Kentucky Results


8 electoral votes
Q 100% IN
Image: Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Image: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Gary Johnson 2.8% Jill Stein 0.7%
Projected Winner
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No results
Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Not decided


Q 99% IN
Image: Rand Paul
Rand Paul
Image: Jim Gray
Jim Gray
Projected Winner

House Results

District 1 / 100% IN

James Comer
Samuel Gaskins

District 2 / 0% IN

Brett Guthrie INCUMBENT

District 3 / 100% IN

John Yarmuth INCUMBENT
Harold Bratcher

District 4 / 100% IN

Thomas Massie INCUMBENT
Calvin Sidle

District 5 / 0% IN


District 6 / 100% IN

Nancy Jo Kemper

Exit polls:


A profile of key demographics in the 2016 vote.

Exit polls:


Gender Male 49 % of voters Trump +45 267121
Female 51% Trump +14 405431
Age 18-29 19 % of voters Trump +25 345932
30-44 23% Trump +37 296612
45-64 42% Trump +30 336331
65 or over 17% Trump +24 37611-
Age 18-44 42 % of voters Trump +32 316322
45+ 58% Trump +28 346230
Race White 88 % of voters Trump +41 276821
Black 8% Not enough data ----
Hispanic/Latino 3% Not enough data ----
Asian 1% Not enough data ----
Other 1% Not enough data ----
Gender by race White men 43 % of voters Trump +57 207721
White women 44% Trump +25 356031
Black men 4% Not enough data ----
Black women 4% Not enough data ----
Latino men 1% Not enough data ----
Latino women 1% Not enough data ----
All other races 2% Not enough data ----
Which best describes your education? High school or less 25 % of voters Trump +38 286631
Some college/assoc. degree 36% Trump +31 336420
College graduate 24% Trump +39 286732
Postgraduate study 15% Clinton +11 534211
College education College graduate 40 % of voters Trump +20 385821
No college degree 60% Trump +34 316531
Education by race White college graduates 36 % of voters Trump +27 346121
White no college degree 52% Trump +50 237321
Non White college graduates 4% Not enough data ----
Non White no college degree 9% Not enough data ----
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 17 % of voters Trump +19 365551
$30,000 - $49,999 23% Trump +27 336031
$50,000 - $99,999 33% Trump +33 326521
$100,000 - $199,999 21% Trump +44 27711-
$200,000 - $249,999 3% Not enough data ----
$250,000 or more 2% Not enough data ----
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 38 % of voters Clinton +53 752221
Republican 45% Trump +90 39310
Independent or something else 18% Trump +44 236753
Party by gender Democratic men 14 % of voters Clinton +52 752321
Democratic women 24% Clinton +54 752121
Republican men 25% Trump +94 2961-
Republican women 20% Trump +86 49020
Independent men 9% Not enough data ----
Independent women 9% Not enough data ----
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Liberal 18 % of voters Clinton +62 791722
Moderate 38% Trump +17 385541
Conservative 43% Trump +75 118610
White evangelical or white born-again Christians White evangelical or white born-again Christian 53 % of voters Trump +62 177930
All others 47% Clinton +4 494522
Are you currently married? Yes 65 % of voters Trump +44 267020
No 35% Trump +11 415232
Gender by marital status Married men 32 % of voters Trump +51 237420
Married women 34% Trump +37 296620
Non-married men 15% Trump +38 306810
Non-married women 20% Clinton +10 504043
Does someone in your household work in the coal industry? Yes 8 % of voters Not enough data ----
No 92% Trump +29 336231
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last few days 13 % of voters Trump +42 246641
In the last week 5% Not enough data ----
In October 11% Not enough data ----
In September 6% Not enough data ----
Before that 65% Trump +34 326610
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last week 17 % of voters Trump +33 286152
Before that 82% Trump +37 306720
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last month 28 % of voters Trump +36 276341
Before that 71% Trump +36 316721
Which best describes your vote for president today? I strongly favor my candidate 46 % of voters Trump +25 356021
I like my candidate but with reservations 29% Trump +32 3466-0
I dislike the other candidates 24% Trump +45 226772
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Foreign policy 10 % of voters Not enough data ----
Immigration 14% Trump +81 990--
The economy 52% Trump +15 405521
Terrorism 21% Trump +48 24723-
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? Cares about people like me 15 % of voters Trump +20 365651
Can bring needed change 54% Trump +78 98721
Has the right experience 15% Clinton +82 9081-
Has good judgment 12% Clinton +22 573521
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton: Favorable 28 % of voters Clinton +96 97110
Unfavorable 71% Trump +86 49031
Is your opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 53 % of voters Trump +96 298--
Unfavorable 45% Clinton +40 652551
Do you have a favorable opinion of ... Both 1 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 27% Clinton +97 98010
Only Trump 53% Trump +100 0100--
Neither 18% Trump +46 1561123
Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy? Yes 23 % of voters Clinton +98 9911-
No 75% Trump +72 118331
Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy? Yes 47 % of voters Trump +94 397--
No 51% Clinton +31 613052
Do you think the presidential candidates are honest and trustworthy? Both 1 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 22% Clinton +98 99-1-
Only Trump 46% Trump +99 099--
Neither 28% Trump +25 295493
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be: Better than life today 37 % of voters Trump +14 425620
Worse than life today 33% Trump +61 167731
About the same 27% Trump +18 385641
In today's election for U.S. Senate, did you just vote for: Jim Gray 42 % of voters Clinton +52 742221
Rand Paul 57% Trump +91 29320
Population City over 50,000 28 % of voters Clinton +8 514341
Suburbs 11% Not enough data ----
Small city and Rural 61% Trump +43 277021
Geo Stratum Code Eastern Kentucky 20 % of voters Trump +59 197821
Bluegrass Cntry 18% Trump +17 395631
North/Lville Sub 17% Trump +38 286632
Jefferson County 19% Clinton +15 554031
Western Kentucky 27% Trump +42 276921

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