January 3rd, 2008
10:32 PM ET
15 years ago

Schneider: Obama wins the woman vote

Oprah Winfrey, who has a loyal following among women, campaigned with Sen. Obama.

Oprah Winfrey, who has a loyal following among women, campaigned with Sen. Obama.

Hillary Clinton has largely courted female voters as she battles to become the first woman president. But in what is bad news for Clinton, exit polling shows Obama beat the New York senator 35 percent to 30 percent among women caucus goers.

Clinton only won among women in the 60 years-old and over demographic. 43 percent of those women voters went for Clinton, compared to 26 percent for Edwards and 19 percent for Obama.

But the Illinois Democrat won among women in every other age demographic.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Melissa Festus,MO

    I am glad Hillary lost but after watching Obamas speech last night I found I do not like him either. Everything he said was directed at race and seperation. He is trying to be Martin Luther King! It appears to me that he is bringing up pains of the past and dwelling on the fact that he is black. We do not need another Al Sharpton!!! Also his wife is to fat to be wearing a skin tight dress, Hell, the zipper on the back was about to bust. LOL

    January 4, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. Arnold

    Hillary is too much of a manly women..

    January 4, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  3. Lisa H., Ann Arbor, MI

    FYI- You have this filed under "Barak" Obama. Spelling is "Barack"

    January 4, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  4. Frank

    Go Obama and Michelle – a stellar president in deed!

    January 4, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    Go OBAMA, Keep reaching out to America, RED AND BLUE STATE and MEN and WOMEN. Keep your eye on the prize because the battle just started ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE

    January 4, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  6. LeftyLoosey

    Good thing those older women can't remember passed 1997..

    January 4, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. wyoming,

    melissa he talked about uniting about change not just being black, it wasn't blacks only clapping and cheering behind him, but yes he has to refer to it because america not just white america blacks to are not giving him a chance, so to stand there and win that night is just great and yes its even greater because he is a black man that can lead this country. this could only happen in america just like he said

    January 4, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. The Truth, Anywhere, USA

    Melissa Festus from MO,

    Your comment was stupid. It would take someone like to to totally misinterpret a great speech. Martin L. King is no Al sharpton and Obama is no al sharpton. You are speaking out of true ignorance. MLK spoke of unifying the country black white and brown. How is that seperation? He is not bringing up the past but looking for a better future. I bet his wife looks better then you on your best day. And who cares what she wore. She is smarter then you and probably is richer too. Stop hating on good people and take your clinton loving barak hating self back to school because you missed history class. Barak is going to unify the country not just the races but across party lines too. You must be young because you sound it. Bottom line is get a life.

    January 4, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. The Truth, Anywhere, USA

    Look people, if you don't have anything intelligent to say please do not post. I mean some people on here are starting to sound really ignorant. All you Clinton lovers who are begging us to vote for poor Hillary, please stop. You go right ahead and vote for her if you want. I will be with the Obama camp. Seriously, there is no reason not to like him. People keep saying he is making empty statements but thats not what candidates do. They tell you their plans until they can become president and come thru on their promises. Stop getting emotional and ignorant about this. This country cannot afford many more ignorant people like that Melissa Festus girl. Seriously, get a clue.

    January 4, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  10. Mark

    Just take a look at Opra's expression in the picture she looks positively disgusted. The question is what about?

    January 4, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Jason

    I am an ex Navy Seal injured in combat, Chicago native living in Colorado. I am also an African American who voted Republican the last 2 elections. My vote goes for the candidate I believe is best for the job & I pray the rest of America will do whats best for the country & will not allow skin tone to interfere. Thank You Iowa for proving that we may have truly overcome-not as a people but as a nation, 1 Nation Under God.

    Go OBAMA!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  12. Sasha

    People it is truly time for change. We all know the middle class is slowly headed into the lower class. Poverty is at an all time high and families are truly struggling. Obama for Change!!

    January 4, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. shirlin

    Old(er) women vote for Hillary because they are not following what is happening today in the world. They live in the past, are afraid of the present, and have no sense of the future. I know, I am almost there myself. But some of us old(er) women want to give the stage over to the fresh, energetic and younger–the post-baby-boomers who now must live in the world we've messed up. Hillary and Bill are greedy aging baby boomers who have had eight years in the WH and are obstructing the healthy processes of democratic transition in order to return to power. That is called dynastic rule and nepotism. Americans know we are a republic and not a feudal monarchy. Obama's intelligence, decency and commitment shine in contrast to both Bush Jn's performance and to Hillary's raw ambitions that voted to send our sons and daughters to war and our beloved nation into catastrophe.

    January 4, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. Jack Nachamkin

    Hillary, Rudy, Barack, Huckabee: They all will do what they are told if elected. The elites are laughing at these comments. Emma Goldman once said, "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

    January 5, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  15. Craig of Salisbury

    It is a shame that some see the act of participation in self-governance as a futile effort. Worse is when that kind of thinking emanates from the belief that all things must be viewed through some kind of prism that suggests a conspiracy. Really, fatalism is a terrible thing.


    January 5, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  16. Kit

    Smart women support a smart, tough, qualified woman for president – Senator Hillary Clinton!

    January 8, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  17. craig

    Have you ever thought how we are gonna look to other countries with a woman president? Most other countries don't allow women to vote and some don't allow women to speak in public. How much respect is Hilliary Clinton gonna get? Seems like it's gonna put a kink in relations with other countries to me. I'm not a shovanist but thats just how it is. Clint just doesn't seem trustworthy to me anyway so...

    January 21, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
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