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
soundoff (161 Responses)
  1. t

    Jay in Kansas,
    Do you know who you are talking about? She is THE most divisive person in American politics. Did you see how she went about health care when given the chance? she didnt even allow democrats to have input even though there was already a plan in place.

    March 11, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  2. gwendolyn levene

    I believe Hillary is the best candidate to go against Mc Cain in November. Obama can give a good motivational speech but the substance is not there. It is also important to mention here that he does well with caucuses. I sincerely hope that if and when they decide to do over Florida and Michigan( which I hope will not happen) that it will be a fair voting and no caucus. They mention mailing in which I believe would not be a good idea either because this election is too important to take any chances with fraud.We voted in Florida and Obama was all over the television here being well represented.

    March 11, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  3. edwin

    hello from edwin colon. no more republican presidents are going to be in the white way hose.because of the republicans gasoline is over $3.00 a gallon.crude oil over $108.00 a barrel.the economy is bad.people are loosing their homes.hillary clinton is going to be the next president of the united states.........................

    March 11, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  4. t

    Amparo= idiot

    March 11, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  5. Vig

    blacks will vote Obama, blacks will sing his praises. It's so predictable.

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. LS

    Let's Stop the childish chatter. Obama is BLACK and WHITE. He represents both sides. He is very intelligent, mature, and is going to win. I am black and I take offense to this. People want to talk about race, but doesn't tend to look at the fact that our parties is economically and regionally divided. The rural parts of the states consists of people that like the old politics. The urban parts of the states consists of people that want CHANGE. OBAMA is that change!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  7. NC

    I'm a Strong Obama supporter but I think that hillary's camp is stuck on "race" and it is driving this nomination to unbelievable heights. I feel like it's the 1960's all over again. All I can do is continue to support Obama and be amazed at the supporters of hillary and them dancing in streets celebrating the racial baits. I will always look at the white lady in the next office in a different light.

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  8. Joe M.

    the limbaugh effect is real and it is distorting the will of the voters who actually care about the democratic party and its nomination process.

    of course, americans have a right to vote, and limbaugh unfortunately has a right to speak, so it's hard to know what to do about it. hopefully most of the upcoming races will be closed as opposed to open primaries.

    March 11, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  9. Latina from Texas

    Some of these comments are just ridiculous... of course Obama gets more independents and republicans that are legit, they've been voting for him since the beginning. When did Hillary start to get republican votes???? AFTER Rush Limbaugh started asking his listeners to go vote for her. Geeez... are you guys that dumb?

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  10. JEAN

    To Clintonstrong. Thank God shallow minded people like you are not in any way representative of latino voices.Besides, Im Latino and I need you to understand that if an Obama cannot make it to the white house, never will a Pablo!!

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. mara duvall

    Blacks 91% to 6% Obama and Clinton. Whites 72% to 21% Clinton and Obama. It seems that blacks or about 20% more racist than whites. Nothing new, just more obvious. Seems that White men or finally catching on to the trend. I quess they can be forgiven for not realizing they don't hold the power anymore.

    March 11, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
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