Gallup: 1 Out of 3 Could Vote Before Election Day
2:31 PM, Oct 24, 2008 • By GARY ANDRES
Early voting has been on the rise. Gallup released a new report today that notes 11% of registered voters have already cast their ballots, with another 19% saying they still plan to vote before Election Day. If 30% vote early it will represent a 7-point increase over the 22% who cast early ballots in 2004.
Early voting as of late October 2008 nearly matches what it was at the same time in 2004. But Gallup also notes a higher percentage of registered voters expressing intent to vote early compared to 2004. Here's Gallup's finding:
Gallup also notes that nearly the same proportion of McCain and Obama supporters have cast early ballots. But because Obama leads in the polls, he also has the edge in early voting results:
This, of course, is not great news for John McCain because even if he surges in the last 10 days, the lead Obama currently enjoys would be locked in among the early voters.
Read the full Gallup report http://www.gallup.com/poll/111430/Early-Voting-Now-11-Could-Reach-30.aspx target=_blank>here.