May 9th, 2008
08:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll shows Clinton with big lead in West Virginia

Clinton holds a big lead in West Virginia.
Clinton holds a big lead in West Virginia.

(CNN) – Even as she faces pressure from some to call her White House bid quits, Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead in West Virginia, according to a new poll released Friday.

Clinton has a 43-point advantage over Obama, 66 percent to 23 percent, according to a new survey from the American Research Group.

The poll was conducted entirely after Tuesday's primary results, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The poll suggests Clinton’s white, working class base seems to be holding firm for her - at least in West Virginia, where that demographic makes up a substantial portion of the Democratic electorate.

West Virginia, one of the six contests left in the Democratic presidential race, votes next Tuesday.


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soundoff (234 Responses)
  1. MO

    doesn't matter..

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. EC

    SO WHAT? Why is this even NEWS, everyone KNEW this. DAH....

    Gosh, like this is truly some BIG revelation. Jesus... how many delegates will she pick up approx. half of the 28 total delegates. Wow....like that changes her losing factor.

    Let's move on to her exit concession speech shall we?

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    Wake-up Hillary, you are running against yourself......its over baby. Come on gutless SuperDs lets wrap this up NOW and put this Bigot and Race Baiter out of her misery!

    Our President Obama 08’ & 12’

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Hillary is unelectable

    Who Cares! We know who is winining!!!
    OBAMA 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love you

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. Open your eyes

    Obama will be the nominee, but he better be very careful before writing off WV and KY, just because she is expected to win. I promise you a lot of the states he won in the primary/caucuses will be republican in Nov, so he better at least make an effort to hold onto states that may vote Democrat historically.

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. Karen

    Hillary, if you're not on the ballot - I will be writing you in.

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Steve New Jersey

    Oh, watch out everyone! Hillary may take 20 delegates, and what will that do!!!! Her game is over and she is in denial, Obama is gonna make that and be the nominee.

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. Alex

    It is a shame for Clinton to campaign based on race. I guess she has nothing left to say. Some people are brave and they face the inevitable with grace and their dignity in place. Hillary chose to divide the party on racial lines. She is not doing herself any good as it will even turn off reasonable while people. She is calling the white people who are voting for her as uneducated and that is insult. It also shows that she can say anything to get elected.

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. We white People

    Let give Hillary the benefit of the benefit of the benefit of the benefit of the benefit of the doubt.....She deserves that!!!! Lets face it she is white

    We white people

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. fred

    Jewish Women for Obama, LMAO, I bet you are!!!

    No Uniting for Obama!!

    McCain 66% of the vote to Obama's 23% of the vote. Landslide for McCain if Obama gets the nomination!!!

    Go Hillary...if not, McCain!!

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    big deal.... she CANNOT WIN.... what part of this math problem does stupid Hillary not understand?

    SHUT HER UP AND END THIS MORONIC "BATTLE"

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. Barrie Richards

    Who will pay 3 trillion dollars to us back – Hillary supported the war.

    Barrie Richards

    May 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  13. Brooke

    I've seen and heard the Obama fanatics attack Bill and Hillary but now they seem to be attacking the voters who are supporting her. For everyone who is attacking West Virginians, why aren't they as entitled to their opinion as you are? Why are they deserving of scorn because they don't support your candidate? This worries me, a lot, because I can see this happening during an Obama regime, people who disagree will be verbally attacked and smeared for having the Audacity to disagree with his version of Hope and Change.

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Jim

    As John Edwards stated earlier today "It is tough for her to make the math work!!" With her comments yesterday about white voters is anyone surprised about the lead in West Virginia??
    It is over Hillary. Stop, please!
    Jim

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Mike

    Who the hell cares??!!

    Bill & Hillary appear to have graduated from W's school for alternate realities. It's sad, really.

    Go Obama!!!!

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. b white

    Anthony, the pickup is coming for you!

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  17. Hill supporter

    I will vote for McCain or write in Hillary Clinton.....you bloggers who support BO are dreadfully negative and just plain nasty.......you don't seem to jive with his "movement".....Kerry "04....here we go again...will the far left EVER learn??????? :)

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  18. let me be absolutely clear here

    Simply the best.

    Write Hillary Clinton in in Nov- request an absentee ballot.

    No need to settle for Obama or McCain.

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. BJ

    The math is simple,we all obama supporters knows that hillary is going to win,west virginia,and kentucky .it is not asurprise for us.But remember obama is going to win oregon,montana and all the rest.
    even if she win all the WV 28 delegates and all kentucky delegates,still she cant come close to obama.so who cares if she leading WV by 100% we obama supporters we know the math is already done and obama is the dem nominee.
    obama o8

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. Old & White

    Blueray98,

    Hillary = HD-DVD

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  21. shannonLL

    "Remember the movie 'Deliverance' ? Need I say more ?"

    Wow, amazing how the Dems have turned on each other. Obama and his supporters are obviously not the uniters they claim to be!

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  22. Susan, PA

    BUSH(VP),BUSH (VP),BUSH,CLINTON,CLINTON,BUSH,BUSH

    Now its time for CLINTON again.

    GO America, become a monarchy and shame Saudis.

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  23. ROCKY LOST TO CREED

    This is the equivalent of Republicans still voting for Huckabee and Paul! Useless, but whatever floats your boat!

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  24. FreedomFromFear-Florida

    Re.: Jewish Women for Obama – SMART JEWISH WOMEN like my Great Grand Mother Muller.... This Black woman loves you!

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  25. Sam

    I'm glad she's staying in the race. With t he movement of the Super Delegates and the pledge delegates Obama will net from the remaining races. This race will officially be over sooner than later..

    May 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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