Clinton holds a better than 30% lead among white voters in Kentucky — looking to pull a repeat of West Virginia in Kentucky next week. If electability is of concern to you, Clinton definitely has it in Kentucky. According to the latest poll, she is in a statistical dead heat with John McCain in Kentucky while Obama trails by over 30% against McCain. White voters in Kentucky, like West Virginia, have made it clear that they will not vote for Obama in either the democratic primary nor the general election.

Democratic Candidate KY KY
Pollster R2000 SUSA
Date 5/7-9 5/9-11
Hillary Clinton 58% 62%
Barack Obama 31% 30%
Other(vol.) 11% 9%

According to the Democratic Kentucky poll by Herald Leader WKYT Research 2000 Poll:

Men: Clinton 56%, Obama 32%. Women: Clinton 60%, Obama 30%. White: Clinton 62%, Obama 27%. Black: Obama 78%, Clinton 16%.

According to the Democratic Kentucky poll by Survey USA:

Clinton Poised for Ceremonial Trouncing of Obama in Kentucky: In a Democratic Primary in Kentucky today, 05/12/08, 8 days until votes are counted, Hillary Clinton decisively defeats Barack Obama, and is well-positioned to pick up delegates and popular votes, according to SurveyUSA’s 5th pre-primary tracking poll, conducted for WHAS-TV Louisville and WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Clinton leads 62% to 30% today, effectively unchanged from SurveyUSA polls released 4 weeks, 2 weeks and 1 week ago.Clinton gets 84% of the vote in Eastern Kentucky, 62% in Western KY, 61% in North Central KY and 52% in greater Louisville. It is unclear to what extent Democrats in Kentucky will conclude, before Primary Day, that the Kentucky contest has significance. Some may conclude that the nomination fight is over, and that the contest has no meaning. Others may see it as having great symbolic importance, and the opportunity to make a statement.