We all know we got creamed in 2008. Obama won 9.6 million more popular votes than McCain. And McCain lost by 192 electoral votes, which was more than the 173 he held (365 – 173 = 192).
So imagine my surprise when I compared GALLUP’S 2008 Party Strength by State data with the 2008 election results by State. Going into that election, Democrats had a 10% or higher advantage over Republicans in 30 States … but Obama only won 29 States!
I’m thinking that talk radio and the internet had a much bigger impact on the 2008 election than I ever thought and that Democrats, who can now boast of a 10% or higher advantage in only 12 States, are in a world of hurt.
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