June 3rd, 2008
09:53 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: On the final night, an exit poll first

(CNN) – South Dakota may have gone solidly for Hillary Clinton – but there’s a clue buried in the exit polls that suggests the healing process in the Democratic Party may already be underway.

A significant majority of voters – roughly seven in 10 – said both Democratic candidates were honest and trustworthy. It’s the final night of the primary season – but the first time that has happened since voting began in Iowa five months ago.

It may also be one sign that primary voters who did not support Barack Obama the first time around may be willing to believe the best about the Illinois senator heading into November.

soundoff (100 Responses)
  1. New Day

    YAY!!!!! GO DEMS!

    June 3, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  2. Darryl Miller

    Hillary Clinton is will need to be a party in bring the Party togather but not tthe VP...... However this is Obama choice to make.......

    June 3, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. PM

    As a 56 year old woman that I am, I cannot stand this woman. Her ego is bigger than her dress size. I am glad she didn't make it,.

    June 3, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  4. Carrie Pa

    Unite Democrats!

    June 3, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  5. texas DEM

    Vice President Clinton.

    June 3, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  6. one nation under god!!!!

    Its a great night for republicans.Wow at least the dnc is consitantly wrong.Unbelievable only democrats would elect a loser .In a year that we no business winning you just handed a landslide to McCaine and no liberal media spin can change that.Its a great nite,the country is saved from socialism

    June 3, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  7. Jay

    NO WE ARE NOT!

    June 3, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  8. That's Right!

    Let's get together and win this election!

    Democrats '08 and Beyond!

    June 3, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  9. Charlotte

    I thought Obama had SD sewed up. What happen? Could it be a sign that if all the states could all do revotes he would not be the nominee?

    June 3, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  10. Small Towner, South Dakota

    I LOVE how the superdelegates of South Dakota decided on who THEY wanted rather than to wait and see what the people whom they represent wanted. Obviously HIllary Clinton was South Dakota's choice. Obama will do well against McCain, but not as good as Hillary. I have not supported Obama in the past and will not support him in the future. McCain '08!

    June 3, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  11. Tailor, FL

    I am a VERY proud Hilary supporter!! Have been from day one..
    I feel strongly that Hilary would have made a better president!

    But i am FURIOUS at fellow clinton supporters who say they will vote John McCain!!

    They are dishonouring the one person they've been supporting!! They are Traitors..by all means, write Hilarys' name on the Ballot! but PLEASE dont contribute to another 4 years of HELL in America! I can hardly afford to feed my 3 young daughters thanks to the republican party..

    Clinton supporter for OBAMA!!

    June 3, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. gouni

    i think hillary should give up now and back Obama for the sake of the democratique party

    June 3, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  13. Still for Hill

    She didn't concede!
    Watch out B.O!

    June 3, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  14. Jay Jay

    HRC is a Trail Blazer... Respect!!!

    June 3, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  15. Neal M.

    Let the healing begin and let us march forward to bring dignity back to the Presidency. GO DEMS!!!

    June 3, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  16. Newly Independent in Oregon

    Hillary just won So. Dakota.

    We don't have the numbers for Montana yet.

    Another candidate who wins the popular vote but loses the election?

    And in a democratic country! What a joke!

    What kind of delegate will they think up next after "super-delegate" doesn't work anymore?

    I will always support Hillary, even in November.

    June 3, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  17. A.

    Healing process?

    SCREW THAT.

    She was the one that threw HIM under the bus. And now she wants for him to ASK her?

    Obama has so many better people to choose. He can do better than her.

    June 3, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  18. D.J.

    A landmark in American politics....the end to centuries of bigotry and racism is around the corner God bless America!!!!

    June 3, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  19. gouni

    this is american moment and obama's this is history!!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  20. Linned

    What did Senator Clinton mean when she said congratulations to Senator Obama on running instead of winning?

    June 3, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  21. Paul

    Why would Obama hire a VP who has consistently said he is unable to do the job. Besides I don't think she is in any way trustworthy.

    June 3, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  22. Independent

    She had her chance for being a leader of the healing process. Instead, she did not concede. That just continues the division.

    June 3, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  23. sally in cali

    Democrats don't need haters to win.

    We need people who want to change the world!!!

    June 3, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  24. steveda - poconos

    I really don't think Clinton should be VP. This is not animosity, this is just my belief that she is not what he needs in a running mate. I believe she would be an excellent Supreme Court justice, or an excellent cabinet member, perhaps spearheading his healthcare push. I think she would be more productive in a real job rather than the ceremonial position of VP.

    June 3, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  25. Gary

    This is no surprise. It is the reason both candidates made it this far. Once our emotions subside, I believe we as democrats will come together. It is just a matter of time.

    June 3, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
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