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 essentially the most major elections in contemporary American heritage. Bringing jointly major geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, basic election, and key kingdom referenda to supply a wealthy photograph of this watershed event.
The participants provide a entire and unique review of all elements of the election, offering presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling all the way down to county point, they hint balloting styles for key racial, ethnic, spiritual, and occupational teams. additionally they illustrate the crusade concepts of Democratic and Republican occasion leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares vital senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen kingdom referenda equivalent to marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem mobile study, and physician-assisted suicide. for extra context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with prior nationwide elections.
Illustrated with greater than two hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas could be an important reference and a desirable source for pundits, electorate, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.
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Clinton and Edwards did best in less upscale and rural areas. Edwards did particularly well in rural southern Iowa, where per capita incomes and farmland quality are somewhat lower than in other parts of the state. Clinton’s best counties were in normally Republican north-central and southwestern Iowa. Throughout the primary season, in fact, Clinton did best in Republican-oriented counties that would give popular vote majorities to McCain in November. 5 ■ 18 ■ ■ PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY HEATHER HOLLEN AND FRED M.
Obama’s THE 2008 PRIMARIES ■ 19 strength among young voters, African Americans, and upscale voters—a pattern prevailing across the United States—was thus evident in Pennsylvania. In contrast, Clinton won 72 percent or more of the vote in 12 counties, many of which were located in rural central Pennsylvania or in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. 2 percent. 7 percent. All twelve counties also have lower per capita incomes than the state per capita income of $20,880. Thus, Clinton did best among older, white, lower-income, blue-collar voters, whereas Obama did best among younger voters, professionals, and African Americans.