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Old 11-16-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Map of the Black population of the US.


This is your Obama supporters but yet the states are red.
CensusScope -- Demographic Maps: African-American Population

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Map of the Black population of the US.


This is your Obama supporters but yet the states are red.
CensusScope -- Demographic Maps: African-American Population
Actually many white, hispanic-americans and asian-americans are also obama supporters.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I understand that. To be honest when I was watching the GOP primaries I started to find it hard to stomach. It just essentially turns into a broken record with all the candidates trying to compare their love for Jesus and their hatred of the government in the most outlandish way possible.

I can still remember the line Bachmann made regarding Rick Perry and HPV vaccinations.

"You're not going to give my daughter, our daughters, a government injection!"

This of course was met with loud cheers......and me shaking my head.


I felt the same way. I am a disgusted Republican, though I am not disgusted with Romney. More with the Santorum/Bachmann/Perry crowd.

I probably wouldn't have voted for Santorum if he had gotten the nomination (or for Bachmann or Perry and maybe not even for Herman Cain). I would have voted for Huntsman proudly, just as I voted for Romney proudly. I would have voted for Newt but really would have had to hold my nose. I have absolutely no clue what I would have done if Ron Paul had managed to get the nomination. I have very mixed feelings about him. I think he is way too idealistic, though in a simplistic world, I would be a staunch supporter of his - but it's not a simplistic world.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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As far as what OP is trying to prove, he/she isn't even going about it in the right way. County by county maps are somewhat irrelevant, but even state by state maps are irrelevant. Looking at WHO is voting for who within those states is far more relevant.

In so far as religion, white Christians (even Catholics) voted for Romney by large margins, especially evangelical Christians and especially in rural areas. Some confirmation of Obama's inappropriate remark about rural voters who cling to their guns and religion.

The other groups went for Obama. In so far as education, high school dropouts were Obama's best group, but he also won those with advanced degrees (Romney won those with Bachelor's degrees, while Obama won high school graduates and narrowly won those with "some college" or an Associate's degree). In so far as income, Romney won those with family incomes of over $50K and Obama won those with lower incomes decisively. So we also have some confirmation of Romney's inappropriate remark about the "47%."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-exit-poll (I know I will get flamed for linking to Fox, but this wasn't a Fox News exit poll. There is one done for most of the press and Fox News is the only site I can find where the data seems to be completely posted).

Yes, Obama won more wealthy counties, but this is more because those counties are more diverse than anything and the counties with the richest people also have a disproportionate amount of the poorest people (though they are mainly minorities).
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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Florida looks soooooo good in BLUE on that Electoral Map, Kerby

By the way, was Rasmussen one of the (dumbass) pollsters who left Florida weeks before the election thinking Willard had it in the bag? LMAO
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Florida looks soooooo good in BLUE on that Electoral Map, Kerby

By the way, was Rasmussen one of the (dumbass) pollsters who left Florida weeks before the election thinking Willard had it in the bag? LMAO
No, they were not.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Florida looks soooooo good in BLUE on that Electoral Map, Kerby

By the way, was Rasmussen one of the (dumbass) pollsters who left Florida weeks before the election thinking Willard had it in the bag? LMAO




Florida is just barely blue. If it sneezed it would be red.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I understand the objective of what you're getting at...poor, religious, uneducated, simpletons overwhelmingly vote for the GOP seemingly against their own interest. But it isn't overwhelmingly the case...and the political trends change throughout the cycles. As mentioned in the previous post Wyoming is the only state without one county outside the top tier of high school graduation rates...it isn't remarkably religious...and it is overwhelmingly conservative...probably Libertarian to be most accurate. The obvious area of intrigue is the rural South from West Virginia through the western tip of VA on down to the Gulf. Lets not forget that some of these areas were Clinton strongholds in 1992 and 1996. The same argument you're attempting (I think) to make now could be made then as well. Another area of intrigue would be heavy inner city populations...downtown Philadelphia, downtown Newark, downtown Atlanta, downtown Birmingham, downtown Baltimore, etc....all these areas are overwhelmingly democratic (even the ones in red states) yet have higher religious adherance and lower high school grad rates........does the same synopsis apply to these people?
Downtown Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of post-graduate degrees of any Downtown in the US and it's districts are heavily Democratic. And higher religious adherance? Wrong city to make your point.

As for other areas of the city, of course it makes sense for residents of De-Industrialized communities with low education rates to vote Democratic. No explanation needed there-Republicans nowadays aren't exactly allies with these people, to put it lightly. I just don't understand why poor areas in the South vote the way they do.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Downtown Philadelphia has the highest rate of post-graduate degrees of any Downtown in the US and it's districts went heavily Democratic. And higher religious adherance? Wrong city to make your point.
Ah...oops. I guess I'm watching too many episodes or Parking Wars, lol That damn PPA.

How about downtown Camden, NJ?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Ah...oops. I guess I'm watching too many episodes or Parking Wars, lol That damn PPA.

How about downtown Camden, NJ?
Haha, Parking Wars that's a guilty pleasure of mine too. Yes, Camden is more like it but parts of Philadelphia do fit the bill, just not Downtown and other affluent and educated areas that vote Democratic.
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