Tag Archives: 2008 presidential election

To What Extent Does Income Affect Voting Behavior When Accounting For Race?

In heavily Hispanic Californian neighborhoods, wealth had no relationship with voting patterns in the 2008 United States presidential election and the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Continue reading

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The Winds of Change in Georgia, Part 1

This is the first part of two posts describing a fascinating election in Georgia. The second part can be found here. Continue reading

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Don’t Overrate Barack Obama’s Campaign

In the 2008 presidential election, Senator John McCain ran the better campaign.

This statement goes strongly against conventional wisdom Continue reading

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Analyzing Obama’s Weak Spots – Part 3: Appalachia, South Central and the 2010 Midterms

This is the final part of three posts analyzing the congressional districts President Barack Obama underperformed in. It will focus on the movement in Appalachia and the South Central United States. The previous parts can be found starting here. The … Continue reading

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Analyzing Obama’s Weak Spots – Part 1

This is the first part of three posts analyzing the congressional districts President Barack Obama underperformed in. The second part can be found here. Congressional Districts By most accounts, Senator Barack Obama dominated the 2008 presidential election. He won an … Continue reading

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Comparing Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Mike Dukakis

In the aftermath of the 2008 presidential election, the New York Times famously posted a map depicting county-by-county changes from the 2004 election. A different version of this map is below: What is remarkable about this map is the evenness … Continue reading

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An Era of Republican Presidential Dominance?

It’s been somewhat fashionable amongst the Washington beltway to classify the past few decades as an era dominated by the Republican Party, at least on the presidential level. According to this view, Republican presidential dominance started under President Ronald Reagan, … Continue reading

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