|Updated: 5/22/2012 10:29 pm
||Published: 5/22/2012 3:59 pm
BULLETIN (AP) - Barack Obama, Dem, nominated President, Arkansas.
Primary protest votes show displeasure with Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some presidential primary voters in Kentucky and Arkansas are using the polls to take a swipe at President Barack Obama, denying the incumbent nearly 4 out of every 10 votes cast on the Democratic side.
In Kentucky, about 42 percent of voters selected "uncommitted" in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
In Arkansas, a Tennessee attorney, John Wolfe, was drawing about the same level of support with more than half of precincts reporting.
The results in either state will not hamper Obama's effort to gain the party's nomination for a second term. Still, it's a bit embarrassing for the Democratic Party and highlights Obama's political weakness in Southern states.
Two weeks ago, a federal inmate in Texas earned 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia's Democratic primary.
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