According to a recent poll conducted by Velti and Harris Interactive of Android and iPhone users, Obama is the preferred presidential candidate when compared to Romney by 18 points. 49% of the 800 poll responders said they would re-elect Obama if the election were held today, and 31% would vote for Romney.
Further preferences were found among these smartphone users according to their age, sex, employment status, and income and education levels.
Among respondents who were retired, 57% support Romney and only 34% support Obama. Those who were college educated tended to favor Obama, however – 56% compared to 35% for Romney. Household incomes higher than $75,000 per year also prefer Obama with 49% and only 39% planning to vote for Romney.
60% of respondents where were aged 18-34 are likely to support Obama, while only 39% of those over the age of 45 say the same. Single or never married respondents were also more likely to vote for Obama – with a lead of 59% over 43% for Romney.
A split was also noted among iPhone versus Android users according to the study, with Obama voters totaling 47% of iPhone and 50% of Android owners surveyed; 34% of iPhone owners plan to vote for Romney, while only 29% of Android owners are planning the same.
When dividing results among the sexes, younger women age 18-34 are more likely to say they will re-elect Obama (60%) when compared to males in the same age group (34%). 39% of female respondents over the age of 45 are likely to support Obama, while 32% of males between the ages of 35 and 44 are likely to do the same.