April 22nd, 2008
05:50 PM ET
15 years ago

Schneider: Clinton, Obama hold their base

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/22/art.signs.jpg caption=" Competing political signs are seen in Philadelphia."]
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both holding strong among the most reliable members of their base.

Obama is winning 92 percent of black voters, among his highest margin to date in that demographic. Meanwhile, Clinton is winning among voters 65 and over by a 23 point margin, 61 to 38 percent.

Both candidates have held on to their base, a sign the trench warfare of the last four months could continue.

Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Brett

    They need to settle this by way of dance-off. It's the only reliable way left to determine the winner! Someone needs to get served!

    April 22, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. DJ in TX

    CNN – this is really not news. Most people had no doubt that each of them would hold on to their base. It is the undecided that they were gunning for.

    April 22, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  3. American Veteran

    Let OBAMA be the Winner PA. Send the Liar Clintons home.

    April 22, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  4. James

    Go Obama... you would win

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


    April 22, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. Thomas

    "Obama is winning 92 percent of black voters" No not about race at all... Nope...

    April 22, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  7. Diane

    The best sign I've seen this whole election is "NOBAMA". Way to go man, we need more like this one.

    April 22, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. Vince - Phoenix

    and even thought she CAN'T win... she will continue to work with mellon-scaife, fox news, limbaugh, and Mccain to make SURE Obama isn't worth a plug nickel come general election time.....

    Brace yourselves democrats.....

    we got 4 more years of republicans at the helm
    supreme court stacked
    energy (GAS) comanies writing the legislation
    habeaus corpus

    (just plain exhausted.... depressed even)...

    April 22, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Vince - Phoenix

    hey THOMAS....

    right back at ya, dude....

    April 22, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  10. Grif

    You People/CNN, don't get it.... Obama will on any account ever be the..... Commander in Chief. President of the USA.... You're just prolonging His agony....

    April 22, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  11. aware

    Hillary 2008 and 2012! 🙂

    April 22, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  12. Ross in MD

    Thomas maybe blacks are going for Obama because their other option is Goldwater girl Hillary Rambo Clinton.

    April 22, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  13. Jane


    You're a fruit. Hillary has outsourced tens of thousands of precious US jobs to India (which she personally got kickbacks from for her campaign), China, and Mexico. Wake up! She's evil!



    April 22, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  14. Mr. C

    and since more tha half of democrats in philly which is the largest electorate area, i think Obama will win PA with that much percentage of black folks.

    April 22, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  15. Joseph J.


    If we as democrats let the Clinton go up against McCain we will lost the white house.

    I don't think she can beat this guy. He will low her away and everybody knows it.

    Don't let this guy go up against Clinton you will be sorry!
    just hand him the keys to the white house.

    But Obama will destroy McCain, Obama is just to smart for this guy.

    OBAMA is the only one that's really connected to the people.

    GO OBAMA #1 FOR PRES. 09'

    April 22, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  16. Carrie Pa

    Thank You to the 38% of the elderly that voted for Obama!

    April 22, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  17. Kona

    Interesting how in just about every previous election when blacks support white candidates over black black candidates (Kerry over Sharpton '04, Kerry over Mosely Braun '04, Gore over Keyes '00, B. Clinton over Keyes '00) no whites will criticize blacks. Then along comes Obama (black and white) and blacks support him and people (like Thomas, above) call blacks racist.

    Interesting indeed...

    April 22, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  18. Kona

    Correction: B. Clinton over Keyes '96.

    April 22, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  19. Paul

    Here is what is going on. Some Republicans are voting for Obama so Hillary can't win, because McCain will have a harder time beating Clinton. These same voters will then vote for McCain in November.

    so be smart and choose Hillary!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  20. Ray, Venice, CA

    Why must CNN continue to report the "Black Vote"....why does this matter? To me it's as pointless as saying 95% of the voters with green eys support Hillary....

    April 22, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  21. LifeLongDemocrat

    Meet us in North Carolina and Indiana

    April 22, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |