March 11th, 2008
08:42 PM ET
13 years ago

Exit polls: Obama viewed as more honest

(CNN) - Mississippi Democratic voters view Barack Obama more honest and trustworthy than Hillary Clinton, exit polls indicate.

Roughly 7 in 10 voters said Obama was honest and trustworthy, while only a little more than half said the same for Clinton.

But Clinton voters appear to view Obama in a more negative light than Obama voters view Clinton.

Greater than 9 in 10 Clinton voters said Obama was not trustworthy, while roughly 7 in 10 Obama supporters said the same of Clinton.

Filed under: Exit Polls • Mississippi
soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. D N DCCC

    As an African American WOMAN she does not speak 4 me!!!!!! Racism trumps sexism ………. I still make less than WHITE women… I need a Masters 2 UR Bachelors ….. If Hillary was a BLACK woman she would not be in her position!!!!!

    CNN post my comment!!!!! DON'T be biased

    March 11, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  2. pgn

    Your choice matters;
    It's up to you.
    "Existence precedes the essence."
    J.p. Sartre, French Philosopher.

    March 11, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  3. Randolph Smith - Charlotte, North Carolina

    He is. On another come you have not included North Carolina in any of the primary maps? When is the North Carolina Primary? Don't we count?

    March 11, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Freddy

    This is funny; you say Obama is not honest, ask Clinton to show her finances! You say his is not honest, show, please post a link to a website, a video that caught him lying, (that contain details he hasnt talked about) or even this finances. On thing is to play politics and another is to have followers that are willing to say "Hillary or nothing". Sad, really sad. Think about this: If Obama is so dishonest, why does Clinton says she would like to have him as her VP?

    She is telling me there is something good about this man, she is telling me there is honestly in this man's character, there is hope, there is talent, there is potential. If she, who has critized him, who has made a soapopera out of this election (Shame on You Barack Obama), believes He should be her VP, then I, as a faithful democrat, who once considered voting for her, believe he should not get second places; I am voting for the man Hillary believes should be the president; Barack Obama.

    March 11, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Jen

    Obama is the ONLY honest candidate left. The Clintons are the biggest liars ever.

    March 11, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Shana

    Could someone please tell me what significant experience Hillary Clinton has? I researched this and could not find that she has any experience that is superior to that of her opponent. Thank you.


    March 11, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. Randolph Smith - Charlotte, North Carolina

    Obama has what the Clintons can only dream about....INTEGRITY!

    March 11, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Reality check #1

    Then those people have paid no attention to Obama whatsoever! He has back pedaled so many times on television. And, do you really think CNN would report all the untruths he has been caught in? Not their Golden Boy! Why do you think he errrs and uhhs so much, trying to remember the last lie to back it up with another. Obama makes Bush look decent.

    March 11, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. catmom

    Obama is considered more honest because there has been a concerted effort to destroy Hillary Clinton. Things she says are generally misinterpreted and/or taken out of context. Rumors and lies from years ago that have been investigated to a tune of 80 million of our tax dollars are constantly being thrown up as being fact when they are not. People are allowed to say the most awful things about Mrs. Clinton, Bill and even Chelsea. All the while Obama is portrayed as Mr. Perfect, can do no wrong, even God like. If you repeat something long enough people will begin to believe it.

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  10. Randolph Smith - Charlotte, North Carolina

    Hey Grif...Go back to picking on McFly!

    March 11, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  11. aware

    Barack is the sneakiest politician I have ever heard. He is a manipulative, raciest pied piper who plays on the emotions of the uninformed! 🙁

    However, America won't be duped again!

    Hillary the HOPE of 08 or McCain! 🙂

    March 11, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  12. Buss

    Obama is more honest and Hillary appears to be more dishonest. Her supporters are especially bitter I suppose because birds of a feather flock together. But little chickies, watch that you don't get pushed out of the nest prematurely because she needs more room for her self-serving agenda.

    March 11, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  13. New York for Obama

    The very nature of politics in the US centers on personalities rather than on issues. Ever since JFK won, the technology of media perpetuates this. That being said, it's also amazing how ephemeral the memories of Americans are. Anyone remember Bill Clinton's Monica media moment? Remember his never having inhaled media moment? This is the same white house and household from whence came Hillary.
    If she was unable to manage her personal relationship with a president proved to be dishonest, what makes anyone think she can really manage this whole country; especially with a dishonest advisor in her bedroom. When that call comes at 3AM, I want a president without familial distractions and history of dishonest baggage answering that call. That president would have to be Obama.

    March 11, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  14. Randolph Smith - Charlotte, North Carolina

    The people who believe Hillary also believe that advertisements are the truth.

    March 11, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  15. Lola

    My cousin is currently working for the McCain campaign in a Northen State (lets not mention it!) ; he asked me this past Saturday night who I was voting for. I said I was voting for Obama (he knows I was voting for Clinton before) and he said "NO!!! you have to vote for Clinton!" When I asked why, he said "Because it will be easier for Mc Cain to win the election!"

    I asked him "what would happened if Obama wins". Then he said "Well, we'll be screwed!" There you have it, direct from the Mc Cain campaign.

    March 11, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. catmom

    Again, as I have been asking, what personal attacks has Hillary made against Obama? She has questioned his experience, his record and his plans for the country. Is that not what you are supposed to do? It is after all a campaign. I don't understand what it is people are expecting of her. It's almost as if Obama supporters just want him to have a free ride. He isn't supposed to have to explain anything???

    March 11, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  17. A New York Lawyer

    If one were to seriously consider the mudslinging and half-truths emanating from the Clinton camp, I think it speaks measures about the integrity of the Clinton campaign. Hillary Clinton has compromised her integrity as a human being to win the Democratic nomination by any means necessary. Her campaign tactics underscore why business as usual in Washington must cease to exist.

    Mrs. Clinton's lack of experience is illustrated by the division she and her cohorts can be credited with due to her campaign tactics. Clinton spokesperson Geraldine Ferraro recently publicly declared that Sen. Obama was in the position he currently finds himself in because he is black. Did she forget that he is also white? In this day and age, and after all of the growing pains this country has been through concerning race issues, why should race be an issue? Clinton has not to date called for Ferraro's resignation from her campaign. That is very telling.

    March 11, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. Independent

    Obama has won more voters and more states!

    March 11, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  19. KC, Texas

    Obama is honest?

    Google: Tony Rezko, sweetheart deal Obama, Illinois corruption, Obama Iraq tie, Obama political position, Chicago way politician.

    If Obama is honest, then there is no liar in the world!

    March 11, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  20. Geri

    Obama supporters....since when has he become honest??? Wait till the press decides he's not their "fair haired" boy and start bringing out the dirt. He'll have Nasty Michelle go out and defend him. He's a wimp and not to be trusted.

    March 11, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
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