John McCain continues to hold a sizable advantage over Barack Obama among white registered voters (51% to 39%), but his advantage is no greater than that held by George Bush over Al Gore in 2000 (52% to 41%) and John Kerry in 2004 (50% to 42%) at similar points in those campaigns. Obama is doing considerably better than either Kerry or Gore among young and college-graduated whites but fares worse than either of his predecessors among older and working-class whites.

Source: Pew Research Center

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