April 22nd, 2008
07:33 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit polls: Ohio v. Pennsylvania

 A woman shows her support for Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh.
A woman shows her support for Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh.

(CNN) - Pennsylvania's Democratic electorate is remarkably similar to Ohio's - a state where Clinton won by 10 points on March 4.

But a look at the exit polls shows Pennsylvania voters are significantly older than those who voted in Ohio's primary - a fact that will likely give Clinton a boost.

Twenty-seven percent of voters in Pennsylvania were over the age of 65. In Ohio, those voters only made up 14 percent of the electorate.

Seniors have consistently supported Clinton overwhelmingly and Pennsylvania is no different - she's winning 61 percent of voters 65 and over. Clinton did even better among Ohio seniors, winning 72 percent of their vote.

soundoff (131 Responses)
  1. Mike in NYC

    j Clark wrote:

    "Seniors fear the young."

    And justifiably so, considering the state of today's “future leaders”.

    Konjit wrote:

    "It's those types of old people ..that are just one sided …afraid of change…"

    I guess your capacity for critical, original thought got lost in the mail.

    April 22, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  2. Jen, New York, NY

    The senile and uneducated should not decide the fate of this country

    April 22, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  3. Paula in WI

    If only a handful of states are considered important why do we vote?The voting procedure should be changed to a popular vote next election.Then we would not have all this bologna.

    April 22, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  4. Kim

    Pictures tell a thousand words. Did the Hillary bus pick up that poor old lady and her freinds from the nurseing home , stick stickers on their heads and help them punch the Hillary ticket. ? Sad!

    April 22, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  5. Mike in NYC

    Jen, New York, NY wrote:

    "The senile and uneducated should not decide the fate of this country."

    If you mean the prematurely senile, miseducated types that make up a good deal of our under-30 demographic, I'm with you all the way.

    April 22, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. kentucky

    Yep, that's a good example of what a Pennsylvania voter looks like.

    April 22, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
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