February 9th, 2008
08:20 PM ET
14 years ago

Exit polls: The Bill Clinton split

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Louisiana voters, like their counterparts in other primary states, are split on Bill Clinton’s effect on his wife’s campaign. In a CNN exit poll, 38 percent of Democratic primary voters said the former president helped Hillary Clinton’s White House bid, while 32 percent said he hurt her chances at winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

Of those who thought the former president had harmed his wife’s presidential campaign, 78 percent voted for her rival Barack Obama, and 19 percent backed Clinton. Among those who thought the former president had a positive impact on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, 60 percent voted for her, and 38 percent for Obama.

Twenty-nine percent of those polled said Bill Clinton had no effect on their vote one way or the other.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

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  1. Mary

    Bill Clinton seems to have a knack for spoiling a good thing. Once again, he hurts Hillary and who benefits – an unknown Obama, unproven, no track record, and full of hype. It's enough to make you sick.

    February 10, 2008 03:17 am at 3:17 am |