June 1st, 2008
03:14 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN projects Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary

Clinton wins Sunday's vote by a wide margin, according to exclusive CNN exit polls.

Filed under: Puerto Rico
soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Voice

    Wolf Bliter and Schbeider cannot wait to annoce that Clnton is leading the popular vote at 3:03 on saturday. They cannot wait!

    I cannot wait to see their disappointment and humilation when their projection falls short. I cannot wait to trash their self-claimed fair and balanced journalism. It is baseless and biased journalism CNN!!!

    June 1, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Ryan

    According to exit polls sexism and racism helped Clinton a lot. I am very confused as to why Clinton seems to claim differently.

    Over 30% of Clinton's supporters said race was an important factor. Two thirds of which said it was the most important factor.

    Nearly 60% of Clinton's supporters said gender was important.. Over two thirds of which said it was the most important factor.

    June 1, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. Matt

    Lets hope her huge emphasis on Puerto Rico is a move to re-establish her support in NY rather than to continue the nomination fight beyond Tuesday.

    June 1, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Former Obama Supporter

    Hillary Wins!!!! She beat Obama in every category, even the youth vote. Take that Obama supporters. She will win the popular vote and she will be the nominee, because superdelegates won't vote against the will of the people.

    June 1, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Peter Damoah-Afari

    Hahahahahhaha...............I am laughing loud....LOL. So, can this change things? Obama all the way.

    June 1, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. g in ca


    June 1, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  7. CJ

    I think everyone knew this was going to happen. This will be her last victory in this campaign.

    June 1, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Anonymous


    June 1, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Michigan Voter !!!

    Hillary Holds The Keys To The White House !!!!! . She has The Most Support ( Popular Vote ) . We Have Witnessed The Obama Campaign , The DNC , And The Media Stealing The Nomination Form Her. Hillary is A Fighter , And So Are Her Supporters . We Will Right This Wrong , We Will Support Sen. John McCain .

    McCain Is Going To Be Are Next President !!!!! .

    And Democrats Like Me Are Going To Make Sure .

    Obama , And The Pool Of Racist Anti – American Radicals He Swims With , Never get into Our White House .

    Hillary , Or John McCain 2008

    June 1, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. tell the truth

    Good Job Clintion but this is not about one primary. Obama has more states and votes and the only thing that matter more DELGATES. Case closed

    Go Obama

    June 1, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. Lee

    Puerto Ricans don't vote in the general presidential election, and the turn out for the primary there is very light. This is all pretty moot.

    June 1, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. Rich Ferguson

    With a big win here and a competitive showing or even an edge in SD, maybe, just maybe the Democrats won't snatch defeat out of the jaws of certain victory as they have again, and again, and again....

    June 1, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. About Time

    Big deal. Does Puerto Rico VOTE in the GENERAL ELECTION! NO. HillBill have no argument regarding popular vote because PR does not vote in the GE. This is the most over hyped media coverage I have EVER seen!

    June 1, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. confused

    Polls Polls Polls... that's great, but CNN, Please do a better job explaining why on FRIDAY, May 30th, before the DNC met to decide what to do about MI and FL, Obama needed only 42 delegates to secure the nomination as he had 1984 delegates.. Now, today on SUNDAY June 1st, Obama has 2055 (over the 2026 previously needed) but now needs 2118 Delegates to secure the nomination..

    This does not make sense.

    June 1, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. JC

    Yes, you see Hillary in all shades of blue every day for the victory speech after the PR primary. I wonder what color she will pick for her independent party after Obama claims victory. (She will never concede.)

    June 1, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. Pete

    Why does the popular vote count toward the primary total if the votes do not count in the election ???

    June 1, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. leebee1963

    Why does this even matter?

    June 1, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  18. mike

    Who cares. Obama is getiing the nomination so why waste money and campaign in Puerto Rico knowing they wont be at the GE. Campaign smart. guess thats why she is in debt.

    June 1, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. ki-jana carter

    Who cares!?!?! (Besides Billary and Puerto Ricans)

    Seriously how can all you lame clintonites whine about the RBC ruling. You're going to tell a candidate he is not allowed to campaign somewhere and then count the election? This is how dictators get re-elected. Oh wait, Hillary thinks she IS the dictator of america. Too bad.

    June 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  20. Time for Change

    Give me a break. Who really cares about PR...it does not count by anyone's math (that is for the Clinton supporters)!!!!!!

    Clinton, who cares again, because the nomination is based on the delegates, and Obama is the winner. Please don't try to change the rules again!

    Clinton, who cares again. You have to count the Caucus states, even though they don't support the almighty Clinton, because they do actually count.

    Who Cares Hillary...you can claim all you want, but the nomination is based on delegate.. and YOU LOST! PERIOD. You lost!!!!!

    Go away.

    June 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  21. DNC Blew It Big-Time!

    The DNC lost me this time. THIS time (only the second time), I don't vote party — this time I vote for the country I love and have ALWAYS been proud of.
    I happen to live in So. Cal., and yesterday I visited the Reagan Library here, which I’d planned to do for over year. I also remembered that, even though I'm a lifelong Democrat, I voted for Reagan. And seeing and watching him in action in film and photo, I remembered why.
    He was a moderate politically, but he was a REALIST and packed a punch when it mattered: He simply WALKED OUT of discussions where the Soviets (then the perceived "terrorists") were trying to sabotage his defense strategies to protect Americans.
    He refused to merely "talk" to those wanting to tear down or impede democracy. And after he made sure that America was strong militarily — only then was he able to shout: "MR. GORBACHOV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL! " And down it came!
    Suddenly I remembered why I voted for him— HE WAS A PERSON OF SUBSTANCE — A REALIST — NOT FULL OF EMPTY RHETORIC
    Only Clinton and McCain come even remotely close! WHO ARE YOU REALLY, SENATOR OBAMA?

    June 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  22. Tex

    Who cares except Hillary and Clinton News Network (CNN)?

    June 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  23. NBC

    Great!!! Now we've got the vacation out of the way, let's get back to business and get Obama nominated so we can move on!

    June 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. JC

    is this really news? Who hasn't known that hillary wins the uneducated vote with latins?
    Barack is still the nominee.

    June 1, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  25. Cherokee

    Puerto Rico does not count in the general election.

    June 1, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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