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.


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soundoff (156 Responses)
  1. Independent

    He is stillahead no matter what Terry McCauliffe and howard Wolfson say. he beat her fair and square, and they know it. Give it a rest Teryy, you make my ears hurt and my shoulders cringe at the sound of your voice.

    May 20, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  2. Dorothy Kincaid

    This woman is a better woman than I am most of the OBAMA mites out there. The last public thing Kennedy said about this woman was negative (and he was supposedly a friend).

    I need to say why I don't like OBAMA (and I am Black). He transcended me, he looked away from us during the State of the Black Union, but when he refused to come to Nashville, TN in commemoration of the death of MLK – He really lost ME.

    I don't have respect for any of this man's followers – HOW IN THE HELL CAN SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRANSCEND RACE – ASK THE SEAN BELL FAMILY.

    May 20, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Griff

    If this Lady is ignored in the shake up. If John McCain does win in November.. The Democrat's will be to Blame, again. You don't control people, just because you need the Vote, of African American's. Has you (??) started out to do..... The Majority Decide. Whatever the Color, Creed, Beliefe's... Or SEX.....

    May 20, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. Dal CA Republican

    NO surprise. OBAMA is little darker and his race is Mixed. The race card is there.
    Hillary quotes the gender card but all I see is the race card being played.

    May 20, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Mike in NYC

    Serge wrote:

    "Where are the exit polls from Oregon? Why are all your articles about Kentucky?"

    OR polls don't close until 11:00 EST. Be patient.

    Larry, Apex, North Carolina wrote:

    "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"

    Even been to the "urban areas" that voted BO?

    D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S.

    May 20, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. Peace

    Looking at Bill he looks very worried I think he knows she cannot win

    May 20, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  7. Scratch471

    Michigan and Florida don't get to be heard this year when selecting the Democratic nominee for President? Will their delegates be counted at the convention? What happens at the convention to John Edwared's pledged delegates? And aren't the super delegates allowed to vote for either Obama or Clinton at the convention? I understand Sen. Clinton staying in the race, it seems there are a lot of variables still to be determined. It seems Obama has taken some hits and Clinton's campaign has gained a little momentum. Isn't it possible that Sen. Clinton still wins if the super delegates feel she has a better chance in the national election?

    May 20, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. Racism is in full bloom in America

    Wow, this is so ugly. To see how Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and the Clinton campaign can play the race card and even go so far as the White people. She has called them uneducated (dumb) but, hard working and they still vote for her because they do not want to see a person of another race win the election it is so nasty. She is still running a divisive campaign and the Democratic Party is letting her do it. She is making the Democratic Party look very bad. If Obama does not get the nomination I will tell every Black, White, Brown, etc person and it is quite a bit and they will tell their people etc., We won't vote in November. This is rude, crude and unfair for you-all to do this. She is a Republican in Democratic status.

    May 20, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. Casey Obama

    For those people that think Obama has been divisive are just as backwards as the people in West Virgina and Kentucky. You obviously don't remember the lies told by Hillary Clinton. Oh, my bad, the mis-stataments by Hillary Clinton. Get real, the woman couldn't tell the truth if her life depended on it. She is also not to be trusted to uphold any agreements. If I remember correctly, didn't she sign an agreement to exclude Florida and Michigan, or was that a mis-statement also?

    May 20, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    Clinton won Kentucky because she poisened the reputation of Barack Obama. It is that simple.

    As I watched her "victory" speech, I was taken aback when she said that Barack is winning because he has more dollars to fund his campaign. What she didn't mention is that the dollars Obama has raised are from everyday people, like me, who are dedicated to see a change–from Bush and the Clinton's–in the White House.

    Her speech was very patronizing to Kentuckians. . .telling them that she will win because they are a "swing state."

    What baloney!!

    If she somehow cheats to get the nomination, I may vote for Nader or McCain, but NEVER will I vote for this woman who is destroying the Democratic party by her self-serving ways.

    May 20, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. W

    Congratulations Hillary!!!
    All voices will be heard in this election.
    We will not be silenced.
    Now on to Puerto Rico, Montana and South Dakota!!!!

    May 20, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  12. sha

    I know that her fight is only for VP!!!!!!!!

    she will do any thing to go White House.

    May 20, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  13. noemi in los angeles

    Not surprised!!!

    Racism still exists in America, especially in rural Kentucky..... ESPECIALLY in blue-collar America........ ESPECIALLYYY among the non-educated.

    May 20, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  14. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    NO HILLARY FOR VP...... If that's what's she's angling for she's wasting someone's millions of dollars because Obama is way too smart to have her and Bill on his ticket.... Enough already with shrill bitter Hillary and the Clinton/Bush Dynasty....

    May 20, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  15. sha

    Who cares about this win??????

    No use, at poor public's money

    May 20, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  16. Ed, Fl

    The media is preying on race division in some states by asking all those nonsense questions. Who ask those questions. I am just wondering Wolf or Campbell Brown?

    May 20, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  17. jerry

    His count of pleged delegates would be a lot less if the Rev Wright-Bill Ayers- bitter comment, had been out on the MSM before the Feb super tuesday. Hilary popular vote would have much greater.

    May 20, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  18. Rave

    Clinton has a fake smile and she Lies, Cheats, Un-Ethical
    Obama smiles with heart and he is Truthful, Moral, Ethical.
    McCain is a buffoon (stromboli)
    OBAMA / AL GORE 2008

    May 20, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  19. Mike-el

    Thank goodness for mildly educated, moderately informed,
    legacy voters or this contest would have been over
    a couple of weeks ago.

    Obama for a sensible future!!!

    May 20, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  20. A Proud a Jamaican

    O.K. so when will this race be over? Or is it already over? As a Jamaican living in Jamaica I salute Obama. What a dream ? He certainly has inspired me and many other jamaicans.

    It's time for Hillary to stop and think about the good of the party? What's her point?

    May 20, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  21. A CANUCK

    Clinton won Kentucky......but like her last win......fate caused it to "rain on her parade"....the woman has bad karma because she is selfish.

    May 20, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  22. A Proud a Jamaican

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    O.K. so when will this race be over? Or is it already over? As a Jamaican living in Jamaica I salute Obama. What a dream ? He certainly has inspired me and many other jamaicans.

    It's it time for Hillary to stop and think about the good of the party? What's her point?

    May 20, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  23. A Proud a Jamaican

    O.K. so when will this race be over? Or is it already over? As a Jamaican living in Jamaica I salute Obama. What a dream ? He certainly has inspired me and many other jamaicans.

    It's it time for Hillary to stop and think about the good of the party? What's her point?

    May 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  24. Ummmm....

    Ummm doesn't anyone realize that the only states that she is winning big in are the states that are most likely racist, rural states that might still be a lil ignorant/ closed minded...

    I'm tired of hearing her say that she can win the "white vote"..Obama wouldn't have gotten this far with just the "blacks" (there aren't that many African Americans in the United States as there are White Americans.. ... if that was the case they also try to find way to keep blacks out the same way they are trying to keep Mexicans out)

    May 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  25. Larry

    If it is true that Obama will not pledge allegiance to our flag or place his hand on our Bible to get sworn into an office, then there is a lot of "Stupid People" in the United States!!!! I can not believe that you people can vote for a person like this. I guess us "uneducated Hillbillies in Kentucky are just not in tune to unpatriotic citizens!@#@

    May 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
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