People with disabilities support Barack Obama as their choice for president, according to a recent poll conducted by Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO, disaboom.com), the premier online community for people with disabilities. The poll, which was posted on disaboom.com in an effort to gain insight into the political leanings of people with disabilities in the 2008 presidential election, showed that 57 percent of respondents support Barack Obama, 27 percent support John McCain, and 16 percent do not support either candidate.
“The question of how different minority groups will vote has been a major point of interest in this election and the disability community hasn’t been included in the conversation,” said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom and a quadriplegic himself. “Disaboom conducted this survey to gauge the political inclinations of the largest minority group in the U.S. – the 54 million Americans who live with some form of disability.”
For more information about the political inclinations of people with disabilities, visit Disaboom’s political blog, “Disabled Politico”. Throughout the Democratic National Convention, “Disabled Politico” bloggers will chronicle their experiences and observations from the Democratic National Convention Blogger Tent, as they pertain to the key issues affecting people with disabilities. Disaboom will also present “The Unheard Voice,” at the Democratic National Convention, a series of disability-related events and activities aimed at showcasing the political and social issues of importance to people with disabilities.
Note: Disaboom will release the results of a nationwide Omnibus survey the week of August 25, 2008. The survey asked Americans to consider the attention people with disabilities receive, versus other minority groups, from the presumptive presidential candidates.
Disaboom.com is an interactive online community that combines lifestyle and medical information, discussion boards, a career center and social networking opportunities for those with disabilities as well as their family, friends, caregivers and health providers. It was founded by Dr. J. Glen House, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who is also quadriplegic. His firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and those whose lives they touch has driven the Disaboom mission: to create a comprehensive, evolving source of information, inspiration, insight, and personal engagement for the disability community.
About the Disaboom Poll
The Disaboom poll was conducted by disaboom.com using Vizu.com polling technology between July 31, 2008 and August 22, 2008 using a survey posted at disaboom.com/Community/Organizations/Polls. Poll results are based on the responses of 1,002 respondents. Poll technology ensured that each respondent was limited to voting once.