Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14463
Race for President Tight in Hoosier State: In an election for President of the United States held in Indiana today, 09/30/08, Republican John McCain edges Democrat Barack Obama 48% to 45%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WHAS-TV Louisville and WCPO-TV Cincinnati. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released six weeks ago, McCain is down 2 points; Obama is up 1.

Among men, McCain leads by 9; among women, Obama leads by 2 -- an 11-point gender gap.
Among voters younger than Barack Obama, McCain and Obama tie. Among voters older than John McCain, McCain leads by 8. Among those who are in-between the two candidates' ages, McCain leads by 4.
Among white voters, McCain leads by 9 points. Among blacks, Obama leads by 65.
85% of Republicans vote for McCain; 82% of Democrats vote for Obama; Independents are tied.
Obama has gained ground over the past six weeks in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana areas; McCain has gained ground in Southern Indiana. In Northern Indiana, where voters see Chicago television from Obama's home state of Illinois, Obama led by 17 points fourteen weeks ago and by 5 points six weeks ago; today, Obama leads there by 1.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Indiana adults 09/28/08 and 09/29/08. Of them, 802 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 687 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Indiana has 11 Electoral College votes. George W. Bush carried Indiana by 21 points in 2004 and by 16 points in 2000. Polling conducted during an unprecedented time of economic and political turbulence.
If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican John McCain? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
687 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> $50KN INCentral IndianapS IN
McCain (R)48%52%45%46%49%48%50%48%49%47%48%50%51%17%****85%15%42%85%38%9%47%49%54%42%42%68%28%40%51%45%**22%51%91%******43%52%45%48%46%55%
Obama (D)45%43%47%46%45%47%42%46%45%46%40%46%42%82%****12%82%45%11%56%85%47%44%39%52%52%27%67%38%47%49%**69%45%9%******49%43%46%45%49%41%
Composition of Likely Voters100%49%51%21%33%27%19%54%46%47%9%44%90%8%1%1%38%37%18%34%39%12%44%56%52%28%20%52%46%18%80%61%2%9%5%8%2%3%5%39%61%36%16%23%25%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.