April 22nd, 2008
09:28 PM ET
6 years ago

Exit polls: College grads help Obama in PA

College graduates supported Obama in Pennsylvania's primary Tuesday.
College graduates supported Obama in Pennsylvania's primary Tuesday.

(CNN) - While Clinton has won the state of Pennsylvania, it appears she won't win it by as wide a margin as she did Ohio.

One reason for this appears to be the fact that the Democratic electorate in Pennsylvania includes more college-educated voters - a voting bloc that has reliably supported Obama.

In Ohio, only 38 percent of Democratic voters had a college degree - in Pennsylvania, 46 percent did.

soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. lakoonce@bellsouth.net

    look at the big picture.. who is winning now?

    Obama-28 states won
    Clinton-15

    I live in NC and I strongly believe Clinton WON'T win here, either.

    April 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  2. John

    She won the most predjudice state in the United States.
    Wow !!! What a feat. It's like a a pit bull beating a 2 week old kitten.
    but needed the friends and family to do it.

    April 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  3. Patman

    Let me get this straight. Before this nonsense about Jeremiah Wright, the Weatherman and the "bitter" comments, Hillary was winning PA by 20+%, after all that stuff she only wins PA by about 8% yet the self-important talking heads are still suggesting that Obama was hurt by that stuff? Do these people think the American people are as stupid as they are? Obviously they learned nothing from the whipping and ripping that George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson took for their pitiful debate moderation and they're going to be in for a rude awakening in November when Obama wins the big one.

    April 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  4. hector

    Obama does not need to play the 'negative attack game' that is often used in politics by desperate despots that can not win on their merits alone...
    Stay positive and continue inspiring us with your civility, intelligence and humility.

    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  5. Grif

    Has anyone really looked at the Centre, of Obama's Change..
    It Say's C – Hang – E... He seem's to wan't to keep you hanging.... While He decide's you're Future... Wake Up... He's just , Flesh and Blood, like you....

    April 22, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  6. Hilary supporter

    Please Hilary–rescue me from the educated idiots–I only have a Master's Degree! It must be those PhD's that are supporting Obama-they never do have good sense.

    April 22, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  7. AUC

    One thing to remember Hil, when you throw the kitchen sink eventually the house is going to fall in on you.

    Obama 08

    April 22, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  8. Benjamin

    @ chris in VA – and by the way, my mom is Republican, and is shocked to know I support Hillary.

    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  9. Michigan

    Hillary cannot even manage her campaign finances. She is in the red for the primary season at this point. What makes you guys think she has the 'experience' to manage the US economy?

    April 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  10. Elaine

    CNN is absolutely bias and in your face prejudice against Obama what ever happened to fair and balanced reporting?

    April 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  11. Straight Talk

    Obama is supported by the educated! That is a good sign indeed!
    Don't know what that says for PA

    April 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  12. Rick j

    all the time the media tries to downplay the victory of Clinton. I have no idea why media loves Obama so much. This was a big victory for Clinton and she is coming back strong. That's the truth!

    April 22, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  13. linda in illinois

    The uneducated spoke today. THAT"S HOW BUSH GOT INTO OFFICE

    April 22, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  14. kevin

    Hey lakonse

    Obama's up 13 to 11 in State primary wins. Sure Move on sponsored Caucuses were 15 to 2.

    April 22, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  15. Intelligent citizen

    Not this three time university graduate! OBAMA NEVER! Proud to be part of the coalition that will vote McCain if Hillary is not at the top of the ticket.

    HILLARY OR BUST for the Dems

    April 22, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  16. ADE

    Wake up, Wake up democrat do not allow Republican to take this chance away from you. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, I have called you three times for u to quit so that bush and McCain will not rule for another four years.

    April 22, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. kevin

    Botton line caucuses undemocratic & silly. Supers would be smart to support winner of primaries. Obama's people sabotaged efforts to re do Florida & Michigan, so they do not have the moral high ground.

    April 22, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  18. L MIAMI FLORIDA

    GO AWAY OBAKAKI WE DON'T LIKE HERE IN FLORIDA !

    April 22, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  19. Jennifer

    I'm a democrat and I voted for Obama, but all of the comments calling people "dumb" either way make me weary of the state of the Democratic party in general. Perhaps we should elevate our maturity levels before offering our opinions on who should rule the nation.

    OBAMA 08

    April 22, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  20. jenn in St. Louis, MO

    This statistic should tell people something–the more you know, the more you favor Obama.

    I wish "low information voters" would just stay home if they can't be bothered to find out more than what they hear from chain emails and sound bites.

    April 22, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  21. BPant

    Yes...Obama stands for elite. May be even for Abercrombie & Fitch!! Thats all he could find for the backdrop for his speech!

    April 22, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  22. Fishers IN

    Barack Hussein Obama will never be President of the USA.

    Let's send him back to Chicago, I hear they need a new block captain for his neighborhood.

    Hillary Clinton '08 & '12

    April 22, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  23. bos123

    Senador Obama (We) did very well, Remember....... he was the New Kid in The Block. So were is the Hillary's landslide win? she is only losing her time, She's is going no were.

    April 22, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  24. one of a generation of steel workers

    Do not be disheartened. Let's talk mid june. The movement for real change for everyone (not just the usual suspects) won't stop. Amen to that !!!

    April 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  25. A mother of two

    Who in their right mind would take their kids to a church that preeches hatred towards whites. What is wrong with people? I am ashamed at anyone who would vote for Barrack or his wife.

    April 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
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