March 11th, 2008
08:12 PM ET
13 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
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. babs

    Go Clinton ,she is far better at this than OBAMA BOO BOO BOO
    What is wrong with you people

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. Deb IL

    Also, please, even if you support Sen. Obama, quit saying "that woman." Regardless of your opinion of her, she is a U.S. Senator and deserves at least that much respect, as does Sen. Obama... And please quit using the ridiculous logic of Hillary staying with Bill as a reason to hate her. No wonder our country is in the shape it is, no one has any respect for anyone who doesn't agree with them.

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  3. changing times

    Hey the states Clinton won any democrat will win. So why do people say he won't win them. Any democrat is going to win those big states because they are blue states!

    The difference is Obama could change the electoral map and add other states also. That way he may not have to depend on Ohio or maybe Florida. This is what he brings to the table.

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  4. ramona roper

    Why give the winner to Obama so soon when only 15% of the precents are in???? You all are so bias it ia unbeliveable!!!!!!!!!!!!! If she was ahead you would not conceedit to her . Shame on you.. You have annointed him as the President and nothing she can do is right. This is just a shame that the press can throw and election. You will be sorry!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  5. aware

    Barack will never be president of the USA. This primary has revealed his flawed, raciest, arrogant, ego driven and power hungry character. 🙁

    Hillary the HOPE of 08 or McCain! 🙂

    March 11, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
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