May 9th, 2008
08:10 PM ET
13 years ago

Poll shows Clinton with big lead in West Virginia

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton holds a big lead in West Virginia."](CNN) - Even as she faces pressure from some to call her White House bid quits, Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead in West Virginia, according to a new poll released Friday.

Clinton has a 43-point advantage over Obama, 66 percent to 23 percent, according to a new survey from the American Research Group.

The poll was conducted entirely after Tuesday's primary results, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The poll suggests Clinton’s white, working class base seems to be holding firm for her - at least in West Virginia, where that demographic makes up a substantial portion of the Democratic electorate.

West Virginia, one of the six contests left in the Democratic presidential race, votes next Tuesday.

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soundoff (234 Responses)
  1. Laura

    GO HILLARY!!! You have my support and vote!!!!


    BBlack- not surprised a comment like that came from an Obama supporter.

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. NOBAMA, PA Voter

    The nominee is Obama ... and McCain wins...
    And GOOD BYE to Dean, Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi and Casey...

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  3. Dee

    What does she want? The Clintons' Vice Presidency?
    She is strong but the reality she came in with negative that she could not make up- Bill O' Reilly told her that too. When you as a mother running for the Presidency has to define yourself by alcoholic- there is a problem. This is not a sorority campaign for president.
    All the political pundits are singing, "Goodbye " to her campaign but not to her political career in another direction.
    Who pays her the 11 million debt? Certainly it will not be West Virginia voters or Kentucky? She is so one of us I suggest she sells candy bars and Clinton Cokkies at the county and state fairs. You think?

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. Fred

    I suppose her win in WV (a small state) will mean.....ahhhhh...... It never ceases to amaze me how the electorate can be willfully ignorant.

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    All Obama has to do is knock it down to about 20 points just so he can force Hillary to spend money she doesn't have! He doesn't even need to get close, he just needs to buy up some ads to make her buy what she can afford.

    They're just prolonging the inevitable, but if they want to keep limping along, that's fine with me.

    May 9, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Julie

    Let her have WV, I just heard her say vote white. She doesn’t represent all the people. The world is changing, it’s going to take everybody coming together to survive. We should all be called Americans, without an adjective before it, such as White Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans etc.,

    May 9, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. Bob

    Every derogaroty comment made by Obama's followers about West Virginia just pushes more voters away from him in Nov.
    For allegedly being the "smart educated group", you are making
    a very dumb tactical move.
    A side note: I drove home from Co. last yr & driving thru
    West Virginia I was amazed at how beautiful it was.
    I commented on that to my wife...also Kentucky.

    May 9, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. sabniz

    Who cares? Some people do care and they want to make a statement with Hillary, and say NO to Obama.

    May 9, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Ilona Proud Canadian


    Do you remember those famous "poll of polls" going into the Indiana and North Carolina Primaries????? Well here we go again!!

    Not to worry though we only need a small portion of all the remaining Primaries!!

    May 9, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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