May 21st, 2008
06:36 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama, Clinton supporters both say Clinton attacking unfairly

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Clinton and Obama supporters both said Clinton attacked unfairly."](CNN) - Even in a state Hillary Clinton appears to have won by 35 points, a majority of Kentucky voters say the New York senator attacked Barack Obama unfairly.

According to the exit polls, 54 percent of voters said Clinton launched unfair attacks on Obama, though that didn't seem to deter voters there from supporting Clinton - 55 percent of those who said Clinton attacked unfairly still voted for the New York senator.

Clinton faced a similar statistic in West Virginia last week. There she won by 41 points, but nearly 60 percent of voters said she made unfair attacks against the Illinois senator.

Filed under: Exit Polls
soundoff (1,057 Responses)
  1. Cory in Little Rock

    Her campaign did use some dirty tactics earlier on but has calmed down on that front recently.

    You really can't blame white folk in Kentucky and WV for banding together for a candidate that looks like them. As a person of mixed heritage that was born in America, I understand that having someone that doesn't look like you as a leader can sometimes be to your disadvantage.

    But once again, Barak's "bitter" comment comes to fruition.... "Bitter" people... "Poor" people... "cling" to what they know. Whether it be guns, religion, race, or region.

    We need someone in the White House that will allow us ALL to be less "BITTER"!

    May 21, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. Jonathan

    All these looser bloggers have nothing to do but talk about Obama, Hillary, McCain. You dorks are unpaid campaign staff and not normal people. Geeks.

    May 21, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  3. Susan, Atlanta, GA

    I've said since Day One that Ms. Clinton has been making a big mistake by attacking her opponents. Instead of focusing on her own strengths and accomplishments she has insisted on getting down in the mud and slinging it . . . to her detriment. She doesn't have to play dirty to win; apparently she is going to learn that playing dirty has led to her defeat. I dare say that ego and her feeling that SHE was the presumptive nominee has also led to her decline.

    May 21, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  4. yvonne

    Most of you don't understand that threats won't get you anywhere. Sure most of you say that you won't vote for Obama if Hillary isn't on the ticket. That's ok. Most of you crossed from voting republican and voted for her, just to get her in and him out. Didn't work. No weapons formed shall prosper. I am a black american and most of us that are over 40, didn't utlize the option of a college education. Which means that we were hard factory working (black americans).until they went overseas. So most of us are use to struggling. I am not saying that white american don't struggle. I just think that the idea of that happening again, won't be ovewhelming. It's like a been there, done that type of situation. No noone want to struggle all their life but if people choose to try to dictate you life by what they want, be careful. The hole that you dig for someone else, could become a pit for you!!!!!!

    May 21, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  5. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Politics, by its very nature, has always been unfair.

    But Hillary Clinton takes it to a new level. And that's why she's losing!

    May 21, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  6. Harvey in Va

    well I am one Hillary supporter that doesnot think she is attacking unfairly and wish she would do more

    May 21, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  7. Hillary Huckabee Romney McCain Rodham Clinton

    They may be ignorant, but they ain't stupid.

    May 21, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
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