Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14550
Obama 2:1 Atop McCain In Empire State: In an election for President of the United States in the state of New York today, 10/13/08, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain 64% to 31%, according to this latest exclusive SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WABC-TV New York, WGRZ-TV Buffalo, WNYT-TV Albany, and WHEC-TV Rochester. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 18 days ago, Obama is up 7 points; McCain is down 7 points.

Obama today takes a majority of the vote among both men and women, young and old, white and black, rich and poor, religious and less religious, well-educated and less educated.

1 in 3 Republicans today cross over to vote for Barack Obama. 1 in 8 Democrats cross over to vote for John McCain. Independents are divided.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 725 New York adults 10/11/08 and 10/12/08. Of the adults, 644 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 547 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. New York has 31 Electoral College votes. John Kerry carried the state by 18 points in 2004; Al Gore carried the state by by 25 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?
547 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNo< $50K> $50KNYCNYC subuUpstate
McCain (R)31%33%28%17%35%30%40%27%34%26%38%34%41%7%10%9%63%13%41%62%33%4%31%31%39%26%23%51%23%30%37%32%27%28%33%35%14%51%26%32%30%17%40%41%
Obama (D)64%60%67%77%59%65%54%67%60%68%56%61%52%89%88%89%32%85%42%32%63%94%65%63%56%69%70%43%72%65%59%63%65%68%61%62%73%42%69%61%66%82%52%50%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%23%30%26%21%53%47%47%11%42%68%14%12%6%25%56%17%21%36%18%52%48%40%32%28%29%67%74%20%83%17%38%62%80%15%20%79%36%64%42%26%32%