Sharp Differences Between Voters In Kentucky And Oregon

UNDATED (AP) - They may have held their primaries on the same
day, but that appears to be the only solid thing the electorate in
Kentucky and Oregon have in common.

In an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and
television networks, Kentucky appeared to have one of the least
liberal batches of voters from the 33 primaries where polling was
conducted this year. One-third of responders considered themselves
liberal.

In Oregon, on the other hand, close to six in 10 voters
identified as liberal.

According to the polling, two-thirds of voters in Kentucky
followed a trend of declaring the economy as the most important
issue facing the country. In Oregon, it was fewer than half.


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  • by Krissy on May 21, 2008 at 07:44 PM
    we may be blue collared but many of us do not work. We have SSI or Social Security Disability to rely on if we don't want to work. Even a 22 year old can get disability of some kind. Thats the difference in us and those goody two shoes people in Oregon that hold stable jobs and get educated. huh.
  • by J Location: KY on May 21, 2008 at 01:20 PM
    Hey Wow, I agree... your choice for a candidate is just that, your choice..so is ours. Also, I have no idea where they "polled" these people for exit polls and asked those questions...It sure wasn't in my precinct. I have never had any questions asked of me or mine like that. Just recorded phone messages. Maybe they ought to let people know where they polled and exactly how many...I know a hundred people "polled" sure doesn't represent the whole state of Kentucky or at least it shouldn't ...
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on May 21, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    @Mary Location: Kentucky & J Location: KY. We all know that for most kentuckians race is a factor. Sad but true ky stays behind the times. The news actually stated yesterday that about 30% or so said race does play a factor. And everyone that says if Hillory doesnt win theyll vote Mccain out of spite are almost always from segregated high school days. But yes not everyone that votes against Obama is a racist they jsut exercise their free choice. Wether made on sound desicion and research or just cause they liked Billy boy in the office years ago. Btw Im a white male so think what ya wish. Go Obama.
  • by Wanda Location: Knott, Co. on May 21, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    Education is a top priority for the most of us if we've had the opportunity. However, education without common sense is useless. Therefore common sense without education one can survive when the going gets tough. If one had to choose between the two of them just maybe people from Kentucky are not what some people see.
  • by Mary Location: Kentucky on May 21, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    I just love it when people show their ignorance and declare a whole state to be racist. I suppose, Carl, that you talked to everybody from KY and found them to be racist? That's funny because I don't recall talking to you. BTW, I was born and raised in Ohio and I've met plenty of racist people there. Note, I did not declare the WHOLE state to be racist! Racism is everywhere....that's the bottom line.
  • by J Location: KY on May 21, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    Good analogy, Carl...and soooo mature...give it a rest..just because we didn't vote for YOUR candidate doesn't mean we are racist, just means we have a differing opinion. The name-calling school yard antics are getting very old and shows your lack of maturity.
  • by Carl Location: Ohio on May 21, 2008 at 08:40 AM
    Simple, Kentucky is racist. Bottom line.
  • by jennifer on May 21, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    we are blue collar working folks that's the difference.
  • by Melissa Location: Johnson Co, Ky on May 21, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    It is my understanding that the people in Oregon make more money per household,than Kentucky house holds do. Therefor they are not effected by the state of the economy like Kentuckians are.

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