Pennsylvania State Polls 2008

Below is a selection of public opinion polls showing presidential preference in the state of Pennsylvania; 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
PA SurveyUSA 10/21-10/22
10/23
Obama 53%;
McCain 41%
1 pt.
42%
41%
54%
53%
2%
2%
PA Quinnipiac 10/16-10/21
10/23
Obama 53%;
McCain 40%
2 pts.
35%
45%
45%
47%
6%
5%
PA SurveyUSA 10/11-10/13 10/14 Obama 55%;
McCain 40%
9 pts.
35%
46%
59%
50%
2%
1%
PA Rasmussen
10/6
10/7
Obama 54%;
McCain 41%
22 pts.
33%
50%
64%
42%
2%
5%
PA SurveyUSA
10/5-10/6
10/7
Obama 55%;
McCain 40%
15 pts.
38%
43%
57%
52%
2%
2%
PA Franklin and Marshall College/ORC 9/23-9/28 10/1 Obama 45%;
McCain 38%
18 pts.
32%
47%
53%
35%
13%
15%
PA Quinnipiac 9/27-9/29 9/30 Obama 54%;
McCain 39%
9 pts.
34%
45%
58%
49%
7%
4%
PA Fox/Rasmussen 9/28 9/29 Obama 50%;
McCain 42%
20 pts.
35%
50%
59%
39%
3%
5%
PA SurveyUSA 9/23-9/24 9/25 Obama 50%;
McCain 44%
2 pts.
44%
44%
49%
51%
3%
2%
PA ARG 9/20-9/22 9/23 Obama 50%;
McCain 46%
6 pts.
42%
50%
53%
47%
5%
3%
PA Fox/Rasmussen 9/14 9/15 Obama 47%;
McCain 47%
11 pts.
8 pts.
43%
51%
53%
42%
3%
5%
PA Quinnipiac 9/5-9/8 9/11 Obama 48%;
McCain 45%
6 pts.
41%
51%
51%
45%
7%
4%


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