Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14397
Bluegrass State Stays Red as McCain Holds Lead: In an election for President of the United States in Kentucky today, 09/23/08, six weeks from Election Day, Republican John McCain defeats Democrat Barack Obama, according to this SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WHAS-TV Louisville, WLEX-TV Lexington, and WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Today, it's McCain 57%, Obama 38%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released six weeks ago, McCain is up 2 points; Obama is up 1. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 14 weeks ago, McCain is up 4; Obama is down 3.

McCain today wins men by 22 points, women by 17 points. McCain leads among all age groups. 37% of Democrats cross over to vote for McCain, up slightly from six weeks ago. 13% of Republicans cross over to vote for Obama, also up slightly from six weeks ago. McCain leads among rich and poor, college educated and not college educated, and in all regions of the state.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Kentucky adults 09/21/08 through 09/22/08. Of the adults, 835 identified themselves as registered voters. Of them, 672 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the general election on 11/04/08. Kentucky has 8 Electoral College votes. George W. Bush carried Kentucky by 20 points in 2004 and by 15 points in 2000.
If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
672 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KWestern LouisvilNorth CeEastern
McCain (R)57%58%57%56%60%56%57%58%57%58%56%57%61%19%****85%37%55%81%54%18%58%57%63%55%43%75%36%50%59%51%**41%53%89%******54%60%61%52%56%65%
Obama (D)38%36%40%40%35%41%36%38%39%37%35%40%35%81%****13%58%31%14%43%80%39%37%33%40%54%21%59%39%38%43%**58%42%5%******42%35%35%42%41%31%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%23%29%27%20%53%47%46%11%43%91%6%1%2%38%50%9%36%31%13%39%61%56%26%17%54%43%15%83%59%2%8%6%9%4%4%4%45%55%24%28%33%15%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.