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.
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."
The age breakdown for those Irish Americans voting for McCain is as follows:
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