything. What makes you a Clinton supporter?

    April 22, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  7. josh good NYC

    Looks like CNN's pillows keep getting fluffier and fluffier for Obama. Does little wittle Obama wama have a boo boo.

    April 22, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  8. John

    The negative attack issue,was neutralised by the voters.The whole accusation flew through the window!

    April 22, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  9. Penn State

    Who cares Obamabots!!!! She beat Obama in the debate and she beat Obama in PA!!! Now what!?!

    April 22, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  10. JOHN


    April 22, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  11. Mr. M

    She's tough, GET OVER IT!

    April 22, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  12. Young Voter

    Obama may not have as much experience, but at least you can believe what is coming out of his mouth. How many times has Billary been caught with flat out lies.

    April 22, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  13. Ex hillary supporter

    Rose, please list Hillary's experience

    April 22, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  14. Lucas Hart

    PA obliterated Obama!!

    Let us finish the job and blot out this bosh guy!

    April 22, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  15. Kathy

    This democratic campaign makes me so glad I am a Republican.

    This party is tearing themselves apart and the entire world is watching.

    April 22, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  16. Mike in PA

    Jim Buchheit,

    No, they are not. These are REAL VOTERS. CNN isn't making this up.

    April 22, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  17. Lucas Hart

    You republican We will eat your candidate alive!!
    MacCain is already done!

    Hillary will obliterate him either!

    April 22, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  18. mike

    Clinton's a bad person. I'll never vote for her or any ticket she's on.

    April 22, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  19. Larry in NC

    Again, neo-con tricks still being used to divert people's attention from the real problems facing this country. Just because you don't think about it folks doesn't mean it's not happening. Vote for a real change for once in your life. Don't believe the lies that you need real experience to run and get things done in this country. You need good people around you who think and look out for the countrys' best interest, not the interest of those who have the most money or those who think that we are so dumb that everything little thing must be explained to us. Tough love is what it is. Don't you raise your children the same way? Can't handle the truth?

    April 22, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  20. Rj

    If you are an onion skin person? You have no place in Politics.

    April 22, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  21. Tyler

    Bruce, give your head a shake and look at the issues.
    1. Clinton lied about Bosnia
    2. Clinton hid donations to her campaign – clinton vs paul – watch the facts on you tube.
    3. Clinton hid more donations – reported a donation as the American Museum Alliance instead of the American Muslim Alliance.
    4. Her experience is lacking.
    5. Policies put forth by Obama and Clinton are very similar, but Clinton has all this extra baggage.
    6. Clinton's supporter and aide endorsed Farrakan.
    7. The list goes on and on.

    April 22, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  22. Trang, Fremont, CA

    We all have both sides – we can be nice and we can be mean. Obama has exercise much restraint in his attacks, although now and then, he does attack. Hillary, on the other hand, loves to attack ... she is having fun w/ it, she thinks this demonstrates toughness.

    Hillary seems tough on the outside, but she is weak on the inside. Obama seems gentle on the outside, but he is tough on the inside. He stands pretty solid, whereas Hillary is all over the place, wherever the wind blows.

    April 22, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  23. M. ELIAS


    April 22, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  24. Tobias

    The party is over for Obama. He has been exposed for the lying hypocrite he truly is add that to the fact that he is unqualified and he can't win in November and it's adios!! Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord spilt ya. Vote smart, vote Clinton.

    April 22, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  25. kaye

    Obama will give a dozen different versions of what he ment to say and the media will believe every word.For these educated idiots ,you must have common sense and Obama has none.

    April 22, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
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