Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13941
 
If there were an election for President of the United States today, would you vote for Republican John McCain? Or Democrat Barack Obama?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain38%41%35%34%38%38%43%38%******78%15%33%74%26%19%52%25%45%35%29%36%43%37%37%
Obama47%40%53%54%42%47%42%46%******13%69%48%12%58%66%33%61%38%52%56%52%42%42%43%
Undecided16%19%12%13%20%15%15%16%******9%16%20%14%17%16%15%14%17%13%15%11%15%21%19%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
2OK, now let's add some possible vice presidential running mates, and ask you the same question again... If the Republican ticket was John McCain and Mike Huckabee, and the Democratic ticket was Barack Obama and John Edwards, would you vote for McCain Huckabee, or Obama Edwards?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Huckabee38%41%35%37%41%34%39%39%******80%13%36%75%27%15%54%24%48%33%27%34%40%36%47%
Obama / Edwards50%45%55%53%46%55%46%49%******16%74%49%16%60%71%34%65%42%53%61%54%47%49%44%
Not Sure12%14%10%11%13%11%15%12%******5%13%15%10%12%14%12%10%10%14%12%12%12%15%9%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
3If the Republican ticket was John McCain and Mike Huckabee, and the Democratic ticket was Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius, would you vote for McCain Huckabee, or Obama Sebelius?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Huckabee44%50%40%45%46%41%45%46%******85%18%47%81%34%22%61%30%55%38%35%38%55%41%52%
Obama / Sebelius38%33%42%42%34%40%34%37%******6%61%34%8%47%55%25%51%31%42%46%43%28%41%32%
Not Sure18%17%19%13%19%19%22%18%******9%21%19%10%19%23%14%18%15%20%19%19%17%18%16%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
4What if the Republican ticket was McCain Huckabee and the Democratic ticket was Obama and Ed Rendell?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Huckabee44%48%39%42%47%41%45%45%******80%18%49%80%33%22%58%32%52%40%34%39%54%39%49%
Obama / Rendell36%32%40%43%33%37%30%35%******9%59%29%8%44%55%24%49%29%39%46%41%28%41%28%
Not Sure20%20%20%15%20%22%25%20%******11%23%22%12%23%22%18%19%19%20%20%19%18%20%23%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
5What if the Republican ticket was McCain Huckabee and the Democratic ticket was Obama and Chuck Hagel?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Huckabee42%45%39%40%45%39%43%42%******79%17%45%77%31%23%57%30%49%41%31%40%50%36%44%
Obama / Hagel38%37%40%45%35%40%32%37%******11%60%34%13%46%56%25%51%32%39%50%41%32%44%32%
Not Sure20%18%21%14%20%21%25%20%******10%23%21%10%23%21%17%20%18%21%19%18%18%19%24%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
6Now, what if the Republican ticket was John McCain and Mitt Romney, and the Democratic ticket was Barack Obama and John Edwards?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Romney37%42%32%37%37%33%40%37%******76%13%34%71%27%17%51%25%44%33%29%33%39%37%43%
Obama / Edwards52%44%60%56%50%55%47%51%******17%76%53%19%64%70%38%66%44%58%58%58%48%50%48%
Not Sure11%14%8%7%13%12%13%11%******7%10%13%10%10%13%11%9%11%9%12%10%14%13%9%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
7What if the Republican ticket was McCain Romney and the Democratic ticket was Obama Sebelius?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Romney41%46%36%43%41%37%41%42%******80%17%41%75%30%22%56%28%49%36%32%37%47%37%46%
Obama / Sebelius39%35%42%44%38%39%31%37%******9%59%37%10%46%59%25%52%30%42%50%42%34%39%36%
Not Sure21%19%22%13%21%23%28%21%******11%24%22%15%23%19%19%20%21%22%17%21%20%24%18%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
8What if the Republican ticket was McCain Romney and the Democratic ticket was Obama Rendell?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Romney39%42%37%35%44%36%42%40%******79%16%36%77%26%20%51%30%46%36%32%37%42%39%42%
Obama / Rendell39%37%40%48%34%40%30%38%******8%59%40%11%47%60%26%51%30%42%50%42%37%38%35%
Not Sure22%21%23%17%22%23%29%23%******13%25%24%12%27%20%23%19%24%21%18%21%21%23%23%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
9What if the Republican ticket was McCain Romney and the Democratic ticket was Obama Hagel?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Romney38%40%36%35%41%36%42%38%******77%16%35%76%25%20%49%29%44%36%31%37%41%38%37%
Obama / Hagel40%38%42%48%36%41%33%39%******9%60%42%12%48%61%28%52%33%42%51%42%37%40%39%
Not Sure22%22%22%17%23%23%25%22%******14%24%23%13%27%19%22%20%23%21%19%21%22%22%24%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
10Now, what if the Republican ticket was John McCain and Tim Pawlenty, and the Democratic ticket was Barack Obama and John Edwards?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Pawlenty30%33%26%26%31%30%33%30%******65%11%24%64%18%11%41%21%35%26%25%29%30%27%33%
Obama / Edwards56%50%62%60%55%57%52%55%******22%78%59%20%69%75%42%69%49%64%61%60%53%56%51%
Not Sure14%17%11%14%14%13%15%14%******13%11%17%16%13%13%17%10%16%10%14%10%17%17%15%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
11What if the Republican ticket was McCain Pawlenty and the Democratic ticket was Obama Sebelius?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Pawlenty35%38%32%32%37%33%37%35%******71%15%32%67%23%21%47%25%41%32%28%32%42%32%36%
Obama / Sebelius40%37%43%48%37%40%32%39%******10%60%38%11%49%56%27%52%33%44%48%44%33%40%38%
Not Sure25%25%26%20%26%26%32%26%******19%25%30%22%28%22%25%23%26%24%24%24%25%28%26%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
12What if the Republican ticket was McCain Pawlenty and the Democratic ticket was Obama Rendell?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Pawlenty35%38%32%32%38%34%37%35%******73%15%29%69%24%17%47%25%42%31%28%34%38%32%38%
Obama / Rendell39%36%41%47%35%40%31%38%******8%59%41%9%47%60%28%51%32%42%48%42%36%40%34%
Not Sure26%26%26%21%28%26%32%27%******19%26%30%22%28%23%25%23%26%27%24%25%25%28%28%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
13What if the Republican ticket was McCain Pawlenty and the Democratic ticket was Obama Hagel?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Pawlenty34%36%32%31%35%33%37%34%******70%16%26%66%23%18%44%25%39%31%28%33%37%30%35%
Obama / Hagel41%39%42%49%38%41%33%40%******12%60%44%12%50%61%31%51%35%42%50%42%38%41%40%
Not Sure25%25%26%20%27%27%30%26%******19%24%29%22%28%21%25%24%25%27%22%24%24%28%25%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
14Now, what if the Republican ticket was John McCain and Joe Lieberman, and the Democratic ticket was Barack Obama and John Edwards?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Lieberman32%36%30%28%35%33%36%33%******68%11%33%64%21%19%45%22%38%31%25%30%41%29%33%
Obama / Edwards53%46%59%56%50%54%50%52%******17%77%53%19%66%67%38%68%46%56%61%57%44%54%50%
Not Sure15%18%12%16%15%13%14%15%******15%12%15%17%13%14%17%10%16%13%13%13%15%17%16%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
15What if the Republican ticket was McCain Lieberman and the Democratic ticket was Obama Sebelius?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Lieberman37%41%33%34%38%36%41%37%******73%15%38%70%27%21%49%28%43%35%30%35%46%35%36%
Obama / Sebelius37%33%41%44%34%38%31%36%******8%58%36%9%45%57%26%49%32%39%46%40%31%38%37%
Not Sure26%26%26%22%28%26%28%26%******19%27%26%21%28%22%25%23%26%26%24%25%23%27%27%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
16What if the Republican ticket was McCain Lieberman and the Democratic ticket was Obama Rendell?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Lieberman37%42%32%35%37%36%41%37%******72%15%38%68%28%22%49%28%43%35%29%35%45%34%36%
Obama / Rendell37%32%41%43%34%37%31%36%******9%57%36%10%44%56%26%49%31%37%47%39%30%38%37%
Not Sure26%26%27%22%29%27%28%27%******19%28%26%22%28%23%25%24%26%28%24%26%25%27%28%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
17What if the Republican ticket was McCain Lieberman and the Democratic ticket was Obama Hagel?
600 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAbortionAttend Religious ServiceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalPro-lifePro-choiRegularlOccasionAlmost NNortheasSoutheasSouthwesNorthwes
McCain / Lieberman36%39%33%34%36%36%38%36%******71%15%35%67%25%22%48%27%41%35%29%34%45%32%35%
Obama / Hagel39%37%42%46%36%39%34%39%******10%60%40%13%48%58%28%50%35%38%50%41%33%41%40%
Not Sure25%24%25%21%27%24%28%25%******19%26%24%20%27%20%24%23%24%27%22%25%22%27%25%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%30%29%21%20%94%2%2%2%28%45%24%25%47%19%45%51%45%31%24%42%18%21%20%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.