Apartment renters back Barack Obama for president almost 3-to-1 compared with John McCain, according to survey results released Tuesday by Apartments.com, an online listing service.Dividing 59.1 by 23.2 gives us an Obama/McCain ratio of 2.547 to 1. That can be rounded to 3/1 or, more precisely, 5/2.
With the widespread housing market troubles, the survey’s results may come as no surprise as 90% of renters said the national economy is the most important of their top three issues. Health came in at 59%, and the Iraq War at 53%.
Among renter respondents, 59.1% said they back Obama, another 23.2% John McCain, 9.2% preferred not to answer, 5.6% are undecided, and rest responded "other."
Also, The Economist—a longtime admirer of John McCain—has just endorsed Barack Obama.
I'm curious to see who Bubble Meter readers support. Leave your thoughts in the comments section.