Surprising Election Results

Surprising Election Results.

As we have read in our text book and discussed in class, the most wealthy Americans typically vote for the more conservative, Republican candidate. Shortly after the presidential election, however, CNBC reported something that is extremely counterintuitive to this tendency. According to CNBC’s polls,, 8 of the 10 wealthiest counties in America voted in favor of Barack Obama.

Could it be that this election is an exception, wealthy voters were just not comfortable with Romney but will normally vote Republican, or is this another shift in partisan voters in America? Regardless, this is an eye-opening statistic for the Republican party that adds to the ever growing questions in considering how to strategize and advertise their platform.

Trace Larabee


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This is a blog about the 2012 presidential election. Content is generated by students in Professor Heldman's Politics 101 class. She does not necessarily endorse the views expressed here.
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