People with Disabilities Choose Obama, Disaboom Poll Shows

Released on: August 25, 2008, 11:06 am

Press Release Author: Shannon Fern / Disaboom

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Poll Conducted by Premier Online Community for People with
Shows that Majority of Respondents Support Barack Obama

Press Release Body: Denver, CO - August 24, 2008 - People with disabilities support
Barack Obama as their choice for president, according to a recent poll conducted by
Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO,, the premier online community for people
with disabilities. The poll, which was posted on 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

For more information about the political inclinations of people with disabilities,
visit Disaboom's political blog, "Disabled Politico" at 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.

For more information, please visit
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.

About Disaboom 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 using polling technology
between July 31, 2008 and August 22, 2008 using a survey posted at Poll results are based on
the responses of 1,002 respondents. Poll technology ensured that each respondent
was limited to voting once.


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Contact Details: Shannon Fern

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