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. Corey S

    Jane, I don't know which planet you're from if you think an endorsement from Michael Moore is a good endorsement. If I am Obama, I would run away from him as far as I could.

    April 22, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Mike

    Really? If you say so. I am a white police officer, gun owner, and Christian Church going small town resident. And for me. OBAMA is the only hope to restore honesty and democracy to America in 08.

    April 22, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. John Smith

    Some of us will say the Rosary for these lost Church goers!

    April 22, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. Joe from Virginia

    If Hillary can not efficiently run her campaign’s finances, what makes people think that she will be ready on day 1 considering this economic mess we find ourselves in right now? No wonder we are all in this mess... look at how people are voting in PA. What people blog about here is irrelevant to rural Americans. We are reading and hearing from people (esp. blue collar voters) who don’t even own a computer and would rather go hunting or fishing than sitting on here to blog.

    April 22, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. Diane

    Bill & Wolf: I just heard you explain who you polled, which is fine. But it still doesn't answer my original question.

    April 22, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  6. Mark

    Man, I never knew people in PA were so STUPID!

    April 22, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  7. For Obama

    I am a church goer and I am for OBAMA... I cannot believe so many church goers want to get behind a liar.. a proven liar over and over again liar. Really suprises me alot about what religions find as "ok" anymore.

    April 22, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  8. carlos

    EVERYONE needs to realize that for the greatest nation in the world is requiered to have a person that has EXPERIENCE and is tough enough for the job. HILLARY IS THE ONE right now, we REALLY can't take our chances on Obama, he seems so helpless and naive and fragil when there is a debate, What can you expect when he has to face a bigger issue to help our country? Can the USA really afford to take a chance on the most challenging job in the world? Do people really see Obama as president? He is inspirational and has some kind of personality and he is good when talking to people, but being the President of the United States of America takes more than that, Hillary is probably not a very likable person and I would not have her as a friend but everyone should think if you like her for a friend or for a boss. AMERICA ...Think for a minute.....

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  9. tom

    most of thouse church goers supported this illegal war. and are constantly ralling behind hate.

    April 22, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. The honest one

    Hillary, just like Bill are the biggest liars, She's a conniving evil person

    Vote Obama, We are tired of the Clintons, lies, sex and deceit

    Go Obama, we are right behind you.

    April 22, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  11. J

    Totally ridiculous. Clinton is not a Christian or a gun owner.
    She drinks the devil's whiskey for sure but people are scared to have some new blood in the White house. We don't need another round of the mafia Clintons if you will.

    April 22, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  12. divad

    Isn't one of the 10 commandments: "Thou Shalt Not Kill", and isn't that what guns are good for? It just seems odd to me that people to go to church and pray and then have such love for their guns. Somehow I don't think of guns when I think of God.
    Can you imagine Jesus shooting a gun....that's just wrong!

    April 22, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  13. LT for Obama

    It is amazing to me that so many people support a woman who lies, admits that she purposely lies, that her husband lies and that her daughter does not talk to the media.

    Chelsea chose to campaign, she should be willing to talk to the media, but that's right, she gets emotional when asked about personal issues.

    Bill says one thing on Monday and then says he did not say it on Tuesday.

    Hillary admitted during the "debate" (not) that she purposely lied. She said that she knowingly said things that were not in keeping with what she knows to be true, i.e., I lied and am now using pretty words to explain it away.

    NOT VERY CHRISTIAN LIKE TO ME.

    April 22, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  14. Ladyleo

    These voters were already leaning towards Hillary, this just gave them an excuse. This comments was a personal opionion of Obamas and had nothing to do with our countrys issues.

    April 22, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  15. maxine

    I find it humorous that church goes vote for Hillary, HMMM; husband was an adultrous, they both lie, cheat and steal from others. Must be why I don't go to church.

    April 22, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  16. After further review,Texas

    People are the dummies if they still believe any poll.Polls are fixed,PERIOD.

    April 22, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  17. Janice

    So the candidate who actually has attended church more regularly is losing with regular church goers to the one who just professes her faith when she feels like it?

    Am beginning to think Reagan was right to call himself a Christian but not go to Church.

    April 22, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  18. John Smith

    No Obama supporter is bashing a Hillary church goer voter. Most Obama voters are just "questioning" the moral standing or intergrity of any one (church goer or not) who supports– a lier, an impeched family that lied to this nation, an individual who is hated by over 50% of her own people, and a woman with so much baggage in life.

    I guess Obama supporters just do not understand the "thinking" of such church goers. As a Catholic, I will never, never bother to look at a Clinton name on any ballot in this nation!! Morality trumps wealth– "Give to Ceaser what is Ceaser's, and to God what is God's."

    April 22, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  19. Joe from Virginia

    The whole church goers voting for Hillary thing ...is an irony in its ultimate! Hillary's politics is played from Karl Rove's play book. No wonder she isnt the right person to change Washington.

    April 22, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  20. Rob

    This is all about the Babyboomers. They are so self-reverential they cannot bear admitting their time is past. Let a new generation take over and at least try to put all the horrors perpetrated by the current incompetent right. Let go, ladies. It's over!

    April 22, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  21. Richard

    Clearly for those of us who stay informed by keeping up with the news. If a candidate for President really wanted True Change, they would push for each citizen to maximize their abilities and economical independence. Of course, most of Sen. Obama's backing comes from the least experienced with life, naive and/or gullible, and those who think they are above the rest by their mental aptitude (you are to be considered intelligent and bright if you are supporting his candidacy). They are living off of either parental support or loans, vote because their skin color matches his, or we have the so-called top educated who believe they have all the answers to tell others how to live. It only takes someone to work in the academia to see what a caste system it is, based on one's level of education. In other words, if you are not a PhD all other employees are lumped in together and separated from them either by way of benefits, opportunities, etc.

    It would be interesting to see how he attempts to change the political process. Is he going to openly denounce all Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, etc. who do not agree with him? Will they then have to endure what the ABC debate commentators have been exposed to the last few days? It is so ironic to see an individual who speaks of unity and prosperity for all Americans to have created such a divisive line amongst many. They are already bullying Sen. Clinton's supporters who refuse to support him as the presidential candidate as not being true Democrats. One can be a Democrat, and not believe in the individual who is selected by the party to be their candidate. That is called, "Freedom of Choice". Ooops, that might not be around for much longer. Get it done Hillary America has been waiting for a President like you.................

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  22. willowood

    Having lived in Pennsylvania through high school, college, and my first professional position, I believe Senator Obama's remarks were right on target. Most of my relatives were devout Catholics-church going on Sundays, but hell on wheels, beer drinking, prejudice against just about anyone not like them and certainly bitter about their economic situation. No state is perfect as no candidate is perfect, but let's get serious about the choice we have here today. If the beer drinking, gun toting voters want Hillary. they can have her. I left that state with no hard feelings and no desire to return. Senator Obama will not win there today. He should count his blessings and move on.

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  23. Calvin Barlow

    After 911, people attended churches in numbers but six months later there was a decline in church attendance. Senator Obama may be quilty of not using the best words but it was the truth. When people are down, they depend upon thier faith and whatever is thier normal routine to make it.

    April 22, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  24. joe

    Seems like people really like to bash Hillary.What has this guy Obama done for you?He uses one word that you all fall for (change).
    It seems like the media and people let him slide on all issues.
    To vote for someone for president that hasn't done much for this country
    and surrounds himself very questionable people is beyond me.

    April 22, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  25. Nanc, MN

    Hey Obama: You should have been nicer, and now you are screwed!

    April 22, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
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