May 6th, 2008
07:29 PM ET
12 years ago

Schneider: White working-class voters stick with Clinton

  Voters cast their ballots in Indianapolis.

Voters cast their ballots in Indianapolis.

(CNN) - Barack Obama’s troubles with white working class voters continue to cost him dearly at the polls: Hillary Clinton captured the votes of two-thirds of Indiana voters who lack a college degree; the two split the white college-educated vote.

Clinton’s push for the gun vote seems to have paid off: half the state’s Democratic primary voters are gun owners, according to early exit polls, they supported Clinton over Obama, 61 to 39 percent.

soundoff (129 Responses)
  1. Karen

    For Interested in NC==because their way of debating the issues is to attack the integrity and movtives of the opposition. If you don't agree with them, you must be racist, ignorant, white, or old.

    It's the whole American Idol mentality. The media started with the labels of Obama= education and youth. Hillary=racist and ignorant.
    Who wants to be labeled with derogatory terms? So, you go with the 'cool kids'.

    I'm not a racist. I do, however, think misogyny has played a large role. It comes down to if a woman is tough and outspoken it's just wrong. Well, perhaps Obama might take a page from her book and start showing some backbone.

    And yes, some people really will not vote for him in the GE. And most definitely not because of his race. I don't care about that–I do, however, care about character and experience.

    May 6, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  2. antler

    Interested in NC: a sizeable proportion of the voters who vote Clinton or will vote McCain have a problem with Obama's color.

    LOL. She get's the uneducated people's votes as well.

    May 6, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  3. JC

    We only deserve the candidate we voted for.

    Why make up your mind the last minute?
    Do some homework before you cast your important vote, or else you can't complain later.

    May 6, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  4. Haas

    Finally! These forums are always closed to comments. Anyhow, It's just interesting that these people who marry their first cousins are the poorest of the poor, yet they would rather see their jobs continue to be shipped overseas while the Execs cash their big checks and stock options. NAFTA, people! Don't you get it? Yes, you do cling to religion and guns...just what Hillary and her Republican friend Rush want! Good job!

    May 6, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
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