Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE bested Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' 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.
In that election cycle, 13 percent of voters said they heard from Obama’s campaign while only 6 percent heard from GOP nominee John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPelosi receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Romney: Trump 'has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character' MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump MORE’s, according to the National Election Pool.
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 SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now 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.