May 19th, 2008
11:35 AM ET
12 years ago

Clinton has big lead in Kentucky, Obama on top in Oregon

Clinton and Obama each hold leads in Tuesday's voting states.

Clinton and Obama each hold leads in Tuesday's voting states.

(CNN) - A new CNN "poll of polls" shows Hillary Clinton holds a big lead in Kentucky while Barack Obama is on top in Oregon - the next two states to weigh in on the Democratic presidential race.

According to CNN's analysis of several recent polls from both states, Clinton holds a 30-point lead in Kentucky while Obama is up by 10 in Oregon.

In Kentucky, Clinton is winning 58 percent of the vote while Obama is at 28 percent. Kentucky has a broad swath of working class white voters - the demographic that has long supported Clinton and propelled her to a 41-point victory in West Virginia one week ago. Her large margin in Kentucky appears to indicate those voters are sticking with Clinton, even as Obama appears to be the presumptive Democratic nominee.

In Oregon, Obama is winning 50 percent of likely Democratic voters there while Clinton is at 40 percent. With a large population of young voters and those who are college-educated, that state has demographics that have long favored Obama's candidacy.

Oregon is conducting a vote-by-mail primary, which means that a large number of voters in that state have already cast their ballots.

In Kentucky, 51 delegates are at stake while 52 are up for grabs in Oregon. It remains impossible for Clinton to catch Obama in pledged delegates, but the New York senator is looking to catch Obama in the popular vote total.

For more on the latests polls, check out the CNN Election Center

soundoff (271 Responses)
  1. virgilT

    Being a woman had very little to do with Hillary's demise. Being a liar and a fraud is what did her in. Thank goodness the Clinton Circus is about to close.

    May 19, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  2. bigben

    Us Clinton supporters will not vote for Obama.

    May 19, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  3. Avram (Yes I´m Jewish)

    Chill out folks !! Come November we will choose and all face the consequences for our choice. It all boils down to that !!

    May 19, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Roger

    Where are all of the educated Obama supporters? I don't see any here.

    May 19, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  5. mike scygiel

    I think this has gone to much and I'm tired of the Democrats battling out for the prize of being the nominee of their party. I also want to know where is Tony Snow? Since he's suppose to be a poltical pundit for the Republicans, I only saw him once on CNN and would like to hear his opinion about this matter. I've been a huge fan of CNN, and would like to here what he has to say about the Democrats battling it out. It's getting voters like me not wanting to vote, because they are not united and I like most, will be glad when its over.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. vic nashville,Tn

    Aha Obama lost 10 points in Oregon , Is he the Nominee ?
    Hillary 08

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  7. elvispresleyObamo

    »Go Obama!...Defeat that FAKE Woman!...People in the great state of Oregon :- Well done.Obama is the...man.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. Mike

    Black Republicans will not be voting for Obama because he is black. We will support the Republican nominee.

    However, it appears that White Democrats will not be supporting their nominee in the General Election!

    Stop believing that Republicans are racist, it is the White rural non-educated democrats that are racist.

    African Americans, you need to join the Republican Party!!

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  9. SAM2008

    Oregon, VOTE for HILLARY don't VOTE for OBAMA like what the REPUBLICANS want you to do, because republicans know that OBAMA is weak and he will lose in November.

    HILLARY 08

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  10. Kentucky

    Not all people in Kentucky supporting Obama can vote tomorrow. Only Dem can vote in this primary. No independents. I tried to change from independent to Dem so I could vote for him – but Kentucky's laws said No. I am not the only person that tried to change their are thousands of Kentuckians that want Senator Obama to become the next President of the US.

    For Clinton supporter – Obama raised more funds in Kentucky than she did.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  11. Miranda

    Yeah, its a lot of agent provocateurs here, pretending to be Hillary supporters and ranting about Obama cheating...which is the first clue. People, ignore these Operation Chaos folks...they're in the tinfoil hats trying desperately to hurt Barack Obama's candidacy because their leader told them to do so....just ignore'em.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  12. digita

    Either way. I am for Obama 08 for Senate ReElection. Let him prove first how he can change and unify.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  13. lulu

    Read something interesting this morning...A report stated that approximately 130 million people will vote in the presidential election. About 25 million will vote in the 18-24 age bracket whereas 105 million will vote in the 42-72 age bracket.

    Looks like McCain will win.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  14. Tony, Miami

    Have you seen this huge crowd in Oregon 75000. Did any candidate to the Presidency ever seen something this big. That's tell everything.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  15. John from LA

    Remember Obamabots-If he's the nom. you still need to get the Hillary supports on board-and after reading weeks of these blog entries-Obama supporters have done nothing but slam her.

    Have fun now corting that vote-I am for Hillary and WILL NOT vote for Obama-he lost my vote! onto McCain

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  16. Viktor

    McCain '08
    Hillary '12

    NoBama

    If Barack was white, he wouldn't still be in this race! He's inexperienced and ill-informed. Great combination to be our Commander-in-Chief!

    Go Hillary...all the way to the convention! Don't stop now, there's just no reason.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  17. Annamica, OH

    Michael, uneducated people prefer Clinton? I suppose you mean non-college grads. Well here is a college grad informing you to come down from your pedestal. I fully support Clinton, as does many high school grads whom you consider uneducated. Get a life, no wonder you support such an elitist candidate.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  18. Mfelder

    Once the democratic nominee has been decided, I think we as democrats need to get behind that nominee. If we have people saying that they will not support the party, if their candidate is not the nominee, then I think that is an uninformed statement. When the nominee has been chosen, then this becomes about the Democratic Party. If you will not be supporting the democratic party, I suggest that you go down to your election office and change your party affiliation. As democrats, we do not believe that the Government should do all things, for people, but we do believe that when there is an unbalance in the the system, that the government should balance things out. If that is what you believe, then you should support our democratic party. If you think, that every man should be for himself, then support the Republican party.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  19. David

    Whoever said Obama cheated to get where he is knows absolutely nothing and proves by voting for McCain that theyre little children who cry when they cant get what they want. I want your kids in Iraq for the next 5 years.

    May 19, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  20. truthurts

    75,000 people in Oregon and you don't report it? What kind of news organization are you guys?

    May 19, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  21. ABC=Anybody But Clinton

    Hey Julie....wow, how can you be so CLUELESS!!!!! Even Hillary doesn't want McCain. OPEN YOUR EYES!!!! OPEN YOUR MIND!!!!!

    May 19, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  22. Tom

    David – if Obama were white – he'd have never become a senator, certainly would never have had a chance to make a white house run with no experience and would have been out of the race long ago with all the gaffs he's had and the questionable background and supporters. Can you imagine, just as a single example, a white guy running for President in this time in history describing someone as a "typical black person" and still being the frontrunner of the democratic party. PLEASE! Obama's been handled with kid gloves where, with every gaff he or a family member makes, the press is out there right away making excuses and giving explanations while he sits back and waits for his campaign or speechwriters to come up with an "explanation". The Obama campaign song is sung by someone other than the candidate and is titled "what he REALLY meant to say was...." Oh, and by the way "sweetie" did you happen to notice that he's no longer bragging about talking to Iran "with no preconditions" all of a sudden?

    May 19, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  23. Obama is weak

    To the person proposing an Obama/Powell or Obama/Rice ticket:

    Powell and Rice are Republicans! If they team with anyone, it will be McCain!

    I hope there is a McCain/Powell or McCain/Rice ticket.

    That is a winning combination, for sure!

    Powell and Rice have experience.

    And please, stop comparing McCain to Bush. McCain is a MODERATE.

    May 19, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  24. elvispresleyObamo

    »Hillary "So Fake" Clinton is NOT good enough to be President!»Go great Obama DEFEAT that Annoying woman!!...ENOUGH of LIES!!...ENOUGH of Clintons!!...Go Obama!

    May 19, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  25. joeparadis

    The advantage for Mr. Obama in having the comptetition continue is that he gets "real" poll data. That is, it is one thing to answer a polling question. It is another to cast a vote. Obama supporters, please, think positive about the future. Your guy looks like he is at least ahead. To continue with your attacks only hurts the party.

    May 19, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
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