April 22nd, 2008
06:29 PM ET
11 years ago

Exit polls: McCain would win Clinton and Obama supporters

 McCain talks with residents during a town hall meeting in Youngstown, OH.

McCain talks with residents during a town hall meeting in Youngstown, OH.

(CNN) - John McCain said Tuesday he isn't sure if a prolonged Democratic race is benefiting his candidacy, but the exit polls appear to show it is.

The Arizona senator stands to win supporters of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama if their candidate does not win.

Only 50 percent of Clinton voters in Pennsylvania said they would support Obama if he is the nominee. Twenty-six percent said they would back McCain over Obama, and 19 percent said they would not vote at all.

Among Obama’s Pennsylvania voters, 67 percent said they would support Clinton if she is the party's nomine. Seventeen percent said they would back McCain instead, and 12 percent said they would stay home.

Clearly, whoever is the Democratic nominee will have some fences to mend.

soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Ed, Ohio

    not surprised by voters. Some of these voters are the same voters who voted for Bush. Can anyone see so many similarities between Bush and McCain?

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. Lake Hart - A Native American Writer

    Looks like Hillary and Bill will take the supporters of PA to their grave if she does not win. Loyalty to PARTY, It also show how close the Hillary Clinton and John McCain are, because their supporters are literally the same, they will choose GOP over Democrats! And, as Bill Clinton said, there is no "Race Card" being plaid by the Clinton Supporters. Come on, we prefer to support Hillary, however if she does not make it we will switch party to support a "White Man." Sound like her Right Wing friends are true Right Wingers! Sincerely, Lake Hart, A Native American Writer.

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
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