Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14433
 
Obama Comfortably Ahead of McCain in New York: In an election for President of the United States in the state of New York today, 09/25/08, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain 57% to 38%, according to this SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WABC-TV New York, WGRZ-TV Buffalo, WNYT-TV Albany, and WHEC-TV Rochester.

Obama leads among both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, well-educated and less educated.

McCain takes 72% of conservative and Republican votes; Obama takes 84% of liberals and 78% of Democrats. Independents favor Obama by 8 points; moderates favor Obama by 16 points.

McCain and Obama tie among white voters, among those who attend religious services regularly, and outside of New York City and its suburbs.

 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 New York adults 09/23/08 through 09/24/08. The research was conducted at a time of unprecedented economic and political turbulence. Approximately half of respondents were interviewed after McCain announced that he was temporarily suspending his campaign. Of the adults, 797 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 668 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. New York has 31 Electoral College votes. John Kerry carried the state by 18 points in 2004; Al Gore carried the state by by 25 points in 2000.
 
If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Democrat Barack Obama? Or one of the other candidates?
668 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNo< $50K> $50KNYCNYC subuUpstate
McCain (R)38%40%36%29%39%42%42%35%42%35%36%43%48%13%18%19%72%18%42%72%40%12%36%40%48%34%28%61%25%37%49%39%35%37%40%43%22%57%33%35%41%28%42%47%
Obama (D)57%55%58%66%57%52%52%61%52%61%59%51%47%83%79%68%24%78%50%25%56%84%59%55%47%61%68%35%70%58%48%57%58%58%56%53%73%36%63%60%55%67%55%46%
Other3%2%3%1%2%4%3%2%3%1%4%4%2%1%3%11%1%2%7%2%2%2%3%3%3%2%2%2%2%2%3%2%5%3%2%2%4%3%2%4%2%2%1%4%
Undecided2%3%2%3%2%2%3%2%2%3%2%2%3%3%0%3%2%2%1%1%2%2%2%2%1%3%2%2%2%3%1%3%2%2%2%2%2%4%2%2%2%3%2%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%23%31%25%21%54%46%49%11%40%69%14%12%6%28%50%18%24%33%20%55%45%39%34%26%34%61%75%21%84%16%41%59%80%14%22%76%31%69%39%29%32%