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. elm

    Let the people of Pennsylvania continue to be bitter and clinging to their guns while their jobs are being shipped over sea. Pennsylvania, you blow your chance of having things change for the better.

    April 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. Edgar

    She has the momentum, I can't believe it that she won 10%! I donated my lunch money tomorrow on her website so she can go on with her campaign. She was outspent 3:1 but she won! She is formidable candidate and she won another big blue Democratic swing state! I predict that she can win the presidency! Impressive!

    April 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  3. kate, NM

    90% of them are African Americans, right?

    April 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  4. Derek

    So, more educated (smart) people always tend to vote for Obama. Gee, what does that tell you?

    OBAMA 08

    April 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. Jen, New York, NY

    This country is going down the tubes anyway. The future is in Asia.

    April 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  6. Typical white woman

    Benjamin, time to grow and see the reality.

    April 22, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  7. Ed K.




    April 22, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  8. Reality Check

    Obama outspent Clinton by 3 to 1. He poured money into PA. She won the state by a wide margin. That is remarkable. He cannot close the deal because Democrats are realizing that he won't be able to win in Nov. Just imagine how much she would have won PA by if she had spent the same amount of money as Obama in PA..

    April 22, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  9. Susan

    I am a woman in PA who has volunteered for Obama in the state. I apologize to the rest of the country for not being able to win PA. I want to know what is wrong with the thinking of the Democratic women as they vote? Electing a President is serious business. It is not a popularity contest nor an opportunity to attempt "payback" for injustices. She cannot win in November!!!

    April 22, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  10. sandibrks

    That's it I am sitting out my vote in November. Pennsylvania has got it all wrong. If Barack Obama doesn't become the nominee. Count this girl out of the whole process.

    April 22, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  11. Churchill

    Poor America. Race has defined this election.

    April 22, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  12. Old Cowhand

    I'm old. I'm educated. I'm for Obama.

    April 22, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  13. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Well said Patman! I wholeheartedly agree with you! Come November a lot of Obama bashers are going to eat their own words!!

    April 22, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  14. Mark

    It's clear the people have spoken tongiht !! Hillary all the way!! drop out Obama!

    April 22, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  15. Debby

    Where were all those college grads. tonight for Obama at a keg party. LOL She is winning by 10%. You can't depend on young voters they didn't come through for that loser Kerry either.

    April 22, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  16. chisom

    its not surprising that they are voting Obama, Who doesn't want college to be affordable for him/her in the near future, Thats what Obama, not Hillary, stands

    April 22, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  17. Chuck in Alabama

    So, why are all them there smart folds pickin that there loser? Voting for Obama doesn't make you any smarter than having another Pepperidge Farm cookie. Elitist boobs.

    (College educated for Hillary!)

    April 22, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Stupid people vote for Obama. He is only good in rhetorics and debate and I very doubt if he can lead the country as well as Hillary.

    April 22, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  19. nelson

    Wow are you wrong!!! Imagine if he did not have those new voters. It would have been a 20 point victory.

    April 22, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  20. American Girl


    April 22, 2008 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  21. Bayou Joe

    Defeat is hard to take. A woman beat your man. What a bummer.

    Oh well You can go back to your starbucks and blog some more

    April 22, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  22. v.ananthan

    93% votes counted.
    Hillary is having 10 point lead..
    This is what Hillary needs to get momentum..
    -Hillary 08.

    April 22, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  23. franksZ

    College grads helping Obama?

    Then Obama is in a big problem.
    Due to the 60% of US population are not college graduates. Bill Clinton will be the "First Lady". How Ironic. Maybe he can run as a president 4 years from now, Just like Hillary.

    April 22, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  24. Enlightened

    What exactly is an educated democrat....has there ever been a sighting?

    April 22, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  25. NObama


    WATCH OUT !!!


    April 22, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
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