Nationwide poll results

» McCain vs. Clinton

If the November 2008 general election for president were being held today, for whom would you vote:

Name Registered Voters
JohnMcCain 46%
HillaryClinton 40%
Someoneelse 5%
Don’tknow 9%

» McCain vs. Obama

If the November 2008 general election for president were being held today, for whom would you vote:

Name Registered Voters
JohnMcCain 44%
Barack Obama 42%
Someoneelse 5%
Don’tknow 9%

» Which Democrat is toughest against McCain?

For Dem voters: Which candidate has the better chance of beating John McCain in November:

For GOP voters: Which candidate would be more difficult for John McCain to beat in November?


Dem Primary Voters GOP Primary Voters
Barack Obama 38% 42%
Hillary Clinton 20% 14%
Both of them 34% 16%
Neither of them 3% 18%
Don’t know 5% 10%

» Clinton vs. Obama

Which candidate (will/did) you vote for in Democratic primary/caucus?

Dem Primary Voters Democrats Independents
Barack Obama 48% 46% 52%
Hillary Clinton 42% 46% 31%
Somebody else 5% 4% 11%
Don’t know 5% 4% 6%

» Superdelegates

Do you think the 796 super delegates in the Democratic Party should be free to vote for:

Name Dem PrimaryVoters Clinton Voters Obama Voters
Anycandidate theylike 45% 49% 42%
Thecandidate thatwon in their state 44% 37% 49%
Don’tknow 11% 14% 9%

» Gender and Race

Is the country ready to elect a:

Woman African-American Man
Ready 61% 70%
Not Ready 31% 20%

» About the poll

The Los Angeles Times / Bloomberg Poll contacted 1,408 adults nationwide by telephone Friday through Tuesday. Included are 1,246 registered voters, 436 Democratic-primary voters and 290 Republican-primary voters.

“Primary voters” include registered Democrats, Republicans, and eligible others who have voted or intend to vote in a primary or caucus. Telephone numbers were chosen randomly in separate samples of landline and cell phone exchanges in the nation, allowing listed and unlisted numbers to be contacted, and multiple attempts were made to contact each number. Cell phone exchanges were hand-dialed and screened for households with cell phones only. The cell and landline samples were combined and adjusted for sample size and non-response. Adults in the combined sample were adjusted to the most recent estimates from the National Health Interview Survey for household phone types and to census proportions of sex, ethnicity, age, education, and national region.

The margin of sampling error for all adults and all registered voters is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For Democratic-primary voters, it is 5 points, for Republican-primary voters 6 points. For certain other subgroups, the error margin may be somewhat higher.

Survey results may also be affected by combining cell and landline samples and by factors such as question wording and the order in which they are asked.

Interviews were conducted by Interviewing Service of America, Inc. in Van Nuys.