Survey shows IT workers split evenly between McCain, Obama; Clinton a distant third

“IT workers are evenly split between Barack Obama and John McCain as their choice for the next president of the United States, according to a new survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association and Rasmussen Reports,” Roy Mark reports for eWeek.

“The survey of IT workers, taken in early March, shows Obama and McCain in a dead heat, with each receiving 39 percent of the vote, and Hillary Clinton trailing at 13 percent,” Mark reports.

“The survey also shows that while 35 percent of IT workers identify themselves as Republicans and another 26 percent call themselves Democrats, 40 percent chose no party affiliation. An overwhelming majority—75 percent—put themselves in the conservative-moderate political spectrum,” Mark reports.

“According to CompTIA, there are more than 12 million IT workers in the United States—more than miners, farmers and construction workers combined. The CompTIA numbers reveal that the IT work force is mostly white (74 percent), male (77 percent) and more than 80 percent make between $60,000 and $100,000 or more,” Mark reports.

More in the full article here.

114 Comments

  1. It’s going to be Obama. McCain doesn’t have a chance in hell. Even my father, a small town police officer, law-and-order conservative party-pooper type is going to vote Obama. My dad would never vote for a Democrat, or a black man, but he enjoys how Obama can string more than 10 words together without staring at a teleprompter.

    He has a point.

    I, for one, welcome our new overlords.

  2. Here’s the truth: America will not elect a black man or a woman as president. Maybe in a decade or so, but not now. Yes, we here are all enlightened people and would never vote based on race or gender, but large swaths of the U.S. are not enlightened and will vote based on race and gender.

    Here’s the deal, get used to it:
    President John McCain

    Much worse things have happened. I actually kind of like the guy.

  3. “The CompTIA numbers reveal that the IT work force is mostly white (74 percent), male (77 percent) and more than 80 percent make between $60,000 and $100,000 or more,”

    And they’re mostly Republicans… Who’d-a thunk it?!

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