August 2008 Poll - Discussion

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

Participants in the August 08 Poll showed general support for McCain (Republicans).

 

November Poll participants who indicated they were registered republicans (n = 64) expressed very similar preferences for presidential candidates when compared with national averages. Preferences for Romney, however, seem somewhat lower than the national average.

 

February Poll participants who indicated they were registered republicans (n = 22) expressed very similar preferences for presidential candidates when compared with national averages. The 3 votes for Obama, however, indicate a slight emergence of "Obamicans".

 

May Poll participants who indicated they were registered republicans (n = 12) generally expressed support for McCain.  Note: National results for the Republican primary are no long reported at realclearpolitics.com

August Poll participants who indicated they were registered republicans (n = 16) generally expressed support for McCain. The slight support for Romeny seems to reflect speculation about McCain's VP nominee.  Note: National results for the Republican primary are no long reported at realclearpolitics.com

 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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