Irish America Splits Prez Vote
*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."
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."
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