April 22nd, 2008
05:47 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls: PA Democrats hold dim view of the economy

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(CNN) - President Bush said the economy is in a slowdown but not in a recession. But Pennsylvania Democrats have a different view, according to just-released exit polls.

Close to 90 percent of Democratic primary voters said the economy is in a recession - 42 percent called it a "serious recession" while 47 percent say it’s a "moderate recession." Only 10 percent agreed with the president that the country is in an economic slowdown.

Who did Pennsylvania voters think could best handle the economy? Close to 30 percent said Clinton and about 20 percent said Obama. Forty-five percent said both would handle it well, while only 6 percent said

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Joe

    If PA voters understand that the economy sucks. Then why would they vote to add four more years to the destructive twenty year Clinton/Bush dynasty.?

    April 22, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  2. 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 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. Mike Birmingham, AL

    Trisha –

    You'd rather sink the Democratic ship than see Obama elected? Obama and Clinton's policies are virtually the same, whereas McCain is trying to out-Bush Bush.

    You need to support the Democratic nominee regardless of who wins.

    April 22, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  4. Mike Birmingham, AL

    In case you guys haven't noticed – Trisha goes by several different names on the CNN blogs, but the comment is always the same:

    "me and all my friends will vote for McCain if Obama gets nominated"

    don't believe her hogwash.

    April 22, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Its got to be Hillary!!!!!!!!

    Darn Right! Trisha Im with you the best and only choice for me is Hillary!!!!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. LifeLongDemocrat

    Hillary will not get the nomination. Meet us in N.C

    April 22, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  7. Jon

    I just know that that Bush is the reason for the high gas prices. OPEC is a myth... Gas prices are set by the President!! Then he gets all the profits, well, he shares them with Cheney. I can barely afford to fill up both of my H-2s! But there's always enough left for me to play the lotto, and then go to the casino, and then pick up a plasma at Walmarts. When do the Stimulus checks come out???

    April 22, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
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