Southern white voters favor McCain over Obama by a far larger margin (60% to 31%) than do white voters in any other region of the country. While McCain leads Obama by a two-to-one margin among white voters in the South, Obama is only marginally behind McCain in the Midwest (42% to 46%) and West (44% to 47%) and actually leads among white voters in the Northeast (46% to 42%). Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.