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November 10, 2008 2:20 PM   Subscribe

I'm googling without success for 2008 US National election results broken down by race, gender, education, income. etc. Any ideas?
posted by wsg to Law & Government (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I may be wrong, but because people vote anonymously, the best you'll info you'll find are exit polls.
posted by BobbyVan at 2:22 PM on November 10, 2008


CNN.com has thorough exit polling data. As all the major news networks share the same resources (to save money), this is pretty much the only source for "results broken down by race, gender, education, income, etc.)

Note that these are exit polls, not actual results. Those are anonymous.
posted by muddgirl at 2:33 PM on November 10, 2008


Academc work tends to be done with American National Election Studies data, which won't be available for a few months.
posted by milkrate at 2:34 PM on November 10, 2008


You're right, BobbyVan. When I added "exit" to my search I scored.

Here's one result:

http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/ExitPolls2008#Pres_All
posted by wsg at 2:38 PM on November 10, 2008


Pollster may have something, here is maybe a little bit of a start:
http://www.pollster.com/blogs/demographic_groups_and_votes_2.php

Then try using the "search" box on Pollster (top right) in order to look for words like 'demographics' and the like... The data isn't all in one place, but it is a start!
posted by sneakyalien at 4:06 PM on November 10, 2008


This might not be what you're looking for, but it's certainly close:

Obama vs. Kerry, over a wide range of demographics
posted by Kiablokirk at 4:19 PM on November 10, 2008


Kevin Drum has been doing a lot of numbers crunching, maybe there? Or he could point you in the right direction, might havr to check his archives...
posted by Max Power at 5:01 PM on November 10, 2008


The NYTimes website has a pretty neat interface of their exit polling data. It has every criteria you're looking for except income.
posted by chiababe at 8:31 PM on November 10, 2008


Under the 'Exit Polls Table' tab on the same NYTimes page, it does have some income and other financial categories.
posted by reader-writer at 11:05 PM on November 10, 2008


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