2008 National Presidential Exit Poll

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
National
11/04
Obama 53% - McCain 46%
7 pts.
41%
50%
56%
49%
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
National
11/04
Obama 53%;
McCain 46%
5 pts.
53%
57%
46%
41%
1 pt.
3%
5%
96%
95%
4 pts.
30%
33%
68%
64%