April 22nd, 2008
09:28 PM ET
10 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. Texas

    CNN still time to get on board. And Burger give it a rest!

    April 22, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  2. dess


    CLINTON = Abdul Rehman Jinnah




    April 22, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  3. Marc

    51-49 College Grad Vote is a wash.

    April 22, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  4. James Jones

    to Hilary supporter

    Black voter in PA is only 10% of the population so don't even try to use 2 race card here.

    April 22, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  5. joe

    Not as much as Ohio? You losers - it's the same margin - 9-10%

    Obama's a loser - let's hear from his cult how he won PA....losers.

    April 22, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  6. Marc

    Primaries Won:

    Clinton: 16 [whether you like it or not Michigan and Florida voted and will be seated]
    Obama 15

    In the upcoming Primaries she'll expand the total.

    April 22, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  7. Brad A

    Clinton only has gained 3 delagates today so far. Nothing really happened. Just getting closer to obamas win.

    April 22, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  8. Florida voter

    Honestly, I believe Hillary will be the next president. Poll in Penn: 6% for hillary, REAL RESULT: 10%. HILLARY 08!

    April 22, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  9. Anna

    Farrell, Houston, Tx, Are you ready to vote for Clinton in GE?

    April 22, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  10. MO

    Obama – you are the best !!! And will win in the end. Keep it up !!

    April 22, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  11. Debra

    So smart people vote for Obama!!!!

    April 22, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  12. Charlie

    If you have a problem with caucus you should also dislike electoral college. Unfortunately this time we have to go with this.
    Please make amendment by next election.

    April 22, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  13. dess

    If the nomination is stolen from Senator Obama, I will become a Republican.

    April 22, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  14. Laura

    many college students, in my opinion, are young and inexperienced in most real life situations. Obama will look very attractive to them because of his speeches. How many of us have found out that the real adult world is by far different than what we had realized in our college lives. If these college students weren't so starry eyed with obama, they would wake up and vote for a candidate that is really working for their futures, where they are actually making a living and trying to provide for their future families–life is alot different after the books are closed and the job hunt begins. Then there's that family thing that happens and the mortgage and....so on. Clinton is the candidate with the solutions for real life.

    April 22, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  15. mjaber

    The colledge grads are the smart people.
    Vote Obama '08

    April 22, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  16. Tony

    It looks like the voters of Pennsylvania is a racist state....

    April 23, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  17. Shafi Alam

    Higher educated people understand Obama. Less educated people don't seem to understand some of what he is talking about. All Americans should be at least college graduates to be better citizens.

    April 23, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  18. Xanadude of Velen

    Spending four years drinking beer from a funnel certainly doesn't indicate a persons intellegence. It does, however, explain why they would vote for a candidate full of empty prmises.

    Hillary WILL be President!

    April 23, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  19. Noah

    He spent 12 million dollars and lost by 10..just think, all those negative Obama ads could have fed some of the kids in america who are starving. Sad...Hope and change is just poltiocs as usual. The people of PA saw through it.

    April 23, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  20. Cam

    I'm a Canadian and if I were to vote I would vote for Obama...he is a better chioce to lead USA back to respectability around the world and at home...to bad majority of Americans cannot see what I'm seeing from this amazing person...get rid of the old politics and get rid of her...I have no respect for her and her family!!

    April 23, 2008 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  21. Tony

    John, I couldn't agree with you more...

    April 23, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  22. Lisa

    This is not fit to be the president of the United States. Shame on you people that have voted for her after seeing what she truly represents. Nothing but herself. Shame on you. Will this contry ever become great again?????

    April 23, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  23. Trenton Sims, Los Angeles


    Hillary is finally learning what HOPE is..
    She is hoping upon hope for her miracle now.
    But is all in vain..

    April 23, 2008 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  24. CitizenS

    Do you know that Hillary agrees with abortion or are you so naive that you can not guess that she is straight out LIBERAL. She just knows when to hold things close to her chest which is the artful way in which she can lie straight to your face and you believe it when she says she is not lying.

    April 23, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  25. George

    Let's not forget that everybody's vote counts the same – college educated or not. For all of you that have stated that all Dem's should follow Obama because he gets the college educated vote, don't you think that line of thinking is elitist?!?

    April 23, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
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