By Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, Stephen J. Lavin, J. Clark Archer
The U.S. presidential election of 2008 was once probably the most major elections in fresh American historical past. Bringing jointly top geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, normal election, and key kingdom referenda to supply a wealthy photo of this watershed event.
The participants supply a entire and distinct evaluation of all features of the election, delivering presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling all the way down to county point, they hint vote casting styles for key racial, ethnic, non secular, and occupational teams. additionally they illustrate the crusade concepts of Democratic and Republican social gathering leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares vital senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen nation referenda equivalent to marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem mobilephone study, and physician-assisted suicide. for additional context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with prior nationwide elections.
Illustrated with greater than 2 hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas should be a vital reference and a desirable source for pundits, electorate, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.
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Similar to Obama, McCain likely viewed Kentucky and Wyoming as easy wins and the remaining nine states as strong Obama territory. Reflecting its importance to the nominating process, both campaigns spent more funds during the primaries and general election per voting-age resident in New Hampshire than in any other state. 59. 26)—all states that he eventually lost to Obama. Democrat Obama’s television ad expenditures were not only far larger, but also more broadly distributed. 88). Notably, he won all of these states except Missouri and Montana, with particularly important wins in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Texas, Oklahoma, and much of the Southeast). In Wyoming, for instance, there are more references to Obama than McCain at every single point. This is despite the fact that John McCain won 65 percent of the popular vote in Wyoming. Clearly, the online representation of interest in the candidates for the 2008 election does not mirror the offline results. There are, however, places where online presence corresponds well to key locations for the election. For example, the highest margin of difference favoring John McCain is in Rochester, New Hampshire.
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