Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14378
McCain 2:1 Atop Obama in Alabama: In an election for President of the United States in Alabama today, 09/18/08, seven weeks from Election Day, Republican John McCain defeats Democrat Barack Obama by 30 points, 64% to 34%, according to this exclusive WKRG-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

McCain has broad support and wins 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 78% of Democratic votes, 79% of liberals, and 56% of those who describe themselves as pro-choice.

Obama leads 9:1 among blacks; McCain leads 4:1 among whites. 20% of Democrats cross over to vote for McCain; 7% of Republicans cross over to vote for Obama; Independents break 3:1 for McCain.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Alabama adults 09/16/08 through 09/17/08. Interviews were conducted at a time of extraordinary financial turbulance. Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 800 points during field period; Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, and insurance company AIG was rescued. Of the adults, 824 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 655 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? Or, Democrat Barack Obama?
655 AdultsAllGenderAge<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> $50KNorthernSouthern
McCain (R)64%66%62%55%65%65%71%61%67%60%74%66%79%10%****92%20%75%88%57%18%64%64%64%65%62%78%42%48%67%62%**51%50%96%****86%55%72%68%58%
Obama (D)34%33%36%45%33%33%26%38%30%39%22%32%19%89%****7%78%22%11%40%79%34%34%34%34%37%20%56%44%33%36%**47%49%4%****13%43%28%30%41%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%21%31%29%19%53%47%46%9%45%76%21%1%1%42%35%17%45%27%9%43%57%66%24%10%62%35%9%90%52%2%7%8%11%4%5%7%40%60%60%40%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.