April 22nd, 2008
06:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls: Economy voters give Clinton a boost

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(CNN) - The economy is the No. 1 issue among Pennsylvania Democrats, just as it has been in nearly every other primary state. Close to 55 percent of voters there rank it the top issue, while 28 percent say the Iraq war is their top concern.

Hillary Clinton is the clear beneficiary - she's winning 56 percent of voters who are worried about the economy, while Obama wins 43 percent of those voters.

Filed under: Bill Schneider • Economy • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Sule-1

    unfortunately, many of those people do not have access to correct information, most can even understand the information when they have it. That explains it... only Brand name!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. John M

    Don't blame us all here in PA. I'm in PA, and I know all about the outsourcers and bad trade deals.

    Like when Bush won "Dear world, sorry, we tried. Half of America".

    So Dear USA, Sorry, we tried. About half of Pa. The not old and stupid half.

    April 22, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. yobpasi NJ

    Obama is not going to beat Senator Mccain, wake up democrats and the remaining primaries. So give Hillary the nominations if you want to see a democrat in the Whitw House next year.................

    April 22, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  4. deb

    For the bloggers who say Clinton gets the "uneducated demographic"; please read some of the comments on these boards from the Obama supporters! Most of them are illiterate at best and don't have a clue about any of the issues! This isn't even including all of the unwarranted hate that is spewed towards Hillary! Most of the Clinton bloggers talk about the issues, not about how much they "hate" the other two candidates! Go Hillary!

    April 22, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. Eric-Illinois

    Hillary wins with church goers, gun owners and those most concerned with the economy...Wise up you Obama fans. He can not win the general election. Stop drinking the Kool Aid.

    April 22, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. maria dimitrova

    Hilary did say YES YES YES YES Obama can win....so can she quit already....

    April 22, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. ERL

    If Clinton is 10.3 million in the red/DEBT with her own money how can the American people trust her to not put our economy in a deeper grave?????

    Come on Americans wake up!! She doesn't care about you or me...she cares about being on top of the world with all the POWER in her hands to reign havoc!!! Is lying to the American people NOT a GOOD QUALIFIER to not give her the Presidency????

    Let's not get suck into her politics...and become so gullible!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  8. Sara from Arizona

    The war in Iraq is a concern? You mean the one Clinton voted for???

    April 22, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  9. Kristy

    I think that the uneducated voter could take some things that Hillary has said out of context and explains the opinions of some people and as well as some print that has come out about Hillary. I truly believe that people tend to take sides and not look at the big picture. Our economy could take a long time to fix. One president could not fix everything. Therefore, I think that the public tend to put a heavy weight or hopes in the fact that their presidential hopeful will fix all their problems. If I was bipartisan I would go with the candidate and suggest to others that they vote for the person that will effectively and honorably end the Iraq War but at the same time can be the type of president that will not be worried about his/her popularity but is worried about national security. If I were truly thinking in this way, I would vote for Hillary. In fact, I did vote for her.

    April 22, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. Joe

    WHY!?? Are we truly that stupid?! The Clinton/Bush Dynasty have spent the last twenty years destroying our industrial base and sending our jobs to China. Oh my God!

    April 22, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  11. Xanadude of Velen

    All in Kalimdor are fond of Hillary. She has credible XP and her armor is buffed with intellect and agility points that will see her through to victory.

    April 22, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. Clinton or McCain, but NEVER obama

    No, I don't have to vote for obama and I will not vote for obama. I wouldn't vote for him to pick up trash along my road.

    April 22, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  13. Tammy

    This shows most of us agree that Hillary is the one with solutions to help fix our economy, our country. We clearly see how strong she was when it comes to problem solving in the debate last week. Hillary's Universal Health Care Plan was recently praised by Elizabeth Edwards. Go Hillary!

    April 22, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  14. Vig

    Pennyslvania will give Clinton a big win.

    April 22, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. Tom

    Obama outspends her 4 – 1 in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania – and loses. Why would people who say economy is the biggest issue vote for Hillary. BECAUSE SHE'S GETTING 100% BETTER RESULTS WITH 25% OF THE MONEY!!!!! Y'know, maybe that has something to do with it.

    April 22, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  16. Steven

    You people that are acting and saying crazy things about Clinton have clearly lost your perspective. She's not insane, unreasonable, or out of step. You may not like her but, face it, there's nothing to hate. And if you don't like her, yet consider yourself a democrat then ask yourself why you start foaming at the mouth over someone who has consistently voted your interest since becoming a senator, including her vote for presidential power to invade Iraq ( I disagreed with that vote but remember the majority of Americans and majority of democrats supported it at the time).

    Let me get this straight, the candidate who has the most votes, delegates , and state that are traditionally red in the general election can't put Hillary away even when he outspends her 3 to 1. He can't win a traditionally Blue state and hasn't yet, except for his home state. This is a real problem for our party because he isn't a strong candidate.

    Early indications are that Hillary will win big in Penn. Now she should just quit?

    April 22, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  17. Hako

    Wow. The shrill cries of the Obama harpies all over this place. Do you people ever research anything, or just keep repeating the same nonsense amongst yourselves? Hillary was never really in favor of NAFTA, David Gergen has verified that many times.....because he was present when she raised objections. Here's the truth: It was Bill's baby, but Hillary was his wife and the First Lady. He ASKED her to support it......what was she supposed to do? How would it look if the First Lady was opposing a policy the President was proposing? She did what any First Lady would do.....she got behind him and his ideas.... in spite of her doubts. She and Bill continue to strongly disagree on Trade issues. She wants NAFTA fixed, or says we should back out of the agreement.

    April 22, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |

    It is too bad.. the people do not know history... bill clinton had the best presidency of the last 50 years.... history is facts... and when republicans are showed up?.. they hide them. President Reagan and Mark Fowler of the FCC.. got rid of the fairness doctrine. It had been in place since 1928. It had 3 main regulations... 1.. the media and radio had to report the "real" news. 2.. they had to show all sides of issues and give equal time. 3.. they had to avoid consolidation into few hands.

    Now we have 5 corporations who own 5600 tv stations, 16,000 radio stations and 82% of all newspapers. Bias? you bet... slanted?.. you bet. Corporations make sure their interests are first.. and to heck with the people's interests. censorship? you bet.. manipulation? you bet. beats the drums for the few and leaves out the people's business and interests?.... for 6 years Bush got away with almost everything.. due to concentration into few hands. They got their war.. their war profits, their power, their greed and never forget it. Trust? I have lost all. when they slant to Obama.. I go for Hillary... I read, I listen, I do not fall for the con. Many who comment evidently have. READ HILLARY"S books.... go back and read history of 8 years of clinton and what he did for this nation. get the facts.. do not fall for the inuendo, the sex, the glibness.. the fixation on the blips. Be informed, watch c-span and the house and the senate.. Tape them while at work. Learn the real truth so no one can con you ever again.

    Go hillary.. we need you greatly .. and we love you...

    April 22, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |

    That our girl we are !

    April 22, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  20. sjp

    her and her cronies can't manage a campaign but these people think she will be great for american economy? people are such sheep, they all think the clinton nomination will bring back the 90's. sorry to burst the bubble but smart people know it was the technology sector that drove that economy not the clinton presidency.

    April 22, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  21. ron

    Hillary will not honor her promises. Watch out Gov. Rendell, and Gov. Strickland there is not going to be a Clinton / ? ticket

    Go Obama 08

    April 22, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  22. T. Miles

    .......wow in 2008 as a country we still look at things in black and white

    April 22, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
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