May 6th, 2008
08:37 PM ET
15 years ago

Schneider: Gender politics take a backseat

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(CNN) - Gender gap? What gender gap?

Indiana’s Democratic primary vote was not dramatically divided along gender lines. Men split their votes almost evenly between Clinton and Obama, 51 to 49 percent. Women still gave the edge to Hillary Clinton – but by only six points, 53 to 47 percent.

There was little sign of a split between the sexes in North Carolina either: 57 percent of the state’s men cast their votes for Barack Obama – but so did 54 percent of women voters.

soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. Yang Shu-li

    I hear ya BBSeattle. I wonder how many get it ?

    May 6, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. 92603

    What a laugh. Obama still can't come up with a single accomplishment worthy of mentioning in public.

    Obama hasn't a clue on how to lead a nation! ...only on how to give cute speeches on "we need change". Duh, of course we need change. McCain actually has a record of leadership and achievement. But wait, Obama has.... uh... um.. err.... uh.... yeah, nothing.

    May 6, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  3. Netty

    Wright was INVITED to the White House by Hilly and Billy after the trouble with his Filly – Wright might be working with them to ruin Obama's chances. I wouldn't invite him to speak at my dog's funeral.

    May 6, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  4. Chris

    The ACLU needs to be involved

    May 6, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  5. Tina

    Acropolis Review has a great summary of good reasons to support Obama for folks who are still undecided.

    May 6, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  6. Brian from Raleigh, NC

    As a North Carolinian, I'm deeply offended that anyone would suggest that our results are a product of racism. Look at the exit polling... Obama wins almost every demographic. He's winning white men and white women. College educated and blue collar workers. Obama is winning in NC for the same reason he's won the majority of the states... he's an amazing candidate that unites instead of dividing. That tries to elevate his message instead of wallowing in the negativity. The vast majority of the people in this state feel the way I do, which is why you are seeing such a blowout tonight.

    As for Obama not having a chance against the Republicans, just look at the polls. He's virtually tied with McCain while he's still splitting the Democratic vote with Clinton. When she drops out, you'll see a big bump. There are plenty of Hillary supporters who will come to their senses an realize that we can't afford even 4 more years of Bush-style Republicanism. If you want to take your ball and go home, there are plenty of excited, new voters to replace you.

    May 6, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  7. t in NC

    Big ups to all you Obama haters! Did you really think Hillary would come to the dirty south and win.This is N.C not Penn.

    May 6, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  8. Jane

    Empire Strikes Barack!!


    May 6, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  9. Virginiadude

    Obama needs to learn to at LEAST recognize the flag, the pledge, and the foundations of THIS Country (not necessarily Kenya). I will never vote for someone who ignores our fundamentals. It is what our country was built on.

    May 6, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  10. Marg Versher

    What happened to the flying bullets lie she told ....and congrats to the person that pointed out that she has not introduced any legislation of any consequence to help those empty promises. What about that CNN?

    May 6, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |

    92603 I agree with your point of view. Inspirational speeches should be left in the locker room or on the set of the next gladiador movie these words are not the actions needed to make our nation better. No matter what he says, thier slogan should be "no we can't"

    May 6, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  12. Krystyna from Chicago for HILLARY !!!

    Be smart VOTE for HILLARY !!!!!
    Obama is not electable in the general (REZKO LINK) We lost the trust !!!
    VOTE FOR HILLARY !!!!!! IF not Democrats will loose in general election !!!!
    CHICAGO votes for HILLARY !!!!

    May 6, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  13. Ridgeway

    OK you North Carolinians. You took the time to vote for one of the two goobers now take a little more time to explain why you voted for who you voted for. No essays please just list one thing either has done since they've been in the Senate. How have they made a difference in your life (lives)?

    May 6, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  14. Change

    McCain lead? McSenile can't even remember who we're at war with. McSeniles speeches are constantly replaced with "he miss spoke". The only change McSenile will have is diaper changes.

    May 6, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  15. Lee in Franklin, TN

    I can not understand how any rational thinking human being would even suggest that Barack Obama's only qualification for black voting for him is he is black. How dare anyone suggest such an ignorant position. It's like saying that all whites are stupid and only vote for whites? So are we saying that all white people are stupid? That doesn't speak to me and obviously millions who have voted.

    I know it hard for some of you to understand but what's happening now is greater than anything, any of us ever imagined.

    The next President of the "UNITED" States, President Barack Obama!

    May 6, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  16. John in Iowa

    Obama will never survive the republicans. They will go after his friends; Ayers, Wright, Farrahkan, Larry Sinclair, his wif, etc...

    Hillary or McCain '08-NEVER OBAMA!!!!

    May 6, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  17. Rachel

    Barack Obama – I love you. The answer for America and the world.

    May 6, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  18. Raindog

    The issue is not about gender. But it is about race. 90% of Blacks are voting for Obama? That is racial pride pure and simple. Nothing wrong with that but it will not be enough to win in Nov. Older voters...the ones that really do show to vote, they have heard it all before and that is why they are not jumping on the Obama annointment. Change the World and Change the Country is pandering at it's worst. Get a clue folks . He will lose in the general election. A vote for Obama is a vote for McCain. Recent polls show that the Republicnas would rather run against Obama. Can you see why yet?

    May 6, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  19. Ed

    Good riddance CNN. Your coverage of the election has been a disgrace. So much for fair and impartial reporting. Your panel was laden with Obama supporters.

    May 6, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  20. linda-Texas

    30% of the voters in North Carolina are black.

    If you look at the exit polls it is quite clear what gave Senator Obama the win in NC.

    May 6, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  21. Irish Gram

    Guess Obama won this election by actually showing all the voters the addition of jobs, 50% less crime and drugs, new buildings and parks everywhere in his district. Funny, that is not the video that I found on Youtube of his district. Just what did he do????. O, I forgot, he talked and talked and talked and promised and promised and played basketball and even went bowling. Was that before or after his unnice San Francisco remarks and his flushing his pastor down the drain.
    Folks, America is in big trouble if he makes it to the White House.

    May 6, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
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