August 2008 Poll - Discussion

Preferences for Presidential Candidates:  Poll Responses Compared with National Averages (Democrats)

Participants in the August 08 Poll showed marginal support for Obama over Clinton (Democrats).

 

November 2007 Poll participants who indicated they were registered democrats (n = 197) expressed very similar preferences for presidential candidates when compared with national averages.

 

February 2008 Poll participants who indicated they were registered democrats (n = 54) expressed very similar preferences for presidential candidates when compared with national averages. Note: Results for Edwards are no longer reported in national polls.

 

May 2008 Poll participants who indicated they were democrats (n = 28) expressed slightly more support for Obama than Clinton when compared with national averages. 

 

August 2008 Poll participants who indicated they were democrats (n = 48) show strong support for Obama over Clinton.  However, results also show some support for Clinton. Note: National averages are no longer reported.

Note: Of the 84 participants in the November 2007 Poll who indicated they were registered as "Other," or were not registered but planned to register, the following candidates were preferred: Obama (26%), Clinton (14%), Edwards (10%), and Don't Know (23%). No other candidates received more than 9% preference.

Note: Of the 27 participants in the February 2008 Poll who indicated they were planning to register or were registered as "Other," the following candidates were preferred: Obama (44%), Clinton (15%), McCain (13%), and Don't Know (25%). No other candidates received more than 9% preference.

Note: Of the 21 participants in the May 2008 Poll who indicated they were "Independents" or  "Other," the following candidates were preferred: Obama (53%), Clinton (5%), and McCain (16%). No other candidate received more than one vote.

Note: Of the 14 participants in the August 2008 Poll who indicated they were "Independents" or  "Other," only Obama (50%) received more than 1 vote.

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