Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Zogby Poll Results Bad News for McCain, Obama

New book by Joseph Farah calls on Americans to vote 'None of the Above' in 2008. (PRNewsFoto/WND Books) WASHINGTON, DC UNITED STATES 08/13/2008

20 Aug 2008 17:17 Africa/Lagos

New Zogby Poll Results Bad News for McCain, Obama

Nearly 2 in 3 voters want someone else: 62.4% of Americans say they would like to see better choices of candidates, parties in future

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Zogby poll commissioned by Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily founder and author of the new book: "None of the Above: Why 2008 is the Year to Cast the Ultimate Protest Vote" indicates a large percentage are ready to throw in the towel rather than vote for either of the two candidates in Nov. 2008.

(Photo: )

Unlike any other scientific poll conducted in 2008, this survey asked randomly selected respondents about their level of enthusiasm for presidential candidates and offered the actual alternatives to the major party candidates that will appear on most ballots across the country - as well as the option of simply not voting.

"I think what we see here confirms my observation that there is widespread disenchantment with the two major-party nominees, something that has simply not been adequately measured before this poll," Farah says. "There is a leaderless, grass-roots movement out there to boycott both McCain and Obama in 2008 - to make a statement, to demand better candidates in the future from better parties. This could be a historic election for non-participation in a year with no high-profile third-party alternatives."

Barack Obama came in first with just 38.1 percent of the vote to John McCain's 33.6 percent.

A whopping 21.3 percent said they were still undecided - a remarkably high figure for this late in the campaign that ends Nov. 4. But another 7.3 percent indicated they would not be voting at all.

Only 21.7 percent of respondents described themselves as very excited about the choice of candidates for president this year. A similar number, 21.5 percent, said they were "not at all" excited about the options.

Younger voters say they want more competition in the political marketplace. Some 83 percent of voters 18-24 express that opinion, while 73 percent of those between 25-34 do. In addition, 76.4 percent of those who describe themselves as "very conservative" say they want more viable candidate and party choices in the future.

It also appears the enthusiasm gap hits McCain harder than Obama, with 22.3 percent of Republicans expressing no excitement at all over the election vs. 11.9 percent of Democrats. On the other hand, 35.3 percent of Democrats say they are "very much" excited about the choice vs. 14.4 percent of Republicans.

Joseph Farah is founder and CEO of, the world's leading independent Internet news source. Farah writes a daily column for WND and a weekly newspaper column for Creators Syndicate. He is also founder and co-publisher of WND Books, a publishing venture that has produced several New York Times bestsellers in the last five years.

Contact: Maria Sliwa, M. Sliwa Public Relations, 973-272-2861 / 212-202-4453,

Websites: and

WND/Zogby Poll:

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link:

Joseph Farah

Source: Joseph Farah for WorldNetDaily

CONTACT: Maria Sliwa, +1-973-272-2861, +1-212-202-4453,, for Joseph Farah for WorldNetDaily

Web Site:

No comments :