Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14429
Massachusetts Backs Obama, Though Not By as Much as It Backed Kerry in 2004 and Gore in 2000: In an election for President of the United States in Massachusetts today, 09/24/08, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain 55% to 39%, according to this latest exclusive WBZ-TV News poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

Obama leads among both men and women, young and old, rich and poor. He's up 20 points in greater Boston, 15 points in Western and Central Massachusetts. McCain leads among Independents, those who own a gun, those who are pro-life, and among those who do not consider themselves an intellectual. The two candidates tie among those who have not graduated from college, and in SE Massachusetts.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Massachusetts adults 09/22/08 through 09/23/08. Of the adults, 808 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 679 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Massachusetts has 12 Electoral College votes. John Kerry, the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, carried the state by 25 points in 2004; Al Gore carried Massachusetts by 27 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?
679 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+AgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionIncomeIntellectual?Traveled AbroadSpeak Another LaUSA Super PowerOwn a Gun?Region
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+< Obama> McCain> In BetWhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choi< $50K> $50KYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoW/CentraBoston ASE MA an
McCain (R)39%44%35%37%41%38%41%39%40%40%39%40%42%******88%11%50%75%43%11%36%45%45%39%33%56%32%37%41%37%48%39%43%34%43%43%23%54%37%40%37%46%
Obama (D)55%50%59%56%54%55%55%55%55%54%56%55%53%******10%85%41%20%51%86%60%48%50%55%60%40%62%56%54%58%44%55%51%60%51%52%65%39%58%55%57%48%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%21%34%24%21%55%45%49%12%39%87%5%3%5%17%44%37%21%40%23%58%42%38%31%31%30%68%29%71%67%27%86%14%34%65%82%13%18%81%23%58%19%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.