April 22nd, 2008
08:39 PM ET
13 years ago

Exit polls: "Bitter-gate" fallout?

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(CNN) - Was there any fallout from the so-called "bitter-gate?"

On the whole, no, the exit polls suggest.

Hillary Clinton seized on Barack Obama's now famous comments about small town Americans, characterizing them as elitist and suggesting the Illinois senator is out of touch with many small-town Americans.

But Pennsylvania Democrats said Tuesday night they don't view Obama any more out of touch than Clinton: 66 percent of Pennsylvania Democrats said Clinton is in touch with people like them, while 65 percent said the same for Obama.

Translation: The elitist charge on Obama, at least among Democrats, does not appear to have stuck.

soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. D'Edra

    Why is it that nobody ever says that Hillary is getting the White vote? The White vote is under the guise of the blue-collar voter or the lunchpail voter. When talking about Barack, the African-American vote is always mentioned. Doesn't that sound racist on the part of the journalists?

    April 22, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  2. Gail

    He "misspoke" it seems to me. Is the media trying to help put the elitist label on him by constantly telling us that more college educated people vote for Obama? Are they trying to say that stupid people vote for Hillary? I am really disgusted now listening to her victory speech as she has justed asked people for money for her campaign. Poor uneducated, blue collar workers who are paying $4.00 a gallon for gas and she has the nerve to ask them for money.

    April 22, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  3. janie

    All the "so called" analyst on CNN and MSNBC keep asking tht same stupid question" why can't Obama seal the deal"...let's think about this for a second, because it doesn't require any more time than that....no matter what whites say to the pollsters they almost always will vote for the white candidate, no matter how bad they are.

    We deserved George Bush and we'll deserve John McCain if Hillary Clinton is our Democratic nominee.

    No wonder we're the laughing stock of world. We consistantly vote against our best interest.

    Aiming low=Hillary Clinton

    April 22, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  4. Dan

    The reason why educated people vote for Obama instead of Clinton/McCain is not because they are necessarily smarter, but because education makes u research the truth, u are taught economics and can read between the lines. e.g Cutting fuel price for 3mths sounds fantastic at first glance, but looking deeper, it is temporary,could potentially cost 300,000 people their jobs and federal roads will suffer.Looks deceitful to me like dangling carrots to gain political points.

    BTW: Have u noticed McCain makes coments and contradicts it all in one sentence.Looks like the man is really confused......seriously!

    April 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  5. Rhonda Davis

    America only hope is Senator Obama. I will vote for McCain if Hillary gets the nomination...she is dooms day

    April 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  6. kentucky

    I thought it was a loss for Clinton if she didn;t win by double digits?

    April 22, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  7. Daniel, Loganville Ga

    Congrats Sen. Clinton, Operation Chaos was a success I guess...PA got it wrong tonight...We need a change in this country from the old politics. THis country is in trouble and we are playing games. Wake up America before it's too late.

    OBAMA '08

    April 23, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  8. Goody - Oregon 4 Hillary

    Obama's lessons in how to buy a primary just didn't work this time. Hallelujah!!!

    April 23, 2008 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  9. trisha, Monsey NY

    God Bless you Obama, you did well tonight! Hillary go home and take Bill with you, America does not need you and your awful crew of trashy politics!
    I watch sadly tonight while Penn made the wrong decision again, look people The world is laughing at us to even consider Hillary as our president!!

    Obama/ Richardson!

    April 23, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
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