What the Exit Polls Say
– Seven in 10 white voters backed Clinton in Kentucky, including about three-quarters of those who did not complete college.
– Only four in 10 white working-class voters said they would support Obama against John McCain in the general election.
– About one in five white voters in Kentucky said race was a factor in their decision and nine of 10 of them said they voted for Clinton.
– Clinton won 73 percent of the vote among white women.
– Forty-five percent of voters said they had been affected by the economic downturn and, of them, 68 percent backed Clinton.
– Forty-seven percent of voters in Kentucky said they regard Obama as trustworthy compared to 45 percent for Clinton.
– Fifty-three percent of Kentucky voters believe Obama shares the views of his controversial ex-pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
– In Oregon, unlike other states, Obama was splitting the women’s vote with Clinton and he also was beating her handily among union voters.
Unlike Kentucky, only one in six said they would vote for McCain over Obama.
Fifty-six percent of Kentuckians said that Obama should choose Clinton as his running-mate against 42 percent who said he should not. Seventy-seven percent of Clinton supporters expressed that view but only 41 percent of Obama supporters agreed.