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

Exit polls:Rural, suburban Indiana leans for Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/06/farmland.jpg 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. K

    Count Florida and my vote you losers or lose to John McCain.

    May 6, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  2. kenneth miaczynski

    I GUESS HILLARY MUST HAVE PAID SOMEONE TO DO HER MATH BECAUSE MATH IS NOT HER BEST SUIT.HILLARY TIME FOR YOU TO THROW IN THE TOWEL.THE GAME IS OVER FOR YOU,TRY AGAIN IN 2012.SOMEONE ON T.V. SAID HILLARY SHOULDNT QUIT BUT RATHER OBAMA SHOULD BE THE ONE TO DROP OUT.DONT KNOW WHY OBAMA SHOULD HE LEAD HILLARY BY FAR WHERE IT COUNTS.ALL SHE IS DOING BY STAYING IN THE RACE SHE IS BRINGING THE PARTY.

    May 6, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  3. La'Vina from Greensboro

    What's going on in Indiana!!!!!. "BALLOT SHORTAGE." In other words Senator Obama possiby did win Indiana. WHERE ARE THE NUMBERS FOR INDIANA !!!!!. I hope that this is not a repeat of Al Gore vs Bush........even though this is just the primaries.... count the ballots and give the American citizens the TRUE outcome. GIVE us a break!!!!! Report the numbers and move on!!!!! BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  4. Tyrone

    Becki.

    Hundreds of Thousands. Fortunately, the Reps. could not be in two places at the same time, so hopefully North Carolina will be a clean result, I hope so. This cross over voting is disgusting. The Reps. should not be allowed to screw up a voting system like this. NONONONONONONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. How can a leading country like the good USA have a voting system like this!

    May 6, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. to mike in NYC

    I will give you credit for at least wearing your racism on your sleeve.You must feel you are a brave man to come on here under the protection of being anonymous, and spew your ridiculous racist comments. I didn't know that any white trash rednecks lived in NYC. You must feel totally out of place there. If you would like I can recommend some places here in the south where you may feeling a bit more comfortable when leaving your home.

    signed,
    a southern educated non racist male who voted for Obama

    May 6, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. No Bill, Hillary or McCain Ever/CA

    Where there is ignorance there is a Clinton vote. Just wait until the Republicans drop her and they will.

    Go Obama!

    May 6, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  7. Mercy

    Hillary makes me sick to my stomach,talking about Obama as out of touch,somebody that was raise by a single mother. You billary are the ones who is out of touch with your 100 million dollars.You told o'reily "we rich people god bless us" shame on you.

    May 6, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. Ron

    Go Obama / Edwards 08

    May 6, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  9. Amy in Iowa

    Hillary had to lend her campaign money...AGAIN! She is trying to fool everyone into thinking she is the better candidate. No one likes a person they can't trust. The Clintons simply can't be trusted.

    May 6, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  10. delores

    wolfe you are wrong–the story on the nun, she should have been allowed to vote by avadavit and been given 10 days to produce a valid and current id to the board of elections . you need to spend a little time researching your subject and quit given erroneous information. the avadavit mentioned above comes from the states attorneys office in indiana

    May 6, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  11. Sad about BAD surveying on CNN pages

    CNN, I just read through your 7 page poll/survey. You asked respondednts if Rev. Wright had anythng to do with their decision but you failed to ask anything about sniper fire in Bosnia. What gives?

    May 6, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  12. george in hammond in

    go go hillary go

    May 6, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  13. REPUB OF LA.

    OBAMA CAN'T LEAD A MOUSE TO CHEESE!!
    GEAUX McCAIN!!!

    May 6, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  14. Sarah

    Time to move out to pasture, Clinton. OBAMA 08'

    May 6, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  15. Vig

    Hillary Clinton needs to stay in this until the convention. She should not drop out and I doubt she will. She is the only hope of beating John McCain, not Obama – Obama will lose a general election big time and the Democrats will have failed again. This will be John Kerry all over again.

    May 6, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  16. Dave, IN

    I see Lake county still hasn't reported. Just like Illinois where they hold the Chicago vote until they know how many votes they have to provide to steal, oops I meant win the election.

    May 6, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  17. JC

    Hillary wants to label Obama as the black candidate with Rev. Wright, because Bill and Hillary know fully some people will not vote for a black candidate no matter what.

    I can testify that with my personal experience. Two of my senior white lady friends strongly expressed their resistance to voting for Obama, but they don't like Hillary, either. One decided to vote for McCain and the other, finally for Hillary.

    Obviously, our education has done some good for America. Without teaching diversity after MLK, the US would probably have fallen apart a while ago. Hillary credited the civil rights movement to LBJ, instead of MLK. Just ask everyone in the US and around the world. It is laughable for a presidential candidate to speak such utter nonsense. BTW, I am not black.

    Perhaps Obama should run ads about his white mother over and over, but he is just not that type of person. He doesn't want to use race to pander for votes.

    I just hope those old white ladies to remember that had Obama's mother, Dr. Ann Dunham, an anthropologist, still lived today, she would have looked like you.

    May 6, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  18. Beth

    Personally, I feel Senator Clinton without the support of the media has accomplished a fantastic campaign. Furthermore, Senator Obama is nothing more than an inspirational speaker which reminds me of Joel Olsteen. Additionally, Senator Obama does not tell you how he is going to accomplish what he is promising. Furthermore, he cannot accomplish anything without Congress. Additionally, I persoally feel Clinton is the only one who can beat Senator McCain in the fall.

    Thank you

    May 6, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  19. Chris, Middletown, CT

    its time.....time to send literacy volunteers into Indiana – fast....none of them seem to see that Hillary lies....and lies....and lies....and lies....and yet....it makes you feel better to parrot "they all do it" – when in fact....they really don't....only Hillary does...

    May 6, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I wish people would see that all this boils down to is race.Obama would not have come this far without all the african american votes . He won in several states with over ninety percent of the african american vote. I do not feel that african americans speak for the whole of United states.There are several races in this country.Hillary Clinton is clearly the obvious canidate and I hope that the democrat party takes that into consideration.I do not feel Obama would have come this far otherwise.

    May 6, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  21. Linda

    Cnn.....you are a disgrace.......................Now that Clinton won the Indiana vote and is ready to give her victory speech you are still saying it's too early to call.............you are a joke and a Obama supporter..........that is very clear.....................just wait until November.

    May 6, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  22. Linda

    When will CNN say that Clinton won the Indiana vote.???? next year some time maybe?

    May 6, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  23. Linda

    Thank you CNN................I am a Democrate, but will be voting for McCain come November if Obama gets the nomination..........You are truly a Obama supporter......................

    May 6, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  24. charlie

    Does anybody know what influence did republicans play in giving Hillary votesin Indiana? Rush Limbaugh called for republicans to vote for her.

    May 6, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  25. Linda

    Go. McCain............Go McCain...........from a Democrate of 50 years......

    May 6, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
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