April 22nd, 2008
06:11 PM ET
11 years ago

Exit polls: Gun owners, church goers choose Clinton

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(CNN) - Hillary Clinton stressed her gun and church-going credentials following Barack Obama's "bitter" comments, and it appears to have paid off.

According to the exit polls, 58 percent of gun owners voted for Clinton while 42 percent went for Obama.

Among Pennsylvania Democrats who attend church at least once a week, Clinton is beating Obama 59 percent to 41 percent.

Filed under: Bill Schneider • Exit Polls
soundoff (151 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Vote your faith not your interest.

    April 22, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. George M

    No surprise here. After Obama botched what he meant to say and people hammered him for it. He was talking about SOCIAL issues in general, but they sure threw him under the bus for his honesty.

    April 22, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. kentucky

    who could vote for such a conniving woman?

    April 22, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Susan

    I thought church goers didn't believe in liars and sinners? Why would they vote for Clinton?

    April 22, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. Viet Nam Vet

    People if your favorite candidate does not win the nomination whatever
    you feel about the other you must Vote democratic. It's not just about the presidency- -THERE ARE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES THAT ARE ABOUT TO TIP OVER- – – If McCain is president then he will certainly appoint young Repubs to replace them. We will then have
    a totally Republican Supreme Court which will affect the American people for Generations. People (especially young people) it is yor duty to Vote Democratic.CNN POST THIS!

    April 22, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. aware

    Hillary 2008 and 2012! ūüôā

    April 22, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  7. Bayou Joe

    You bet your sweet bippe we do.

    April 22, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Dina

    Why would gun owners vote for Hillary?? Was it the duck hunting behing Lake Winola that won 'em over? LOL!

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. zach

    Is not one of the ten commandments: "Thou shatt not lie"

    What an irony....church goers supporting that woman....

    Figures....dumb sheep respond to fear based campaign tactics and vote HRC......

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. Chris

    What is Hillary, a Republican?

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. Pam, NC

    Obama has the audacity to claim he is a change agent. What has he ever done to change anything? He hasn't been in the senate long enough to do anything and has done nothing to change the way Washington works. He is all talk and never takes hard positions that might come back to haunt him.

    Hillary is more able to bring change to Washington. She knows how to work there and her policies are all for the good of the american people.

    Hillary 08!!!

    April 22, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  12. A Conservative

    Boy what a choice ! The lesser of two evils. Get this "dog and pony show " out of our faces!

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  13. Grif

    Gun control is Number One....They go to their 'Heaven' fast enough...

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. JonT

    I would like to hear all three of these candidates (Clinton, Obama, and McCain) answer two simple questions:

    Would you demand the resignation of someone working for your administration who lied under oath to a criminal or civil court or Congress while holding a position in government?

    Would you resign as President under those circumstances?

    I'm tired of the acceptance of perjury by both the Democrats and Republicans as long as someone is on their side. It is time to expect more from our elected leaders.

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  15. zac

    McClinton's should be register lobbyist. No more lies.

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  16. Annie Oakley

    Hillary Clinton packs the gats. Her fo fo make sho all yo kidz don't grow.

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  17. Spirit of America

    It is 6pm. Polls are open for two more hours in PA. It is irresponsible to publish any exit polls before all voting places are closed.

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  18. Bayou Joe

    And in the Fall we will support John McCain.

    Get with the program Darth. Your Idol's goose is cooked.

    No Bama in the Whitehouse. not on my watch.

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  19. Ellie

    Just turned into MSNBC and so far he leading. Long night ahead. But PA voters, we need change. If you want experience, just take a look at what we've had for the last 8 yrs. Experience may be overrated. Change is what is needed. Change to bring us back our jobs that Clinton took away, change to bring back security which a Clinton did nothing abt, change to look ahead. Go OBama

    April 22, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  20. R Autry

    Vote Barack period. The guy who doesn't lie and can run a successful campaign (without bankrupting it Hillary) has my vote. Pretty simple seeing our economy is in such a state. Leader who is bankrupt, or a leader who has proven to run a masterful campaign (economically, popular vote, integrity, etc.............)


    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  21. Sherri

    Isn't it something the way she pandered to the "small town" crowd and it worked. I'm from a small town and Clinton's garbage didn't fool me. She was insulting and disingenuous with her pretend game of "I'm just like you." She is not and she never will be.

    She lies about Bosnia while small town kids are dieing in Iraq. She sat on the board of directors of Walmart, while Walmart destroyed the small town main street mom and pop stores. She can swig whiskey and guzzle beer...that really proves something in the eyes of who?

    Are we really this easily manipulated by antics? Obama spoke the truth. No one wants to hear it.

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  22. Southern Yankee

    Ha! You' d need a gun to get her in the church.
    Yeah she's a regular Jane Wayne.


    Obama Now!

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  23. Jaime Nava

    Obama is better off running as an Independent. With his ability to raise a billion dollars between now and November he can ensure his presidency and rid himself from the poisoned useless party with two messed up wings called dems and reps.

    April 22, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  24. SooperDooper

    Bill: You should probably introduce a "new" poll item. Try this for a change and see what the results would be. I am really curious to see how the voting split was in people who BLOG. I am sure it would be 99% Obama and 1% Hillary. If you pick items like "going to church" etc, you will NOT find a big following for Omaba. Most of the voters for Obama are from the DKos and MoveOn community. So they pretty much drink their mountain dew and BLOG. So if you start polling on aspects other than 'Bloggin" you will see that Hillary will come out on the top. Not that I am saying Obama supporters have "NO LIFE", DO NOT have social skills and that they would prefer to BLOG instead of having a normal life or play EverQuest or DnD. I am just saying that these are THE SMART and EDUCATED people – THE FUTURE of this COUNTRY and they are very different from the BITTER people in PA who cling to their religion and guns and develop antipathy to immigrants and etc.. and etc.....

    April 22, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  25. R Autry


    Are you "aware" that Hillary's campaign is once again bankrupt?? Is that who you want to change the course of the worse economic conditions in history??


    April 22, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
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