Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14467
McCain Holds GA Lead ... But Obama Closes Gap Among Men, Younger Voters, Lower Income Voters: In an election for President of the United States in Georgia today, 09/30/08, 35 days until votes are counted, Republican John McCain defeats Republican Barack Obama 52% to 44%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WXIA-TV Atlanta and WMAZ-TV Macon. Compared to a SurveyUSA poll released 13 days ago, when McCain led by 16 points, Obama is up 3 points and McCain is down 5. The movement to Obama at the top of the ticket is applying torque to the contest for US Senate in Georgia, new results for which are reported separately today by SurveyUSA.

Significant movement to Obama among three key groups:
Among men, McCain had led by 18, now leads by 4, a 14-point movement toward Obama. (Conversely, among women, there is nearly no movement.)
Among voters younger than Barack Obama, McCain had led by 8, now leads by 1, a 7-point swing toward Obama.
Among voters with household incomes <$50K, McCain had led by 1, now trails by 9, a 10-point swing toward Obama.

In greater Atlanta, Obama had led by 5, now leads by 12; in Northwest Georgia, McCain had led by 46, now leads by 31. In the southern and eastern portions of the state, McCain had led by 11, now leads by 7.

Early and absentee voting began in Georgia on 09/22/08. Among the 9% of Georgia voters who say they have already voted, Obama leads by 29 points; among those who have not yet voted, McCain leads by 12.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Georgia adults 09/28/08 and 09/29/08. Interviews were conducted during a time of unprecedented economic and political turmoil. Of the adults, 804 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 677 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Georgia has 15 Electoral College votes. George W. Bush carried Georgia by 17 points in 2004 and by 12 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?
677 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAlready Voted?College GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalActual VLikely VYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
McCain (R)52%50%55%48%50%54%63%49%58%49%63%56%73%4%****90%12%54%84%45%13%35%54%51%54%57%48%48%72%35%53%56%54%52%51%56%59%30%67%38%44%58%42%64%52%
Obama (D)44%46%42%51%45%42%35%47%39%48%34%41%23%94%****8%86%37%14%52%83%64%42%45%44%40%48%49%25%62%44%41%42%46%46%41%38%67%32%58%53%39%54%33%45%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%49%51%27%34%24%15%61%39%54%7%39%67%25%5%3%40%37%16%37%35%9%9%91%53%47%61%24%15%49%48%77%17%68%32%28%70%81%14%54%44%32%68%35%33%32%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.