Monday, November 24, 2008

Demographic Election Maps

For those of you that can't get enough of electoral maps, check this site out, where the electoral results are recalculated by gender, economic status, education, race, and political affiliation. While the results all mirrored to some extent the same pattern as the total, there were some revealing scores:

College graduates: Obama - 337, McCain - 198
Independents: Obama - 367, McCain - 168
Earners over $50k annually: Obama - 271, McCain - 267
Whites: McCain - 316, Obama - 222
Over age 65: McCain - 341, Obama - 120

Some of the totals are short for lack of data in certain states. Nonetheless, the pattern is clear: Obama won educated independents, McCain's base was older whites. It's yet another negative demographic trend for the GOP.

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