May 20th, 2008
07:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Exit Polls: Clinton runs the board in Kentucky

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(CNN) - Early exit polling from Kentucky shows the magnitude of Hillary Clinton’s victory there. Clinton won among men 62 to 32 percent. She won among women 67 to 27 percent.

She won in all age groups: 55 to 39 percent among voters between 17 and 29 years old; 61 to 35 percent among voters aged 30-44; 65 to 28 percent among voters 45-64 and 77 to 18 percent among voters 65 and older.

Clinton also won among all income groups: 67 to 28 percent among voters who make less than $50,000 a year and 63 to 31 percent among voters who make $50,000 a year or more.

Clinton won among people of all education levels: 74 to 21 percent among Kentucky Democratic voters who have no college education and 60 to 34 percent among college-educated voters.

Eighty-nine percent of today's voters in Kentucky are white. Among them, Clinton won 72 to 22 percent. Nine percent of today's voters in the state are African-American; they went overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, 87 to 7 percent.


Filed under: Exit Polls • Hillary Clinton • Kentucky
soundoff (156 Responses)
  1. MD Democrat

    OH YEAH!!! THE CLINTON MACHINE STEAMS ON!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  2. clint

    Just a few minutes ago they said Hillary should speak against the few people saying race played a big part in their decision to vote against Obama in Kentucky yet CNN makes it very clear that 90% of African Americans vote for Obama. That is the labeling from the media to maintain that race is a factor.

    May 20, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  3. Tim MN.

    OMG! Did this story have the inclination that she won because the voters were WHITE! That has to be the most racist thing I have seen in an hour lol

    May 20, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  4. kathy

    I am not surprised that 1 out of 5 voters for Clinton in KY said that race was a factor. I am a resident of KY and feared that Obama would have a difficult time with the rural vote in this state due to race. There are still many redneck racists in this state and it makes me ashamed that this would be a factor in their decision for President.

    May 20, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  5. JMS

    It is sad to read some of these comments that have been left in regards to KY. "AMERICA" needs to wake up and unite or we will CONTINUE to fall behind the rest of the world. NOT EVERYONE in KY is an uneducated redneck and for you to write such things truly shows your own ignorance.
    Hillary won KY and continues to win other states, not because she is WHITE, it's because she has the MOST experience and is BEST qualified for the job!
    Would you hire someone to be a brain surgeon with a degree in criminal justice?
    GO HILLARY!

    May 20, 2008 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  6. clint

    Just a few minutes ago they said Hillary should speak against the few people saying race played a big part in their decision to vote against Obama in Kentucky yet CNN makes it very clear that 90% of African Americans vote for Obama. That is the labeling from the media to maintain that race is a factor.

    May 20, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
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