June 1st, 2008
04:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: A clean sweep for Clinton

 Sen. Hillary Clinton greets patrons Sunday at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, bakery.
Sen. Hillary Clinton greets patrons Sunday at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, bakery.

(CNN) - It was a clean sweep for Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico in every demographic group, even those groups that are usually firmly in Barack Obama's camp.

The Illinois senator usually wins among males, young voters, those who attended college, and those with higher incomes.

But in the Puerto Rico primary, Clinton won 70 percent of the male vote, 65 percent of voters under 30, 70 percent of voters who attended college, and 66 percent of voters with an income of over $50,000.

Clinton also performed strongly among those demographic groups that have long constituted the backbone of her base.

She won 70 percent of female voters, 77 percent of those over 65, 69 percent who did not attend college, and 71 percent of voters with an income of $15,000 or less.


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  1. Diane

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is The Peoples Choice

    The Inclusive Choice

    Electable in the General Election

    The Peoples Choice

    It is Not Over

    We still do not have a nominee.

    On to Denver

    June 1, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  2. Julie Holmes

    Why is everyone missing the obvious. Hillary is not a Vice President, She would serve the greater good as Secratary of State and she has the relationships with those abroad the Barrack does not. I am quite suprised that no ne has thought of this or if they have not mentioned it.

    June 1, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. Mike

    Hey Democrat –

    It's a shame people like you think that "teaching the DNC a lesson" is more important than the lives of US troops in Iraq, the economy, health care, and reproductive rights. When the US is hurting in 4 years after a third Bush term, you and your like will be blaming Obama – because you voted for McCain?

    wake up people – Democrat in '08

    June 1, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. jrzshor

    too bad that this will not change the super del' s minds to swing to obama.

    dems deserve to lose and i'm a dem!

    June 1, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. the Lorax

    All these disgusting spoiled brats saying they will jump ship and vote for McCain if Obama wins the elections need to get a serious reality check. I guess they want four more years of Bush, corruption, war, failure.

    Shame on HIllary for dragging it out long enough to generate this kind of division in the party.

    June 1, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. Loretta from California

    Congrats Senator Clinton. Now, can we have Unity?

    June 1, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  7. Aliou FL

    where is Clinton going with her win?

    The only count in this race is delegate.

    June 1, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. bev

    How can you say clean sweep, when only 20% went to vote. The other 60% stayed on the beach, why go and spend a beautifull day voting when our vote does nonot count in November. So Hillary I guess you did not get the 2 million you wanted from the people of Puerto Rico, to show the popular vote lead that your math shows.

    June 1, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  9. Bruce Taylor, Berkeley, CA

    So.
    She lost the election but won Puerto Rico.

    June 1, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. Karen Poore

    Please remember we are voting for the Democratic party.
    Voting for McCain will be signing our demise ...
    No more war, power and greed please!!!!

    June 1, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  11. DMS-AKA

    OK, CONGRATS ON A GREAT WIN HILLARY.......

    NOW CAN WE PLEASE UNITE...EVERYBODY GET ON

    THE OBAMA GENERAL ELECTION TRAIN.

    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 1ST DEBATE SO OBAMA CAN RIP INTO MCCAIN.

    MCCAIN IS WAY TO EASY.....ITS LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY ....

    TALKIN ABOUT AN EMPTY SUIT.....IF YOUR NOT TALKIN ABOUT WAR YOU HAVE NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING TO SAY

    MCCAIN YOU MAY THINK YOUR FLAG IS BIGGER BUT IT HAS THE SAME AMOUNT OF STRIPES AND STARS AS OBAMA'S.

    YOUR NO BETTER .......JUST AN OLD WAR HAPPY VET WHO THINKS HE'S ENTITLED TO THE OVAL OFFICE.......(LMAO)

    MOVE OVER KARL, RUSS,AND CNN LET THE FREAKIN GAMES BEGIN.

    PLEASE LEAVE YOUR LAME CAMPAIGN SMEARS HOME, ITS TIME TO PLAY A GROWN UP'S GAME.

    MENTAL.....GET IT

    OBAMA 08

    June 1, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  12. aware

    Hillary the smart choice 2008 and 2012! :)

    Go ahead and make BO the Dem candidate and lose.

    McCain is a good second choice after you squeeze out Hillary! Much better than the far left fringe candidate Obama!

    June 1, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  13. See you later Hillary

    Hillary congrats! Now you give a victory dance and go home. This is a nice exit point for you. Of course, we will love to see you next time.

    June 1, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  14. Persio, NY

    Hillary 08

    She's the stronger candidate for the general election.

    June 1, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. HILLARY CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER!!

    THIS PROVES WHO THE STRONGER CANDIDATE IS!!!!!

    GO HILLARY GO!!!!!!

    June 1, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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