Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More on race

WSJ has an in depth article worth the read: How race slipped away from Romney


from data now online for all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, African American voted overwhelmingly for Obama? Who knew?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:06:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Actually, I would not have guessed Obama averaged just over 50% of the votes in districts with no African Americans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is that surprising? Yes, overall the white vote is usually 60-40 in favor of Reps, but Allegheny County is a very blue county, so it makes sense it'd be closer to 50/50.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:29:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

The overall white vote in Allegheny County would have to be quite a bit above 50/50 for the districts with no African Americans to show 50/50 for Obama. Also, I would expect that those who live in districts with no African Americans are self-selected to be more strongly Republican than your average Allegheny County white guy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:45:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

I'd also highlight the big spread--a near 0% AA district could have been anything from about 25% to about 80% for Obama.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:07:00 PM  

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