April 22nd, 2008
06:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Exit polls: Gun owners, church goers choose Clinton

 Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church in Doylestown, PA.
Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church in Doylestown, PA.

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton stressed her gun and church-going credentials following Barack Obama's "bitter" comments, and it appears to have paid off.

According to the exit polls, 58 percent of gun owners voted for Clinton while 42 percent went for Obama.

Among Pennsylvania Democrats who attend church at least once a week, Clinton is beating Obama 59 percent to 41 percent.


Filed under: Bill Schneider • Exit Polls
soundoff (151 Responses)
  1. Ria Topia

    Bill Schneider: I wonder if you really know anything? Your polls are so confusing and detached from reality, I think you are just smoke.

    April 22, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Jude

    I think these people are the pew warmers instead of the real church goers because voting for Clinton means supporting her dirty tricks...anti-Christian behaviour.

    April 22, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. gerard morei

    Hillary exagerate things, OBAMA IS THE LAIR.
    Hillary for President 2009!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. Mark

    Is this backwoods? I mean backwards?

    April 22, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  5. Allen

    And as far as I'm concerned, the bible-thumping gun-toters can have her.

    April 22, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  6. DAN

    Da! no suprise here Bill. There was nothing Obama could do or say about his comment about small towns that cling to gun bunch of racsist yahoos, all he could do is wait and be judge on what he thinks about these blue collar white folks.But I think it's sad about the AA voting 92%because he's part black, at 60-70% you could say it's proudness but at 92% I don't think that 's healthy demographics, but that's my oppinion but that's a subject nobody wants to talk about because of the implications of what it means. But it should be a concern to everyone.

    April 22, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  7. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    From: Huffington Post

    National Review is reporting that some Pennsylvania exit polls show tonight could be an upset:

    Hold on to your hats. I've gotten the usual word of the exit poll results from one of my usual reliable sources. He notes that Obama traditionally over-performs in the earliest exit polls, and that he expects the numbers to change as the night wears on – perhaps a reversal.

    But right now, the exits are saying Obama 52 percent, Clinton 47 percent.

    Take these results with the usual grains of salt and skepticism. I'm told that Obama is carrying blue collar workers two to one, and he's winning Philadelphia in the neighborhood of three to one.

    April 22, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  8. Marlina

    At the 11th hour, Clinton cracked out lies thinking no one has time to do anything about it. Clinton is too dishonest, crooked and dangerous. A smart CROOk is doubly dangerous than a dumb one. She is too smart that spells DANGER! Vote Obama, all voters.

    April 22, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  9. Martin

    Hillary has mangled the logic and the discourse in this campaign. She has used the same tactics that Grover Norquist and Karl Rove used to get Bush elected, and if it works, than this is a very sad day for our democracy. Her ad about Obama taking lobbyist money is so disingenuous that it boggles the mind. Obama may have gotten money from lobbyists, but it was from individual donors, not PACs or special interests. The misdirection of an ad like that seems to come from a place that says "it doesn't matter what the democratic base thinks, because they'll vote for me anyway come November." Shame on you Hillary. Your Husband apologized to Jeremiah Wright for his lies about Lewinsky. It seems to me that you should apologize to him as well for all of your petty fibbing and libel.

    April 22, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  10. John Smith

    What is so sad, as people vote, is that they forget that other nations are watching us.

    We are eager to return to the White House, a family that
    1. has lied to the U.S. (and the world) over and over again
    2. has been impeached for breaking the laws of this nation
    3. has sold our jobs overseas and are now reaping the benefits (think of the $109 million from the gains from the past)
    4. works only for their own "name and reputation," not the American people.
    6. has a woman who is hated by well over 50% of our people.

    No one really believes that with the above record, any Clinton can restore the name, economy, and good-will of this nation back to the 1990's. Not even Bill can replicate the past economic foundations.

    It is okay to "hope" but with such a history what hope is actually out there that any of the Clintons can get anything done in Washington again! They have burned their bridges, while we remain fools wanting to get them back there to help their egos! Both Clintons were Presidents of the United States; very scary!

    April 22, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  11. Lou

    No, vote the issues, the hell with your interests. Are nuts. Issues are the war, environment, healthcare, economy. Those are important issues ...
    interests are hobbies, etc.

    Get a life

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  12. SayHeyWillyMays

    People must understand that Penn means nothing really. Even if she wins by 20 points! When Obama destroys her in North Carolina and Indiana people will forget about Penn's Woods.

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  13. Carrie Pa

    Church goers voting for Hillary, lol!

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  14. Walter L. Johnson

    If Clinton wins by a significant margin in Pennsylvania, it is going to leave the impression with the rest of the nation that Pennsylvania is still a declining Rust Belt state that would be ill advised to invest in beyond building nursing homes. Remember that Clinton has won far fewer states than Obama, and it is Obama who has increased the ranks of the Democratic Party.

    It is throwing away a vote to vote for Clinton when she has no mathematical chance of winning the nomination in the summer. One Washington Obama supporter said she is only behind by a couple of delegates per state, but that is not only an understatement, since she is short 144 delegates, but it is a gross misrepresentation since only a few states remain to vote. Obama has already won over half the states and a majority of voters. Neither will likely be changed by the remaining proportional allocation of future delegates.

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  15. sue

    Pennsylvanians! Vote for Hillary! Our country needs a fighter, not a speech giver. Hillary has the solutions to help fix our economy, and our country. She is our commander in chief!

    April 22, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  16. Glenn; Delta, PA.

    Exit polling can be skewed by looking for people who appear to fit your candidates demographic strength. For Sen. Obama, obviously the pollsters were looking to Clinton's demographic strength, and the effect isn't as extreme as was anticipated. It'll go like this all night to keep the ratings up. I always wait for the actual results, no surprises that way.

    April 22, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  17. Lily

    Have you ever noticed how mean Obama supporters are? Just listen to them. I think that's a reflection of their candidate.

    April 22, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  18. The American People

    That woman does not go to church. Are you kidding me?

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  19. Dan

    I am sick of people who think religion is all the matters. We need to vote on what's best for the country. We need a president who is smart, and tough, and who can read and speak English .... unlike Bush.

    You need religion in your life great, so do I. But, I do that in private or at my church. Remember separation of church and state. Keep pushing religion and we're the Taliban.

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  20. Shirley, Silicon Valley, CA

    Republicans want Clinton to stay in the race as long as possible so they can be benefit from the dirty work Hillary does for them!

    The Clintons are proven liars! Hillary is not electable!

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  21. texan

    I totally disagree with Barack H. Obama, as immigrants I remember my parents always took us to church because of our religion and my father happened to own a 22 caliber rifle just because he like it and he took us shooting at times. We or He was making a decent living with 5 kids in our family but he and us were happy.
    It didn't have nothing to do with being bitter at all, church was # 1 for my family every Sunday. We thank GOD for the good and the tough times.
    At 10 years old I just don't remember about being bitter at all we just love going to church.
    Maybe Obama is a bitter person and he might think that if he is bitter everyone must be bitter.

    April 22, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  22. Apollyon

    The question is... are we going to have a two non-alternative candidates for the Presidential election? Hillary is now running to the right of McBush on foreign policy? This white-middle age-construction worker has had it with the Clinton's. I will work tirelessly to get her defeated in the general if she gets the nomination. AND I will move to New York if she ends up running for the Senate again, just to remind everyone what a racist, (Bill), Lying, (Hill & Bill), Backstabbing, (remember what she did to Kerry?), fear/war mongering, (Hillary last week & her new ad), Self-serving, (again Hill & Bill), traitors to their Party that THEY really are. I wouldn't p**s on them if they were on fire at this point.

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  23. Andrew

    Krystyna, heres how this breaks down. Your comment only makes sense in a few lights. Are you young? This would explain finding this primary to be the most important election in your adulthood. But then your comment has next to no weight so I could see leaving that detail out. Are you stupid? Because honestly, either Obama or Clinton will run the country well. But to look past the race Reagan won, either Bush's, Nixon, Kennedy, I mean, lets not be retarded, this race isn't nearly at the level of those races. The only other option i see is that you're really excited by the prospect of a female president, but otherwise you've not had reason to care about politics. Also fine, but, again, your comment doesnt carry much weight if you're just excited because we could have the first dickless president.

    And why is it that women in all scenarios love to do hard work but Obama is "the kind of person who couldn't do the job well"? I mean I'm not trying to race-bait here but who are you, Ferraro Jr.?

    And, last little pill of truth, these exit polls are used to look at demographics, they dont have the confidence interval to approximate votes. And they're solely early morning voters which is disproportionately related to end-of-night voter pool makeup. If CNN was at all reputable on the ticker they would have explained this, but, hey, at least they're better than Fox News. I guess.

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  24. Samurai#1

    You guys just flip flop that doesn't make sense.
    I'm not for Obama! But why do you vote for Hilary because you were hurt what Obama said about church goers?
    Then why do you vote for Hilary?
    If you go to whatever the churches you go, doesn't God teach the principle
    of the moral? like a marriage is between man and woman? Or God sends the spirit and we, women have babies?

    They why do you vote for Hillary who believes in abortion issue?
    You guys make any sense what you are talking about here.

    Just remember to study and get educated what they are for or pro?
    So that you know only Republicans has the right to lead to bring America to the right track with a big Change!!

    Do you want to pay more taxes like Hillary said or do you want to kill more innocent babies?

    Vote for McCain to be protected our rights or you have more problems.
    Remember? Democrat party is the one that congress can change the issues. Yes, because of you, we can change!! Did you forget it?

    Vote, vote for McCain! Wake up and study more !!

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  25. Pragmatic Guy

    Hillary has no respect for Obama truly. She'd rather see Mc Cain as president if it isnt her!

    Go Obama 08!!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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