May 2008 Poll - Discussion

Preferences for Presidential Candidates: Poll Responses Compared with National Averages

Participants in the May 08 Poll showed marginal support for Obama over Clinton (Democrats) and general support for McCain (Republicans).

 

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.

 

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

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.

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