Pew Research CenterFebruary 28, 2008

Obama Has the Lead, but Potential Problems Too

Obama has moved out to a broad-based advantage over Clinton in the national Democratic primary contest. Public attitudes about the war in Iraq have turned more positive, a favorable development for McCain.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 21, 2008

The Hispanic Vote in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primaries

As the Democratic nomination contest heads for a showdown in Texas on March 4, Latinos may be a pivotal constituency in a state where they make up a quarter of the electorate.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 11, 2008

Young Voters in the 2008 Presidential Primaries

Beyond the vote, the exit polls point to interesting differences — and similarities — between younger and older Democratic voters.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 8, 2008

Patterns of Distinction

Super Tuesday revealed distinct – and somewhat suprising — voting patterns across the nation that may shape the course ahead in the closely contested Democratic race.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 7, 2008

Super Tuesday Results Suggest Race Card May Be A Joker in the Primary Deck

Race still plays a role in U.S. politics but it showed up in surprising ways in tallies from Democratic primary elections so far this year.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 4, 2008

McCain’s Support Soars, Democratic Race Tightens

Both Barack Obama and John McCain have gained considerable popularity in recent weeks with Obama’s gains concentrated among white, middle-income and moderate Democrats.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 1, 2008

A Look at the Numbers

So far, the 2008 primaries and caucuses have been anything but predictable — comebacks, fallbacks, not to mention surprised pollsters. But a closer look reveals some common themes that have emerged.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 1, 2008

A Portrait of the Latino Vote in Eight “Super Tuesday” States

Hispanic voters could be crucial to the outcome of several of this week’s primaries and caucuses. Here are fact sheets describing the socioeconomic characteristics of eligible Latino voters in each of the eight states with sizeable Hispanic populations.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 1, 2008

Independent Voters Vexed at Polls?

Some 4.5 million independent voters in six states (Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Oklahoma and Utah) will be completely locked out of their states’ presidential primaries on Feb. 5.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 31, 2008

The Impact of “Cell-Onlys” on Public Opinion Polls

A new Pew study finds that on key political measures such as presidential approval, Iraq policy, presidential primary voter preference and party affiliation, respondents reached on cell phones hold attitudes very similar to those reached on landline telephones.