October 26, 2012


Obama's Edge in Ohio

Nate Cohn: "Obama's road to victory in Ohio starts with a strong showing among the African American voters that provided Bush with reelection eight years ago. It's often overlooked just how much Obama gains over Kerry's performance just by winning an outsized share of African Americans. According to the 2004 exit polls, Bush's concerted efforts to appeal to African American voters--mainly on cultural issues--held Kerry to just 84 percent of the black vote. African American voters predictably swung decisively toward Obama, offering him 97 percent of the vote on Election Day with an additional point of black turnout."

"In 2004, Bush won Ohio by 118,000 votes, but Obama's gains among African American voters are sufficient to erase Kerry's deficit without any changes in the composition of the electorate."










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