May 6th, 2008
06:50 PM ET
15 years ago

Exit polls:Rural, suburban Indiana leans for Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" A woman casts her ballot in Farmland, Indiana."]
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (CNN) - Senator Hillary Clinton, who made a strong pitch to blue-collar workers in this state, was pulling a majority of the votes in rural and suburban Indiana during Tuesday's Democratic primary.

In early exit polling, Clinton was taking 53 percent of the vote in suburban areas, compared to 47 percent for Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, and an overwhelming 68 percent of the rural vote compared to Obama's 32 percent.

In all, 1,226 voters were polled.

Clinton was hoping for a big result in Indiana, where she was expected to win, and an upset victory in North Carolina - which also voted Tuesday - to flip the perception of a race that has remained close although Obama leads among pledged delegates, states won and overall votes.

The most recent CNN poll of polls in Indiana showed Clinton with 48 percent of the vote, compared to 44 percent for Obama and 8 percent undecided.

soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Linda

    CNN all one-sided...............OBama........supporters

    May 6, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  2. Bobby M. Wright

    Please end this "NOW". Nominate Obama now. Give him your Super Delegatw vote and lets get on with "Business as not usual".

    Bobby Wright

    May 6, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. John

    This will not make it in print, Cnn is biased. Never voted for a republican for president, but if the liberals in the democratic party wants Obama, then McCain gets to be the first republican I am going to vote for and I have been voting for Presidents since the 72 elections.

    May 6, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  4. Dawn Townsend

    I've been listening to CNN by satellite and now CNN on TV. I listened to Obama's speech and now am listening to Clinton's. She has repeated almost every theme Obama used in his speech. I want to know why the news analysts and commentators never pick up on this. When Obama is up, she says things like "we're very similar". When he's down, she emphasizes how different they are from each other. The other point I want to make is that the news analysts constantly are asking "what Obama needs to do". HE'S WINNING AND HAS BEEN. Why can't they acknowledge it. It's the same old thing my father (and many other African Amercian parents tell their children) - you (we) have to be BETTER to be considered equal!

    May 6, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  5. Mosesi Smith

    Obama has to drop out I don't see him winning against McCain. The States that Obama won are or more likely to win by McCain. The citical States to win against McCain are NY, CA, OH, FL, PA... all this states won by Ms. Clinton (FL and Michigan should be count peoples in that State have the right to be count if not Demo will have a hard time to win those state)
    Everyones knows Clinton's pros and cons, but Mr. Obama no want really know him. There is rumor about Mr. Obama and Larry Sinclair, I believe he will have difficult time run against McCain because McCain will come strong against him and he will punch him left and right.

    May 6, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  6. fred

    Time and time again throughout elections, the news decides who wins and who losses. I notice throughout the day people turn to the news to see how things are going and who is ahead here and there. Have you ever noticed they vote by who you tell them is ahead or who is behind. They want to be a winner to their friends and family so they vote accordingly. You need to keep your two cents out until the election has been decided instead of telling people how to vote.

    May 6, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
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