May 20th, 2008
09:08 PM ET
15 years ago

Schneider: Majority in Kentucky say Obama doesn't share values

(CNN) - In another sign Barack Obama has trouble courting blue-collar voters, less than half of Kentucky Democrats said Tuesday that Barack Obama shares their values.

According to the exit polls, only 43 percent of voters there said Obama shares their values, a statistic that could potentially hurt him in the fall should he win the party's nomination.

That compares to 73 percent of Kentucky Democrats who said Hillary Clinton shares their values – a statistic the Clinton campaign often references when it claims the New York Democrat has a better chance of winning the crucial swing states in a general election.

The numbers were very similar in West Virginia last week. There only 43 percent said Obama shared their values while 70 percent said Clinton did.

Obama clearly has a long way to go in defining himself among these voters should he be the party's nominee.

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soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. leej

    Whisky drinking, racist, sister dating in bred morons rarley share vakues with many

    May 21, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  2. Nia

    ....not a surprise...I'm watching After hours with Dan on MSNBC and a very honest caller from Kentucky called in and said that the basic sentament in her state (in talking with most of her coliegesneighbors etc) is that there are still alot of white people who no matter what will not vote for an African American. I think it two fold you have alot of people like the caller suggest and or folks who just don't want the change Obama has built his platform on, his name is funny, his policy aren't conservative enough. it's to much so go with the lessor of two evils. Shame there are people still like this who would rather cut off thier nose to spite thier face instead of having a better life. I think this is why his campaign left out of KY so soon. No since trying to convence folks who don't want to change.

    May 21, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  3. Venus

    What values – being stupid? Not voting for some one because of their skin colors?

    Who writes the questions for these stupid polls?

    May 21, 2008 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  4. Shannon Lott

    What values are these people talking about?? Living an honest, family-oriented, decent life?? How can someone say that they don't share someone else's values when they don't personally know a person? I have lost all confidence in polls altogether during this "election" season. From what I gather, the value that Barack Obama seems to not have in these two states' opinions is being "White". Correct me if I am wrong. Other than that, I have not seen any negativity that could be derived from his character other than what the media has conjured up. How can you condemn a man for the actions of someone else that he just so happened to be acquainted with just like all the other 10s of thousands of people that were pastored to by Rev. Wright. If your father is/was a racist, does that make you one too???? Food for thought.

    May 21, 2008 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  5. Rich

    I like that this country equates values with whether or not someone is capable of running a country. And I predict that those same people will not vote for Barack Obama because it's in their interest to put a man who has the same policies as the president we all agree is a failure. If you want to see the country change vote democrat. If you desire to vote for a man who will spend the next 4 years destroying what's left of our home then don't vote! I feel many of the Americans in this country are ill informed. Do your research and just look at the policies and compare Hill, Obama and McCain. You will see there is only one that will surely give you the option for a life that is filled with the same we are experiencing now and for the past 7 years. What is it that makes Americans incapable of wanting to move ahead? Has the media dumbed this country down that much? I fear it has...

    Common Sense '08

    May 21, 2008 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  6. Obama, the lord is your strenght

    Republicans wants her badly, they are the ones saying those stupid things, they wont vote for her either in NOV, because they will be voting for mcbush, get it.

    May 21, 2008 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
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