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View Diary: GA-Sen: Could Michelle Nunn (D) Be Our Alternative To John Barrow (D)? (40 comments)

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  •  That's an interesting comparison (1+ / 0-)
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    HeyMikey

    Because the statewide average is misleading when it comes to Obama's numbers.  The districts are all so gerry-mandered that EVERY district either gave far more support to Obama than average, or FAR LESS.  

    Jody Cooley, running in Georgia's ninth, outpolled the President by about 4 points.  The 9th also gave Obama a much lower share of the vote than he got statewide - 20 points versus 45 points.  

    Meanwhile, Barrow's district gave Obama 43 percent of the vote, compared to the 45 vote total.  Barrow outperformed the President by about 10 points, facing a comically bad candidate.  

    Don't get me wrong, Barrow's clearly a fighter.  But I don't know if he's some kind of world beater.  Incumbents do win, after all, most of the time.  

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