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  •  Dammit. (7+ / 0-)

    I just spent a bunch of time procrastinating by doing this post on the last thread, and I'll be damned if I let that procrastination goes to waste. So again, here's Obama share of the white vote for the states that had exit polls this year, for 2008 and 2012 respectively:

    South:

    Alabama 10, 15
    Florida 42, 37
    Mississippi 11, 10
    North Carolina 35, 31
    Virginia 39, 37

    Average shift: -1.4

    West:

    Arizona 40, 32
    California 52, 45
    Colorado 50, 44
    Montana 45, 38
    Nevada 45, 43
    New Mexico 42, 41
    Oregon 57, 54
    Washington 55, 53

    Average shift: -4.5

    Northeast:

    Connecticut 51, 51
    Maine 58, 57
    Maryland 47, 43
    Massachusetts 59, 57
    New Hampshire 54, 51
    New Jersey 49, 43
    New York 52, 49
    Pennsylvania 48, 42
    Vermont 68, 66

    Average shift: -3.0

    Midwest:

    Illinois 51, 46
    Indiana 45, 38
    Iowa 51, 51
    Kansas 40, 33
    Michigan 51, 44
    Minnesota 53, 48
    Missouri 42, 32
    Ohio 46, 41
    Wisconsin 54, 48

    Average shift: -5.8

    So. There's that.

    •  Sarah Palin accounts for this 5.8% (0+ / 0-)

      Palin was such a complete ditz that 6% of white voters realized she would be a disaster for the country.

      Another factor was the economy in 2008 - the disaster was reaching its peak, and 6% of whites could not deny that the Republicans were putrid.

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