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Smartphone Owners Like Obama: Survey

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If the presidential election were up to smartphone owners, the winner would be clear. President Barack Obama would take the cake over Mitt Romney, at least that's what an online poll finds.

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and Velti, a mobile marketing firm, 49 percent of all surveyed Apple iPhone owners and owners of Google's Android devices said they plan to vote for Obama. And surprise! The wealthier the smartphone owner was, the more likely the owner would choose Obama over his Republican rival.

The pollsters said the survey was is not based on a probability sample and so no estimate of a sampling error can be calculated.

It was conducted June 27-29 among 2,164 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 776 are iPhone/Android owners.

Among the wealthy iPhone and Android owners, which for the surveyconsisted of those who earned $75,000 or more, 49 percent said they planned to vote for Obama, while 39 percent said they would vote for Romney.

Fifty-six percent of smartphone owners with a college degree or higher education planned to vote for Obama over 35 percent for Romney.

Romney was favored by retirees who own smartphones. Fifty-seven percent selected Romney versus 34 percent who said they plan to vote for Obama.



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