Exit poll: Whites back Clinton strongly in KY
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 53 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Race played a decisive role in Hillary Rodham Clinton's lopsided victory in Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary in Kentucky, the latest contest to emphasize how fierce her rivalry against Barack Obama has become among the party's voters.
Even as Obama edges toward his party's nomination, the Illinois senator showed little progress in chipping away at Clinton's dominance among whites, especially those from the working class.
Seven in 10 whites overall backed Clinton in Kentucky, including about three quarters of those who have not completed college. That made Tuesday's contest one of her stronger performances yet with those blue-collar white voters — little surprise considering Kentucky has one of the country's highest proportions of people who are not college graduates.
In addition, only about four in 10 working-class whites in Kentucky said they would vote for Obama in a matchup with John McCain in the general election. About an equal number said they would support the Republican, and the rest said they would not vote.
It was not just the voters' race, but their racial attitudes, that proved influential.
About one in five whites said race played a role in choosing a candidate Tuesday — on par with results in several other Southern states. Nine in 10 of that group backed Clinton — the highest proportion yet among the 28 states where that question has been asked in exit polls.
Only three in 10 whites who said race was a factor said they would vote for Obama should he oppose McCain in November. Nearly four in 10 said they would back McCain, while the rest said they wouldn't vote.
Among whites who said race was not a factor in picking a candidate Tuesday, half said they would support Obama over McCain.
So, according to AP, you folks really are a bunch of uneducated, cracker motherfuckers. Whatchu gotta say about that? ;)