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How Groups Voted in 2008

2008
  Demographic Group Obama McCain
TOTAL All Voters Pct. 53% 45%
SEX Men 47 49 48
Women 53 56 43
RACE White 74 43 55
African-American 13 95 4
Hispanic 9 67 31
Asian 2 62 35
Other 3 66 31
AGE 18-29 18 66 32
30-44 29 52 46
45-64 37 50 49
65 & over 16 45 53
INCOME <$15,000 6 73 25
$15,000-29,999 12 60 37
$30-49,999 19 55 43
$50-74,999 21 48 49
$75-99,999 15 51 48
$100,000 & over 26 49 49
UNION HOUSEHOLD Yes 21 59 39
No 79 51 47
REGION East 21 59 40
Midwest 24 54 44
South 32 45 54
West 23 57 40
PARTY Democrat 39 89 10
Republican 32 9 90
Independent 29 52 44
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Liberal 22 89 10
Moderate 44 60 39
Conservative 34 20 78
GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL Yes 4 70 27
No 96 53 45

 

Notes: Survey by Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International for the National Election Pool (ABC News, Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, NBC News). Sample of 18,018 voters consisted of 15,640 voters as they left the voting booths on Election Day November 4, 2008 and a telephone absentee/early voters survey of 2,378 respondents conducted October 24-November 2, 2008. “Don’t know” and “other” responses not included.