May 20th, 2008
05:34 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Two different economic worlds

 Oregon voters go to the polls in Presidential Primary.
Oregon voters go to the polls in Presidential Primary.

(CNN) –Two different states, possibly two different outcomes, definitely two different economic worlds.

It appears voters in Kentucky are much more concerned about the economy than those in Oregon, according to just released exit polls.

Forty-five percent of Democratic voters in Kentucky said they have been affected by the recession a great deal, compared to 28 percent of Oregon voters who said that.

Meanwhile, 42 percent of Kentucky voters said they were somewhat affected by the recession, while 10 percent said they weren’t affected by it that much and 12 said they were “not at all affected.”

In Oregon, 43 percent said they were somewhat affected by the poor economic conditions, while 17 percent said they weren’t that much affected and 12 percent said not at all.

The different views of the economy could have a big effect on how Democrats in these states are voting.


Filed under: Exit Polls
soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. NowOrNever

    Oregon is a beautiful place!!!! Obama 08.

    May 20, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  2. oregon voter

    unless CNN is hanging around mailboxes, how can there be an exit poll here in Oregon? Regardless, Schnieder clearly knows nothing about our state.

    And Sharon from Minnesota...you need to get out more.

    May 20, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  3. Linned

    I see that some of the Clinton supporters say that the Obama supporters are mean but from reading the blog – the meaness looks pretty even to me. I do wish we could all stop it and come together for the common good of the party.

    Besides, who knows if the ones writing the mean things are true Obama supporters – they could be Republicans trying to keep us fighting. Remember Operation Chaos.

    May 20, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. Lucy

    To The Truth.......................................Pick up the Bible and read in the book of Revelation. You think he is going to be the next president.......HILLARY IS OUR ONLY HOPE! SHE WAS BORN TO BE PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!! EXPERIENCE MATTERS!*!*!*!*!* WE WILL NEVER VOTE BHO. NEVER. NO TRUST/ NO VOTE. NEVER. WE WILL VOTE IN McCain...............BHO WILL NEVER WIN! America PLEASE WAKE UP before it's too late............................................too late

    May 20, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. deborah

    Hey! CALLING ALL SMART PEOPLE

    vote for OBAMA 2008!!!!

    May 20, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. David in Florida

    Join us Clinton supporters in voting for John McCain in the fall. The democratic party has turned its back on Hillary Clinton and her supporters. I feel so sorry for what Clinton had to experience in her primary campaign. A lot of my democratic friends will be voting for John McCain. Obamabots just need to realize that their stupid attacks against Clinton and her supporters will not make a Clinton supporter want to vote for Obama in the fall. We welcome all Clinton supporters. :-)

    May 20, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  7. 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 conqured 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 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
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