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History Favors Republicans in 2010

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Political races are about candidates and issues. But election results, in the end, are about numbers. So now that the dust is settling on the 2008 presidential race, what do the numbers tell us?

    First, the predicted huge turnout surge didn't happen. The final tally is likely to show that fewer than 128.5 million people voted. That's up marginally from 122 million in 2004. But 17 million more people voted in 2004 than in 2000 (three times the change from 2004 to 2008).

    Second, a substantial victory was won by modest improvement in the Democratic share of the vote. Barack Obama received 2.1 points more in the popular vote than President Bush received in 2004, 3.1 points more than Vice President Al Gore in 2000, and 4.6 points more than John Kerry in 2004. In raw numbers, the latest tally shows that Mr. Obama received 66.1 million votes, about 7.1 million more than Mr. Kerry.


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  2. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Nothing new about the party out of power gaining during off year elections. It does not always happen, but if you are a betting person the odds would be in your favor.
     
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