How Unmarried Americans Voted on Nov. 4, 2008

 

 

Exit polls reported by NBC Television News show that 34 percent of those who voted for President on November 4 were unmarried.  Higher percentages of unmarried people voted in California (38%), Illinois (38%) and New York (42%).

Unmarried Americans voted nearly 3 to 1 for Obama in these three states, and about 2 to 1 for Obama nationally.

Marital status data were only tabulated on a national level and in a few states.


To access the exit polling data from the NBC website, click here.
 

 

 

Are you currently married?  UNITED STATES

Category

Obama

McCain

% Total

 

Yes

47

52

66

No

65

33

34

 

Are you currently married? CALIFORNIA

Category

Obama

McCain

% Total

 

Yes

54

43

62

No

76

24

38

 

Are you currently married? NEW YORK

Category

Obama

McCain

% Total

 

Yes

55

44

58

No

72

26

42

 

Are you currently married? ILLINOIS

Category

Obama

McCain

% Total

 

Yes

52

48

62

No

73

27

38