March 11th, 2008
08:03 PM ET
12 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. george jetson

    Vice president??? Of what, Iraq. If blacks didn't vote like sheep Obama would be just a blip. We don't need this crap anymore. Let the super delagates decide and put Obama away until he grows up.

    March 11, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. Amy in Iowa

    Hillary is not going to win this. Unless it is stolen. So who cares about her VP choice. She is not getting one....period...because she is not going to be the nominee.

    March 11, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. Hillbilly Hillary II

    Dear Clintonite,

    No one complained when 80% of African-Americans were voting for Bill Clinton. At that time, I guess they weren't voting "the color of their skin". So don't discuss subjects you no NOTHING about.

    March 11, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. Independent

    Yeah, that is in Mississippi. I bet if you do a national poll of voters, you find exactly the opposite. In fact, if HCR is on the top of any ticket, I for one will vote for McCain.

    March 11, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  5. Obamacan

    And what are you doing Clintonite? Its just like the clinton camp to throw race into it. Face it, he is just a better candidate.

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. dan

    I am just glad that the racism of the Clinton Inc. finally came out. There is no question that the racist comments come fron the camp with a wink and nod from the top. If not, it is another comment on her ability to run an organization. God help us all if someone like Hillary really had to run a complex venture like the USA. If we thought George Bush was a boob (and rightly so) she will make us long for the good old days of BUSH/CHENEY (God forbid). Hillary in office will pave the way for Jeb. No wonder the two families are close.

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. c├ęcile

    Only Hillary Clinton can go to America its greatness!

    It alone can win against McCain

    Hillary 08 wholeheartedly.

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. R. Glover

    "YES WE CAN"!!!!

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  9. sjl106

    I agree obama shouldn't be V.P. he isn't experienced and he is a sleaze. The only reason Hillary and Bill even suggested it is because the media and supporters have continually asked it and she has been generous.

    Hillary/Clark 08!

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  10. Cindy

    Clinton has molded her supporters to be devisive. Obama has not. It would be such a shame, to let the devisive molder win.

    Please see this, Superdelegates, and vote for what's right.

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  11. Dana

    He absolutely should not offer the VP spot to her. Her lack of integrity, honesty and clean campaign tactics continue to prove that she represents the same old status quo in politics. I'll never vote for her in any situation.

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  12. maya

    I think that the media is really ramming this down our throats and I don't think it helps anyone or any Dem. I do think that Hillary and Obama supporters do need to be more respectful to each other...

    March 11, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  13. Independent

    Clilntonite – Supporters like you just don't see the facts.
    Most of the "white" vote is going to Clinton. Does it mean that they are voting for her because she's white? I should hope not.

    People across the country are voting for Obama because he's a qualified and honest candidate. This may be why more – read that again – MORE – people are voting for him than those who support your candidate.

    We are energized and we are going to the White House!

    Obama '08

    March 11, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. Mike

    Shame Shame. What a wake up call this campaign has been to Black America to discover just how much disgusting racism exists in the so called Liberal Democrat Party among the eliteists Clinton Machine.

    March 11, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  15. Slap Stick, FLORIDA


    March 11, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. Jake, California

    For 60% of MS voters to say Hillary should be offered the VP spot is just intended as a good will gesture....not to show hatred to Hillary. Everyone knows that the Obama camp will never do it.

    And we know that if they did, Hillary will accept it....who is unaware of how low she can go?

    March 11, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  17. Eric

    Hillary Clinton has convinced her supporters that Barack Obama is evil.

    This is just ridiculous!

    Obama and his supporters are into uniting the country.

    I guess I should expect divisive politics from people that support a divisive politician like Hillary Clinton.

    What does it tell you about Hillary when the only way she can even compete with Barack Obama is by going negative?

    March 11, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  18. V. Sheldon

    That solves my ugly connundrum- now i do not have to ever worry about voting for HRC- THanks for the gift, Hill and happy landings!

    March 11, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  19. Hopeless Hillary

    Hillary will bring everyone and everything down. She doesn't care about the DNC, America, or anything. She cares about Hillary–nothing else.

    So no, I don't want her anywhere near Barack. In fact, I think the Secret Service should keep her as far away from him as possible. We don't know what that crazy lady will do.

    March 11, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  20. R. Glover


    March 11, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  21. Obamaite

    next time, proof read your name before writing....CLINTONITE
    secondly, it is remarks like this that trigger racial and sexist ideas among voters. i honestly think that at this stage, Democrats should be fighting to have a common front against the GOP, and not tearing each other apart.

    March 11, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  22. Obama #1

    Hillary is just some Stupid she-man and Obama is better.

    March 11, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  23. Jay

    ""What this says is that if obama becomes the nominee, that clinton supporters will look towards mccain.""

    Since Mississippi is a diehard red state, what this says is nothing.

    March 11, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  24. Sara

    This is getting out of control!!! I like both candidates but after all of this Im might just vote for Mccain....

    March 11, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  25. Erica

    Hmm. I wonder if you're black or not. If you are white, by chance, are you not voting for someone who is white as well?

    I don't get people who put so much into a person's skin color.

    If it were only for his black support he would not have won in Iowa nor have the current popular vote.. There are less black people than white people..

    March 11, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
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