May 13th, 2008
06:59 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: More sobering news - the value gap

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(CNN) - The West Virginia exit polls show more sobering news for Democrats about the deepening division within the party.

We asked the voters whether each candidate shared their values.

Among Barack Obama supporters, 62 percent said Hillary Clinton does not share their values while just 37 percent said she does.

The number is even more staggering among Clinton supporters: nearly 70 percent of her voters say Obama does not share their values while just 30 percent say he does.

We're getting over 60 percent of the supporters of each candidate saying the other candidate does not share our values – which could spell trouble for the Democrats as they try to unite the party for the general election.

soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. Patrick

    I've been told as an x Hillary supporter to tell anyone doing exit polls that I would never vote for Obama! All supposedly to help her cause!! If Hillary had left the primaries earlier maybe the division wouldn't be so great!

    May 13, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  2. Sure

    I did think about supporting Obama after the Indiania and N.C. primaries, but after I've been reading these posts I realize his supporters are leftist socialists who will spew hate and racism everywhere; and when Obama loses in Nov, you can expect them to blame it on Clinton and her "racist" supporters.

    May 13, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  3. Roger

    I guess the new definition of racist is somebody that dosn't vote for Obama.

    I guess I'm one of them.

    Write in Hillary!

    May 13, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. JC

    Obama/Richardson would make an attractive ticket, while Obama/Hillary/Bill will destroy what Obama stands for.

    May 13, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. Liz T

    If you are looking for political motivations for the state of West Virginia, look no further than their Senator Robert Byrd. Erstwhile member of the KKK, opponent of confirmation of both black Supremes (Thurgood Marshall, the liberal and Clarence Thomas, the conservative), Condi Rice, and many other black government officials. Read his bio on Wikipedia and see who the people of WV have voted for for longer than any other serving senator.

    They do not matter.

    May 13, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  6. Frank

    Yeah, but those are WV exit polls. Everyone there is a slack-jawed yokel. What do you expect?

    May 13, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. Mike

    Why does this news seem a surprise. A lot of Obama supporters are backing him simply because he is an alternative to having the Clintons back in office. You could have put my pet cat up against the Clintons and they might have done as well.

    May 13, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  8. SH

    Hillary and Romney '08

    They can tour WV in the: "SayAnythingToGetElected" Express

    May 13, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  9. Cheryl

    Super delegates should be coming Hillarys way NOW.. She deserves their support. She has worked for it .. THE PEOPLE are speaking!! And NICK RAHALL is a phony...and you can BET WV will NOT Vote him back in the next time. HE NEEDS TO GO >>>HE IS ELECTED TO VOTE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE>...NOT HIS WALLET!!!

    May 13, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  10. jason pawlik

    WV are a bunch of dummies. They still think the gas tax holiday is a good idea. Stay in school or you might end up in WV.

    May 13, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. Dimitri


    Operation Chaos wins!

    May 13, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  12. John, Brooklyn, NY

    This is a clear demonstration of the impact that the scorched earth Clinton campaign has caused – Obama supporters alienated from a Clinton candidacy, and Clinton supporters refusing to support Obama because of the deep divisions that Hillary Clinton has caused.

    We New Yorkers need to begin asking ourselves whether we need such a divisive political hack representing us in the US Senate – let alone the White House.

    May 13, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
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