April 22nd, 2008
09:28 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls: College grads help Obama in PA

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/22/art.obamaschool.jpg caption="College graduates supported Obama in Pennsylvania's primary Tuesday."]
(CNN) - While Clinton has won the state of Pennsylvania, it appears she won't win it by as wide a margin as she did Ohio.

One reason for this appears to be the fact that the Democratic electorate in Pennsylvania includes more college-educated voters - a voting bloc that has reliably supported Obama.

In Ohio, only 38 percent of Democratic voters had a college degree - in Pennsylvania, 46 percent did.

soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. Neutral

    49% of college students VOTED FOR Clinton, 51% for Obama.

    People making over $50K MAJORITY VOTED FOR CLINTON!!!!

    April 23, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  2. Tex-gal

    Wisdom and life experience is what counts. I guess college educated folks can't see further than their nose. It's like when an experienced person earns more than a college graduate in any job, or position. Duh!!!! Older folks have lived and seen alot more than most. A comparison ; by the time young folks take off in a race, old folks have come and gone again.

    April 23, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  3. Neutral



    April 23, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  4. bond

    Are you Billary supporters just plain mental midgets? This race has been effectively over since super tuesday and that's a fact! Billary won PA… netting a handful of more delegates, which Obama will obviously win back in NC. Do you morons not realize his plan was to drain her campaign financially in PA, by purposely outspending her (which he can afford), causing her to spend as well. Unless she loans herself more money, her bankroll is spent and will have nada for NC & IN (and beyond if she's selfish enough to continue on). The superdelegates will not overturn the popular vote, the elected delegates, and the states Obama has won. As every exit poll in virtually every contest has shown, educated voters support Obama. Maybe this is why Billary supporters (and their candidate) can't do the math that clearly shows her demise long ago. Get a clue!

    April 23, 2008 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  5. Nat Apir

    George Bush is no doubt very experienced TWO? term governor of Texas, and prior to being elected governor he was a very successful business man. Bush senior has been in the corridors of power and in power – CIA Chief and President of the United States of America. Bush Junior was born with experience and he gained some through personal endeavor.

    But see where his experience has landed America – a very high debt profile, collapsed mortgage finance system that has left many Americans stranded on the high way of homelessness and hopelessness, An Economy that is practically in a state of coma. And so far all palliative measures at injecting life back to it have so far failed. A disastrous war that has cost so many American lives with no end in sight.

    Enough of this talk about College graduates lacking in real life experience that is necessary in appreciating the issues at stake in this election.

    April 23, 2008 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  6. GOOG Star

    THIS IS A RACE ISSUE THROUGH AND THROUGH!!! One thing is true: 92% of African American's are voting for Barack Obama. Do we all really think that Blacks are voting for Obama because they like his politics? PLEASE!! Blacks are voting for Obama because HE IS BLACK!! If 92% of white Democrats were voting for Clinton the African American community would be having a hissy fit! claiming that racism in America was still rampant and that "their" candidate didn't have a fair chance. Please, you cannot have it both ways, folks!

    April 23, 2008 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  7. Anonymous

    HILLARY HAS WON BY 10% , 220,000 VOTES.......


    April 23, 2008 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
  8. nd

    I find it fascinating that after all these months, the Clinton and media machine can only come up with Rev Wright and some gotcha word "Bitter" in a meeting. LOL they're pathetic. Everything Rev Wright said was right on. You white people just don't like to hear the truth about your EVIL DEEDS. I also saw the entire sermon, you know the part the media machine didn't play so you can be manipulated. After all they know how easily the American people can be manipulated. Can you blame them. You're not exactly the sharpest knine in the drawer.


    April 23, 2008 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  9. Beu

    @ Laura
    The headline says college Graduates you fool.
    You probably didn't graduate college because you were "starry eyed" hanging out with football team boys.
    Read the headling before you post a comment.
    You're making the undereducated that vote for clinton look more stupid. See why education is a real priority. I Hope Sen.Clinton has a good education program for adults like you lacking common sense.

    April 23, 2008 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  10. an american grandma

    We live in a world with enormous problems, global warming, suicide bombers, health (aids) economic woes, terrorismetc. But also one in which the U.K., Germany, Israel, Pakistan, Turkey, etc. elected a woman to take the reigns of office. perhaps because they are in the race to serve tand not just to serve their own interests.

    So it's time for the U.S. has to have a First Madam President... and trust that a woman could fill the office and repair some of the damage done by you know who...Hillary has the courage and determination and is a lioness..even if she has made "her mistakes" ...but who hasn't .

    April 23, 2008 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  11. Kara

    Laura...college GRADUATES not only students.

    I am a college GRADUATE with a REAL job and a REAL life. I have a MORTGAGE and two kids and daycare and I wouldn't touch Clinton with a ten-foot pole.

    April 23, 2008 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  12. Dick in Sioux Falls

    Yes, Hillary is a fighter. You may think that's a great recommendation to be President. I don't. I fear a woman who feels she has to appear tougher in order not to be thought too feminine. Let's see, no one would ever think of her as too feminine. For sure, I don't want a woman with her finger on the button trying to show how tough she is to the world. We're just getting over someone in the White house trying to demonstrate how tough he is.

    April 23, 2008 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  13. Lashanda

    People, don't waste anymore of your hard earned money on Mr. Obama. This is a race for grown ups. He's only in this race because YOU send him money. He will not make a good President yet. He needs time to learn, grow and show his potential to the world before he can get into the White House. Let's all blacks rally behind Hillary. We need a Democrat to become President and the only other alternative to the young and dreaming Barack is the tough, strong and experienced Hillary. Just the fact that she is a woman shouldn't be a reason for you not to vote for her. If you don't want this Republicans to fool us once again, with nice words and empty promises, vote for Hillary, because she and ONLY she can take on the rest of Republicans. Barack still needs to learn. He'll be ripped for the next term. I'm sure she'll be our next President in 2012. Now, we need Hillary. GO, VOTE FOR HER! REMEMBER MY WORDS!

    April 23, 2008 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  14. Angela Marshall

    It is over Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    President Obama 2008

    April 23, 2008 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  15. bluboy

    Wouldn't it be amazing to have this country run by people who represent our american dream- came from nothing- graduated from our nations most prestigious institutions- have lucrative careers and a family and still love this country enough to risk their lives to try and bring about change.

    I believe that with education comes knowledge, experience and wisdom- I believe we learn to think outside ourselves and become less selfish- This might explain why the "educated" support Obama- and unfortunately why most likely McCain will be elected president- AMERICA get smart- don't continue to allow fear mongering and false "patriotism" lead this country to worse circumstances than we are in now.

    Obama! We the future physicians of America support you and wish you the best!

    April 23, 2008 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
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