Florida State Polls 2008

Below is a selection of public opinion polls showing presidential preference in the state of Florida; we have highlighted survey findings on gender.

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.

State Poll Date
in Field
Release
Date
Overall Results
Gender
Gap*
Women
for
McCain
Men for
McCain
Women
for
Obama
Men for
Obama
Undecided
Women
Undecided
Men
FL Quinnipiac 10/16-10/21
10/23
Obama 49%;
McCain 44%
5 pts.
42%
45%
51%
46%
6%
7%
FL Fox/Rasmussen 10/19 10/20 McCain 49%;
Obama 48%
6 pts.
55%
48%
51%
45%
1%
3%
FL SurveyUSA
10/16
10/17
McCain 49%;
Obama 47%
6 pts.
46%
52%
51%
44%
3%
1%
FL Fox/Rasmussen 10/12 10/13 Obama 51%;
McCain 46%
6 pts.
44%
49%
53%
47%
2%
2%
FL Fox/Rasmussen
10/5
10/6
Obama 52%;
McCain 45%
4 pts.
48%
42%
50%
54%
1%
3%
FL Quinnipiac 9/27-9/29
9/30
Obama 51%;
McCain 43%
12 pts.
37%
50%
57%
45%
6%
4%
FL Fox/Rasmussen
9/28
9/29
Obama 47%;
McCain 47%
11 pts.
13 pts.
42%
53%
53%
40%
3%
6%
FL ARG 9/23-9/25
9/26
McCain 47%;
Obama 46%
7 pts.
41%
51%
50%
43%
4%
4%
FL Fox/Rasmussen  
9/21
McCain 51%;
Obama 46%
2 pts.
51%
53%
47%
44%
2%
3%
FL Research 2000/Sun Sentinal 9/15-9/18 9/20 McCain 46%;
Obama 45%
10 pts.
41%
51%
48%
42%
9%
3%
FL Today Show/NBC 9/16-9/18 9/19 Obama 47%;
McCain 45%
4 pts.
41%
49%
49%
45%
9%
5%
FL SurveyUSA 9/16-9/17 9/18 McCain 51%;
Obama 45%
6 pts.
48%
54%
46%
44%
4%
0%
FL ARG 9/14-9/17 9/18 McCain 46%;
Obama 46%
11 pts.
 9 pts.
41%
52%
50%
41%
6%
4%


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