April 22nd, 2008
09:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Exit polls: How did Clinton win?

(CNN) - CNN just called the Pennsylvania primary race for Hillary Clinton. How did she win?

Her clear support from white voters and women. Both groups constituted large majorities in Tuesday's primary, and both voted for Clinton handily.

Whites made up over 80 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats. Clinton bested Obama among those voters by 20 points, 60 to 40 percent.

Women also constituted a clear majority of Pennsylvania primary voters – 56 percent. They voted for Clinton by a 12-point margin, 56 to 44 percent.

Another reason Clinton won? She beat Obama easily among late-deciders. Those voters who decided in the last three days went for the New York senator by a 15-point margin, 57 percent to 42 percent.

soundoff (210 Responses)
  1. Ben

    She won because Pennsylvania voters realized that she is the far more qualified candidate in the race.

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  2. Leeza

    I think its really funny people think Obama should drop out. Are you freaking kidding me? He ahead- and no a win is not a win- she got by with the skin of her teeth. People stop being so stupid. Do you know how to read? Do you know basic math??

    April 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. Jane

    National Polls Barack Obama 51% Hillary Clinton 41%

    WHOOO HOOOO!!!

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  4. Dan from Illinois

    National polls fluctuate. Gallup has Clinton up a few days ago.

    April 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  5. Caitlin

    I'm tired of the starry-eyed Obama supporters who just want to join the fad popular movement. The ability to speak in a slow, dramatic voice and repeat the word "change" a lot is not the ability to run a country.

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  6. sixseven1

    DON'T THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF CLINTON GOES TO WHITE HOUSE ? BILL ALSO GOES AND WE SHOULD ALL KNOW BY NOW WHAT BILL DOES IN OUR WHITE HOUSE AND WHO NEEDS THAT ?
    THESE CLINTONS ARE SICK PEOPLE

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  7. jp/michigan

    This is just a start! Obama will not be the next President!

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Herman LA, CA

    she lied. That is how she won.

    April 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  9. Stuart in L.A.

    The best solution now- the Dem leaders sit them both down and make them agree to a Clinton/Obama ticket. That would give us 16 years in the White House. If this craziness continues, we will get a big fat 0 years in the White House, as McCain will benefit from a split Democratic party. Please- make this happen!

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  10. Jane

    Dan from Illinois: Barack Obama won the State of Illinois by a landslide, remember? Quit being so naive...or redneck...or whatever you are...

    April 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
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