Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE bested Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE's ground game operation, an exit poll from Tuesday afternoon shows.


Seventeen percent of voters said they were contacted by Clinton’s campaign, more than double the amount of voters surveyed — 8 percent — who were contacted by Trump’s campaign, according to a Morning Consult/Politico exit poll.

A majority of voters, 62 percent, weren’t contacted by either major-party candidate's campaign, while another 9 percent heard from both campaigns.

The early exit poll found that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, is keeping up with President Obama’s highly praised ground operation from his first presidential run in 2008.
Clinton’s campaign specifically edged out Trump’s when it came to contacting voters in urban areas, 26 to 7 percent; suburban areas, 14 to 8 percent; and rural areas, 11 to 8 percent.

In regards to age breakdown, Clinton reached out most to voters between the ages of 18 and 34. She topped her GOP rival's contact among those voters 28 percent to 9 percent, while Trump kept pace with Clinton when contacting voters age 65 and older. 

The former secretary of State has made a concerted play for millennial voters, especially those loyal to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSirota: Biden has not fulfilled campaign promise of combating union-busting tactics Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Progressives put Democrats on defense MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic primaries. Recent polls, however, show these young voters flocking more to Clinton than to Trump.

In the demographic breakdown, Clinton’s campaign also dominated in contacting minority voters: 37 percent of black voters heard from her campaign compared with 3 percent who were contacted by Trump’s. 

Among Hispanic voters, the Democratic nominee’s campaign contacted 31 percent, while Trump’s campaign reached out to 9 percent. 

Clinton also holds a small edge in contact with white voters, 11 percent to 8 percent.

The real estate mogul sought to make inroads with minority voters, specifically African-Americans and Hispanics, but Clinton has maintained a consistent lead in polling of those demographics.

The Morning Consult/Politico exit poll was conducted from Oct. 18 to Nov. 8 and surveyed 9,704 early and Election Day voters online. The margin of error was 1 point.