May 20th, 2008
06:14 PM ET
12 years ago

Schneider: Voters in both states say Obama will be the nominee


(CNN) – We found a point of agreement among voters in both Kentucky and Oregon: a majority of Democrats in both states think Barack Obama will be the party’s nominee.

But many more voters in Oregon say he will win than those in Kentucky - where nearly two in five voters say Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee, and only a slim majority say Obama will be the party's choice.

In Kentucky, 54 percent of voters said Obama would win the nomination, while 42 percent said Clinton would. But in Oregon nearly 80 percent said Obama will be the nominee while only 17 percent thought Clinton would be.

It’s another sign Clinton’s supporters in Kentucky, and states like it, remain fiercely loyal to the New York Democrat and hopeful of her chances.

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soundoff (171 Responses)
  1. Heather in Oregon

    It's crazy that Democrats would vote Republican just because they are sore losers.

    I'm an Obama supporter, but I will vote for Hillary if she is the nominee.

    It's time to stick together Democrats!

    No McSame in the White House!!

    May 20, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  2. NowOrNever

    duh, they have been saying this for weeks now, it's the media who hasn't gotten it yet.

    May 20, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  3. True

    We'll need Hillary to campaign hard for Obama in Kentucky, Florida and West Virginia in the upcoming elections. Thanks Hillary for helping us in November, we know you'll do the right thing for America!

    May 20, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. Venus

    Just a game created by Hillary! She can't beat Obama so she thinks she can get her supporters to pull it off for her – won't work!

    Go Obama!

    May 20, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. Another Foreigner

    To Marge Hibbing MN: defining another human being as a piece of crap is highly insulting, demeaning, and unworthy of an American. Sign me...

    Central European

    May 20, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  6. Venus

    It's crazy – most say Obama will win the nom- but won't vote for him?

    May 20, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  7. Michigan Voter !!!

    Hillary Supporters Are LEADERS , NOT FOLLOWERS !!!!!!



    May 20, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  8. Nora

    Hillary will Win-Ignorant comment I am glad you are voting for Her she deserves a person like you. Thank you for not voting for Obama!!!!

    May 20, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  9. Dan in Sacramento, CA


    I'm afraid you are not paying attention. Clinton's universal healthcare plan, which would require people like you and me–who can and do afford our own healthcare–to pay into the system anyway, to support those who cannot. Obama's plan would not require that. Who's plan is more socialist and far left?

    Wake up, people! You're parroting talking points that are false!

    May 20, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. Emeka, Florida

    If Mcain wins, courtsey of Hillary supporters, then the whole country gets screwed the more using Bush's policies. Who suffers? Definitely not only Obama supporters, but the whole country. Wise up people.

    Emeka from Florida

    May 20, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  11. Independent

    The majorit of angry people will have to come around and vote for the democrat if they want to end the senselss slaughter of our men and womed in the military, and innovcent victims in the Middle East. The other big subject is Roe V. Wade. If Clinton supporters refuse to vote for the nominee that will protect this right will then be subjecting their daughtrs and grandaughters to the former types of abortionist who do their wokr in dirty back rooms with no hygenic care or followup. I don't believe they would want to see their daughters go through what women had to do before Roe V Wade. They must also remember that they will be the ones returning the power to Republicans who have turned us to the mosted hated nation in the world, rather than the best. A vote for McCain is a vote to give up civil liberties, and a continuation of not only the foreign falled plan of Bush but also for his failed economic policies.

    May 20, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. Joe

    It amazes me that Hillary supporters state that Obama cannot win the election. They obviously completely ignore the overwhelmingly negative sentiment that follows Hillary. Even Kentucky voters have exit polled that Hillary is not honest. I have seen Hillary supporters state that Obama is stealing the nomination. That's unbelieveably naive as Obama has won more states, more delelgates and the popular vote. As far as Florida and Michigan, only Hillary wants to change the rules that she agreed to!! Hillary has run a deceptive, negative, and dishonest campaign. She would be totally ineffective in bringing Congress together to accomplish anything. The majority of voters, delegates and now super delegates see through her. Sorry Hillary, it's time to bow out–and help unite the Democratic Party.

    May 20, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  13. Ex Clinton supporter

    Must now join in to help the Haters of our country Hate Hate Hate.
    Never stoop as low as they do cause I just can't hate supporters the way they do.

    Lieberman/Clinton 08 = Nobama

    May 20, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  14. johnpills

    Obama (self appointed presumptive Nominee) is already losing to McCain. Democratic leadership needs to get the closer into the real race for White House, Hillary Clinton. Suggest that Superdelegates get together, and for sake of party nominate Hillary at convention.
    (PS let Florida and also Michigan participate, or we'll loose some States by "friendly fire".)

    May 20, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Ellie


    Now we're talking. Let's stop all this foolishness and get ready to rumble with Sen. McBush and send him packing back home!!

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  16. Terrence (Winston Salem,NC)

    joe DeSoto, MO. –

    I think that's what a lot of voters have in mind... and they don't like the idea.

    I myself do not hate the idea of Hillary being president. It wasn't until the kitchen sink strategy, the changing rule strategy, the MI & FL strategy (even after she said they wouldn't count) that I started not liking what they stood for personally, not politically.

    Politically, they are fantastic, but personally, I'm seeing their true colors (no pun intended). There were just too many low blows given on her part. I still think she's a great politician, but she's done a lot of damage this primary season.

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. Juan in Colorado

    Any Democrat that votes for McCain is a fool. Barack and Hillary stand for the same ideals and policies with very few exceptions. If you switch sides and vote for the Republican candidate it shows that you are voting for the wrong reasons.

    If you are hurt because your candidate did not win, I understand. But if you vote against your own best interest, the best interest of your kids, and the best interest of their kids, then you are a fool, plain and simple.

    Both candidates are experienced. (Obama actually has 4 years over Clinton of ELECTED office.)
    Both candidates have great policy standpoints.

    The people have chosen who they want. Like Bill Clinton said, "during a primary you fall in love, but during a general you fall in line."

    Democrats in 2008!

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  18. TonyNJ

    TonyNJ May 20th, 2008 5:12 pm ET
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    Hillary in 08-President in 09! As my second grade teacher taught us word for word, one of the Great writings of Patriot Thomas Paine titled "The Crisis" December 1776, it does state: These are the times that try mens souls: The Summer Soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, will shrink from the service of his country, but he that stands in Now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not conqured easily; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph-Thomas Paine December 1776. Our country is in a crisis today, and all we have as a free people, hangs in the balance. It is our hope that these old but inspiring words will harden Hillary Clinton, as in a way, the battles of Trenton & Princeton lay before her. Hillary is no quitter and we stand with her through thick and thin or third party which respects the Rights of Women, as this is a gender war, not a political contest.

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  19. Patricia in Las Vegas

    Lisa, Marge, Mary, Linda, and Sharon ~~ you are nothing but toxic Republicans. Bill Clinton himself said at the Nevada State Democratic (Reno )convention last weekend, that we MUST vote for the Democratic candidate in November. NO MATTER which one it is...straight from Hillary's husband. A vote for McCain is a vote for another four years of war, of a downward spiraling economy, of loss of women't other words, more of the same garbage we are staring into the face.

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  20. Bonnie

    Those of you Democrats, who would rather vote for McCain, we all know why, but you are too cowardly to admit it. But go for it, what you don't understand is that we as AA are survivers, we were taught survival by our slave-ancestors, so if you manage to put McCain in the WH, we have, can, and will make the best of a bad situation, those of you who's ignorance will allow you to vote for McCain, will eventually be looking for the nearest bridge, when things get soo bad, that you cannot handle it.

    May 20, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  21. Darth Vadik, CA

    OK don't vote for Obama you Hillary supporter.

    But I won't be crying for you when you can't pay for your gas.

    I won't cry for you when they foreclose on your house.

    I won't cry for you when you lose your health insurance.

    I WILL cry for your kid being sick and you cant take him or her to the emergency room because you dont have enough gas in your car.

    So you Hillary supporter, go ahead vote for McSame, but don't you dare come back to me crying wanting sympathy, when McCain takes this country further down this Hell hole Bush has taken us. You go right ahead and vote McCain.

    May 20, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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