Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14431
Markell Holds 2:1 Lead In Race for Delaware Governor: In an election today for Governor of Delaware, Democrat Jack Markell defeats Republican Bill Lee 64% to 29%, according to this latest WCAU-TV news poll conducted by SurveyUSA. 5% of likely voters pick Independent Party of Delaware candidate Mike Protack or another candidate; 3% are undecided.

Markell, currently State Treasurer, takes no less than 58% of the vote among all groups -- men and women, young and old, white and black. 1 in 3 Republicans cross over to vote for Markell. Lee, a former Delaware Superior Court judge and 2004 Republican candidate for governor, holds 59% of the Republican base, takes 64% of conservative votes, leads by 5 points among those describing themselves as pro-life. Markell leads in all other groups.

Incumbent Democratic governor Ruth Ann Minner, first elected in 2000, is term-limited.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Delaware adults 09/22/08 through 09/23/08. Of the adults, 816 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 703 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election.
Delaware voters will also elect a Governor. If the election for Governor were today, would you vote for (choices rotated) Republican Bill Lee? Democrat Jack Markell? Independent Party of Delaware candidate Mike Protack? Or another candidate?
703 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIncomeIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?
Credibility Interval: ± 3.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choi< $50K> $50KYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNo
Bill Lee (R)29%33%25%20%30%31%34%26%32%34%7%****59%8%29%64%21%9%33%25%37%25%22%49%19%29%30%30%31%32%21%33%29%34%12%42%23%
Jack Markell (D)64%58%69%70%62%63%61%65%62%59%85%****33%88%58%29%74%88%61%66%57%68%68%44%75%61%64%63%61%61%70%60%64%58%82%46%71%
Mike Protack (IPOD)3%4%2%6%3%2%1%4%2%3%4%****4%1%8%3%3%0%3%4%2%3%5%2%4%4%3%3%5%3%4%3%3%4%2%5%2%
Composition of Likely Voters100%49%51%23%31%27%19%54%46%76%18%3%3%34%48%17%26%38%15%50%50%44%32%24%38%60%28%72%75%18%77%23%27%73%78%15%32%66%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.