May 20th, 2008
06:31 PM ET
7 years ago

Exit polls: Voters want the Democratic race to continue

(CNN) - The Democrats' long fight for the nomination does not seem to be a major concern for voters in Oregon. CNN's Oregon voter poll shows 62 percent say they'll be satisfied if the campaign continues. Only 28 percent say the campaign should end as soon a possible.


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  1. John Smith

    When Gore and Kerry ran, the Democrats never experienced this big rift in the party.

    Either, racism is stiil high in this nation OR

    Why is it that the Clintons always screw up whatever they touch? By the time Bill left office, this nation was equally divided– RED and BLUE

    Why can't people let Obama close this big gap in this nation? This man is both BLACK and WHITE, got it!!!

    May 20, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  2. GWB

    Yawn. Bring on football season already! Obama is getting the nomination. Move on crybabies!

    May 20, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  3. Martin

    ONLY OBAMA WANTS IT TO END !

    LIKE HIS SUPPORTERS DID NOT WANT A RE-VOTE IN FLORIDA AND MICHIGAN.

    OBAMA LEGAL TEAM FOUGHT A RE-VOTE.

    OBAMA WANTS TO BE JIMMY CARTER PART II

    May 20, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  4. NORA, FLORIDA

    The polls must be polling REPs who are trying to to pose as DEMS. Get real.

    May 20, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. Keith from WI

    Billary is not staying in the race for the votes now…she only interested in raising enough money so her loan can be paid back…(with interest). She has never cared about the voters or the issues…its always just been the power, the attention, the money and herself. Finally people have finally have seen her and her husband for what they truly are….WE are tired of all of this and we are NOT going to take it anymore…. May they just sneek away and leave us alone …hopefully Ark. will take them back…lol
    Just in case she thinks that most people still like her…(57% do not trust her and do not like her)
    Everyone keep record of everything she says and does in her remaining years in the Senate so if she tries the Sniper Fire again……this will end much sooner….we can blame the media since her suspicious Senate election in 2000 for constantly putting her name in the news. She never earned that nor did she ever deserve it……Bet the media now knows they created a monster that was merely someone that was married to a president….thats all!
    The Clintons remind me of two lowlife con artists tricking the old and uneducated out of their possessions making them think its the right thing to do…

    May 20, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  6. Ryan

    Isn't there a big difference between "wanting something to continue" and "being satisfied if it does?"

    May 20, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  7. Hypocracy 08

    God forbid we let people vote...

    And to think votes in Florida were so important in 2000... now not so much to some people.

    Sick...

    May 20, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. Jeanie in Oregon has Hope and wants change

    JUST VOTED FOR OBAMA

    YES WE CAN

    May 20, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. DAVID

    AND THOSE 28% ARE OBAMAMITES AND CHRIS MATHEWS AND KIETH O'REILLY AND BILL OLBERMANN

    May 20, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  10. Jeanie

    Then everyone should just let it continue rather than frequently pushing Hillary to get out. She has every right to stay in and a majority of people understand that. The reason Oregon and a large amount of other states even get a say in this primary is because she has decided to stay in - and people rightfully respect that (even if they don't vote for her). Every vote counts.

    May 20, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  11. Rave

    I would like the race to continue, so Obama gets 2500 delegates with Clinton around 1900. Then she will wake up and say, Go Obama Go

    May 20, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  12. OBAMA 4 President

    Well they should run then, do they know what it cost? Give these people a break! These people just want the soap opera to continue.

    May 20, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  13. Linned

    The race will continue until someone gets 2026 or all the races are completed – then the supers make the decision.

    May 20, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  14. Josh

    I think as long as Barack is the frontrunner and Clinton is still in the race that the majority of Democrats will want this race to continue...because we SMART Democrats want CLINTON to be the nominee, not Nobama!

    CLINTON '08!

    May 20, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  15. Ann Aloha FariMedia, PA

    Hillary Clinton Supporters Count Too
    Be prepared CNN and MSNBC for the women that you have neglected and cast aside...besides Senator Clinton.
    Your Pro Obama Media Effort will fall short and McCain will be Presiodent.

    May 20, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  16. Sharon Minnesota

    It's the American way. Let the people vote!! Shut down the Obama machine instead of the people's vote.

    May the best person win, Hillary Clinton or John McCain in 08.

    May 20, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  17. Greg

    Of course these people are happy to see it go on. This is the first time that most of these people have been able to vote in a primary and have their vote counted, even if it means very little at this point.

    CNN: Home of the worthless exit polls.

    May 20, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  18. s.positive

    NO get it right, THE losers are calling time out to delay the inevitable. Unless the so called have forgotten that we have an election in novermber and the preparation for that is far more important.

    May 20, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  19. Michael

    Down with Hillary R. Clinton and her supporters.

    May 20, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  20. Margot, MI

    Yes, because it's over in two weeks. We don't want the Democratic race to continue after that, but apparently Hillary is the only one who disagrees. Why? She’s selfish–and she’s not accustomed to thinking about anybody but herself. It’s all about Hillary, not the DNC, not America, just Hillary. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary, twenty-four seven, all Hillary, all day long, all of the time.

    I’m done, and after two weeks, I hope she will be too. Let' Bill deal with her 24/7, America is fed up. If he hadn't had the affair, he could have promised her a trip around the world or something, not the presidency.

    May 20, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  21. Griff

    Hillary is not tied to the 'Apron String's', of the Democrat's... Just like John McCain. Is, his own Man. So is Hillary, her own person...
    She is a Politician..... Country first.... Not a Label. Called Democrat's... (Just a Label)... Hillary's Label is "Democracy". 'The Name' belongs to no, One Party.... Imagine??? The American Party!! Who can claim that...???? Hillary.. Go Indipendent. You never know, there are lot's of voter's undecided....

    May 20, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  22. Eleanor

    Its almost *pathetic* the way the Clinton campaign wants to change the rules in the middle of the game so it benefits them
    If the people of Florida and michigan want to blame someone for being left out look at your *govenors Krist etc*
    for breaking the democratic rules and moving the primaries up
    Hillary was all for this when it first started out But she never once thought she would come up against someone like Barack Obama

    Believe me if the tables were turned Clinton would fight vigorously
    to prevent this from happening
    I dont have a dog in ths race but I will tell you this
    I am starting to think Hillary is bi polar
    one week she acts normal and the next she comes out every day with some insane personal view like Carl rove thinks she would be the next candidate or the media is being sexist
    This woman needs medical help
    I hope they realize how much they are dividing the party while MCBush sits back and laughs at the stupidity

    May 20, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  23. Smith

    Yeah! the Dem race is better than Oprah!

    better than DAYS OF OUR LIVES!

    May 20, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  24. NowOrNever

    The media wants it to continue so they can make more money and keep up their ratings. But okay, so it will be over shortly, no big deal, Dems will still win in the Fall!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  25. Debbie

    Please remind Donna Brazile that she is on camera behind people when they are speaking. When Wolf was speaking to Wolfson, it is apparent that the DNC has already their decision. Her laughing and head shaking spoke volumes. I am extremely disappointed that she has joined those who believe that Sen. Clinton's continued campaign is somehow a joke. If the DNC wants a coronation, then suspend the process or at best have everyone vote on one day. Why bother to act like the votes matter at all? Regardless of what transpires in this race, I am extremely disappointed by the lack of respect readily apparent in blogs, media and pundits for individuals. Discuss and debate the issues but the snide looks and laughing at the expense of anyone is unacceptable.

    May 20, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
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