Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14547
Despite Erosion for GOP Elsewhre, The Reddest States Stay Crimson For McCain: In an election for President of the United States in Alabama today, 10/10/08, four weeks till votes are counted, Republican John McCain defeats Democrat Barack Obama by 30 points, 62% to 35%, according to this exclusive WKRG-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. The contest is little changed from an identical SurveyUSA poll 4 weeks ago.

McCain retains broad support and continues to take majorities of the vote among young and old, among men and women, among moderates and conservatives, among those who did and did not graduate from college, among churchgoers and non-churchgoers, among rich and poor, and in northern and southern Alabama. Obama takes 77% of Democratic votes, 76% of liberals, and 58% of those who describe themselves as pro-choice.

Obama leads 5:1 among blacks; McCain leads 3:1 among whites. 21% of Democrats cross over to vote for McCain; 9% of Republicans cross over to vote for Obama; Independents break 2:1 for McCain.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Alabama adults 10/08/08 and 10/09/08. Interviews were conducted at a time of extraordinary financial turbulence: The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined for the sixth and seventh consecutive days during the field period. Of the adults, 831 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 697 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Alabama has 9 Electoral College votes. George W. Bush carried Alabama by 26 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? Democrat Barack Obama? Or one of the other candidates?
697 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.7 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KNorthernSouthern
McCain (R)62%66%59%54%63%65%66%59%65%59%61%66%76%16%****90%21%61%85%50%20%60%64%64%58%59%77%40%59%**33%49%92%****95%56%65%64%59%
Obama (D)35%30%39%42%34%32%30%37%31%38%34%31%21%82%****9%77%29%12%49%76%38%32%34%38%34%20%58%38%**65%50%7%****5%39%33%32%40%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%22%32%28%19%53%47%48%9%43%75%22%1%2%45%30%22%45%30%9%46%54%65%25%10%61%36%61%1%6%5%10%4%4%6%39%61%61%39%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.