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. Ann Romero

    Yeah for Kentucky, they are wise people who know what they want. Go Hillary. Run on the general election regardless who the democratic party votes for in the end. They ignored Florida and Michigan so ignore them and get on the ticket as an Independent.

    May 20, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. Rave

    Hillary, find some good deals back to NY on Priceline.
    Obama / Al Gore 2008

    May 20, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. EDW

    They made up their minds a long time ago. That means that the Rev Wright controversy didn't matter. They weren't going to vote for Obama anyway – ever.

    May 20, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |

    IF YOU GUYS THINK A DEM IS GONNA WIN KENTUCKY OR WEST VIRGINIA... you been sippin too much of Granny's rheumatism medicine.... (moonshine)...

    Obama shouldn't have even wasted the feul flying OVER those states.

    May 20, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. Karen

    As expected. Kentucky made up its mind in 1950. lol.

    May 20, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. Karl Rovian Girl

    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.

    Her percentage in KY is way down from where the Clinton supporters said it would be.

    May 20, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. Morgan

    Why is no one talking about Clinton disenfranchising voters with her "I'm ahead in the popular vote" arguement? She is discounting caucus states and all of those voters!!!! I'm glad to count Florida and Michigan, but this argument of hers is hypocritical!

    May 20, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. Ron

    im a republican but i will vote for hilary is if she win the democratic nomination. between mccain and obama. i rather vote mccain.

    May 20, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  9. Uh... ok.

    So Kentucky made up their mind a long time ago? Hmmmm... I wonder why.

    May 20, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  10. Michael

    If Obama can't beat a Republican like McCain in a general elecetion with the 8 year record they currently hold for giving tax breaks to the rich, a war that has cost over 4 thousand lives over 10 thousand wounded and made Haliburton and other War Profiters rich, and gas prices that two Texas oilmen in the White House could care less about, will only prove what the whole world already knows that America is a racist country. Even South Africa had a black President.

    May 20, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  11. TSS in StL

    I will just say that I feel sorry for the people of WV and KY... willing to vote for McCain is totally voting against their own interests. I am an Obama supporter. I make very good money, and yet, I don't mind the idea of paying higher taxes to give others a shot at a better life. I had to work hard to earn everything that I have, and I know that without a level playing field, it's going to be hard to get ahead.

    Beware... McCain is not about leveling the playing field... he once said that promising to provide soldiers with a free college education after returning from Iraq was "too generous". COME ON!!!! These soldiers are putting their lives on the line every day for our freedom–the least we can do is help them get their lives on track if they're blessed to make it home. That's the sad reality of this situation.

    So Clinton supporters, go ahead and vote for McCain... don't complain when gas prices continue to climb (and they will) and don't complain when you're reproductive rights are stripped and don't complain when you don't have enough money to make your ends meet. Obama is more than willing to help us all get to where we want and need to be.

    May 20, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  12. SLO Bear

    That's a statistic that rural voters in Kentucky can stick their tooth into.

    May 20, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |


    May 20, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  14. Omentum

    Hillary had them at hello.

    How romantic.

    May 20, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  15. obamacrat

    OH NO How could this be.

    Obama does do well in redneck hillbilly states?

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

    BARACK 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 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  17. Kurt from Illinois

    What nobody seems to be aware of is that all three candidates still in the race will probably have a lackluster administration at best. One candidate will say anything to get herself elected, one won't say anything for what he stands for, and the other doesn't really have an upside. It's going to be a long time until 2012 comes along...

    May 20, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  18. Bobby Tray

    Again, is this really surprising?

    May 20, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  19. David, Silver Spring, MD

    And this is why Obama didn't campaign extensively in Kentucky the way Hillary did. Their minds were already closed. I mean "made up."

    May 20, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  20. Debby

    Obama is losing alot of electoral states that isn't good for the Dems. in Nov. I hear Flordia isn't to keen on him either.

    May 20, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  21. Debbie

    A presidential candidate who needs the likes of Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity & Rove is not in the best interests of this country!

    May 20, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  22. Debbie

    OMG – What is wrong with HC people – FL & MI – broke rules and they knew what they were doing. HC went along with it until she needed their votes – bit of a flipflop there!!!
    Why are HC supports still whining about that issue.
    It's unbelieveable – and don't you think that more voters would have come out for Obama has they believe their votes would count!?
    Get over yourselves!

    May 20, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  23. merkin

    Obama 08 or Mc Cain 08. No thank you Clinton.

    May 20, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  24. sha

    poor judgement, like Hilary........

    good luck , she can fight until january, 2009

    May 20, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  25. Raghu


    I guess all these 85% were Clinton supporters, or Edwards supporters whom Edwards influence

    May 20, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
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