May 20th, 2008
07:04 PM ET
10 years ago

Exit polls: Kentucky voters made up their minds long ago

(CNN) - Relatively few voters in Kentucky waited until the last minute to decide which Democratic presidential candidate to support. Early exit polls in Kentucky show 14 percent of today's voters decided in the last week - 85 percent had already made up their minds.

Filed under: Exit Polls • Kentucky
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Terrence (Winston Salem,NC)

    What many Clinton voters (not all) seem to forget is that Clinton and Obama have VERY similar policies. If it's not the policies you're voting against Obama on, then what is it? This is why many (not all) of her supporters are seen as racist. They would rather vote for a total opposite with acceptable skin tone than vote for a man who has closer policy agreements with their candidate of choice.

    I'm not hating on Clinton.

    My choice is just different than yours. I voted for Obama. But in the end, I ALWAYS vote Democrat because my views are closer to theirs.


    May 20, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. Ken in Texas

    Kentucky goes for the good guys....At least some of us still have some common sense left.

    May 20, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  3. Patricia in Las Vegas

    Kentucky voters have minds? Then how in the world can Hillary be in the lead to win?

    May 20, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  4. Cynthia, Laguna Niguel, CA


    Clinton – 08 It's time for a woman President!!!

    Go Girl.....

    May 20, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  5. Chris, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    Well, they had plenty of time. The election season is almost over. They have access to the same news there the rest of us do. South Carolina made up their minds long ago, too.

    May 20, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. Mike NYC

    Can we just take the East Coast and West Coast states and form a new country and be done with the middle?

    We can thank them for GWB as well.

    May 20, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  7. Ryan

    They made the wrong choice, but at least they didn't waste time coming to the conclusions that they did.

    It still amazes me that after 12-15 months of primary campaigning that some people still have the nerve to say they're "undecided." What more do you people want to make a decision?

    May 20, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. Ellie

    Please, let's not even talk nonsense here.....they talk about a big win and it's not looking quite that way. Humm, go figure.

    May 20, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |

    Barry has a lot of work to do.

    May 20, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  10. vic nashville,Tn

    Hillary 08 or McCain 08

    May 20, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  11. No McSame

    All week long, the television media was spouting that Hillary would win Kentucky 80-20 or possibly as large as 90-10!

    So, she actually lost quite a bit of ground. With 17% in, she only leads by 8 percent !

    Super delegates take notice! She is not pulling what she keeps claiming ! She even has Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and KARL ROVE, supporting her. WOW, are you all so stupid as to let your Party collapse with the added Republican pundit support?

    May 20, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  12. TonyNJ

    Hillary in 08-President in 09! As my second grade taught us word for word, one of the Great writings of Patriot Thomas Paine titled "The Crisis" December 1776, it does state: These are the times that try mens souls: The Summer Soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, will shrink from the service of his country, but he that stands in Now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not conquered easily; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph-Thomas Paine December 1776. Our country is in a crisis today, and all we have as a free people, hangs in the balance. It is our hope that these old but inspiring words will harden Hillary Clinton, as in a way, the battles of Trenton & Princeton lay before her. Hillary is no quitter and we stand with her through thick and thin or third party which respects the Rights of Women, as this is a gender war, not a political contest.

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

    KY, WV, IN, PA, OH, – Obama can't win in the general. He is definitely going to loose MI and FL.

    Wake up people!

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

    I really like Obama and feel he can trun America around with his vision. Not just his vision for us here at home but also abroad. However based on this result and the exit polls, I now believe that Hillary Clinton will be the Nominee. I think that for many they just cannot vote for Obama even though he and Clinton are virtually identical when he comes to the issues and solving them, a majority have even said they will vote for McCain yes McCain, who is night and day from Clinton, I just do not understand that. It is sad but that is our reality. Sigh. Well, it is what it is. To my fellow Obama supporters you know, its not what we hoped for but we should still keep working for a better America, for us and for our kids.

    May 20, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  15. Crush Rush

    Isnt it wonderful.Between polling and voting the government now knows every little thing that you do.I cant wait till they poll my dreams.

    May 20, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  16. Franky

    I'm actually following these numbers and all I gotta say if the Reps have more uncommitted voters than the Dems when all this is set and done, I wonder who literally has problems. Is not supposed to be like that...

    May 20, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  17. The Simpsons for Obama

    Are we there yet? Are we there yet??

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

    Meanwhile Obama is trying to suck up to FL. after all the bad mouthing.
    He will do any thing for political gain

    May 20, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  19. It Is Time, SUPERS

    Wow, Karl Rove math, straight from the GOP "Architect". They know McCain can whip her butt.

    Spot on O'Reilly, with no attack.

    Rush Limbaugh, GOP mouth, support...operation chaos.

    What will it take for the uncommitted super delegates to see the light?
    She is a Republican at heart.

    May 20, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  20. LC7196

    Is anyone surprised by this? – Kentucky is just a larger version of West Virginia.

    May 20, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  21. Chanel

    I believe in the fall John King will have plenty of fun changing the colors on his map! 🙂 Get ready to watch lots of red turn blue no matter who wins the nomination.

    May 20, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. zina

    Kentucky voters made up their minds in the 1800's. I'm from Mississippi...I know how it works.

    May 20, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. Jack

    What does that say about Sen. Obama?

    I think he's got serious problems w/ a large segment of voters

    May 20, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. Suzy

    OBAMA ! He is the Real change maker. Look at all the enthusiasm, and new democrats he has brought in.

    If this election is stolen from him, the Chicago Democratic National Convention will look tame, compared to what will occur in Denver.

    The youth, and non-white vote will be lost. There will be a revolution.

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

    He is already winning. Hillary just needs her money back!!

    May 20, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
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