Friday, September 12, 2008

which white women?

Digging deeper into the numbers: According to tracking interviews conducted before and after the DNC and RNC, the Gallup poll found that there was no disproportionate shift in the preferences of white women after Sarah Palin's nomination as McCain's running mate.

Check out the raw numbers and you'll find a different picture of the so-called white women phenomenon. The actual surge amounts to 4 percent, almost the same as for white men, which may or may not be due to the post-convention bounce.

According to the analysis:

"Despite the intense focus on the potential impact on white women of McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, the Gallup data do not show that to this point white women have been significantly different in their response to the convention period than has the average voter."

1 comment:

Lotta K said...

thanks babs for finding that. I feel so much better now.