Xbox LIVE Exit Polls: Obama Leads by 20pct
Posted by XanTium | November 4 17:48 EST | News Category: (default)
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In less than 24 hours, the world will find out who is poised to lead the United States as its next President. Over the Halloween weekend, thousands were able to cast an early, unofficial "vote" on Xbox LIVE. The tallied results provide a unique exit poll, emphasizing where the youth votes could fall this historic day.
Xbox LIVE weekend of 10/31
CNN weekend of 10/31
These results follow a series of election-related polls hosted on Xbox LIVE. See below for more details, including another CNN poll captured during the same timeframe. While the Xbox undecideds still remain markedly higher than those in the CNN poll, the majority of the undecided voters broke for Obama between the two polls, with his numbers increasing 10 percentage points between Sept. 19 and Oct. 31.
Also included below is a snapshot from the Xbox LIVE issues poll, conducted the weekend of Oct. 17. It indicates while the economy/jobs are at the top of gamers' minds, this is far more than a one-issue race.
Xbox LIVE Issues Poll - weekend of 10/22
Jobs and Economy: 35%
Foreign Policy: 18%
Xbox Live - weekend of 9/19
CNN - weekend of 9/19
To date, nearly a million pieces of election-specific content have been downloaded over Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE (convention speeches, gamerpics, Rock the Vote videos etc.), reinforcing how large the footprint of this topic is in the Xbox LIVE community, which at 14 million-members strong is nearly double the size of New York City. Nearly 80,000 voter registration forms were also downloaded as part of the historic partnership between Xbox 360 and Rock the Vote in an effort to help register young Americans.