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 used to be some of the most major elections in fresh American historical past. Bringing jointly top 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 individuals provide a entire and precise evaluate of all elements of the election, delivering presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling right down to county point, they hint vote casting styles for key racial, ethnic, spiritual, and occupational teams. additionally they illustrate the crusade concepts of Democratic and Republican celebration leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares very important senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen kingdom referenda reminiscent of marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem mobilephone study, and physician-assisted suicide. for additional context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with prior nationwide elections.
Illustrated with greater than 2 hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas might be an important reference and a desirable source for pundits, electorate, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.
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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.
DAHLMAN R ecord-breaking campaign funds were an important part of the 2008 presidential race. 7 billion. This was 80 percent higher than the amounts in the 2004 cycle and almost three times the total of the 2000 contest. 3 billion, or 79 percent of all sources. Small donations ($200 or less) accounted for about 32 percent of all contributions, and large contributions ($2,000 or more) were the source of about 31 percent. Barack Obama’s campaign financing was notable for his refusal of public election funds, the first time such money was refused by a major presidential candidate since the system was created in 1976.
Knight and Chun-Fang Chiang concluded that in certain circumstances, newspaper endorsements can have an effect on the selections of some voters. The greatest effect pertains to a traditionally conservative paper’s endorsing a liberal candidate or a liberal paper’s endorsing a conservative candidate. Thus, while in the 2008 election the New York Times endorsement of Barack Obama may have had little influence on voter decision making, it is more likely that some influence emerged from the endorsement of Obama by the Anchorage Daily News since it is the largest daily in Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s home state.