Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Last look at the election

OK, probably not the last since there is always something to parse in the election returns, but for now the last.  So I am not sure if this means anything at all..  but I am curious about the differences in the results for senate and governor. Here is a state-wide picture to go along with the county map I put up earlier. This has county by county results showing the difference between the votes for Sestak compared to votes for Onorato. Pretty much all counties had a difference of between 1 and 7 percentage points and this is what the pattern looks like:

Difference Between Sestak and Onorato - PA Senate General Election - November 2010


Anonymous BrianTH said...

Predictable that Corbett would do relatively well in Western PA, and even more relatively well in the Pittsburgh region. Yes, Onorato was from the area too, but Corbett has a great reputation out here. Conversely, Toomey's reputation out in Eastern PA is not so hot. So each of Corbett and Sestak was facing on net more favorable terms in their home side of the state.

Not sure what that relatively favorable branch for Corbett out into Eastern PA is about, however.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger hholt01 said...

Could be that its negative towards Toomey not favorable to Corbett, in fact I believe Corbett lost a county or two in NEPA really should have a counties won map right along side this to put it in context.

It is great news that WPA is just like the 2008 presidential primaries the King Maker in any election. To quote Back to the Future II "Do you have Pooooowwwwwerrrrr?" lol

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why Onorato did so poorly in the Forest-Elk-Cameron Corridor?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:25:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

This is really a better Rorschach test. Different folks will look at the map and have different throughts about what it says about Sestak or about Onorato or about Corbett or about Toomey.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:34:00 AM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

@Anon; My guess is that Onorato backed the I80 toll proposal which people in that area hated. All public hearings were standing room only and some got pretty ugly.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:43:00 AM  
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Friday, November 12, 2010 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger NorthPGH Progressive said...

I would love to see some numbers of how Onorato and Sestak did in Altmire's district. My guess is Sestak lost by 11 and Onorato by 14. Since Altmire's district went to McCain by 12% and so many Democrats claimed Almire is just a DINO I would love to see how many people split their tickets.

Friday, November 12, 2010 8:47:00 AM  

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