May 13th, 2008
08:50 PM ET
13 years ago

Exit Polls: Clinton gains edge among independents


(CNN) - Exit polling shows Hillary Clinton winning a slim majority of independent voters in West Virginia’s Democratic primary. Eighteen percent of the voters in today's Democratic contest identified themselves as independents; they went for Clinton over Obama, 53 percent to 40 percent.

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  1. MI White Catholic Woman 4 Barack

    We all knew that WV was going to go big for Hillary but the only thing it really confirms is that Hillary's blue collar uneducated white voters are as racist as she is and Bill is. Imagine that.....

    Hillary isn't going to get the nomination.....Barack will go on to be president and life in Ameria will get better.

    Hillary – go home.....the greatest portion of America doesn't want you....

    OBAMA 08 & 12!

    May 13, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Steve

    Independents can't be racists, or can they?

    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. juang

    It's really not a landslide when:

    1. You are expected to win.
    2. A win doesn't even matter because you'll never be the nomination.
    3. The state that is voting is small, insignificant in the scope of the whole election, and last but not least, RACIST.

    Why would we be surprised that WV votes for Hillary?

    WV is just as hillbilly racist as PA, AR, and OH.

    So what you're really saying is Obama can't win blue-collar votes because most of them are racist and ignorant.

    It's too bad these type of people get what they deserve because they are not educated enough to know when a politician is waxing them good. They'll be demanding Hillary's impeachment in a year or two if she gets in.

    The time to wake up is now!

    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  4. Whiteboy in PA

    Hillary is over...stop the division.....

    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  5. Rob

    Chris from Silicon Valley I totally agree there is something wrong with the democratic party putting forth a candidate that is not electable by the majority. Face the fact that it's politics and push a candidate forward that is electable by the majority and able to cross party lines. Dems handed this one to the Republicans just like when Kerry was the nominee to hand it to the current screw up.

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

    No American Idol retains their allure for more than a year.

    Obama's star has risen and fallen.

    He only inspires followers who talk of hope and unity but practice hatred and division.

    The filth of Obama's supporters tells who Obama is.

    Hillary wins the hearts and souls of Americans due to her subtance. She is not a rock star. She is not perfect. She is beautifully Human. But brilliant and strong and dedicated.

    She rules.

    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  7. God Bless America

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah .........................Blah, Blah, Blah

    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  8. Reform

    This is a great win for Hillary Clinton and is amazing she is still winning states even though everyone says she should quit! But, since Obama seems to have gotten the nomination (as of now) it looks like the Democrats will have to look at their Primary/Caucus system when the lose in the fall; it's a shame no matter how good the electorate is for the Democrats, they always manage to screw something up!

    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  9. InspireThis

    Hillary has no reason to get out of the race. She should stay in as long as she can.
    I don't plan on voting for Obama. I may be a democrat but I am a mom and wife first.
    Obama is not bringing a nation together. I read more nasty and mean comments from Obama supporters. It has really turned me off to him. If these are the people voting for him then I want no part of it.
    I don't think Obama is one that can heal a nation and end a war or help with the crazy gas prices. I think Obama will do more harm in the long run. If he happens to become the next President and his four years are done. The democrats can kiss the White House good-bye for at least 8-12 years.


    May 13, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
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