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. Ed, Fl

    Why people less educated tend to vote for HRC. The answer is simple they are less educated therefore they can't do the math.
    Or let just say that Ignorant people tend to be more rascist.

    May 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  2. RICARDO PHILLIPS OF D.C

    OBVIOUSLY CNN WILL NOT POST THIS. SWING STATES ARE PRDOMINANTLY WHITE STATES . YET IT GOES TO SHOW THAT OBAMA IS PROJECTED TO WIN OREGON BY A LONG SHOT WHICH IS 85% WHITE. THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT HE CAN WIN THE WHITE VOTE. JUST NOT THE WHHITE VOTE OF THE INBREAD JEDS. THOSE WHOM DINE AT KOUSINS KOUNTRY KITCHEN. ITS NOT ABOUT WHITE AMERICA, NOT ABOUT BLACK AMERICA, NOT ABOUT REPUBLICAN AMERICA, NOT ABOUT DEMOCRATIC AMERICA, BUT ABOUT ALL AMERICA.

    C-COMPROMISE
    H-HEALTHCARE
    A-AMERICA
    N-NO BUSH POLITRICKS
    G-GOD
    E-ENVIRONMENT

    "UNITED WE STAND, OBAMA IN DEMAND"

    May 20, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  3. ann dillon

    does anyone believe for one minute that if hilary had done what she thought she was going to do on super tuesday that we would be hearing word one from her about mich or fla or for that matter kentucy or w va .how total bogus-
    and her playing up to the women supporters bringing up history of womens struggles-that is sexist -not obama who hasn't done one single sexist thing
    she is hurting this party and a candidate who is trully a person who could unite this country-why -because she cares so much-baloney chis dodd cares obama cares -john edwards cares -she is doing this because the woman is a bad loser-just like with heath care -just like with the impeachment-she won't stop and cares less who gets hurt-
    this is one over fifty white woman without a college degree who can see right through her and would even consider voting for her-nader is looking real good me

    May 20, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  4. Chris, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    For all of you who think you understand the demographics of KY & WV....

    Check out which counties when most heavily for Hillary and then compare with general election results for those states/counties in 2000 and 2004.

    May 20, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. Wondering in VA

    Can someone name a major state that Obama has won during the primary? He can win all the swing states he wants, but without a major state supporting him or him capable of winning, the Republicans win again and then we're stuck with another four years of the same thing.

    May 20, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. Casey Obama

    Since Hillary is the Senator for the State of New York, why are you not asking her about THE SEAN BELL FAMILY. What has she done for African-Americans in New York.

    The State of the Black Union was not more important than campaigning for votes during the primary. We all know the state of the Black Union and unless things change in washington, the State of the Black Union will remain the same. As an African-American, at-least our young men can aspire to be more than ball players, gang-bangers and ex-cons. As a mother, I want my son to see that he can be more than the media portrays African-American young males to be.

    May 20, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. ingrd

    because racism is alive and well among white poor and blue collar worker. sadly.

    May 20, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  8. Scott

    another night another shackling for Obama...

    34 point loss tonight in Kentucky...

    May 20, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. Vivi Sanders

    I was very disturbed by something I heard in Clinton's victory speech in Kentucky. I know this is only part of what she said,
    "......we will rebuild the economy and the war in Iraq ......."

    She said this twice. It seemed like there should have been another qualifier before the "war in Iraq", not run together as a compound sentence.

    Another "misspoken" comment?

    May 20, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  10. Marie-Lynn

    Also she need a boy bycicle to pay a part of her debt... Shame on you Hillary,, You should never talk about that story.. once again a foot in your mouth...

    May 20, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Yeah

    Theyre bigots I use to live there

    May 20, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. sarah

    reading these comments has left me nauseaus. the obama supporters are so incredibly arrogant , elitist, and hateful. you call anyone who doesn't support YOUR candidate uneducated, ignorant, or racist. you claim that sen. clinton has played a race card, but the most racist comment i have heard in the whole primary season came from obama when he referred to his grandmother as a typical white woman. as a dem i might have backed obama as the nominee in nov. but after all this hateful and asinine name calling by the sen. and his supporters i wont vote for obama, no matter how much money he throws around.

    May 20, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. jerry

    check out the AOL straw poll for the last few weeks with a lot of votes and see where Obama stands.

    May 20, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  14. Casey Obama

    Most uneducated hillbillies in Kentucky are probably still waving the confederate flag, therefore, Obama should not pledge to your flag, but to the flag of the United States. As for the Bible, during this entire primary, he has been the only candidate that has been identified as a Christian that has attended church for the last twenty years. What church does Hillary attend? Don't know do you?

    May 20, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  15. Scott

    Hillary won by more than 200,000 votes tonight,in terms of overall popular vote tally,they must be fairly close now,even without michiagn and florida...

    If you include michigan and florida,I wonder if hillary is ahead in popular vote? must be really close if you include them,maybe even hillary ahead?

    May 20, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  16. Mike in NYC

    Ummmm.... wrote:

    "...Obama wouldn't have gotten this far with just the "blacks"... "

    Agreed. But he wouldn't have gotten anywhere without them. Or his black ancestry.

    Only 36% of the white Democrat vote in his landslide NC win? What does that tell you about his demographics?

    Clearly, the Demo party establishment is hell bent on seating BO, so that's almost certainly how it'll end up.

    May 20, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  17. Disgusted

    Great going HRC! Excellent WIN!! It's just unfortunate you couldn't have done it without the KLU KLUX KLAN doing your stumping for you!!

    GOOD BYE Hillary! I'm voting for the other guy!!

    OBAMA "08"!!

    May 20, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  18. Gram

    There are less than 20% Black America....Even if they all vote for Obama, that's not enough to win.
    Hillary can win without them...Look at where the Dems need to win...all the swing states will go for her, but if it's Obama-McCain...Obama won't get more than 1 or 2....There goes the election and another 4 Republican years...UGH...How stupid can the Dems be to put him on the ticket.

    May 20, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  19. Larry

    Come on Casey, you know which flag I am talking about! Also, what about the Pledge to the American Flag and holding the Bible sacred? Oops, I had better get off of here. It is the Moonshine! I am about to get wound up again! Ma, bring me another jug!

    May 20, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  20. Average American

    Can someone please tell me when it happened that having more than a High School education makes you an elitist? Do people claiming that about us people who went past High School actually know what elitist is?

    Having an education has nothing to do with being elitist. I didn't gain any particulary social or financial status because I received an education. Unless of course elitist is having a four year education that takes 20 years to pay off.

    How sad that we have lowered the bar so much, that calling someone who decided to educate themselve, elitist.

    And for the record, I'm currently unemployed. Our household income is currently lower than $22k a year. We no longer own a car, can't afford the gas anyway. Don't have healthcare coverage, oh we don't drink lattes either.

    Poor, broke, white grandmother one 1 year ole for Obama.

    May 20, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. John

    Week after week,Hillary Clinton is walloping Obama! Msnbc,you would think are aliens here! CNN lacks conviction to say it as it is.Time is not coming -that is history.The facts are here,Hillary is on her way to the White House.Obama is getting derailed daily.Those who are too young to judge the Clintos.Please read "The Best of TIMES" AMERICA IN THE CLINTON YEARS,by HAYES JOHNSON-author of the best selling "SLEEP WALKING THROUGH HISTORY.some of the misinformed of facts will come out clear of the truth and facts.

    May 20, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  22. Tony

    Obama can win Kentucky in the fall. He has to get the ground game working and make himself known to our rural voters in a personal way. Kentucky has plenty of rednecks but I think it's unfair and untrue to frame every rural voter in this way.

    Rural and racist are two very different things. Come the the fall if Obama puts in the effort in the outlying areas then Louisville and Lexington will play the role of anchor and help to put the Commonwealth in the democratic column.

    May 20, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  23. NC for Obama

    NC had more than 36% of whites in the populated areas supporting his campaign. The rural areas aslo made up part of that 36%. Of course they are uneducated and Hillary supporters.

    May 20, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  24. nina tolentino

    Im just hoping my email will be read by Sen Hillary Clinton herself, Im sure mine is not the only one that says:"AIN'T OVER TIL IT;S OVER, SO NO QUITTING, NO TURNING BACK, FIGHT UNTIL THE LAST VOTE HAS BEEN COUNTED!!!!!" I really want her to win ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!

    Hope to see Sen Clinton be declared as the winner!!!!!

    Be the like the New York GIANTS!!!

    May 20, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  25. Scott

    Obama needs to win Oregon very comfortabe later on tonight(+15 points or more) or else you have to bring up some serious questions about his electibility in November.

    Kentucky -Obama was never even the charts..he got beaten soundly..36 points..

    May 20, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
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