2008 Battleground State Exit Polls

Below are exit poll results conducted by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International highlighting findings on gender and race.

The gender gap* is the difference in the percentages of women and men who support a given candidate — the gap between the genders, not within a gender. Even if women and men favor the same candidate, they may do so by different margins, resulting in a gender gap.

* We calculate the gender gap for each poll based on the votes of women and men who support the candidate leading in that poll.

Poll Date
in Field
Overall Results
Gender
Gap*
Women
for
McCain
Men for
McCain
Women
for
Obama
Men for
Obama
Colorado
11/04
Obama 53% - McCain 46%
7 pts.
41%
50%
56%
49%
Florida
11/04
Obama 51% -  McCain 49%
1 pts.
47%
47%
52%
51%
Indiana
11/04
Obama 50% -  McCain 49%
5 pts.
47%
52%
52%
47%
Michigan
11/04
Obama 57% -  McCain 41%
8 pts.
38%
45%
60%
52%
Minnesota
11/04
Obama 54% -  McCain 44%
7 pts.
41%
47%
57%
50%
Missouri
11/04
McCain 50% -  Obama 49%
2 pts.
48%
50%
50%
48%
Montana
11/04
McCain 50% -  Obama 47%
6 pts.
47%
53%
51%
44%
Nevada
11/04
Obama 55% -  McCain 43%
8 pts.
38%
47%
59%
51%
New Hampshire
11/04
Obama 54% -  McCain 45%
12 pts.
38%
49%
61%
49%
New Mexico
11/04
Obama 57% -  McCain 42%
5 pts.
39%
45%
59%
54%
North Carolina
11/04
Obama 50% -  McCain 49%
12 pts.
44
56%
55%
43%
Ohio
11/04
Obama 51% -  McCain 47%
2 pts.
45
48%
53%
51%
Pennsylvania
11/04
Obama 55% -  McCain 44%
8 pts.
41
48%
59%
51%
Virginia
11/04
Obama 52% -  McCain 47%
2 pts.
46
47%
53%
51%
West Virginia 11/04
McCain 56% -  Obama 43%
1 pts.
55
56%
44%
42%
Poll Date
in Field
Overall Results
Gender
Gap
Whites
White
Women
for
McCain
White
Men
for
McCain
White
Women
for
Obama
White
Men
for
Obama
Gender
Gap
Blacks
Black
Women
for
McCain
Black
Men
for
McCain
Black
Women
for
Obama
Black
Men
for
Obama
Gender
Gap
Latinos
Latino
Women
for
McCain
Latino
Men
for
McCain
Latino
Women
for
Obama
Latino
Men
for
Obama
CO
11/04
Obama 53%;
McCain 46%
4 pts.
46%
50%
52%
48%
NA
-
-
-
-
NA
-
-
-
-
FL
11/04
Obama 51%;
McCain 49%
0 pts.
57%
55%
42%
42%
2 pts.
3%
5%
97%
95%
5 pts.
45%
40%
55%
60%
IN
11/04
Obama 50%;
McCain 49%
7 pts.
51%
57%
48%
41%
1 pts.
10%
11%
90%
89%
NA
-
-
-
-
MI
11/04
Obama 57%;
McCain 41%
7 pts.
44%
50%
54%
47%
5 pts.
1%
6%
99%
94%
NA
-
-
-
-
MN
11/04
Obama 54%;
McCain 44%
7 pts.
43%
49%
56%
49%
NA
-
-
-
-
NA
-
-
-
-
MO
11/04
McCain 50%;
Obama 49%
0 pts.
57%
57%
42%
41%
7 pts.
3%
10%
95%
90%
NA
-
-
-
-
MT
11/04
McCain 50%;
Obama 47%
1 pts.
52%
53%
46%
44%
NA
-
-
-
-
NA
-
-
-
-
NV
11/04
Obama 55%;
McCain 43%
9 pts.
48%
57%
49%
40%
2 pts.
5%
5%
95%
93%
0 pts.
22%
21%
76%
76%
NH
11/04
Obama 54%;
McCain 45%
12 pts.
39%
50%
60%
48%
NA
-
-
-
-
NA
-
-
-
-
NM
11/04
Obama 57%;
McCain 42%
2 pts.
57%
55%
41%
43%
NA
-
-
-
-
7 pts.
27%
34%
72%
65%
NC
11/04
Obama 50%;
McCain 49%
6 pts.
62%
67%
38%
32%
13 pts.
0%
13%
100%
87%
NA
-
-
-
-
OH
11/04
Obama 51%;
McCain 47%
2 pts.
52%
53%
47%
45%
2 pts.
2%
2%
96%
98%
NA
-
-
-
-
PA
11/04
Obama 55%;
McCain 44%
8 pts.
48%
56%
51%
43%
0 pts.
5%
4%
95%
95%
NA
-
-
-
-
VA
11/04
Obama 52%;
McCain 47%
3 pts.
59%
61%
40%
37%
5 pts.
6%
11%
94%
89%
NA
-
-
-
-
WV 11/04
 
McCain 56%;
Obama 43%
2 pts.
56%
58%
42%
40%
NA
-
-
-
-
NA
-
-
-
-