Irish America Splits Prez Vote
When asked which candidate would be better on Irish issues, 1.3 % more voters said Obama would do a better job than McCain in dealing with issues pertaining to Ireland and continuing the strong link that exists between both countries.
However, 30.9% of voters felt that Obama wouldn't be good on Irish issues, while only 24.4 % of voters felt McCain would also be bad.
Close to 18% - 17.9% - felt Irish American issues wouldn't concern Obama, and 23.1% of voters also felt that McCain would not be interested in Irish issues.
On Obama, a male New Yorker between the age of 30 and 60 feels that because "Obama has discovered he is half Irish," issues pertaining to Ireland will be dealt with immediately by him.
A male between the age of 30 and 60 from Washington State feels that "Irish issues are not going to be high on Obama's agenda."
An Ohio woman over-60 said that she hopes Obama won't "forget his Irish voters when he is elected."
A female McCain voter who falls into the over-60 bracket from Michigan said, "Ireland is doing great so McCain won't need to deal with anything over there for a while because the economy here will be his first priority."
Another over-60 female voter in Ohio said she has not heard McCain address Irish issues in any of his speeches, so therefore she "doesn't' feel he will do much for Ireland."
A male voter from Illinois between the ages of 30 and 60 said, "Yes, McCain will always look after Ireland. It is where his heritage lies."
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
When voters were asked which presidential candidate would be better at enacting comprehensive immigration reform as president, 50% of Obama voters said he would, while 47.4% of McCain voters feel he is better for the job.
Immigration reform, though, wouldn't be a done deal in an Obama White House, according to 28.2% of Obama voters who feel he will not enact any sort of comprehensive immigration reform package; 21.8% of his supporters remain unsure if he will act on one of the most contentious issues facing the new White House occupant.
Though McCain took a leading role in trying to pass immigration reform legislation during the past few years, 23.1% of his voters feel he will not enact any kind of reform package while 29.5% of McCain voters still remain unsure.
On enacting comprehensive immigration reform, a 60 plus male voter from Wisconsin said that McCain "will have a lot of bigger issues to deal with now, and he is not sure if he will even touch immigration reform during his presidency."
A female voter from Georgia between the age of 30 and 60 said she feels McCain will follow through with his previous immigration reform plan to build fences. "He will get rid of the Mexicans and create more jobs for us here," she said.
On whether Obama, if he becomes the next commander in chief, will create a comprehensive immigration reform package, a man from New York between 30 and 60, said, "Of course he (Obama) will because he comes from foreign roots himself."
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