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. Mia Rose

    Yeah, put someone on Obama's ticket who tells us NOT to hope. She really is right, by the way–because she's hopeless.

    Obama 08

    McCain/Clinton 0-Never

    March 11, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  2. SF, CA

    He shouldn't be President nor be offered a spot on a ticket as VP because he's just not ready!!

    March 11, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. harris

    Keep up the good work OBAMA.

    March 11, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. Eric

    African Americans voted for Bill Clinton with even more lopsided numbers than people that are voting for Obama now.

    You people on these blogs that defend the Clinton campaign's racist remarks as "just the facts" are people too ignorant to recognize their own racism.

    I'm white.

    Is it crazy to think that African Americans are voting for the candidate that they think will do the most good for them. That's kind of the idea of voting. Pick the person that you think will take the country in the direction that's best for you. It is what we ALL do when we vote. That's what African Americans did with Bill Clinton when everyone called him the first black president. Nobody thought it was weird, they just recognized him as the candidate most in touch with issues facing African American voters.

    Clinton supporters are just sore losers. Don't make race an excuse for the divisive politics of your candidate.

    Obama '08!

    Obama '12

    March 11, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  5. Joy

    Ain't no freaking way Obama should be on the ticket with Hilary. I despise the man, and I would never vote for him on anyone's ticket, including Hillary. He is a slease, he is a ruthless politician who will do anything to win, and he has no morals or scruples, not to mention no experience. Hillary can do better. Wesley Clark for VP!

    March 11, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  6. c

    Supporter Obama au Texas

    And for a woman candidate?

    Why black people who supported Bill does she not Hillary if it is not a racial vote?

    America Democrat is not racist, it is only sexist!

    Imagine if Obama was a woman, he would have no chance.

    The American dream when I read aggressiveness against Hillary Clinton ... Yuk! It is not good to be a woman in your country.

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. Obama Supporters.....

    No Obama at all on the ticket! Clinton/Edwards = White House

    No nuclear weapons (Obama pro nuclear weapons)
    No amnesty (Obama is pro amnesty)
    No Obama (too green – forget being black)

    Obama didn't even know Lou Dobbs position on amnesty....what else will he screw up – and that one has no impact on us.

    Obama on ticket = McCain in White House

    When 80-90% of one race chooses to vote for a person of that race.......well, that is not is by color!

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. CeeJay

    Racism in America is now coming out in the open for the world to see.
    African Americans have always been more warming to White Americans than the other way around. This is clearly what the exit polls are showing.
    Sadly, I don't think things will ever change in the great old U.S.A.

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  9. Bob

    Hey Carlos, that sounds like Macbeth you're talking about : ) Ha!

    March 11, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  10. R. Glover

    "YES WE CAN"

    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  11. Ron


    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  12. mike

    I am suprised Billary hasnt said she invented the internet.

    March 11, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  13. george jetson

    Divisive, yes, Obama follows a racist minister, accepts support from the hater Farrakan, is married to an American apologist, undermines our troops, will not defend our country against his Islamic brethren. On top of that his support is mostly blacks who vote by skin color only.
    I spent 8 years hating the Clintons and now compared to Obama, Hillary seems like a godsend. I even contributed to her campaign just to stop the one who would destroy our country-OBAMA!

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Obamas religion is rasist I will never vote for him.

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. Katy

    I don't agree that all the divisiveness should be attributed to Clinton, and wander if Obama is again getting a free ride.

    After all, he was the one to fire the salvo about Bill Clinton's legacy and lack of achievements back in the earlier debates (relative to Ron Reagan no less!!). I thought this was a very bad move for a democratic candidate to make, and was disappointed. Like it or not, the Clinton years certainly have been the best for me and my family.

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  16. candice watkins

    what country do we live in? people are not allowed to say what we think? obama DID get as far as he has because he's black . the media did NOT grill him the way they have picked apart hillary clinton for months. everyone let him go scot free for months...why???? i am sick of seeing black after black on your network and every other network going out 110% for obama. again, where is the equal time for hillary clinton? obama can say anything he wants and no one questions him at all. i am not voting for anyone that cannot show me the substance. all i have seen so far is a slick dude who knows how to spin and that i know literally nothing about. i frankly could care less if he was green or any other color. no matter. but i am sick and tired of him getting a free ride because of it. you should really take another look at the state of the media in this country. it is pitiful and i couldn't agree with geraldine more...reverse racism is exactly what it is. take a look at the statistics of blacks voting...i'm not voting for hillary clinton because she's a woman. she's the most qualified person. clearly there are large numbers of people voting for obama who don't seem to have that as a priorty.

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  17. Erin

    I would never vote for a Clinton candidate. Clinton is obviously a racist and does not deserve to lead our country. I am disgusted as a woman that she will not remove this person from her campaign.

    I just heard that Obama is projected to be the winner of Mississippi. Thank God!!!!

    Obama 2008

    Hillary Clinton – NEVER!

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  18. Herman

    This is only a chosen few who is saying this...

    March 11, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  19. Hillary Supporter

    Obama Isn't Ready To Be President Or Vice President As Far As I Am Concerned. He Has No Experience Or Any Electablity. Plus He Has To Win Big States Like Ohio And Flordia Which Are Crucial For Democrats.

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  20. Mike Allen

    Way to Go MS. The slipping away of monster Hillarys MOJO is re gaining momentom. Hopefully she will soon be marginalized and disenfranchised.

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  21. candice watkins

    ps i do not want obama on the clinton ticket. thanks, but no thanks

    March 11, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  22. pj

    this shows that obama supporters are more serious about getting a democrat in office and not just playing hate games.

    clintonett, you are an idiot. you are the uneducated voter that always goes for clinton, or the senior who cant keep up with the news and cant get out of the 50's when blacks couldnt vote – you're probably still upset about that. please lock yourself in a room and refrain from further human contact.

    March 11, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  23. RD

    Obama has made it more than clear throughout this election that he would select people of good character, integrity and honesty. These people in his Cabinet would be the experts of their field.

    All of this leaves Hillary Clinton off Obama's short list of possible VP's.

    Has anybody been wondering where the hell the ballots went in all of those NY voting districts? Someone is cheating in this race and they are in NY. Ask Bloomberg about it!

    March 11, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  24. 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 |
  25. obamaforamerica

    For Hillary to even suggest that she'll consider Barack as her vp is dillusional. Someone needs to pull the wool from over her eyes. Her incinuating such a possibility is overtly racist to me. It's like she would want him as her puppet to only help her carry out whatever plans she has for the country. I'm speaking for many people of African descent. Whether people want to realize it or not, we have been stepped on and degraded and continue to be in this country for over 400 years. It is way overdue for a black president. Not just any black president, but one who is well qualified, non-biased and able to mobilize people across all lines to jumpstart a positive agenda for America.

    March 11, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
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