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

Exit Polls: Clinton runs the board in Kentucky


(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. Jim

    If the Democratic Primaries were to start over, Obama would not come close to being the nominee. This is why the vetting process is so important. The saving grace is that he can't possibly win in November.

    May 20, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  2. Robinson

    If Obama gets nominated, I and my family, will vote for Mccain.

    We also are talking to our friends and lots of them aggre with us.

    Besides, We in Florida think that our vote counts, just as the time (life) and gasoline we spend when we went out to vote.

    The Robinsons

    May 20, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  3. Phillip Bunn

    "Cry baby, cry baby, stick your finger in your eye, see the water fly." Hillary, have you ever heard the old saying, "Learn to lose with dignity?"

    May 20, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |

    Key Clinton Constituencies Moving Toward Obama NEW May 20, 2008
    Barack Obama’s widening lead over Hillary Clinton among Democrats nationwide brings with it important gains among Clinton’s core constituencies, including women, whites, and the non-college educated. Obama is now the overwhelming favorite among 18- to 29-year-olds, men, and postgraduates WHAT DO YOU THINK OBAMA DID NOT GO TO WVA AND KY HE WAS TOLD BY THE SUPPER NOT TO! SO THERE IS THE NEWS !! IS IS OVER FOR HER!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  5. samaki

    Lets focus on General election. The Clintons are bitter!!!!! let it go and Join Obama to unite the party for Nov.

    May 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Larry, Apex, North Carolina

    Ever been to Kentucky? That should explain it all. For those of you who still don't get it: BA-C-K-W-A-R-D-S

    May 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  7. Eric

    You can see the difference between obama voters and clinton voters. Obama voters are more educated hence exit polls show a great majority would vote for Hilary knowing the consequences of the GOP and 4 more years of bush. Whereas Hilary has less educated voters who do not understand the consequences of voting for McCain when they scream I will not vote Obama. Keep in mind when you say that, if you think gas prices are high now, just wait till the mideast says we have another cowboy in the U.S in McCain, why should we help them by producing more oil. Not to mention spending another 50 billion a year on war for the next 5-100 more years in iraq. Bush's Gas plan is to go beg for oil, is this the best we can do? Thats sickening.

    May 20, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  8. kingsley

    i know we are not going to see clinton on all the blogs right? and where is the highlight to the new national polling showing Obama's support and cutting into hillary's voters

    May 20, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  9. Richard

    If Hillary isn't our canidate this November I'm surely voting for McCain.

    May 20, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  10. Paul C. Palmetto Bay, FL

    Hillary is sweeping the hillbilly states. I hope there are enough educated people to overcome these unfortunates. It may have been a good idea to let these idiots secede.
    The big puzzle for me that I only see ticklers bashing Hillary or Obama. Where is McCain? He's just dozing waiting to pick the pieces and waltz into the White House. If you liked the last 8 years with GW you'll love the next 4 (8?) with Grandpa John.
    You can be sure that some of his close advisers will be Carl Rove and GW.

    May 20, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  11. Race

    Why does everyone want to make this about race. You can say all the candidates are unelectable and your just a FOOL if you vote for McCain in the fall, just a FOOL!!

    May 20, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  12. Michigan Voter !!!


    May 20, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  13. Pat

    I guess all those bitter little people with their guns and their religion ... told Obammy what they think of him.

    May 20, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  14. KJ

    Hillary rock on through the convention in August where you will prevail!

    Obama is in big trouble, losing support in every voting group. Ouch.

    May 20, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  15. benvictor

    Congratulations Hillary. We look forward to you as the party's nominee and we look forward to electing you as the first Woman President of the United States of America. You are America's hope and future. Thank you.

    May 20, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  16. Jeff

    Thank goodness that Kentucky is the last of the states lining the ignorant
    territories of America. How happy I am that in my travels, that I never have to venture through Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, an Pennsylvania(only if I'm taking a shortcut to the east coast). These states are not worthy of
    my hard earned, blue collar, white AMERICAN dollar, and I will not drop a
    penny in those places. I'm sure thats why they are still stuck in the economic slump that their ignorant way of thinking keeps them in.

    May 20, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  17. Herman in LA

    Ok Hillary supporters here you go you think you don't have a dam thing now go ahead make my day and vote for McSain.

    McCain Repeatedly Voted Against Minimum Wage Increases

    McCain Voted Against An Amendment To Raise The Minimum Wage. McCain voted against an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour in three steps. According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 62.4% of all minimum wage earners were women in 2006. [1]

    Obama 08!!!

    May 20, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  18. Peace

    Hillary you cant have it Your way this is not "Burger King".

    May 20, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  19. steveda - poconos

    Robinson, please don't spite yourself – and me and the rest of the country – by allowing McCain to capture the White House. Can you survive with $6 a gallon gas? Can you survive while McCain continues to allow the wealthy to grow richer based on YOUR tax dollars? Is McCain going to stop the flow of jobs out of the country? is your child – or nephew, or grandchild – going to be the next casualty in Iraq?

    Anyone saying they will vote McCain if Hillary does not get the nominee, is being self destructive to themselves and the country as a whole.

    May 20, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  20. dizizi

    No surprises there with the Kentucky Electorate – 15th amendment to the constitution ratified by most states in 1870 but not Kentucky. Hemp trade was big money maker, end of slavery meant freed slaves were no longer unpaid workers.

    May 20, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  21. KJ

    Why would the Democrats foolishly nominate a candidate Obama who has lost every single state that the DEms must win in November?

    May 20, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  22. DB

    What is it about Barack Obama that makes people like Robinson (above) so vindictive as to vote for the Republican platform and to convince others to do the same? Is it his name? The color of his skin? Or is it his honest campaign practices? Is it the fact that he has been the bigger and better person throughout this entire election? Why try to sabotage this presidential election for the sake of your unwarranted hatred? Perhaps the better option would be to check your -isms, and embrace the change that is Obama.

    May 20, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  23. KE

    People get mixed up between "faith" and "religion".

    "Faith" had a lot to do with America.

    "Faith" had a lot to do with Oregon in the history of America, and Kentucky and West Virginia.

    America is all about "faith".

    May 20, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  24. Darrel from Denver

    Runs the board?

    As I write this Obama has 160,000 votes in a state that is completely biased against him.

    Runs the board? She should be winning with 70% of the vote or more. Not happening yet.

    I expect CNN to focus on Oregon Obama win as being too narrow...regardless of the gap. It's what they do....they report all Clinton all the time and do everything they can to report ANY Obama news with a negative bias.


    report that.

    Clinton has lost the primaries, yet she is the most electable? Why then does she not have the majority of the delegates? Why then have the remaining super delegates not helped her out and come out for her? Wouldn't that support her argument more clearly than waiting?

    McAuliffe and Clinton have become poor imitations of Baghdad Bob. And CNN has fallen in line.

    May 20, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  25. carlos

    She's a looser??? I didn't realize that NOBAMA had already won the nomination – He'll NEVER get my vote! GET THIS PEOPLE... He's been in the senate for what?? 4years tops?? and been running for President for 2... Since you are all so good at doing the math...2 years in the senate sure sounds like no experience to me. McCain is going to have a field day!!! in fact, he may just get my vote!

    May 20, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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