Bluegrass Exit Polls

Bluegrass Exit Polls

Bluegrass Exit Polls

A campaign blog.
May 20 2008 7:27 PM

Bluegrass Exit Polls

Another election night, another parsing of the exit polls. As usual, these numbers come from CNN and will probably evolve as the night goes on and the networks receive more waves of exit polls. The gist: As in West Virginia, it’s a sweep, no matter the demographic.

  • Nearly the same proportion of men (62 percent) voted for Hillary Clinton as voted for Barack Obama (67 percent).
  • Sixty-two percent of voters think Clinton is more likely to win in November. Thirty-five percent of voters say Obama is more likely to win, 17 percent of whom voted for Clinton anyway.
  • Forty-two percent of voters say Obama should not pick Clinton as his running mate, 50 percent of whom were Clinton supporters. Twenty-one percent of those who say he should pick Clinton are Obama supporters.
  • Thirty-nine percent of college graduates supported Obama; 25 percent of non-college-educated voters supported him.
  • Sixty-four percent of voters say Clinton is honest and trustworthy. That’s higher than her honesty numbers nationally. More people believe Obama is untrustworthy than think he’s honest.
  • Thirty-three percent of voters say they’ll vote for McCain over Obama in November. Eighty-three percent of them are Clinton supporters.
  • Seventy-two percent of white voters supported Clinton. Nineteen percent of white voters say race was important in their vote—88 percent of whom voted for Clinton.