March 11th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Florida Dems oppose re-vote

(CNN) - Florida's House Democratic delegation said in an issued statement Tuesday night they oppose a re-vote in Florida of any kind, including one done by mail.

"We are committed to working with the DNC, the Florida State Democratic party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited solution that ensures our 210 delegates are seated," the delegation's statement read. "Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind."

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is strongly advocating a re-vote done by mail.

Filed under: Florida
March 11th, 2008
09:05 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton camp congratulates Obama

(CNN) - Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams issued the following statement:

"We congratulate Senator Obama for his win in Mississippi and thank our supporters and volunteers there for their support, hard work, and long hours. Now we look forward to campaigning in Pennsylvania and around the country as this campaign continues."

March 11th, 2008
08:53 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit Polls: Clinton draws Republican support

(CNN) - Are some of Mississippi's Republicans trying to cause mischief? Thirteen percent of the voters in today's Democratic primary identified themselves as Republican; they voted for Clinton, 78 percent to 22 percent. And 37 percent of the Democratic primary voters have a favorable opinion of John McCain; this group also went for Clinton, 62 percent to 37 percent.

Earlier this month, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told listeners that since the Republican race was all but over, they should turn out for Clinton, because of his view that she would be a weaker fall opponent for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain - but there is no statistical evidence to indicate his instructions played any role in the Mississippi results.

–CNN's Paul Varian

Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
March 11th, 2008
08:44 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit Polls: Age gap persists in Mississippi

(CNN)– Early exit polls indicate the same distinct age gap in Mississippi that has appeared in many states this year: Barack Obama appears to garner the support of younger voters, while Hillary Clinton holds a greater appeal for older voters.

According to early CNN exit poll estimates, 72 percent of voters between the ages of 17 and 29 came out in support of the Obama, while 28 percent identified more with Clinton. For voters 60 and older, 53 percent said Clinton was fit for the presidency, while 46 percent weighed in for Obama.

–CNN's Emily Sherman

Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
March 11th, 2008
08:42 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls: Obama viewed as more honest

(CNN) - Mississippi Democratic voters view Barack Obama more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, exit polls indicate.

Roughly 7 in 10 voters said Obama was honest and trustworthy, while only a little more than half said the same for Clinton.

But Clinton voters appear to view Obama in a more negative light than Obama voters view Clinton.

Greater than 9 in 10 Clinton voters said Obama was not trustworthy, while roughly 7 in 10 Obama supporters said the same of Clinton.

Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
March 11th, 2008
08:28 PM ET
15 years ago

CNN projects Obama wins Mississippi Democratic primary

Track county-by county results here.

Filed under: Mississippi
March 11th, 2008
08:12 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit Polls: Economy top issue for Mississippi Democrats

(CNN) - Voters in Mississippi identified the economy as the number one concern Tuesday.

According to early CNN exit poll estimates, 56 percent of voters said the troubled economy was the biggest issue in deciding their vote. Fifty-four percent of those Mississippi residents cast their ballot for Sen. Barack Obama, 45 percent for Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Iraq and health care also registered as top issues for voters. Twenty-one percent thought the war in Iraq was the most critical issue facing the country, while another 21 percent felt that fixing nation's health care system was their number one concern.

–CNN's Emily Sherman

Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
March 11th, 2008
08:04 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls: Obama leading in Mississippi's Democratic primary

Click here for county-by-county results from Mississippi.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Exit Polls • Mississippi
March 11th, 2008
08:03 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls: Clinton voters say no to Obama for V.P.

(CNN) - Should Hillary Clinton win her party's nomination, a significant majority of Mississippi Democrats who voted for her think she should not offer Barack Obama a spot on the Democratic ticket.

According to exit polls, 60 percent of Clinton voters say the New York senator should not make Obama her running mate, while only 34 percent say she should.

Obama supporters appear to be more welcoming of Clinton as Obama's vice president. If Obama wins the party's nomination, 64 percent of his supporters say he should make a similar offer to Clinton.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Exit Polls
March 11th, 2008
08:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Caucus win gives Obama more Texas delegates than Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Obama won more delegates in Texas than Clinton."](CNN) - Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has won the Texas Democratic caucuses and will get more delegates out of the state than his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won the state's primary, according to CNN estimates.

Under the Texas Democratic Party's complex delegate selection plan, Texas voters participated in both a primary and caucuses on March 4. Two-thirds of the state's 193 delegates were at stake at the primary, while the remaining third were decided by the caucuses.

An additional 35 superdelegates were not tied to either contest. Clinton, of New York, defeated Obama in the primary by a 51-47 percent margin. But results of the caucuses were up in the air on election night and for several days afterward, due to state party rules that did not require local caucus officials to report their results to a centralized location.

Partial caucus results, representing 41 percent of all caucus precincts, showed Obama last week with 56 percent of the county-level delegates chosen at the caucuses to 44 percent for Clinton. The state party says it will not be able to provide a further breakdown of the caucus results from March 4.

After a comprehensive review of these results, CNN estimates that Obama won more support from Texas caucus-goers than Clinton. Based on the state party's tally, Obama's caucus victory translates into 38 national convention delegates, compared to 29 for Clinton.

And though Clinton won more delegates than Obama in the primary, 65 to 61, Obama's wider delegate margin in the caucuses gives him the overall statewide delegate lead, 99 to 94 - or once superdelegate endorsements are factored in, 109 to 106.

CNN's estimate is based on a statistical review, which combined the county-level results provided by the state party with data from the U.S. Census, exit polls and telephone surveys.

That analysis showed that the counties that reported data to the state party last week appear to be a representative cross-section of the Texas population. The analysis also indicates that areas that were won by Obama reported results at essentially the same rate as areas that were won by Clinton.

Every procedure used to statistically model the outcome of the caucuses indicated that Obama had more support than Clinton.

The next step in the delegate-selection process will occur on March 29, when the county-level delegates chosen at the March 4 caucuses will meet in county conventions held across the state. CNN will closely monitor those events and will adjust its delegate estimate for Obama and Clinton, if necessary, based on those results at that time.

Filed under: Texas
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