May 20th, 2008
06:31 PM ET
10 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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soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    I'm sure Republicans want this race to continue.

    May 20, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Venus

    What a stupid statement!

    Of course the race will contine – it ends June 3, 2008!

    With....... Obama the winner!

    May 20, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  3. Jodie, Idaho

    This is a democracy, of course the race should continue.

    May 20, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  4. James

    The dem race is almost over anyway so it does not matter.

    May 20, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. Fatoye adeleke

    Senator clinton as a good democrat, is already part of the change advocated by senator barack obama,she only needs to actualise the change by working sincerely in concert with the party's obvious flag bearer which in this case is barack obama.

    May 20, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. NickNas

    I am SURE that this was the answer from ONLY the Hillabots who are just PRAYING Obama changes his mind and decieds to open a Pizza shop back home and walk away from his destiny.


    May 20, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  7. Florida Dem for OBAMA


    May 20, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. deborah

    The American people don't want you

    it is not because you are a woman We do not want you because you are a liar (sniper fire) you are a cheater(change the rules as you go along the way)

    We don't want you not because you are a woman
    We don't want you because you are a jerk
    you are aggressive and you are evil and the American people don't want you because we don't like you not because YOU are a Woman

    but we don't Want YOU hillary !!!!

    May 20, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. Carl

    I'm sorry, but that makes no sense at all. Maybe people just like drama but that is ridiculous. We need to come together and start fighting McCain not fighting with each other. This race is already over but the only one who doesn't think so is Hillary.

    End the race and lets start it up with McCain!

    May 20, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  10. Len

    That's the whole point of having this process. It is not to be ended as quickly as possible, thus preventing large populations to not have an opportunity to vote. Governemnt offices are meant to be chosen by the people, not the pundants. This is a good thing for either party.

    May 20, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  11. Trustee

    Of course HillaryBilly States would like the race to continue and so would many female Clinton supporters. How long? Until Clinton wins. If Obama was losing, his supporters would be the same way.

    Unlike Republicans, we have more than one candidate millions would vote for. So what do you do in a race so tight, how do you end it, just follow the rules. The most delegates wins. That's the only way to end it. Some IS going to lose.

    Unfortunately for women, the first female POTUS candidate is so selfish, she cares nothing about the Party or the women's cause. She cares only about the Clinton's regaining power. She will linger on and do as much damage as possible in hopes of coming back in 2012. But in the Democratic Party, you get 1 and only 1 bite at the apple.

    May 20, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  12. Charlie

    Especially the Rush Limbaugh voters pretending to be Democrats.

    May 20, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  13. mark

    big difference in the wording!

    satisfied if the campaign continues is much different than want the race to continue. come on cnn you're better than that!

    May 20, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  14. PF Harlock

    One thing those numbers tell me is that approximately 30% of Barack Obama's supporters in Oregon aren't following the race closely enough to be aware of the damaging things Hillary Clinton has done. That's good.

    May 20, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Carolina Girl

    Definitely, the campaign HAS TO continue. We have to hear how
    both Florida and Michigan voted. - their EXACT totals. We can't elect a President without the input from ALL 50 states. This is the UNITED
    states! That means ALL of us. 100%. Nothing less.

    If Florida and Michigan's votes are ignored, as they are being now,
    or if they are fractionalized in any way, or divided up 'randomly" - with the pre-set goal of letting Obama win the election - then FLA and MI should SECEDE from the nation.

    We can't be the "united" states with less than our 50 states.

    May 20, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  16. Georgia

    DNC and superdelegates take heed

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. David in Florida

    Join us Clinton supporters in voting for John McCain in the fall. The democratic party has turned its back on Hillary Clinton and her supporters. I feel so sorry for what Clinton had to experience in her primary campaign. A lot of my democratic friends will be voting for John McCain. Obamabots just need to realize that their stupid attacks against Clinton and her supporters will not make a Clinton supporter want to vote for Obama in the fall. We welcome all Clinton supporters. 🙂

    May 20, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. Run the race so she can't make excuses

    If the race is stopped before the end, she will say she was forced out. Let the race run out, so there is no question that she lost fair and square.

    May 20, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. Andrew in Indiana

    I disagree. We are really wittling away our time to consolidate and solidify our party. I think in Oregon, their vote may seem more unified than many other states. It is clear listening to Mr. Wolfson, that is still a division in our party. Sen. Fararro (sp?) said yesterday publicly that she would not vote for Sen. Obama and that Sen. Obama is sexist. Today the sex/gender card was played. I just do not understand how these actions are going to consolidate our party. If Sen. Clinton wins, the Obama campaign is expected to fully support and convince their voters and delegates (regular and super) to support the nominee. This is not the reciprocal feel the Clinton campaign is giving off. Women are being further divided and negative messages are being sent out by Democratic leaders. I admit there is sexism, yet there is also racism in our society. I know that being a woman has its issues politically, but equally so, racism is also just as prevalent. I feel that some of Sen. Clinton's "sexism" comes from being a fighter. What is a fighter? A person who holds out and withstands attack, a determined person. I do not see a fighter. I do see whining. It is easy to cry racism/sexism or what ever you want to, but a fighter withstands and shows determination. A fighter also knows when the battle is over. Tactically retreating to fight another day.

    May 20, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. Herman in LA

    I wish this world that we live on would explode and we all leave here because there is way too much hatred on this planet.

    You can't be black enough
    You can't be white enough
    You can't be half black / half white
    You can't run a positive campaign and be rewarded for it
    You can't tell the truth and be rewarded for it
    You can't have the majority of the voters vote for you and be rewarded
    You can't be half white / half black do what’s right play by the rules and be rewarded

    Why America? Why?

    Interesting fact, 53% of Hillary supporters in Kentucky say that they believe that Barack will be the demarcate nominee. So if they know this then why in hell are they throwing their support behind someone who they know will lose in the end?

    May 20, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. Independent

    The media wants this to continue! They are making millions off this nonsense!

    May 20, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  22. ArmChairAdvisor

    Fine. Let the race continue but Hillary should go on record as being solely responsible to repay all her campaign debts incurred from this point on. The race is over and she knows it. Why should Obama pay for the needless Clinton attacks against him?

    May 20, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  23. Frustrated Fem

    Jimmy Carter is a great Man!

    May 20, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  24. ABC

    I think we all know the Obama fever will chill out once the rest of the voters in this country get involved.

    May 20, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  25. john m

    Even Oregon voter poll shows 62 percent say they'll be satisfied if the campaign continues!
    Let it continue! and let Hillary win the nomination and the presidency!

    Obama and his people want to end it soon because they want to hide their real selfish motive, that is, to cheat and force their win undemocratically (let Florida and Michigan, and other states be heard!) and unfairly (Obama outspent Hillary by 3 to 1 when the poor supports Hillary but cannot make a contribution to her).
    This shows that they are in fact very afraid of losing to Hillary.

    "If somebody tells you you ought to quit, it’s because they’re afraid you won’t, and there’s no quit in her … and I’ll tell you something else,
    if somebody tells you you can’t win, it’s because you know you can.”(Bill)

    Yes We Will!
    Hillary '08

    May 20, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
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