June 3rd, 2008
08:48 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: South Dakota Dems want joint ticket

  55 percent of South Dakota democrats would like to see Clinton as Obama’s running mate.
55 percent of South Dakota democrats would like to see Clinton as Obama’s running mate.

(CNN) – The hard-fought Democratic primary race is winding down, but the veepstakes are just starting to heat up. Do voters in the year’s final contests think Barack Obama – just a handful of delegates away from claiming the party’s presidential nomination – should pick rival Hillary Clinton as his running mate?

South Dakota’s Democrats seem to like the idea; according to early exit polls, 55 of them think Clinton should be on the ticket this fall, while 41 percent do not.

But the state’s Obama voters give the idea a thumbs-down: 56 percent say Obama should not offer Clinton the vice presidential slot, versus 40 percent that do.

Montana’s Democratic primary voters are more divided: nearly half, 49 percent, think Clinton should join Obama on a joint ticket – but 45 percent do not.


Filed under: Bill Schneider • Exit Polls
soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    CNN why are you pushing this down Obama's throat?

    June 3, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. suzy

    Two winners...double our chances of winning in November. Obama/Clinton 08

    June 3, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. BobC

    A cabinet position, or a Supreme Court nomination, but not VP. You can't have two people trying to drive and Hillary is too strong a personality to play second fiddle with grace. She needs something she can really get her teeth into. A special cabinet level post in charge of health care reform?

    June 3, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  4. Karen

    Nearly half of Democrats do not want Clinton on the ticket!
    Republicans don't like her, independents don't like her, and nearly half of the Democrats don't want her. Sounds like a losing proposition to me. If Obama wants his presidency to be a circus, he will ask her to be his VP. If he truly wants change to happen in this country, he will stay clear of those two lunatics.

    June 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. Ken Austin, TX

    NO JOINT TICKET!!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. jonny

    I DONT!!! ANYBODY BUT HILLARY!

    June 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    THIS IS OBAMA'S NIGHT!!!!!!

    IT'S NOT ABOUT A RUNNING MATE or for that matter – Hillary!!!!

    Run some biographical info – educate the voters, your viewers – POSITIVELY – on who is OBAMA!!! run his family pictures.....

    BUT GIVE HIM HIS MOMENT IN HISTORY – without the speculative reporting...guessing ...prognosticating...give us a history of the 'black vote in america' – how my late daddy and his kin and my late grandma - and my slave ancestors ... and Dr. King are rejoicing - can WE PLEASE HAVE A MOMENT HERE?

    Give us a break ( and Hillary) with all this 'crap of speculation.....etc.... yada yada....can u do that/

    June 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. Pepou

    Hillary Clinton fought valiantly but Obama should chose a candidate who better represents what he stands for. Unfortunately it is not Mrs. Clinton and I believe that a joint ticket would not be successful.

    June 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. liz in atl

    THIS IS OBAMA'S NIGHT!!!!!!

    IT'S NOT ABOUT A RUNNING MATE or for that matter – Hillary!!!!

    Run some biographical info – educate the voters, your viewers – POSITIVELY – on who is OBAMA!!! run his family pictures.....

    BUT GIVE HIM HIS MOMENT IN HISTORY – without the speculative reporting...guessing ...prognosticating...give us a history of the 'black vote in america' – how my late daddy and his kin and my late grandma - and my slave ancestors ... and Dr. King are rejoicing - can WE PLEASE HAVE A MOMENT HERE?

    Give us a break ( and Hillary) with all this 'crap of speculation.....etc.... yada yada....can u do that/

    June 3, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  10. maria jim

    joe biden or john edwards would be great. hillary has too much baggage aka(bill) !

    June 3, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  11. Bill Smith

    I look forward to voing again for Sen. Obama. However if he chooses Hillary as his running mate, I will be forced to vote for Sen. McCain.

    June 3, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. Vanessa Jones

    You and your panel are so full of B.S. Historical moment that a Black Man, is nominated for a Party Ticket? What is going to be HIstorical, is if this person OSAMA, lives to full fill his dreams and aspirations of all those ignorant Black Voters and those few Whites thrown in like cream to coffee. Now that would be Historical.

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  13. Henry

    You Obama nuts still con't get it. You need us Hillary folks to win.

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  14. Janet, 60+White Female American via Canada

    Moving on UP! USA is taking back the world!

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  15. Brian Knoxville, TN

    Hillayr,

    Fight on. The delegate votes aren't counted until they're cast at the convention.

    No compromises. You should be at the top of any ticket.

    HILLARY CLINTON '08

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  16. Bob

    I believe the media is pushing this issue abit too hard. Obama should not be pushed to picking anyone he does not feel comfortable with.

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  17. lois

    I wouldn't want her to take the VP. Obama gives me the creeps just like Bush.

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  18. Bob

    Obama has earned the right to choose whomever he feels would make a good candidate for VP. His choice must be someone who will add to the ticket not take away from it. Hillary is not entitled to the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. It is clearly his choice!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  19. Connie, Tennessee

    ABSOLUTELY NOT. DO NOT PUT HILLARY ON THE TICKET. APPOINT HER SECRETARY OF STATE. SHE IS SURE TO BE CONFIRMED.

    June 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  20. Peter Damoah-Afari

    To all those who are hidding behind racial sentiments, I would like to put it to you today that Obama's victory has many implications:

    1. The false ideology that black people are less intelligent than whites is totally broken

    2. Given the black people a fair chance they can even do greater things

    3. It calls for intelligent and great people such as Obama to clean away the Clintons.

    4. Obama's vicotry is going to be extended to the rest of the world where racism has suppressed the development of black people (such as UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France etc etc)

    June 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  21. Canadian Girl

    Joint Ticket? Obama would have to be smoking a "joint" to pick Clinton as his running mate. She would be praying something would happen to him so she could take over! Obama has surrounded himself with an awesome group of people this entire race ... he can choose someone that will compliment him ... Clinton cooked her own goose with all those nasty comments.

    June 3, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. Adam

    Stop bashing the Clintons Obama supporters. How stupid are you? You need the votes now. Keep you pety insults to yourself.

    June 3, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  23. Bob

    Now that Hillary has allowed leaks about her being willing to be on the ticket slither out, Obama is going to have a hard time NOT offering her the slot.

    This is a problem because there are more folks who HATE her than who love her and they will come out of the woodwork in November to vote against her. Maybe the result won't be as catastrophic if she were heading the ticket, but I still think it will hurt the dems in the fall.

    June 3, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  24. Mark

    Too many republicans in here for my blood...They know all too well a Obama/Clinton ticket is unbeatable....so they come in here to try and sway our opinions one way or another...

    Not going to work guys/gals.....REPUBLICANS

    Obama/Clinton 08'!!

    June 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  25. ch

    She got every vote he did, worked twice as hard and knows twice as much – she has EARNED the VP slot.

    And if it is not offered – her ardent supporters will go elsewhere – or stay home.

    June 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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