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
soundoff (123 Responses)
  1. karen

    I am not surprised that Hillary voters don't want Obama. Let's face it, most of her voters in Ohio had no college education and voted based on race. They are pretty ignorant, and it's becoming more obvious every day.

    Remember how the Dems/Repubs hated each other during the Clinton years – the administration was so devisive that it was hamstrung, which may have been a Good thing. Do we really want more of this?

    I'm sad that a chance for a great political discussion has been reduced to a soap opera. The issues the media is concentrating on makes us the laughing stock of the world. For example, do you think Elliot Spitzer's zipper problem would be THE headline in other countries facing such pressing issues?

    March 11, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  2. kim portland, oregon

    umm, hullo, YOU are the number two hilary. enough with your sick political tactics.

    hilary/the clintons could never beat mcsame, and that is VITAL this year!!!! mccain=bush/cheney, etc.

    March 11, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. Common Sense

    The discussion here is completely out of control. Clinton supporters aren't racist, and those who call them racists are hypocritical.

    This race is not over, this exit poll only tells us what many in the democratic base think. They like Obama, but they want a tried and true, proven liberal democrat like HIllary. IT IS NOT ABOUT HIS OR HER RACE.

    The arguments are good either way. Obama does have more delegates, but a large number of those delegates are in red states. Whether those states went to him because of a racial divide is irrelevant.

    Let's be honest. This argument about the exit polls in MIssissippi is irrelevant because that state will go red in the general anyway.

    March 11, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  4. Tara

    if you are a true patriot, do not vote Obama.
    Why ? because almost half of his supporters want to see the America collapsed. They don't vote for America. They vote for their own pride.
    How can you expect the people who never felt proud of America can protect her from her enemies. Give me a break. It is a true fairy tell. Think about it. Pray for yourself, for your family, and for the country.

    March 11, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  5. Dancindukes

    Key word "SHOULD" – not going to happen. Look at the math. He keeps winning and winning. She has won 3 states Whoopie dang doo.

    If she is the nominee I will vote for Ralph Nader, who I have met and actually like --

    March 11, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  6. Peg, FL obama 08

    Obama will NEVER have Hillary run with him, because she's not only a "monster" she's a "BEAST", she will stoop to any level to try to win the nomination. Stop being a sore loser, Hillary youre starting to show your true color. You've being there (8 years I must say), What?!! Give someone else a chance to do what Bill (and YOU, right) did'nt do.

    from FL

    March 11, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. hjlk

    what do you expect..They are all African Americans voting by the color of their skin..

    You will still lose another Red State in the general election..

    Well said

    March 11, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  8. Mike

    A great man once said. Politics favors the wealthy, the shameless and the beautifull. Well Hillary has the first two attributes. I guess thats why she is hanging in there to the detriment of the Democrat Party.

    March 11, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  9. Charlotte

    Jessie Jackson did not get this far because he did not have Oprah.

    March 11, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  10. PITA

    Obama supporters would want Hillary Clinton in the ticket. They KNOW that someone with real experience and know how is needed to guide the ship of state.

    March 11, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  11. Jay

    Good. Now Bill Clinton can drop that go-nowhere idea.

    March 11, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  12. Queen Isabella

    This just in:

    Queen Isabella Hillary, sent Christopher Columbus to discover the new world. She tried to send Bill Fernando with Chris, but his whereabouts were not known at the time. Sources say, he was "visiting friends".

    What a gal, what experience–NOT.

    March 11, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  13. MAP, Sr

    GREAT NEWS....

    If I was OBAMA, I wouldn't want to be on the ticket with that MONSTER......

    She will lose BIG to McCain....

    March 11, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  14. Bobbi and Lana

    These Clinton voters say NO to Obama...PERIOD! If Clinton does not win the nomination our vote goes to LOU DOBBS.

    March 11, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  15. bond

    Obama would win this election even if he was purple with green stripes! Its been over since orig. super tuesday.

    Scoreboard Obama

    March 11, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. Jose Card - Independent

    This just shows that Hillary has convinced her supporters with negative scare tactics against Obama, while Obama offers positive hopes for the future and makes his supporters more open-minded.

    March 11, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  17. HM

    Hillary is the candidate with a solution. Obama is all talk. I can't imagine a president who can't give a clear answer to an impromtu question. I am praying hard Obama will never get the nomination.

    March 11, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  18. Evelyn New Jersey

    How can yu Oama supporters think he is the best to win, he can't take the heat from the Clinton campaign he will never survive the Republican attack, He whines about every little issue.

    March 11, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  19. Justin from West Haven, CT

    HHAHAH ok, yeah I'd say Obama supporters would be less supportive of the joint ticket considering he is ahead of Clinton.

    March 11, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  20. Amparo

    I agree. Obama is not good enough.

    Hillary 08 & 12

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  21. Joanna

    Can anyone calculate the voters state by state? I do think Hillary won more voters but less delegates now. Because in the big state, a pledged delegate represents more voters than in the small state. And in the primary, a pledged delegate represents more voters than in the caucuse.

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  22. Diddy

    His VP???? Is she out of her darn mind,,does she need someone to tell her she's losing,,,uuhhhh talk about being delusional,,,lol

    OBAMA 08!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  23. Burl McQueen-Chicago

    Obama/Pelosi. The winning ticket.

    March 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
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