Irish America Splits Prez Vote
The race for the White House is a dead heat among Irish Americans, according to an exclusive Irish Voice survey of 180 Irish and Irish Americans (93 women and 87 men) from across the U.S. who were randomly polled to see who they would be giving their vote to in this year's election.
After days of phone calls and collaboration of information during the two week period ending on Friday, October 24, using subscriber lists for the Irish Voice and sister publication Irish America magazine, the results show that Senators John McCain Senator Barack Obama are neck and neck for the Irish American vote.
Of those polled, 43.4% (78 people) of Irish Americans across the country said they would be voting for Obama, and the same percentage of people (43.%) said they would be voting for McCain.
There were 24 poll participants who remain undecided.
The age profiles of those polled are as follows:
*6.7% of are under the age of 30.
*45% are between the ages of 30 and 60.
*48.3% were older than 60 years of age.
The age breakdown for those Irish Americans voting for Obama is as follows:
*11.5 % are under 30.
*43.6 % are between 30 and 60.
*44.9 % are over 60.
Voters for Obama said they were choosing the Illinois senator as their president because of his strong stance on various issues including, but not limited to, the economy, his promise to provide better health care, fairer taxes and a change of direction for the country.
A female subscriber from California between the ages of 30 and 60 told the Irish Voice that Obama is more "honest and regular on various issues and I like that. We need consistency right now," she said.
An over-60 male voter, also from California, said, "I would normally vote Republican but the McCain/Palin ticket is a joke so I'm giving my vote to Mr. Obama."
A woman between the ages of 30 and 60 in Illinois maintains that outgoing President George W. Bush "made a laughing stock of this country" so she is voting Democrat this time around.
The age breakdown for those Irish Americans voting for McCain is as follows:
*1.3% are under 30.
*44.9 % are between 30 and 60.
*53.8 % are over 60.
Those giving their vote to McCain are, like Obama voters, most worried about the state of the economy, with the issue of pro life also high on their agenda. McCain's experience also proved an important factor in their choice of candidate.
McCain voters also feel his sincerity and truthfulness are key factors in choosing him as their next president.
A male over-60 McCain voter in New York said the reason he was voting for McCain was because of his "long standing character and the time he served for his country."
A female voter between the age of 30 and 60 in Florida said she was sticking with McCain because she fears that "Obama is a socialist and will change everything dramatically, and the country is not ready for that yet."
Another female McCain voter from California between the age of 30 and 60 said McCain's "leadership skills and experience over the decades are enough for me to want him as my next president."
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