May 13th, 2008
06:59 PM ET
12 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. Obama supporters

    I guess anyone who does not want Obama according to you are racisit??? Well, the ones you are calling names right now are the same ones that you are going to try and kiss up to if Obama gets to be the nominee. Have I got new for all of you!!!

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

    You notice how much more open the Obama supporters. They would be willing to vote for her, while the majority of Hillary supporters throw a temper tantrum, and say they won't vote for Obama. How childish. By the way Bill, please stop stirring the pot. This race is Done and CNN knows it. You guys really are the Clinton News Network. I have never in my 54 years seen such bias from journalists. Shame on all of you! Obama08

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. Democrat Regardless!

    I raise Utah!

    The state which Mr. Romney won with 90% of the vote, a state with a similar amount of delegates. Romney came third in the GOP race, what makes anybody think Hilldog will pull of a miracle on the basis of what will be a much smaller share of the vote with LESS candidates in WV?

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  4. Anita in NC

    THE DEMS ARE NOT IN FAVOR OF COAL FOR ANY ENERGY SOURCE UNTIL THEY STEP A FOOT INSIDE WV, KY, PA, WY, UT, ETC...

    DEMS & GOP HAVE NO RESPECT FOR IMPROVING COAL TECHNOLOGY UNTIL THE OIL IS GONE.

    HOW SHORT SIGHTED CAN POLITICIANS BE?
    WELL, LOOK WHERE WE ARE NOW AS AN ENERGY INDEPENDENT NATION

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Proud American

    As Democrats we'll be just fine come November. The Republicans are the ones that need to worry. Thank you very much.

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  6. J Rosemond

    If obama gets the nomination, I as a Democrat, I will vote for Mccain.
    Regardless of what Clinton says, I will not vote for obama.

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  7. Julia

    Note to all Obama fans who continue this silliness about her leaving the race: the reality is, Senator Clinton does not have to leave the race. By law, she can remain in until the convention. There is no statistic that says this will hurt the party AT ALL. As a matter of fact, when Senator Ted Kennedy ran against Jimmy Carter for president, he was over 750 delegates behind at the end of the primaries and he STAYED in until the convention. Same for many others - including Ronald Reagan. It doesn't hurt. This is a ploy. She's an exceptionally viable candidate, and if you folks are so afraid that he can't win if she stays in and challenges him, perhaps HE should leave as she seems to be the only of the two of them who works with a pair strapped on. I say she should stay (along with over 14 million other voting Americans and other voters in states who have not had their chance to vote. She stays and sees it through. THAT'S America.

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  8. Liar, Liar, plants on fire.

    CNN, you didn't ask me. HILLARY DOES NOT SHARE MY VALUES!!!! She is a liar that cannot be trusted. She only wants power and will do anything to get it.

    I am a woman and believe the female gender is not ready for the Presidency because they are too emotional. We see other candidates who left the campaign without any problem. We often "want to have our way" and no other way. That doesn't work as the leader of the U.S.

    Hillary is not a good representative of the female gender. Condi Rice is a much better representative.

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

    I can't believe I'm reading this. Base on exit polls out of WV??Yeah right,

    May 13, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  10. wurdygirl

    Christine V: Are you kidding me? I'm not sure where your information is coming from. You're calling a man who has taken time to help out in his community in a very real way elitist? Since when does serving in a soup kitchen elitist?

    Your candidate is so out of touch with reality and with real people, it's not even funny. I

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  11. Lawrence, a person of conscience

    A Clinton win in WV means nothing to the race in all reality. Obama has won the Democratic Battle and is preparing to launch his offensive in the Battle for the White House.

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  12. yolandria

    I am waiting for unbiased coverage. Now is the time to go after Pastor Hagee and play snippets of his sermons non-stop, as you all did Pastor Wright.

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  13. spencer

    Hillary is to only one who has values.... Obama has no values...........

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  14. Dan, Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I wish Obama would just drop out of the race and let the party unite under Hillary.

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  15. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    This is absolutely ridiculous that CNN is treating WV as a bellweather state. Sure they represent a certain demographic. That's a limited demographic, and not an overwhelming demographic. In fact, once you a get a few of the leaders within this demographic to agree to support the Dem candidate... they will all fall in line. CNN is sure putting a lot of stock into the opinion of lemmings.

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  16. Ilona Proud Canadian

    CNN,

    Please get a life! Enough of Bill Clinton Schneider! Please we have had enough for one day!!!!!!!!!! No more Bill Schneider!!

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  17. skyjuice

    I'm an Obama supporter and NO, Hillary does not share my values. I believe in honesty is the best policy, not fake sniper fire.

    OBAMA 08'/12'

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  18. Mike Michael

    How Many Snipers has she ducked in WV.

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  19. Bitter

    Just makes ya proud to be a Replubican.

    May 13, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  20. jason

    It's West Virginia for Gods sake. And you are asking this question the day these folks vote. How tremendously lame.

    THIS RACE IS OVER! Done. Obama beats Hillary and now leads McCain in the general. Is this new forgotten?

    May 13, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  21. Send the DNC a message !

    The Mountain State is used to picking winners.

    Every nominee has carried the state’s primary since 1976, and no Democrat has won the White House without winning West Virginia since 1916.

    Bye Bye Barack and Michelle !

    Write in Hillary !

    May 13, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  22. Ca Native

    If you like terrorists (ayers, dorne, etc), are adamantly against helping babies that happen to survive an abortion, and holler AMEN to Black Liberation Theology – then Obama is your man!!

    May 13, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  23. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    The Obama campaign has become quite a segregationist movement. Dividing the electorate up is not working. Obama has doomed the Democratic party to failure.

    May 13, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  24. Lilly

    I would never vote for Hillary.

    She has no morals !

    May 13, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  25. Paul

    I guess you'll be voting for John McCain...

    GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD... Politics as Usual is OVER!!

    May 13, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
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